Midday Newscast: July 2, 2008

Green Mountain Power promotes solar system usage; a contingent of Vermonters is in Quebec City to help commemorate the 400th anniversary of its founding. Vermonters can apply for emergency unemployment benefits soon; the Douglas administration says it can cut 150 government positions without harming public programs.

Interview: Former film critic Kathleen Carroll

Tonight is opening night for the 11th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival in Montpelier. The festival is a showcase for international and regional film-makers, with several special events and discussions with notables from the film world. Among this year’s special guests is Kathleen Carroll, who was the film critic for the New York Daily News for thirty years.

Economic Development in the Northeast Kingdom

We broadcast live from the Northeast Kingdom with a look at the region’s economic development plans with Senator Vince Illuzzi and regional planner Steve Patterson. Then we talk with sibling writers Leland Kinsey and Natalie Kinsey-Warnock about what inspires them to write about the Kingdom.