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2013 Year in Review: Haiku Edition!

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As we welcome the new year, we're interested in hearing your experiences in and reflections on 2013. We want to hear about the sports, politics, weather, and personal experiences that shaped your year. BUT, there's one catch: they must be in haiku form! 

For those of you who need a refresher, a haiku is a traditional Japanese poem usually comprised of three lines with a first line of five syllables, a second of seven syllables, and a final line of five syllables. Sometimes it takes a little constraint to liberate your creativity!

Thursday, Jan. 2 at Noon and 7 p.m., Vermont poet Geof Hewitt and Reuben Jackson, host of VPR's Friday Night Jazz, will join us on Vermont Edition to talk about haikus and to share their own poetic reflections on the year. We'll also hear your own original work. 

Also on the program, Charlotte Albright walks us through a current exhibit at the Montshire Museum entitled "Toys: The Inside Story". The exhibit explores the mechanisms that make classic toys work, and is open until January 20.

Plus, we re-visit a young ice skate sharpener who picked up the skill in just six months at a local skating rink.

Steve has been with VPR since 1994, first serving as host of VPR’s public affairs program and then as a reporter, based in Central Vermont. Many VPR listeners recognize Steve for his special reports from Iran, providing a glimpse of this country that is usually hidden from the rest of the world. Prior to working with VPR, Steve served as program director for WNCS for 17 years, and also worked as news director for WCVR in Randolph. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Steve also worked for stations in Phoenix and Tucson before moving to Vermont in 1972. Steve has been honored multiple times with national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for his VPR reporting, including a 2011 win for best documentary for his report, Afghanistan's Other War.
Sage Van Wing was a Vermont Edition producer.
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