We’ll explore the depth and breadth of the left side of the state’s political spectrum with former politician Peter Clavelle and Chair of the Democratic Party, Judy Bevans. Also, a conversation with Vermont novelist Castle Freeman, Jr.
As Governor Douglas prepares to give his fourth inaugural address, we look at the history of the speech itself. Also, we learn about a program that pairs lawmakers with Girl Scouts. And we continue our series on the Vermont Statehousewith a trip to the building’s basement.
political columnist Peter Freyne died early Wednesday. Freyne
was a fixture in Vermont politics for two decades with his "must-read" column
that both attracted and annoyed the politicians he wrote about.
As the contest begins to
heat up, we’ll look at the issues affecting the race for governor, and talk about how the
candidate’s campaigns are shaping up. We’ll also hear from three visiting foreign students about their impressions of Vermont. And we’ll hop aboard a Dragon Boat.
Vermont utilities rely on Hydro Quebec and Vermont Yankee for
two-thirds of their power. But contracts for that electricity begin to expire
in four years. Energy
experts say replacing those contracts will force the state to consider some big
changes in its mix of power supplies.
Jane Lindholm reports.
weekly press conference has been a fixture in every governor’s schedule since
Thomas Salmon took office in the early 1970s.
the years it’s gone through many changes – reflecting the personality of each
governor who has held them.
VPR’s Steve Zind gives us a bird’s eye view of the ritual.