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Commentary Series: Slayton: UVM's Billings Library
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Tom Slayton
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.
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Commentary Series: Tom Slayton: A North Country Life
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Tom Slayton
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.  
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Hopper in Vermont
Friday, 02/15/13
By Tom Slayton
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.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Birding Champlain
Thursday, 01/31/13
By Tom Slayton
The connection Vermonters have with nature flourishes in winter as well as warmer times. Tom Slayton proved that point recently when he spent the day birdwatching along the shore of Lake Champlain.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: A New Outlook
Friday, 01/11/13
By Tom Slayton
As 2013 gets underway, Tom Slayton is thinking about some changes that came into his life in 2012.
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Commentary Series: Brunch Sampler: Tom Slayton
Thursday, 12/27/12
By Tom Slayton
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.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Holiday Ennui
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Tom Slayton
Tom Slayton has been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the season. But recently, he found some inspiration at a performance by Lost Nation Theater of a David Budbill play.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Goddard College
Friday, 10/26/12
By Tom Slayton
Tom Slayton has been thinking about the stellar history of a local college, some of its former students, and it's current rejuvenation.
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VPR Series and Specials: Exploring Vermont's State Parks
Friday, 09/21/12
By Tom Slayton
VPR Commentator Tom Slayton celebrates Vermont State Parks through a series of commentaries.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: State Parks In Fall
Thursday, 09/20/12
By Tom Slayton
Tom Slayton has been visiting state parks this summer, offering commentaries that share his perceptions and discoveries. Here's his summation of that summer-long experience.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Jamaica State Park
Tuesday, 09/11/12
By Tom Slayton
In his summer of visiting Vermont State Parks, Tom Slayton has often found traces of history. But none more starkly surprising than what he found in Jamaica State Park, in southern Vermont.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: The CCC In Vermont
Thursday, 09/06/12
By Tom Slayton
About half of Vermont's state parks were established in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal program established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It's an era of history not widely remembered, but Tom Slayton has found plenty of evidence of it in his travels to the state parks this summer.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Vermont State Parks After Irene
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Tom Slayton
This week, Commentator Tom Slayton visited Camp Plymouth State Park, which is now back in operation, but a year ago was ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Smugglers' Notch
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Tom Slayton
When Tom Slayton visited Smugglers' Notch recently, as part of his summer series on Vermont State Parks, he discovered some of the subtler attractions of the place.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Burton Island State Park
Thursday, 08/09/12
By Tom Slayton
This summer, Tom Slayton has been climbing mountains and paddling rivers in his quest to visit Vermont's most interesting state parks. Recently, he visited a string of islands in Lake Champlain.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Rockwell Kent
Friday, 08/03/12
By Tom Slayton
The artwork that the great American artist Rockwell Kent made while living in Vermont is on display through October 30 at the Bennington Museum. Tom Slayton visited the show recently and was excited by what he discovered.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Little River State Park
Thursday, 07/26/12
By Tom Slayton
Most people who visit Little River State Park come for boating or swimming at the Waterbury Reservoir. But there's also a lot of Vermont history in the hills above the lake. Tom Slayton went there recently - with two families and a park interpreter.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Ascutney State Park
Wednesday, 07/18/12
By Tom Slayton
Some of the Vermont State Parks that Tom Slayton is visiting this summer are more challenging than others. Ascutney State Park meant a stiff mountain climb - through a couple of centuries of Vermont history.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Wilgus State Park
Thursday, 07/12/12
By Tom Slayton
As part of his summer series of commentaries on Vermont State Parks, Tom Slayton recently camped next to the Connecticut River at a canoer's haven - Wilgus State Park.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: State Parks
Friday, 07/06/12
By Tom Slayton
This summer, Tom Slayton is exploring one of those familiar "hiding in plain sight" treasures that are available to all Vermonters - our State Park system. 
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Canoe Trip
Thursday, 06/21/12
By Tom Slayton
Tom Slayton says that serious efforts to reclaim Vermont's rivers and streams have made it possible to enjoy considerable whitewater adventure right here at home.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: From Luminous Shade
Thursday, 05/03/12
By Tom Slayton
Tom Slayton recently attended a gallery exhibit featuring the work of two Vermont artists who collaborated on a project reflecting their personal journeys from loss to acceptance - from darkness to light.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Sydney Lea's Poetry
Thursday, 04/12/12
By Tom Slayton
Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea is now touring Vermont, giving readings at local libraries throughout the state. Tom Slayton  attended a recent reading by the poet at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Persian Visions
Thursday, 03/29/12
By Tom Slayton
We often think of Iran as a society of monolithic religious fundamentalism - and as The Enemy.  But according to Tom Slayton, an exhibition of Iranian photographs at the Fleming Museum in Burlington through May 20 shows us otherwise.
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Commentary Series: Slayton: Invisible Odysseys
Monday, 03/12/12
By Tom Slayton
An exhibition of artworks created by some of the roughly 1,500 Mexicans working on Vermont dairy farms is now on display at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Commentator Tom Slayton - long time journalist and observer of all things Vermont - visited the show and has the following observations.
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