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For the last ten years, Vermont Public Radio has presented a remarkable array of voices from the region in concise commentaries designed specifically for commuter drive-time. Individually and collectively, over 60 people have achieved a wide following among 150,000 listeners spread over three states and Canada. Vermont Air presents three essays apiece from 26 of them. Chosen for their literary value, timelessness, and harmony, they range from art to education, from gardening to folklore, from news to history, ...
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Overview

For the last ten years, Vermont Public Radio has presented a remarkable array of voices from the region in concise commentaries designed specifically for commuter drive-time. Individually and collectively, over 60 people have achieved a wide following among 150,000 listeners spread over three states and Canada. Vermont Air presents three essays apiece from 26 of them. Chosen for their literary value, timelessness, and harmony, they range from art to education, from gardening to folklore, from news to history, from health to nature. This anthology saves these pieces from literally vanishing into thin air with its unique portrait of one decade's issues and events in the Green Mountain State.

Contributors -- Philip Baruth, Nick Boke, Allen Boye, Joe Citro, Will Curtis, Peg Devlyn, Lois Eby, Ellen David Friedman, Allen Gilbert, Vern Grubinger, Cheryl Hanna, Ron Krupp, Willem Lange, Ted Levin, John McClaughry, John Morton, Jules Older, Ruth Page, Ron Powers, Olin Robison, Dan Rockmore, Mary Barrosse Shwartz, Bill Seamans, Tom Slayton, Libby Sternberg, Jeff Wennberg.
Afterword by the editors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584651765
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Baruth teacher English at the University of Vermont. He is the author of two novels, The Dream of the White Village (1999) and The Millennium Shows (1994), and numerous short stories. UPNE has published four of Joe Citro's novels on supernatural themes as Hardscrabble Books (The Gore, Guardian Angels, Lake Monsters, and Shadow Child), as well as his Vermont Ghost Guide (2000) and Green Mountains, Dark Tales (1999).
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
The Great Rondini 1
Which Way the Wind Blows 3
Border Crossing, Hanover, N.H. 6
Smoking 9
Confessions of a Vote Counter 12
Lessons from the Hurricane 14
The Victory Branch 17
The View from the Devil's Hill 19
Submit Adams 21
The New England Fat Men's Club 24
That Mystery Girl 26
Spite Cemetery 28
Grandfather's Birthday 31
Christmas 33
Maple Sugaring Time 35
Prozac for Children? 37
Vermont Job Gap 39
Big Box Schools 42
A Passion for Art 44
The Artists at "Out and About" 46
The National Civil Rights Museum 48
Take Back Vermont 50
Globalization 52
The Assignment 54
Connecting with Kids 56
Profiles in Courage 58
The First 100 60
The Future 63
Kindergarten Worm Visit 65
Mud Season 67
A Matter of Time 70
Black Ice and White Knights: Vermont's Good Samaritan Law 72
The Endangered Species Act Doesn't Matter 74
Route 30 76
Fanny's Kitchen Garden 78
The Confessions of a Frustrated Gardener 79
New England Reeling 82
Cato Passes 85
Norm, You're Ruining My Life! 87
Of Birds and Baseball 89
Biodiversity and Property Rights 92
A Case Against Catamounts 94
Sharp Practice 97
The Rise of the Nanny State 99
Vermont's Coming Crony Capitalism 101
The Torch 104
The Joys of Roller Skiing 106
Competitive Gardening 108
Sexual Madness 111
Appropriation 114
Advice to My Daughters on Leaving for College 115
Cockroach 118
Rock Forest 120
Odorwork 123
Kids and Enchantment 126
Women's Fashions 128
The Youth Problem 130
The Tenth Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall 132
Turkey 135
Getting Better Results from Our Education System 137
A Slice of Pi 141
Getting Lost to Be Found 144
A Geometry of Life 146
The Purple Door 148
Urban Myths and Internet Headaches 149
Child Care Counts 151
Lexicon 154
Hussein 156
Foreign Legion 158
Matthiessen 161
Clarinet Man 163
Peacham Tragedy 165
Thank God for the Atom Bomb? 168
Silence Is Not Golden 170
No Excuses! 172
The New Counterculture 175
Gillyisms 177
Campaign 2000 Parallels with 1980 179
Afterword 183
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