Telling The Story Of Vermont

Feb 3, 2015

Paint a picture of Vermont and you might focus on its impressive mountains. Or you might create an image of the flora and fauna. Another approach would be to highlight the people who have settled here.

The authors of "The Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History" say you can't get an accurate depiction of the state without looking at the geological, biological, and cultural forces together.  

We speak with authors Steve Trombulak and Chris McGrory Klyza about how Vermont's landscape and inhabitants have influenced one another.

Post your questions or comments for the authors here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also on the program, the Community High School of Vermont has 17 campuses around the state with students ranging up to 75. The students, who are part of Vermont's prison and correction population, take classes in everything from from learning to read to advanced algebra. Governor Shumlin has called for cuts to the program in his budget address. We learn about the high school's mission and what the cuts would mean from Director of Corrections Education Wilhelmina Picard and Corrections Deputy Commissioner Lisa Menard.

Plus, we get a look at the art of mah jong.

Broadcast live on Tues., Feb. 3, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.