Perhaps the most distinguished piece of architecture on the campus of
the University of Vermont is the Billings Library, which sits atop
university hill in Burlington. Tom Slayton spent many hours there as a
UVM undergraduate, and has these observations on the University’s
plans for the building.
Tom Slayton reviews Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s new book, "A North Country Life." The book celebrates the traditional culture of rural New England, in
which hunting and fishing are vital components.
For at least a century, Vermont has been a quiet retreat for artists, both visual and otherwise. A recent book examined the visits that the great American artist Edward Hopper made to Vermont. Tom Slayton has this review.
Every year we invite commentators to write on the same theme and share their essays at a brunch, which we record to feature a sampler of the event later on the air. This year’s topic was "When Worlds Collide" and it got commentator Tom Slayton thinking about politics and change in Vermont.