Political analysts and Governor Jim Douglas’ challengers wonder how the economy will affect the gubernatorial race; University of Vermont officials are dealing with an outbreak of illness on campus that made at least 60 people sick; more…
The financial headlines are big news in the gubernatorial race as the
challengers try to blame incumbent Governor Jim Douglas for the state’s
hard times. But Douglas says he has the experience and the fiscal
discipline to guide the state through the economic downturn.
Anthony Pollina’s independent campaign for governor got a boost from a federal court ruling on campaign finance recently. We talk with about the three-way race for governor. Also, an audio postcard from Old Bennington.
Progressive candidate Thomas Hermann says Congressman Peter Welch was
wrong to vote for the legislation. But Welch says the bill is an
important first step to help restore the country’s financial system.
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.
Since no African-American candidate in U.S. history has ever been as
close to winning the nation’s highest office as Barack Obama is today,
it is perhaps not surprising that his campaign is facing some
extraordinary challenges. Rutgers University Professor and Civil
Rights author Steven Lawson will speak about those challenges tonight
at Lyndon State College.
A new loan program helps VT homeowners improve their houses for this winter; different points of view on results of the first opinion poll in the governor’s race; Vermont Yankee is reduced to about half power after cooling tower problem; Senator Patrick Leahy questions FBI Director about Wall Street crisis;
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.