Resorts in our area are working to
draw in visitors, despite the high cost of skiing and riding. We’ll
look at what people expect when they pay a high price for that lift
ticket. Also, a Bennington County event brings together cross-country
skiers to raise money for low-income heating assistance.
This summer people who love those sounds might want to check out a specially
commissioned percussion piece called "Music for Trains," a collaboration between the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and the Rockingham Arts and Museum
Three Vermont lawyers are doing pro bono work for detainees. They’ll explain the impact of last month’s Supreme Court ruling, and update us on the results of hearing on Tuesday that might clarify the next steps for court proceedings.
Another Vermont tree goes to Washington for the Capitol Christmas Tree. One candidate could represent both Democrats AND Progressives in the 2008 race for VT Governor. VT biologist concerned over deer disease in NY State possibly heading for VT. VPIRG hoping media attention to understaffed Consumer product Safety Comm. will lead to legislative action on dangerous products, particularly toys.
Officials from the Centers for Disease control hear from Vermonters about skin irritation and other problems. The officials also plan to visit residents in their homes and may help the state design a study to look at the health impacts of chloramine.
In Washington, the Senate has given its approval to a mental health parity law. There were strong concerns in Vermont that the initial draft of the bill would have watered down key parts of the state’s existing parity law, but the provisions were eliminated from the final version.
The Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth is asking a provocative question in their annual summer series: Is Congress any longer relevant? One of the speakers addressing that issue is Jeff Birnbaum. He writes frequently about Congress in his Washington Post column â€œOn K Streetâ€. He spoke with VPRâ€™s Mitch Wertlieb and says Congress can do many things well, but there are currently forces at play keeping it from doing so.