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John Hockenberry, the host of WNYC and Public Radio International’s "The Takeaway," spoke at St. Michael’s College on Nov. 4. 

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Former Vice President Al Gore spoke at the University of Vermont's Ira Allen Chapel on October 6. He presented his talked "The Climate Crisis and the Case For Hope."

Is the risk of serious injury tempered by the love of sport, the desire to compete and win, and the potential scholastic benefits of being involved in team sports? What are the stresses young athletes contend with as they try to maintain grades and excel at their sport? And is Vermont doing enough, along with its schools, to protect these developing minds and bodies?

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VPR Presents Eric Fingerhut's lecture, "Jewish Life on Campus: Vermont, America, Israel and the World," a discussion of the robust programs for Jewish students on college campuses across the country.

Eric Fingerhut is the CEO of Hillel International. He discusses the opportunities for Jewish students to explore their faith on American college campuses as well as the lingering problem of anti-Semitism. He spoke at the University of Vermont on Sunday, October 12, 2014.


What does the rise of China mean for the United States? How has U.S. foreign policy shaped the changing Middle East? What will be the legacy of the Obama Administration? VPR Presents New York Times correspondent David Sanger, who weighs in on these and other issues.

Tom Ashbrook began hosting On Point shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But his career as a journalist years earlier. Ashbrook spoke about his career as a journalist in Manchester on November 6, 2013 as part of the Vermont Humanities Council's "First Wednesdays" series.

In this hour-long talk, Ashbrook shares his insights on the newspaper industry, the secrets to producing On Point, and why it takes ten public radio producers to make the show happen while most AM station talk shows have no producers at all.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm. On the day he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel, Empire Falls, Richard Russo didn't sit around waiting for a phone call from the prize committee. He spent the day playing tennis with a friend instead. When he returned home, his wife, Barbara, was standing on the front porch.

"The look on her face was one I had not seen before," Russo says. He recalls thinking that "either someone has died or I've won the Pulitzer."

Tom Bodett, author and regular panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me never finished college. He dropped out and began an adventure that led him to a variety of places, including Alaska. He recently spoke to graduates of the Community College of Vermont as part of their commencement ceremony. In his speech, he shares the lessons he has learned on his unconventional path.

This commencement address was recorded on June 1st at Norwich University, where CCV held its ceremony.

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