Financial aid and paying for college

As financial aid decisions are on the horizon for many families, we talk with the head of VSAC about paying for college, and how Vermont’s key student assistance organization is fairing in the financial markets. Also, how Calvin Coolidge capaigned (or didn’t) for the presidency, and a food hub may help keep growing food manufacturers local.

Midday Newscast: November 10, 2008

A new east-west bus service through southern Vermont was launched this morning; the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant began sending electricity back to the regional power grid early this morning; more…

VPR Evening Newscast, July 7, 2008

VT delegation hop to double low heating assistance money; VSAC loans for college students are going down.  U.S. Border Patrol officer fired shots in a scuffle in the woods at the Derby Line; Aabama authorities file child pornography charges against Brooke Bennett’s former stepfather; commentator Philip Baruth on life, art and the Pixar film WALL-E.

Midday Newscast: July 7, 2008

U.S. Border agent shoots at three suspects in Derby Line; Congressional delegation seeks assistance to help poor families heat their homes; Thomas Costello says he plans to run for lieutenant governor;  student loan rates are going down.

Live from Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is humming with activity as students return to class and the Democratic presidential candidates hit the campus. On Wednesday night, students will be scrutinizing the candidates as they debate at the Hopkins Center on campus. Join Vermont Edition for a live broadcast from Dartmouth College, where we talk politics with students and learn how young people are sizing up the presidential race.

Midday Newscast: September 20, 2007

State officials are encouraging Vermonters who have “advance directives” to put them in an online registry; a student from Rutland has won a college scholarship for her ideas about kitchen technology of the future; one of the issues that will be debated in the federal farm bill this fall is a national tracking program designed to protect consumers from the spread of animal disease; an agency that advises Congress says the U.S. Department of Agriculture should figure out a way to integrate state programs to keep costs down and focus on animals that pose serious risks.