Midday Newscast June 5, 2008

State officials say Vermont’s woods and other areas are full of ticks this spring; authorities have arrested 20 people accused of dealing cocaine, heroin, and other drugs in New York’s North Country;

Midday Newscast May 26, 2008

As gasoline prices rise towards or past $4.00 a gallon, it’s not just drivers who are affected, some small gas stations also feel the squeeze.  Officials from the Southwestern Medical Center are preparing pitch plans for a $45 million hospital expansion; more…

TV medical dramas still capture attention

Medical dramas have held a solid place in the television landscape for generations. E.R. and Grey’s Anatomy may be staples of the genre now, but commentator Tim Johnson’s memory of these shows goes back a lot further. And he wonders why they still capture our attention.

Bennington County feels impact of doctor shortage

There’s a doctor shortage in the United States. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, one in three doctors is over age 55 and nearing retirement. So are millions of baby boomers. VPR examines the factors behind a doctor shortage at the Southwest Medical Center.

Physician Shortage In Vermont

A physician shortage is causing problems in many parts of the state. We examine what’s being done to entice more doctors to practice in rural Vermont. And we look at how this month’s Jewish and Islamic holidays are being observed in Vermont.

Keeping Older Workers Happy on the Job

Vermont’s aging population is creating new dynamics in the workplace, with people working well past retirement age. We talk with Vermont companies that offer innovative programs to keep older workers happy on the job.