Wild spaces preserved through philanthropy

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The work of conservationists who lived generations ago created some of our country’s best-loved parks and wild spaces – including Camel’s Hump State Park in Vermont, and Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park in Maine. Huntington writer Tom Butler has created a book of essays with photographer Antonio Vizcaino that explores the lives and motivations of the people who preserved these open spaces. We’ll hear some of the stories from "Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition" and examine how that tradition of convservation is applied today. (Listen)

View photo gallery from the book

Also in the program, the Vermont Law School’s focus on environmental law has found a new endeavor with Chinese legal scholars. Jane Lindholm talks with Tseming Yang about the Partnership for Environmental Law in China, and why they’re sending Chinese lawyers to Vermont to study the best ways to enforce environmental laws at home. (Listen)

Also, a struggling artist from Sandgate has found a way to transform his unsold sci-fi horror novel into a ‘hyper-serialized’ multi-media platform. We talk with Hasso Wuerslin about his series, "The Deadbooks," which spans 150 chapters, and includes 100 actors and lots of avant-garde world music set in the strange town of Landsgate, Vermont. The first 10-hour ‘season’ is now available on DVD. (Listen)

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