Canada’s top stories of the year parallel America’s in some ways. For example, the economy and Afghanistan have been much in the news. But other developments have been unique to Canada, like the Prime Minister terminating (‘prorogueing’) Parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote – and the failed effort to bring another hockey franchise to the country.
We’ll talk with Dr. Paul Martin, Director of the University of Vermont’s Canadian Studies Program and Jeffrey Ayres, Chair of the Political Science Department and expert on Canadian politics from St. Michaels College. Listen
Also, we listen back to an interview with Vermont
children’s book author Katherine Paterson.
Paterson has won nearly
every award imaginable for an author-from the Newbery Medal to the National
Book Award to the Swedish government’s Astrid Lindgren Memorial award. But, the book she might best be known for is Bridge to Terabithia. Listen