Obama urged to appoint Dean to HHS

Some prominent Democrats are talking up former Vermont Governor Howard Dean as secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration.

VPR Evening News November 7th, 2008

Peter Welch says a second stimulus package must be passed; Howard Dean speculates on his political future; Governor Douglas reshuffles his cabinet; Douglas concerned that a state milk commission may try to regulate retail prices; Author speaks to low-income Vermonter on the cycle of poverty; and commentator Mary McCallum on meaningful change.

Morning Newscast: November 6, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Congressman Peter Welch believes the framework for Barack Obama’s winning presidential campaign was built in Vermont;  The latest vote count in the governor’s race shows Independent Anthony Pollina edging out Democrat Gaye Symington for second place. Democrats, Independents and Progressives are now looking back at the race, and they promise not to divide their vote in the future…

Elections will test Dean’s 50 state strategy

When former Governor Howard Dean became chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2005, he put a controversial plan in place that allocated financial resources to every state Democratic committee in the country. As VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports, the 2008 elections will be an important test for the 50-state strategy.

Dean urges party to unify behind Obama

Former Governor Howard Dean is urging his fellow Democrats to put aside their differences and rally behind their party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

Dean: 50-state strategy working

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says last week’s win by his party’s congressional candidate in what had been a strongly Republican Mississippi district shows that his “50-state strategy” of strengthening his party is working.