Sen. Peter Shumlin

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The president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate has taken strong stances on several key issues – the state budget, Vermont Yankee’s future and the layoffs of state workers. Sen. Shumlin has also indicated that the balance of power in Montpelier is shifting away from the governor’s office, on the heels of two veto overrides this session. Sen. Shumlin is our guest to discuss issues and politics, and take your calls. Listen


Also in the program, July 1 marks the day that several laws go into effect. VPR’s Ross Sneyd gives us a wrap up of new regulations on prescription drug marketing, smoking in workplaces, and new taxes. Listen

And we pay homage to an architectural vestige of the past: the round barn. Several round barns are still standing around the state as meeting halls or museums, but VPR’s Ric Cengeri takes us to Irasburg for a visit to the last working round barn in Vermont. Listen

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