Awkward holiday moments can be eased over with advice
from the etiquette experts at the Emily Post Institute. Environmental reporter Candace Page updates us on Vermont’s endangered species list. And we visit with children’s author Tracey Campbell Pearson, whose Vermont-centered books are popular across the country.
The solid mass of "blue states" in the northeast spells concern for Republicans and we examine what can be
learned from these trends. Also, issues of social class are explored through a theater performance, and artists transform old books into sculptural pieces in a provocative exhibit.
A new report by a conservative think tank says the state should not spend up to $100 million to
replace the Vermont State Hospital.
the Ethan Allen Institute calls for treating mentally ill people in smaller,
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.