One of the many things that Vermont (where I’m from) and Quebec (where I now live) have in common is a deep desire to preserve local culture. It’s true, this impulse can sometimes lead to divided politics (Bill 101 anyone?) and xenophobia (flatlanders will know what I mean), but it also means that the people who live in these two beautiful places embrace local artists and local media with vigor, and they maintain a unique sense of place as a result.
Throughout his career, Vermont filmmaker and producer, Jay Craven, has created and fostered local content, and that’s certainly what inspired Vermont’s own home-grown radio show, Queen City Radio Hour, produced by Jay for Vermont Public Radio. This original radio variety show features comedy, music, storytelling and much more, and in the coming weeks it will record live in three different communities. I’m looking forward to heading south to join the ensemble cast for this latest installment! Catch a show if you can!
October 1, 2010 – 7:30 PM
Contois Auditorium, Burlington (TICKETS)
October 2, 2010 – 7:30 PM
St. Johnsbury School, St. Johnsbury (TICKETS)
October 9, 2010 – 7:30 PM
Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College (FREE!)