Product Stewardship: How To Create Less Trash

We tackle the question of what role manufacturers, consumers and government should play in reducing the amount of trash we create when we throw out packaging or old products. Also, a proposed Rail Spur in Middlebury would accommodate the OMYA Corporation’s freight needs. And, celebrating the election of Madeleine Kunin 25 years ago.

Part of Interstate 89 to be closed thru next week

Vermont Agency of Transportation officials say a southbound section of Interstate 89 in Sharon closed after a piece of granite fell off a truck will remain closed through about Oct. 24, and maybe longer.

Midday Newscast: August 26, 2008

Anthony Pollina stresses conservation and the development of local renewable energy projects; Vermont launches aggressive anti-rabies program; Democrats will hear from Senator Hillary Clinton at their convention in Denver; good news for drivers in Bennington County.

Midday Newscast May7, 2008

There’s a traffic disruption today on one of the most heavily traveled stretches of road in Vermont; a developer hoping to double the size of a Bennington Wal-Mart has filed for a state land-use permit; more…

Funding the Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is funded primarily by the license fees paid for hunting and fishing. But those activities are declining, a situation that calls into question how the department is funded. We talk with former Fish and Wildlife commissioner Steve Wright and Ed Gallo of the Vermont Hunters Anglers and Trappers Association. Also, how snarls of traffic are affecting the Upper Valley, and essayist Tim Johnson commiserates with fellow flu sufferers.