As financial aid decisions are on the horizon for many families, we talk with the head of VSAC about paying for college, and how Vermont’s key student assistance organization is fairing in the financial markets. Also, how Calvin Coolidge capaigned (or didn’t) for the presidency, and a food hub may help keep growing food manufacturers local.
Don Vickers, director of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation,
and Karen Gross, president of Southern Vermont College, talk with us about what families need to consider in their plan to pay that tution
bill. Also, what are the implications when part of the
Champion Lands change hands – again. And Vermonters wax poetic about … potholes.
According to UN figures, two million Iraqi refugees have
fled into neighboring countries since the U.S.
invasion in 2003. Now, one Vermont
man is working to make sure they have access to health care. VPR’s Jane
Lindholm talks with Brattleboro resident
Noah Baker Merrill, who is the founder and coordinator of a grass roots medical
relief project called Direct Aid Iraq.
According to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns,
higher property taxes or delayed road projects will be the result of a decision
to cut funding for local highways and bridges.
But the Douglas Administration says it’s just trying
to prioritize the state’s overall transportation needs in a difficult budget