VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Steve Jeffrey of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, and lawyer Bob Gensburg, who argued the historic Brigham case marking a major shift in the way Vermont pays for public schools.
We broadcast live from the Northeast Kingdom with a look at the region’s economic development
plans with Senator Vince Illuzzi and regional planner Steve Patterson. Then we talk with sibling writers Leland Kinsey and Natalie Kinsey-Warnock about what inspires them to write about the Kingdom.
been pointed out that the definition of a living wage can vary, depending on
each worker’s needs and hopes and circumstances.
part of our series on getting by, VPR’s Nina Keck spoke with Steve Leonard.
He’s a 24-year-old bottle sorter at the Beer King in Rutland, and he says he’s satisfied – at least for now – with
the work and the compensation.
(Host) House Minority leader Steve Adams made an emotional return to the Statehouse on Tuesday, a month after having heart surgery. Adams told his House colleagues that his recuperation is going well and that he expects to be back in Montpelier on a full time basis after Town Meeting Day. But Adams said his return was difficult because of the death of his seat mate, Lyndonville Representative Cola Hudson, late last month: (Adams) "My return is obviously bittersweet I’ve sat in this chair here for seven years and have had the wisdom of seat # 113 guide me in many of the decisions that I’ve made and I as all of you do miss Cola." (Host) Dorset Rep. Patti Komline is the acting head of the House GOP caucus until Adams returns.
After an inspection on Monday, the state has reduced the maximum weight allowed on the Tenney Truss Bridge on Route 15-A in Morrisville; Former Governor Howard Dean brings the inner circle of the Democratic National Committee to Burlington this weekend for a strategy session; Vermont’s new buildings commissioner Gerry Myers says he’ll have a recommendation for the Legislature by this winter about where state offices should be located in Bennington; this week a new class of students began their four years of study at the UVM Medical School, including Alan Frascoia from Barre, who was a granite cutter in the family tradition until he chose medicine over stone; VPR’s Steve Delaney hosts his final Midday Report and begins retirement after 50 years in broadcasting.