the 1960s and early seventies, thousands of disaffected young people migrated
to rural Vermont and neighboring areas to live together on communal farms. We look at how the counterculture communes shaped, and were
shaped by Vermont.
With the summer recreation season
fast approaching, we look at new opportunities, new
rules, and the ongoing competition for the use of the Green Mountain National Forest. Also on the program, Vermont Law School Professor Pat Parenteau on the
state’s right to regulate vehicular greenhouse gas emissions. And
how Vermont comic Martha Tormey confuses real life with television.
Congressman Peter Welch joins us as we talk about credit card practices and whether
consumers and retailers need more protection against escalating rates and fees. Joining the conversation is consumer finance expert Karen Gross, President of Bennington’s Southern Vermont College. Burlington Free Press reporter Candace Page discusses salamanders and the rites of Spring. And Burlington comedienne Martha Tormey on the off-duty challenges of professional confidentiality.