Congressman Peter Welch

Congressman Welch was elected to his second term with 84 percent of the vote this week. He takes your phone calls on the new balance of power in Washington. Also, news analysis of statewide election results, and the voices of and reactions from election night in Vermont.

Vermont Party Chairs Forum

Political parties play a key role in the elections.  Wednesday evening at 7, the chairs of the Republican, Democratic and Progressive parties talk with Bob Kinzel about the issues they stand for and their strategies for the November Election.  See VPR’s complete debate schedule.

Democratic lt. governor’s race

The Primary Election is Tuesday and there are two Democrats running for lieutenant governor: former representative Tom Costello of Rutland and businessman Nate Freeman of Northfield.  We’ll find out what they would do as lieutenant governor, and why they want to challenge incumbent Republican Brian Dubie.

Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention

Senator Bernie Sanders is using his role as an independent to gather support for Democrat Barack Obama. Sanders joins us from the Democratic convention in Denver to look at the role of independent voters and Sanders’ own interest in working closely with Democrats.

Midday Newscast: August 25, 2008

Howard Dean will gavel the Democratic National Convention to order later this afternoon; Vermont Democrats will have to choose between two candidates for lt. gov. during the primary on Sept. 9th; efforts are under way to restore Lake Champlain’s population of muskies.

Shaheen to address convention

Former NH Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen will address the Democratic National Convention in Denver next week.