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Making It Through The Long Winter

Toby Talbot
Woe are those who hate the snow.

What is it with winter? Some Vermonters resign themselves to the fact that if you want to live here, you're going to have to deal with at least five (and maybe six) months of cold, ice and snow. Others can't wait to dive headlong into the white stuff. And others still might like it for adornment around the holidays, but then wish it and the shorter days away as quickly as possible.We take the winter on by talking to extreme sledder Kathy O'Brien, VTrans Secretary Sue Minter and Chris Yager, president of the Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association, to learn how to survive it, embrace it and drive safely in it.

Post your thoughts about snow and ice and making it nice here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also on the program, writer and field naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer tells us how our avian friends are faring in the extreme cold.

Plus, we read your comments from our virtual mailbag.

Broadcast live on Mon., Feb. 16, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.