Midday Newscast: September 18, 2008

State unveils new program to help Vermonters reduce their home energy use this winter; Two groups involved with mental health care want to know which Vermont doctors got thousands of dollars last year in gifts from drug companies;

Midday Newscast: August 15, 2008

Toxic blue-green algae has begun to bloom in northern reaches of Lake Champlain; Senator Bernie Sanders says cable television companies should be regulated by the government; most state offices are closed today in observance of Bennington Battle Day.

Midday Newscast: April 4, 2008

Senator Bernie Sanders wants the federal government to crack down on lending companies; fuel prices are rising while oil companies earn record profits; Vermont’s top transportation official says he’s willing to consider new ways of raising money to pay for road and bridge repair.

Morning Newscast: April 4, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont’s Senators say homeowners in their state can use some help; the Vermont Senate wants the state Attorney General to investigate whether oil companies are fixing prices and gouging customers;  a Mendon hotel has been shut down by the state after tests confirmed it as the source for a case of Legionnaires’ disease;  and a worldwide shortage in hops, a key ingredient in beer, is hitting home in Vermont.

Ohio power company funded UVM acid rain research

An Ohio company has agreed to spend four-point-six billion dollars to clean up emissions from its power plants. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, American Electric helped fund groundbreaking research at the University of Vermont that demonstrated the company’s emissions contributed to acid rain in Vermont and the Northeast.