Funnel Cake, Anyone? The County Fair Tradition

Aug 8, 2014

What would summer be without sticky cotton candy fingers, winning giant stuffed animals, and feeling slightly queasy on carnival rides? It’s the start of summer fair season we'll celebrate the age-old tradition of the county fair.

We'll talk to Jim Foster, President of the Addison County Fair and Field Days, Euclide Farnum, board member of the Tunbridge World's Fair, Chris Ashby, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Champlain Valley Fair, and Don Chioffi, President of the Rutland County Agricultural Society, which runs the Vermont State Fair.

Also on the show, today is the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon, who almost assuredly would have been impeached had he remained in office. We’ll explore the concept of impeachment and the history of impeachment in the American Presidency with author and historian Kenneth Davis.

And we'll learn about a scavenger hunt for the digital age.

Broadcast live on Friday, August 8 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.