August 8, 2003 – News at a glance

Print More

A view from the Islands: stormwater pollution
One of the worst pollution problems in Lake Champlain is also the hardest to control. Experts agree that stormwater is one of the main culprits for the tons of silt and nutrients that have harmed the big lake. But controlling stormwater presents difficult scientific and legal challenges. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Stafford celebrates 90 years
Former Vermont Senator Robert Stafford turns 90 years old Friday. The state is honoring the man who served Vermont as an attorney general, lieutenant governor, governor, congressman and finally, U.S. senator. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Interview: Molly Ivins
Steve Delaney talks with political writer Molly Ivins. Ivins – who is noted for skewering political targets – will be speaking in South Burlington this weekend at a Vermont ACLU benefit. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Sanders on drug lobby
Congressman Bernie Sanders says the world’s largest drug maker has declared war on America’s senior citizens. Those hard words from Sanders follows the move by drug giant Pfizer to block U.S. imports of lower priced Canadian drugs. (VPR)

VPIRG warns clean-up program is underfunded
An environmental group warns that the clean up of five toxic waste sites around Vermont could be delayed because of a shortage of federal funds. (VPR)

Red Sox fans rally on Church Street
An estimated crowd of 600 represented the Vermont contingent of Red Sox nation on Church Street in Burlington on Thursday to celebrate “Red Sox Day in Vermont.” (VPR)

Comments are closed.