The search for a common understanding of the intangibles that make Vermonters Vermonters – values, priorities, attitudes has been a part of our culture since the first settlers arrived here.
UVM history professor and author Paul Searls is an author who tackled the issue in his book, Two Vermonts. Paul Costello is the project Director for the Council on the Future of Vermont, a project of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. And Paul Gillies is a Montpelier attorney, historian and former Deputy Secretary of State who’s also involved in the project. They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the future of Vermont.