Midday Newscast: October 16, 2008

There’s a little bit of good economic news at Vermont gas stations: Prices have dropped; State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says it’s a good time to plan for retirement, despite the swings on Wall Street; more…

Midday Newscast: July 22, 2008

Fuel prices may force changes at public transit agency; Gaye Symington doesn’t believe Anthony Pollina’s Independent status will affect the race; Barre city councilors get their first chance to consider mayor’s sex offender proposal; New York’s attorney general opens investigation of two companies that operate wind farms in the state; Truck detour in the Upper Valley.

Can government ease winter heating costs?

The program that helps low-income Vermonters pay for heat is at least $19 million short this year, and middle income Vermonters are also struggling to plan for winter. We’ll look at whether federal and state government can ease the concern about heating costs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Host Bob Kinzel talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about the farm bill, gas prices and whether a global warming bill will be strong enough to get Sanders’ support. Also, Democratic superdelegate Billi Gosh on the next steps for the Clinton campaign, and the Discover Jazz Festival wraps up in Burlington.

Gas prices and driving habits

Gas prices have been inching up for a long time but the recent spike is, for the first time, changing the way many of us get around. Also, gas shortages in the early 1970s and prompted a novel plan to reduce long lines back then. And we visit with a family that hopes to grow most of its own food.