About three dozen first-time lawmakers served in the Legislature this winter. On the next Vermont Edition, we invite them to reflect their satisfactions, disappointments and how they felt they served their constituents. Also, an update on a decades-old superfund site in Burlington.
Two experts in heating efficiency will
share some valuable advice on what we can do around the house to reduce
our heating bills this winter. We’ll hear about some small steps that
are surprisingly effective, and what goes into a retrofitting an older
Historian Kenneth Davis shares stories about the
early years of the United States from his new book, "America’s
Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women and
Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation."
This session, the General Assembly has 1220 bils before it– more than double the number fifty years ago. And a lawmaker can expect to earn $614.30 per week during the session. We look at the time and financial demands on
our citizen legislature. Then, we hear from reporter Candace Page about a mysterious fungus infecting bats. And local comedian Martha Tormey makes us laugh.
Every couple of weeks we
check in with reporter Candace Page to see what’s making the environmental news
headlines. Since it is the last day in
2007 we thought we’d ask her to take us through some of the major environmental
stories of the year.