VPR to begin Champlain 400 series on how the lake helped shape the region

first_imgBeginning June 1, VPR presents a special series exploring the history, culture, and natural resources of Lake Champlain. Champlain 400 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain s exploration of the region. Each Monday in June, VPR News will air Stories from the Lake. In the morning, Morning Edition host Mitch Wertlieb focuses on the lake s history, from the days when whales frolicked where ferry boats now sail to the stories of how battles and trade helped to form a nation.In the afternoon, All Things Considered host Neal Charnoff looks at culture and life in the Champlain basin, from what the region looked like when Champlain arrived in 1609, through the warriors, farmers, and sailors who followed.Champlain 400 continues throughout the summer with a broad range of special programming, including:Stories about Lake Champlain shipwrecksMusical showcase recorded in VPR studios by Vermont artists including Alan Greenleaf, Lisa Ornstein & Andre Marchand, Robert Resnik and Marty MorrisseySeries tracing the region’s musical traditions from Native American songs to Vermont’s own punk rock. Through the Eyes of Champlain, a series of commentaries by Mike MartinAn investigation into reported sightings of the elusive Lake Champlain monster, Champ.VPR has launched a special Champlain 400 website, with comprehensive program archives, photos, and resources about the lake. The site, which will develop and unfold as quadricentennial celebrations continue, is available by visiting VPR.net and clicking on Champlain 400.Source: VPR. Colchester, Vt., May 29, 2009 – –last_img

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