Progressives Oppose Human Service Cuts

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.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

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.

Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention

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.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

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.

Sanders to appear on Colbert Report

Bernie Sanders says he’s not known for his sense of humor, but promises to try not to make too big a fool of himself when he appears on the "Colbert Report” tonight.

Sanders is disappointed with stimulus package, but votes for it

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.

Senator Bernie Sanders

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.

VPR Evening News October 3rd, 2007

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’.