Instant Runoff Voting

We examine the pros and cons of Instant Runoff Voting with Burlington Rep. Chris Pearson, and Rutland Sen. Kevin Mullin. Also, Valley News reporter John Gregg joins us to talk about how some neighbors are fighting a proposed homeless shelter in White River Junction. And, we hear sounds from this year’s White Coat Ceremony at the University of Vermont.

Montpelier students continue river cleanup tradition

A hardy group of 30 Montpelier High School students recently took to the Winooski River to haul out tires and in the process they also collected several bikes, a sleeping bag, assorted clothing, and even a Sony Playstation. Montpelier students have been cleaning up the river behind their school for more than 20 years. Producer Sarah Ashworth followed the students along the banks of the river and put together this audio postcard.

Green College Campuses

A number of Vermont Colleges have signed on to the national movement to reduce their net carbon emissions to zero in the coming decades. We’ll explore what that means, and ask some hard questions.