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New Novel Explores Parental Love In Auschwitz
Thursday, 02/21/13
By Peter Biello
Jon Clinch's new novel, The Thief of Auschwitz, details the Rosen family's struggle for survival in the infamous Nazi death camp in 1942.
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"Vermont Exit Ramps" As Poetic Inspiration
Friday, 11/02/12
By Peter Biello
Poet Neil Shepard's newest poetry collection, "Vermont Exit Ramps," takes a look at Vermont and its changing landscape by exploring Vermont's Interstate exit ramps and the towns they lead to.
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How Irene Inspired The Arts
Monday, 08/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss why natural disasters foster such creativity and what we all gain from the art it inspires and we recall the events that unfolded a year ago during Tropical Storm Irene.
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"The Vermont Book Shelf" Brings Local Authors Together
Wednesday, 06/20/12
By Jane Lindholm
A loose affiliation of Vermont fiction writers is banding together and calling itself the Vermont Book Shelf. Partly a promotional tool, it's also a fellowship where writers who focus on the Green Mountain State can talk about their craft and the business of trying to sell books.
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Must-Reads Of Summer 2012
Monday, 06/25/12
By Jane Lindholm
Summer is officially here. That means it's time to break out a beach chair, and a few good books. What are you looking forward to reading this summer? What have you already read this year and loved? Share your summer reading picks here.
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An Interview With Alison Bechdel
Wednesday, 06/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist, who for 25 years wrote and drew the much-loved comic strip, "Dykes To Watch Out For." In 2006, she published her first graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic," which became a huge bestseller. Now, Bechdel has a second memoir out, "Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama."
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How We Define And Experience "Middle Age"
Thursday, 05/31/12
By Jane Lindholm
"Middle-aged" is kind of a loaded phrase in American culture that conjures up different things for different people. For some, there's the fear that it's all downhill from here. For others, there's the feeling that these are the best years, a time rich with freedom, success, and influence.
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Vermont Reads: The Literature Of War
Thursday, 05/17/12
By Jane Lindholm
As part of VPR's weeklong series, Vermont Reads Bull Run, we look at how war is written about in literature, and what we can learn about the experience and the truths of war by reading about it.
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Middle School: The Worst Years Of Your Life?
Monday, 11/21/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
"Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life," is one of the latest bestsellers in the world of young adult fiction. We talk to one of its authors, Vermonter Chris Tebbetts, about the many distinctly "middle school" experiences in the book - from the awkward to the profound to the hilarious.
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Jennifer McMahon Pens Dark Fairy Tale
Friday, 07/01/11
By Peter Biello
In Vermont author Jennifer McMahon's new novel, a young girl is lured into the woods by what she believes is the King of the Fairies, but the world she finds is not what she expects.
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Must Reads Of 2010: Vermont Edition's Winter Reading Show
Thursday, 12/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
With just weeks left to go in 2010, it's time to take stock of the best books of the year. Thursday is our winter reading show, and we want to hear from you. What were your favorites? The must reads of 2010?
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Author Elise Guyette On African-American History In Vermont
Tuesday, 05/11/10
By Jane Lindholm
Author Elise Guyette talks with VPR's Jane Lindholm about her book "Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890.
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Journalist To Share Stories Of Being With The Dying
Wednesday, 05/05/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
In Burlington tonight, Journalist Marjorie Ryerson will tell stories of people who were able to be with their loved ones at the time of their deaths.
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On The Trail Of Disease Outbreaks
Thursday, 04/29/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Mark Pendergrast, author of book Inside The Outbreaks that chronicles the work of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.  The organization investigates disease outbreaks worldwide.
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Author David Budbill On His Craft And New Play
Wednesday, 04/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with author, essayist and playwright David Budbill about his craft, and his new play A Song For My Father, that opens tomorrow in Montpeier.
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A Conversation With David Budbill
Wednesday, 04/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
We talk with the prolific Vermont poet, playwright and essayist about his life - and his new play and forthcoming book of poems. Plus, UVM hockey standout Brayden Irwin on playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  And, a taste of the Bowed Piano Ensemble's unique music.
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Grappling With Cosmic Questions
Monday, 04/12/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks physicist Marcelo Gleiser about the shortcomings of both religious and scientific explanations about the origins of life, and how he grapples with these cosmic questions.
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A Conversation With John Irving
Monday, 04/12/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm sits down with author Irving in his home office in East Dorset to talk about his new book in this special two-part interview.
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Financial Literacy
Tuesday, 04/13/10
By Jane Lindholm
A down economy and confusing, complex choices are testing our ability to make wise financial decisions. We'll talk about how to improve our financial literacy. Plus, part two of our interview with author John Irving and a behind-the-scenes look at the interview.
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James Sturm On His New Graphic Novel
Thursday, 04/01/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with James Sturm, cartoonist and co-founder of the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction about his new graphic novel, Market Day.
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A History Of Fresh Foods
Thursday, 04/01/10
By Jane Lindholm
Our definition of 'fresh food' is ever-changing - driven by technology and public perceptions. We talk about the history and meaning of freshness. Also, James Sturm on his new graphic novel, and we open our mailbag.
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Today's High School Literature
Thursday, 03/25/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with teachers about books taught in English classes and how they have changed over the years.
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Which Books Should High Schoolers Read?
Thursday, 03/25/10
By Jane Lindholm
What one book do you think every high schooler should read?  Which books did you read in high school?  We talk about how required reading lists have changed over the years.  Also, Canada tackles water issues.
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"The Town That Food Saved"
Tuesday, 03/16/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks to Ben Hewitt, author of "The Town that Food Saved" about the localvore movement in Hardwick, Vermont.
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Eye On The Sky's Mark Breen Co-authors Kids' Weather Book
Friday, 03/12/10
By Neal Charnoff
"The Kid's Book of Weather Forecasting" recently won an award from the American Meteorological Society.
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