Unemployment Claims Pose Challenges

Vermont Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden discusses the pressures mounting layoffs have placed on Vermont’s unemployment compensation system. And Valley News reporter John Gregg tells us how the Upper Valley economy is starting feel the economic affects at Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Summer Camp

Across Vermont, kids are packing their swimsuits, sleeping bags, and mosquito repellant and heading off to summer camp. We talk about what kids learn from the experience today. Also, we hear from John Gregg about New Hampshire’s role in the presidential election, and we look back at the week’s top stories.

Religious Clubs, the First Amendment and Public Schools

After-school clubs that include worship and Bible study straddle a fine line with the First Amendment. We talk about the current legal thinking on the issue. Also in the program, an increase in delinquent taxpayers in some Vermont towns heralds tough times. And we take a backstage look at the 2008 auditions for spots in summer theaters and films in Vermont and upstate New York.