Guard deployments call for sacrifices from employers, too

The biggest deployment of the Vermont National Guard since World War II will mean challenges for employers and the workplaces the soldiers leave behind. We discuss the rights, responsibilities and concerns on both sides. Plus, Candy Page on the coming of Spring and a post script to our program on community planning.

Debate over big box stores simmers

For a number of years in the 1990s, Wal-Mart stores symbolized Vermont’s debate about its future. Eventually, the big retailer opened stores in Bennington, Rutland, Berlin and Williston, and attention shifted. But the debate was never fully resolved and, now, with new proposals, it’s simmering again. VPR’s Ross Sneyd has more.