“Shovel Ready” Transportation Projects

How should Vermont spend its $131 million in federal transportation stimulus money.  We go over the initial list of 30 "shovel ready" projects with VTRANS Secretary David Dill.  Plus, we bring you the latest results from Town Meeting Day, and we read from some of your emails.

The Way We Work

We talk with illustrator David Macaulay, best-selling creator of The Way Things Work, about his latest book, The Way We Work: Getting to know the Amazing Human Body. And commentator Candy Page fills us in on some ambitious grass-roots conservation projects.

Cities and Towns Face Budget Uncertainties

How will state budget cuts impact Vermont’s towns and cities in the current and coming years? We talk about it with Steven Jeffrey of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Plus, we survey the year’s top environmental stories with Candy Page. And we visit with a 92-year-old track star.

Catamount Health, One Year Out

We explore what Catamount Health has (and hasn’t ) accomplished in its first year of operation, and whether it can be made sustainable in the current economic climate. Also, Candy Page talks about endangered species, and we get a lesson on the art of curling.

Prosecuting Sex Offenders

We talk with state’s attorneys about their experiences prosecuting sex offenders. Then, we hear from reporter Candace Page about the state’s efforts to control stormwater, and we visit with one Elton John fan who is eagerly awaiting the singer’s first concert in Vermont.