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Communes, The Hippie Invasion And How The 1970s Changed The State

Courtesy of Kate Daloz
Communards posed in front of a geodesic dome in the Northeast Kingdom. We're talking about the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s and how it changed Vermont.

The 1970s were a time of huge change in Vermont, as the back-to-the land movement swept the country and communes dotted the state. We’re hearing stories from that era of transformation and looking at how 1970s counterculture shaped the state we know today.

We’re joined by Jackie Calder and Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society to talk about their research project: Freaks, Radicals and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont.

Also joining us is Kate Daloz, author of “We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America.”

Broadcast live on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.