Governor Peter Shumlin’s plan
to finance a major expansion of child care programs is sharply dividing Vermont’s early childhood community. There’s nearly unanimous support for the proposal
to increase funding for child care subsidies. But there’s
disagreement over how to pay for the initiative.
In choosing Brian Searles for transportation secretary and Waterbury
Rep. Sue Minter as the state’s new deputy secretary of transportation, Peter Shumlin is taking both a traditional and non-traditional approach to solving transportation problems.
As the military and political situation in Afghanistan intensifies, Vermont troops prepare for deployment to the region. Another Vermonter is also headed for that
region: Peter Galbraith has been named deputy UN envoy in Afghanistan. Jane Lindholm talks with Galbraith about
the coming surge in both military and civilian efforts and the way forward in
Vermonter Peter Galbraith is headed to Afghanistan as the U.N.’s second in command. We talk with him about the region and the way forward. Also, an update on the politics of same-sex marriage in New Hampshire.
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.
Congressman Welch was elected to his second term with 84 percent of the vote this week. He takes your phone calls on the new balance of power in Washington. Also, news analysis of statewide election results, and the voices of and reactions from election night in Vermont.
Vermont Edition continues a series of one-on-one interviews with candidates for statewide office with incumbent Governor Jim Douglas. Also, news analaysis from VPR’s John Dillon and a snapshot of voices in the week’s news.