There are 180 members of the Vermont Legislature, and only 7 of them
represent the Progressive Party. But despite their small caucus, the
Progressives want to make an impact on how the state closes the $176
million budget deficit.
We’ll talk with Sen. Sanders about the economic bailout issues that the Senate is dealing with, and we’ll learn how he see the Obama administration shaping up. Also on the program, news analysis with VPR’s John Dillon and we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.
Senator Bernie Sanders is using his role as an independent to gather
support for Democrat Barack Obama. Sanders joins us from the Democratic
convention in Denver to look at the role of independent voters and
Sanders’ own interest in working closely with Democrats.
Host Bob Kinzel talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about the farm bill, gas prices and whether a global warming bill will be strong enough to get Sanders’ support. Also, Democratic superdelegate Billi Gosh on the next steps for the Clinton campaign, and the Discover Jazz Festival wraps up in Burlington.
Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s disappointed with the
economic stimulus package that was adopted by Congress late last night because the legislation doesn’t address some of the most pressing
needs facing the country.
But Sanders says he voted for the plan because it’s
a good first step to strengthen the national economy.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.
Democrats in the Senate are seeking Senator Bernie Sanders’ support in expanding the economic stimulus package that was passed by the U.S. House. Bob Kinzel talks with Sanders about the economic package and the results of the Super Tuesday presidential primaries. Also, analysis of a new school funding proposal and we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.
The director of the Vermont State Police is calling for a statewide discussion concerning the future mission of the force; Senator Bernie Sanders told federal nuclear regulators that the public lacks confidence in their oversight ability; The public defender who represents defendants in some of Vermont’s most high profile criminal cases is out of a job, and commentator Ron Krupp observes that Vermonters have deep roots when it comes to ‘eating local’.