For several years now, VPR has held an annual brunch event for our Broadcasters Club members, at which VPR commentators give very brief, 2 minute readings on a common theme. These events are a favorite among staff, commentators, listeners, and guests – with audiences averaging around 200 people. The voices and perspectives heard at the Brunch are both diverse and entertaining.
The 2012 brunch was held in May at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee. The theme was "When Worlds Collide…" For some the collision was personal. Others described collisions of a somewhat more cosmic nature. Some collisions were funny; others were provocative; and there were many variations in between.
In this special series, VPR presents a selection of these commentaries.
Listen this week during All Things Considered at 5:50 p.m. and during Morning Edition at 7:50 a.m.