About three dozen first-time lawmakers served in the Legislature this winter. On the next Vermont Edition, we invite them to reflect their satisfactions, disappointments and how they felt they served their constituents. Also, an update on a decades-old superfund site in Burlington.
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.
Burlington Free Press environmental reporter Candy Page talks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about some grass-root efforts to cobble together and protect large plots of open land on the fringes of rapidly developing areas.
December 1 is World AIDS Day, and we examine the progress our region has made in preventing and testing for the disease. Also, we check in on the governor’s recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one year later. And a French chef enlivens a country store in Tunbridge.
Two experts in heating efficiency will
share some valuable advice on what we can do around the house to reduce
our heating bills this winter. We’ll hear about some small steps that
are surprisingly effective, and what goes into a retrofitting an older
Historian Kenneth Davis shares stories about the
early years of the United States from his new book, "America’s
Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women and
Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation."
This session, the General Assembly has 1220 bils before it– more than double the number fifty years ago. And a lawmaker can expect to earn $614.30 per week during the session. We look at the time and financial demands on
our citizen legislature. Then, we hear from reporter Candace Page about a mysterious fungus infecting bats. And local comedian Martha Tormey makes us laugh.