VPR Commentary Series Perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and a showcase for writers and storytellers.
VPR Commentary Series

VPR Commentary Series

From Vermont Public Radio

Perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and a showcase for writers and storytellers.More from VPR Commentary Series »

Most Recent Episodes

Slayton: Rokeby Museum - Black History In Vermont

As you turn off busy Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and pull into Rokeby, the historic home of the Rowland Robinson family, you might think that you're entering a different world But you're not.

Luskin: The Apple Economy

For the last decade or more, my neighbor Walter has hosted an Annual Apple Squeeze on the Saturday of October's long holiday weekend.

Markowitz: Hash Tag Activists

In recent days, my social media feed has been filled with posts with the hash tag "Me Too" - reflecting a movement that began ten years ago when Tarana Burke, an African American woman, wanted to bring attention to the problem of sexual assault in vulnerable communities. This time, "Me Too" caught fire when an actress sent out a tweet, telling about her encounter with movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. She urged women who'd experienced sexual harassment or assault, to put "Me Too" as their status

Schubart: College Amenities

It's no secret that many colleges and prep schools are in financial trouble. Accrediting organizations predict a significant number of institutional failures in the next decade. We even feel the pain here in Vermont but, understandably, no one wants to discuss it, as any faint whiff of distress further discourages applications.

Henningsen: Abandoning The Center

"When they line up for a firing squad they form a circle." So the late Democratic Congressman Mo Udall despaired when discussing his party's disorganization some years ago. Today this seems to apply to both major parties, which are in a state of disarray not seen since the 1850's.

Vogel: Housing Trends

It's always dangerous to make predictions about the housing market in the United States.

Albright: Bye-Bye Facebook

Two weeks ago, I de-activated my Facebook account, after hearing that Russians may have used it to interfere with our last presidential election.

Levin: Aliens In The Compost

My compost pile sits west of the garden and consists of two ripening mounds of table scraps, grass clippings, and hand-pulled weeds that I turn from time to time.

Mnookin: Discussing Class Differences

Cross Class Dialogue Circles are designed to bring together community members with a diversity of class experiences to look at how class and economic inequality work on a system level, as well as how wealth happens - or doesn't happen - in our individual lives.

Levin: Aliens In The Compost

My compost pile sits west of the garden and consists of two ripening mounds of table scraps, grass clippings, and hand-pulled weeds that I turn from time to time.

Back To Top