Adolescence is tough for every teenager, but some youth have especially
difficult challenges — from truancy and substance abuse, to
abandonment and homelessness. We talk with Mark Redmond of Spectrum
Youth and Family Services and Andrea Torello of the Mobius mentoring
program about how adults can make a positive connection with troubled
teens. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
We discuss the personalities that loom large in Vermont history,
including some people who may no longer be household names. Our guests
are Michael Sherman, co-author of "Freedom and Unity"; Kevin
Graffagnino, director of the Vermont Historical Society. Hosted by Fran
Flu season is upon us and nasty colds are making the rounds. We talk
about special measures you can take this winter to stay healthy, eat
well and feel good. Guests are physician Ben Littenberg and
nutritionist Jean Harvey-Berino. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
How self-expression, audience participation and some harsh judges make
a poetry slam a unique literary experience. Our guest is Geof Hewitt, a
Vermont slam champion and writing advocate. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
Homeschooling is a choice some families make for a variety of reasons,
and it raises a host of academic and social questions. We talk with
experts from Vermont’s homeschool community about what it takes to
teach your children at home. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
Mythological stories have existed throughout human history, from the
Greek god Zeus to the Indian monkey god, Hanuman. We discuss epic
stories and myths with Ken Davis, author of the new book Don’t Know Much About Mythology. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
We look at how towns undertake
historic preservation projects, and why they matter to the Vermont
landscape. Guests are Paul Bruhn of the Preservation Trust of Vermont
and Doug Porter of the UVM Historic Preservation Program. Hosted by