Myth, Hero, Legend: Ethan Allen’s Founding Legacy

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Ethan Allen is a towering figure in early Vermont
history, with stories of revolutionary campaigns and political deals. Now
Allen’s complicated and compelling biography is told in the new book, “Ethan
Allen: His Life and Times” by historian Willard Sterne Randall. We talk with
Randall about what drove Vermont’s
founding father, and how Allen’s life shaped Vermont’s

Upcoming book talks:

Tues, Aug 16: 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, Middlebury

Sun, Aug 21: 4 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington


Also on the program, this year’s wild weather swings, from a soggy spring to a scorched and dry summer have made life difficult for farmers and gardeners.  We talk to Secretary of Agriculture, Chuck Ross, about the effect of the weather on crops.

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