FairPoint service under scrutiny

Problems with the transition from Verizon to FairPoint have raised questions about FairPoint’s ability to deliver services. We talk with FairPoint’s executive vice president, Jeff Allen, about the company’s operations in northern New England. Also, the legal implications of "sexting" and how lawmakers are trying to address the issue.

Interview: Jeff Birnbaum

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 “On K Street”. He spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb and says Congress can do many things well, but there are currently forces at play keeping it from doing so.