A big crowd is expected in Burlington this afternoon for a forum about how federal economic stimulus money will be handed out; the University of Vermont has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after a fatal car crash;
The University of Vermont has been hit by the American financial crisis; Journalist says the bailout that the U.S. Senate will vote on today is the wrong approach; Phish is getting back together; more…
Don Vickers, director of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation,
and Karen Gross, president of Southern Vermont College, talk with us about what families need to consider in their plan to pay that tution
bill. Also, what are the implications when part of the
Champion Lands change hands – again. And Vermonters wax poetic about … potholes.
a big difference between earning minimum wage and making enough to live
comfortably, or even make ends meet. Many
Vermonters struggle while making much more than minimum wage.
Colin Robinson is director of the Vermont Livable Wage Campaign. Art Woolf is an associate professor of economics at the University of Vermont and principal in Northern Economic Consulting. They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about getting by on low wages.
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.