Election excitement trickles down to local campaigns

Four years ago, 60 percent of Americans voted in the presidential election.  That was the highest turnout since 1968. Even more Americans are expected to vote next week.    But is excitement over the presidential campaigns trickling down to local races?    VPR’s Nina Keck talked with voters, candidates and campaign volunteers in Rutland County and filed this report.  

Landlords’ Rights

The Senate unanimously approved a bill that makes it easier for landlords to evict problem tenants. We examine both sides of the issue with the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Bill Carris, and with Vermont Legal Aid Attorney Jack McCullough. Also, UVM has cut funding for its Canadian Studies Program; we talk with the program’s director, Paul Martin. And, we visit a Middlebury hairdresser who’s been cutting hair for decades.