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Preview: Francis Moore Lappe in Burlington tonight

Francis Moore Lappe's book Diet for a Small Planet, elevated personal choices about food into social, political and environmental concerns. That was back in 1971. The activist is still writing about feeding the planet. She speaks tonight in Burlington at the Unitarian Universalist Society (7:30). It's sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center. Lappe is the author or co-author of sixteen books, and co-founder of the Small Planet Fund, channeling money to democratic social movements worldwide. Tonight in Burlington Lappe will talk about her latest book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

New census to count Vermont barns

Vermont is counting its barns. They're more than buildings in the Green Mountain State. They're an iconic part of the landscape and many are in danger of falling down. Nancy Boon is a historian with the state. She talked to Jonathan Brown about organizing volunteers to conduct the census and why this project is going forward.  Go to full article
L to R: Wayne Tetrick as Larry & Edgar L. Davis as Walter. Photo: Lindsay Raymondjack

Theatre review: Inspecting Carol at Vermont Stage

Vermont Stage Company has opened their season with Inspecting Carol, which will run through November 4. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Ski resorts face labor shortage due to visa issue

Ski areas in New York and Vermont face a labor shortage for the upcoming season. The unresolved debate over illegal immigration is partly to blame. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
The Boucher family at their booth at the Burlington farmers market.

Dairy farmers branch out

Yesterday, we heard from sociologist Douglas Harper, who wrote a book about North Country dairy farmers called "Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture". The title...  Go to full article

Local details shape a general healthcare shortage

This week, we've been reporting on health care in the North Country. The region is being squeezed by a nationwide doctor shortage and declining insurance payments. It's...  Go to full article

Malone signs feature Vermont farm

New welcome signs to the town of Malone have raised some eyebrows. It was discovered that the sightly dairy farm pictured on the signs is in Woodstock, Vermont, not Malone,...  Go to full article

Preview: Vermont International Film Festival

The 18th annual Vermont International Film Festival, the world's oldest human rights and environmental film festival, opens tomorrow in Burlington. Films will be shown...  Go to full article

NE economic plan gets boost in House

A proposed commission charged with boosting the economies of the Northeast border region has taken a step forward in Congress. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Book review: "Elsie's Biscuits"

Laurey Masterton grew up in Vermont, the daughter of the founders of Blueberry Hill Inn and authors of the Blueberry Hill cookbooks. Masterton now owns a gourmet food store...  Go to full article

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