Midday Newscast: March 6, 2009

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;

UVM faces budget cuts

UVM President Daniel Fogel said the financial crisis sweeping the country has also hit colleges and universities with damaging force.

Midday Newscast: October 1, 2008

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…

Paying for College

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.

VT Edition Interview: Colin Robinson and Art Woolf on Getting By

There’s 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.

Instant Runoff Voting

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.