Morning Newscast: October 10, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: A Vermont woman is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could determine the rights of consumers to sue over dangerous products. The woman is Diana Levine, a musician who lost her right arm because of a medical disaster;  A yearlong battle over the future of Intervale Compost in Burlington is nearing conclusion, with the Chittenden Solid Waste District paying $170,000 to take the operation over on Monday.

Solid Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We talk about recycling with Tom Moreau, General Manager of the Chittenden Solid Waste District. And Carolyn Grodinsky, a waste prevention specialist the Department of Environmental Conservation, helps us explore how we can reduce the amount of trash we’re generating in the first place. Also on the program, a conversation with VPR’s John Dillon about the future of commercial composting in Vermont. And we pay a visit to a store in Brattleboro that specializes in recycled building materials from ‘deconstructed’ buildings.