The 1965 film The Sound of Music won five academy awards, and along with a popular Broadway musical, made Maria and Georg von Trapp and their children household names. Who hasn't got to bed humming "So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye?"
Last week, Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last surviving sibling of the original singers, died at her home in Stowe. She was 99.
Some couples manage to divorce amicably, but if there are children involved, things can sometimes get messy. What factors do judges consider when they are determining parental responsibility, child support, visitation, and alimony? How can mediation be used? What challenges do low income Vermonter's face in Family Court?
The Green Mountain Care Board is trying to create an affordable, publicly financed health care system for Vermont by 2017. The chair of that board, business-owner Al Gobeille, says the current financing system is a mess.
What makes a community sustainable, and how is that word even defined? Those questions are explored with deep examples from the City of Burlington in the book, Sustainable Communities: Creating A Durable Local Economy. Thursday on Vermont Edition we talk with one of the authors, Bruce Seifer, about how Burlington has worked to develop its economy, environment and culture over the last 30 years.
There used to be a butcher shop on every corner. These days most people buy their meat in pre-wrapped packages at the grocery store. But a recent interest in local and sustainable foods has also led to a renewed interest in the art of culinary butchery.
This handout photo provided by the National Portrait Gallery shows Robert Frost, by Clara Sipprell Gelatin, c. 1955.
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This photo released from the archives at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. shows one of several letters written by the young not-yet-famous poet Robert Frost. Frost taught at Plymouth State University.
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A roadside sign at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, N.H., photographed in May 2011. Frost sold the farm before becoming a Pulitzer-prize winning poet.
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Poet Robert Frost looks at the congressional medal after it was presented to him March 26, 1962, by President John F. Kennedy at a White House ceremony. The award was for his contribution to American letters.
The Homer Noble Farm, historical summer home of poet Robert Frost in Ripton, photographed in December 2007.
The poetry of Robert Frost is deeply etched with images of Vermont, but Frost’s legacy as a writer and as a man is a complicated source of debate among Frost devotees. Now, a massive research project is curating the complete letters of Robert Frost.
Genetically engineered products are prevalent in the food system, but the federal Food and Drug Administration doesn't require that foods containing them be labeled. Last spring, Vermont's House passed a bill requiring just that. The bill is currently before the Senate. Supporters say the law is not about the pros and cons of growing GMO foods, it’s about the right to know. Opponents question whether it would stand up in federal court.
Love. It’s a mystery, but it’s also something we all strive for. Sometimes it hits us at first sight. Other times, it takes years for it to blossom.
We discuss our desire for love and the keys to long-lasting relationships with Champlain College Psychology Professor Bjarne Holmes and Gordon McClellan, minister of the First Congregational Church in Manchester. We also learn about McClellan’s project to describe what love looks like.