Oil prices and winter heating costs

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Last year at this time, there was panic in the air over the cost of
winter heating oil. But after a steep slide in oil prices, this year is
looking different from last. We check in with Matt Cota, head of the
Vermont Fuel Dealers Association about trends in oil prices and how
customers are approaching this winter. Also, economist Robert Hansen, dean of the Tuck School of Business, defends the role of speculation in the oil market. Listen

Also, the mayor of Barre has big plans for the city that include
transforming empty storefronts into vibrant businesses, and planning
huge civic center for Barre’s downtown. Jane Lindholm talks with mayor
Thomas Lauzon about how he envisions the city’s future. Listen

And, some schools are trying to get kids to grow some of the healthy
vegetables that end up on their lunch trays. VPR’s Charlotte Albright
tagged along with a group of kids who call themselves "sprouts" in Glover. Listen

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