Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill says he
hasn’t been to sea since his dramatic rescue from Somali pirates in April, but he plans to return to his
ship next year. In the meantime he’s
been busy with opportunities that arose as a result of his celebrity
Vermont’s congressional delegation has spearheaded efforts in
Washington to honor the Underhill man who was held by Somali
pirates earlier this month. Congressman
Peter Welch introduced a resolution in the House this morning to honor Richard
Phillips. He’s the merchant ship captain who gave himself up to the pirates to
protect his crew.
Democrat Gaye Symington has a tough fight ahead in the campaign for
governor. Voters are concerned about fuel prices and the
economy, and state leaders are worried about more budget cuts this Fall. We’ll talk with her about how she plans to tackle these issues.
Back in 2004, Army Vice-Chief of Staff general Richard Cody said the U.S. Army was out of balance. He spoke critically, and publicly, about what he felt were demands being placed on U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan that stretched and stressed soldiers and their families.
He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
Last week Vermont Education Commissioner Richard Cate said Vermont
schools aren’t meeting the needs of half of its students. Richard Cate joins us on the program to talk
about what he means when he says the education system needs to be revamped. Also, we explore the connection between St. Michael’s College
and the Ilula Orphan program in Tanzania. And, on this Valentine’s Day, we go looking for love on Burlington’s