Author And Swimmer On Her Travels And Her Path To Sobriety

Apr 13, 2017

Nancy Stearns Bercaw is a Vermonter and a championship swimmer who struggled for years with alcohol addiction. She found a path to recovery in an unlikely – and very dry – place: Abu Dhabi. 

Nancy Stearns Bercaw joins us to talk about her journey, and her new memoir: Dryland: One Woman's Swim to Sobriety.

Also on the program: Vermont Gas Systems has announced that its natural gas pipeline through Addison County is now in operation. VPR's Taylor Dobbs has been covering the project and surrounding controversies, and he joins us to look back on significant events over the course of this project's completion.

View an interactive timeline of the Vermont Gas pipeline project.

And to wrap up the show, an installment of VPR Classical's Timeline series that explores film scores.

Broadcast live on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m