Cell phones and driving

Bob Kinzel and his guests discuss the Highway Safety Bill that’s being debated in the State House. Plus, analysis of the historic week in the legislature with VPR’s John Dillon and Ross Sneyd.

Vermont’s top cop to retire

Vermont’s top cop will call it quits at the end of the year. Public Safety Commissioner Kerry Sleeper says he’ll retire after a 30-year career in law enforcement and state government.

Vt State Police discuss their future mission

The director of the Vermont State Police is calling for a statewide discussion concerning the future mission of the State Police. Col. James Baker says his force is having a difficult time dealing with a number of serious cases, because the troopers are being asked to respond to calls from towns that rely solely on the State Police for all their law enforcement needs.

Midday Report: August 6, 2007

What did the state’s bridge inspectors learn in a weekend of looking for structural problems? And remembering a man who helped turn the Holocaust into a field of scholarly study.