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VPR Comentaries

Last Updated 4/18/2014 3:51:10 PM

Humanities Commentaries on VPR

Each month, VHC’s Executive Director Peter Gilbert presents commentaries on Vermont Public Radio that examine current and past events from a humanities perspective.

Read or listen to Peter’s commentaries by clicking on the links below.

Peter's Commentaries Have Been Compiled into a New Book

Peter Gilbert Publishes I Was Thinking . . . Travels in the World of Ideas

“In what appears to be a paradox, Americans may have become more opinionated and yet less confident in their capacity to think for themselves. Could that be in part because Americans are reading less? And engaging less with the world of ideas?”

So asks Vermont Humanities Council Executive Director Peter Gilbert in the introduction to this collection of more than sixty lively essays adapted from his frequent commentaries on Vermont Public Radio. I Was Thinking is a perfect book for anyone who enjoys ideas and loves learning. Learn more about I Was Thinking . . .

 

Recent commentaries

Importance of Libraries (4-16-2014) This is National Library Week, and commentator and Vermont Humanities Council executive director Peter Gilbert is taking note of the occasion by celebrating a beautiful book about library architecture that speaks volumes about other things as well.
River of Doubt (4-2-2014) Shortly after his dramatic defeat as the Bull Moose candidate for the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt, along with an eminent naturalist from Vermont, embarked on about as challenging an expedition as one could imagine.  Commentator and Vermont Humanities Council executive director Peter Gilbert has the remarkable story.
Olympic Verse (2-21-2014) When commentator and Vermont Humanities Council executive director Peter Gilbert was watching the Olympics, he noticed something missing. And it wasn’t just broadcasts of the medal award ceremonies.

And enjoy these timely reflections pulled from the archive

Poetry Power (4-14-08) April is National Poetry Month, and commentator and Vermont Humanities Council Executive Director Peter Gilbert has some thoughts about what keeps some people from reading poetry, how they can start, and why they should.
Balance (4-14-04) What do mud season and finding balance in one's life have in common? Peter Gilbert explains.

Peter's VPR Commentaries by year

2013 Commentaries

2012 Commentaries

2011 Commentaries

2010 Commentaries

2009 Commentaries

2008 Commentaries

2007 Commentaries

2006 Commentaries

2005 Commentaries

2004 Commentaries

2003 Commentaries

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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