Gov. candidate Anthony Pollina

Anthony Pollina’s campaign for governor has been hit with questions about his party affiliation and financing – but he’s still campaigning hard and stating his position on a number of key issues. Also, how schoolkids are reducing their carbon footprints by walking and biking to school.

Etiquette for young people

College students are testing the waters of independent living and recent grads are emerging into the work world – and those big life transitions offer countless ways for a young person to commit a social faux pas. Etiquette experts from the Emily Post Institute share how young people can master social graces to ease the transition into adulthood.

Senate President Peter Shumlin

Peter Shumlin, president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, updates us on whether lawmakers can conclude the legislative biennium this weekend. Also, VPR’s Ross Sneyd joins Bob Kinzel to analyze the top stories around the state, and we listen back to some of the voices in the news this week.

Morning Newscast: April 7, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Some state lawmakers are concerned that progress has all but stalled in the state’s efforts to close the Vermont State Hospital; A University of Vermont researcher has some advice for parents and school administrators: Encourage kids to drink milk, even if it requires a spoonful of sugar to make it go down;  Fraser Papers says it won’t have to lay off as many workers at its Gorham, New Hampshire mill next week as had been planned.

Future of Vermont Yankee

Bob Kinzel hosts a discussion of where to store nuclear waste long term, how to pay for decommissioning the power plant, and especially what kind of independent safety review needs to be conducted there. Also in the program, we talk with Peter Freyne, the Seven Days columnist who just announced his sudden retirement, and we listen back to some of the voices in the news this week.