Commentary Series

Mon-Thurs 8:50 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Sundays at 10:55 a.m.

More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers. The VPR Commentary Series is produced by Betty Smith-Mastaler.

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(Host) Today is Thanksgiving, and whether you're a vegetarian or an omnivore, chances are good that you're about to gather with family and friends for this annual Harvest celebration. It's also a day when writer and commentator Diana Lischer-Goodband will be thinking about the wild adventures she's had while living with turkeys on her family farm in Dummerston.

Homeyer: Road Food

Nov 21, 2012

Coffin: Milkweeds

Nov 20, 2012

Schubart: Work

Nov 19, 2012

Lange: Hunting Camp

Nov 19, 2012

Parini: James Marsh

Nov 14, 2012

Spencer Rendahl: Unnatural Disasters

Nov 13, 2012

Guyon: Off The Grid

Nov 12, 2012

(Host) The weeks before Thanksgiving are when we're thinking about traditional food the most. But through her work at e-Vermont, commentator Helen Labun Jordanhas gotten used to ideas that are more about the future than the past. And lately, she's been contemplating the future of cooking, and what new technologies may soon be arriving in our kitchens.