Midday Newscast: March 6, 2009

A big crowd is expected in Burlington this afternoon for a forum about how federal economic stimulus money will be handed out; the University of Vermont has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after a fatal car crash;

Keeping the arts in business

This economy has people in Vermont’s arts scene looking at practical questions of keeping community theater, gallery exhibitions and music festivals in business.  Also, two Vermont rivers may earn the congressional designation of "wild and scenic." And VPR’s Steve Zind continues our series of reports from Iran.

Morning Newscast: December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve fire destroys historic building in Fairfax; new regulations concern Vermont’s handmade toy industry; in VPR’s continuing series, Sounds of 2008, water flow after a dam excavation in Northfield.

Sounds of 2008: Garrison Keillor

Public radio’s own, Garrison Keillor, headlined the Champlain Valley Fair at the end of the summer. He brought "A Prairie Home Companion” – along with all of the stories, jokes and music – before a sellout crowd.  

Sounds of 2008: al Jazeera

Today in our "Sounds of 2008" series, we’re looking at how in Burlington, the Middle East television news network Al Jazeera was itself news.

UVM faces budget cuts

UVM President Daniel Fogel said the financial crisis sweeping the country has also hit colleges and universities with damaging force.