Vermont Summer Olympians

Only a handful of Vermonters have competed in the Summer Olympics and a few of them join us to share their memories of reaching the highest goal in athletics. Also in the program, the Vermont Supreme Court will be hearing a case that tries to determine what the death of a pet is worth.

Morning Newscast: August 4, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont lawmakers are investigating whether the state Health Department broke the law by changing its methods for measuring radiation emitted by the Vermont Yankee; The power may be coming back on at the Middlebury falls; Vermont tourism officials say it’s rain and not high gas prices that has kept tourism down so far this summer…

Interview: Meg Young on surviving the China earthquake

Last week’s earthquake in China had a direct impact on one Middlebury College graduate. Meg Young was in the city of Chengdu when the earthquake hit, sending her running from the building crumbling around her. VPR’s Neal Charnoff spoke with Meg Young by cell phone about the earthquake.

Midday Newscast May 19, 2008

The Boston Red Sox just announced that some Vermont technology will be powering Fenway Park; advocates of same-sex marriage say a decision by the California Supreme Court last week should help their cause in Vermont; another candidate has gotten into the race for governor; more…