The electronic vehicle transition
Oct14

The electronic vehicle transition

 Vital CommunitiesNext time you’re driving behind another car, don’t tailgate, but do study its bumper. Is there a tailpipe?If not, the car is an EV (all-electric vehicle). And its driver is reaping big personal savings and contributing to positive regional economic trends — all while lowering the climate-change-causing greenhouse gases of which, in our region, fossil-fueled vehicles are the single largest source.While still a long...

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Creative Economy: Award-winning jazz composer-conductor takes lead in digital piracy battle
Mar29

Creative Economy: Award-winning jazz composer-conductor takes lead in digital piracy battle

When Maria Schneider was in graduate school in the 1980s, she was mildly interested in her required music-business courses, but her focus was the music itself. Little did she suspect that, decades later, along with having risen to the top of her profession as a big-band jazz composer and conductor, with five Grammy awards and high-profile commissions throughout the world, she also would emerge as a leading figure in debates about the...

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Creative Economy: At the Hop, Sharing the (Cultural) Wealth
Jun30

Creative Economy: At the Hop, Sharing the (Cultural) Wealth

April 13-18 was a week to remember at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Nile Project was in town, and this collective of 11 musicians from the Nile Basin dove into a slate of activities that brought them in contact not only with students and faculty from all ends of Dartmouth College but also a remarkable cross section of the Upper Valley. They met with students in a high school global studies class at Rivendell Academy;...

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Creative Economy: At the Hop, Sharing the (Cultural) Wealth
Jun30

Creative Economy: At the Hop, Sharing the (Cultural) Wealth

April 13-18 was a week to remember at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Nile Project was in town, and this collective of 11 musicians from the Nile Basin dove into a slate of activities that brought them in contact not only with students and faculty from all ends of Dartmouth College but also a remarkable cross section of the Upper Valley. They met with students in a high school global studies class at Rivendell Academy;...

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