In this program: why there’s been so much attention paid to TV’s digital switchover and what it says about our culture’s attachment to the tube. Also, we check in with the heating fuel market, and learn how to make ice wine.
A legislative committee is scrambling to find ways to help
Vermonters pay for the skyrocketing cost of heating fuel; Senator Patrick Leahy
is applauding the Supreme Court decision overturning the District of Columbia’s
tough restrictions on gun ownership; Governor Douglas says Vermont lawmakers
didn’t take enough action to lower property tax bills; Dr. Wendy Davis has been
appointed the new acting commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health; The
Vermont State Police issued an Amber Alert today as part of the search for a
missing 12-year-old girl; Two Vermont National Guard soldiers will be decorated
with Purple Hearts this weekend; and commentator Bill Shutkin says that when it
comes to climate change, vision is more important than technology.
Governor Brian Dubie says the state needs to prepare for a possible emergency
this winter as Vermonters struggle to pay for home heating fuel. Meanwhile,
Vermont fuel dealers say they can’t afford to offer "pre-buy"
programs that customers have used to lock in prices for the winter ahead.
John Dillon reports.