How To Train A Video Game Designer

Every time there’s a national tragedy involving guns, there often follows a conversation about violence and video games. We talk with professors from Champlain College about how they teach the next generation of video game designers and how they think about the role of violence in games.

Vermont Sees Increase In Prison Violence

The state is no longer sending inmates to a Massachusetts jail and the change may have aggravated tensions in Vermont prisons. Officials are reporting an up-tick in violence among inmates, and they say out-of-state gang members held on drug charges may be responsible.

Midday Newscast May 26, 2008

As gasoline prices rise towards or past $4.00 a gallon, it’s not just drivers who are affected, some small gas stations also feel the squeeze.  Officials from the Southwestern Medical Center are preparing pitch plans for a $45 million hospital expansion; more…

Morning Newscast: May 26, 2008

Governor Douglas to sign new domestic violence law tomorrow; pre-buy fuel contracts diminishing in NH; all over VT today, town bands are marching in parades and playing on village greens in memory of fallen soldiers.

Bill targets domestic violence

Experts in domestic violence have been coming to the Senate Judiciary Committee one day a week since the 2007-08 legislative session began. We check in on the effort to formulate policy that addresses the problem. Also, Burlington airport director Brian Searles talks about about new services and the airport’s role in the regional economy. And we hear from the Nametag Project, an effort to build community through simple introductions.

Wave of ‘impulse violence’ hits Vermont

There was an extraordinary wave of violence in Rutland and Bennington counties over the past day. Five people died in three different violent incidents. Public safety officials worry the crimes are part of a disturbing new trend.