A task force is holding hearings throughout the state on the possibility of establishing gay marriages in Vermont. But some experts think civil unions may offer more rights for same sex-couples. We take a look at how gay marriage differs from a civil union.
The Vermont Historical Society hopes a new federal grant will help preserve a collection of Civil War flags and paintings. The collection has deteriorated so much in recent years that many of the items had to be removed from public view. Jackie Calder is the curator of the Vermont Historical Society. She spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb and says the flags, some of which were carried into battle during the Civil War, are physical remnants of Vermont’s past.