America’s forgotten border: Porter Fox travels the 4,000 mile northern border

Pres. Donald Trump has been stoking fear about security on the southern border ever since his 2016 campaign, with talk of marauding criminals, rapists, and implementing a policy of tearing children from their families. But little is said about our longest border – the one with Canada. Author and travel writer Porter Fox spent three years traveling the border from Maine to Washington by canoe, freighter, car and foot. Along the way he stops at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to chronicle resistance to an oil pipeline, urchin draggers & freighter captains. His tells this story in his fascinating new book, Northland: A 4000 Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border. (August 1, 2018 broadcast)

Porter Fox, author, Northland: A 4000 Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border

Surviving the Shark Tank; Skiing and climate change, 12-18-13

David Glickman, owner of Vermont Butcher Block and Board Co., talks about surviving rejection when he asked for money on the ABC TV show “Shark Tank,” and Janice St. Onge, president of the the Vermont Flex Fund, talks about the financial lifeline and socially responsible investment the Flex Fund made in Vt. Butcher Block. In the second half, Porter Fox, author of Deep: The Story ofSkiing and the Future of Snow, talks about his global journey to explore the impact of climate change on skiing.