VPR coverage of Town Meeting Day and the Vermont Primary

Join VPR and NPR for full coverage of the day’s political activities across Vermont and the country. At 7pm, tune in for VPR’s coverage of Town Meeting Day, hosted by VPR’s Steve Delaney. At 8:30pm, VPR joins NPR’s All Things Considered for updated primary coverage. At 10:00pm, NPR’s Robert Siegel and Melissa Block host NPR’s Primary Special recapping results in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Leahy says Mukasey nomination is in trouble

Senator Patrick Leahy says the nomination of judge Michael Mukasey as the country’s next Attorney General is in a lot of trouble. According to Leahy, Mukasey won’t say whether he believes an interrogation technique known as waterboarding is illegal.

Leahy not sure he’ll vote for Mukasey

Senator Patrick Leahy says he’s not sure if he’ll vote for Attorney General nominee, Michael Mukasey. Leahy, who chairs the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee, says he has some serious concerns that Mukasey doesn’t oppose the use of torture in the interrogation of suspected terrorists.

Interview: Susan Smallheer on Vermont Yankee union vote

More than 150 unionized workers at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant are set to vote today on whether to accept the latest contract deal worked out by union and plant negotiators. The vote was supposed to take place on Saturday, but Rutland Herald reporter Susan Smallheer says the vote was surprisingly cancelled. She spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the vote.