Board Works Toward New Health Care System03/22/13
We get an update from members of the Green Mountain Care Board about their work in transforming Vermont's health care system.
Senate President John Campbell
Senate President JohnCampbell discusses the key issues facing lawmakers, we hear about the political battle fought by Vermont congressman Matthew Lyon and learn about Killington Search and Rescue.
Dandelion for indigestion? Lemon Balm for stress?Mushrooms for hay fever? Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousandsof years. We'll explore some ofthe benefits and drawbacks of herbal medicine with Guido Mas, author ofthe new book The...
Resilience and Sustainability
How can Vermont prepare itself to thrive in times of upheaval? What lessons can we learn from the new book Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back?
David's Inferno: A Memoir Of Depression
Vermont writer David Blistein discusses his own experience with depression and its effect on relationships, creativity, and spirituality.
Bill Would Change Wind Project Review
The debate over putting a moratorium on wind energy projectsin Vermont and taken a turn. Now a bill in the Statehouse would instead givetowns a greater say in whether wind projects could be built within the town’s borders.
House Speaker Shap Smith
The leader of the Vermont House of Representatives discusses some of the thorny budget questions facing lawmakers, and the taxes that might be raised to support the state's spending plan.
Renewable Energy Consequences
A new report from The Wilderness Society looks a range of different renewable energy sources that we might use in New England and details the impacts and consequences of each.
Training for Tasers?
The death of an unarmed Thetford man last June has prompteda state-wide discussion about the use of Tasers in Vermont and a new bill in front of the legislature.
State Auditor Doug Hoffer
State Auditor or Accounts Doug Hoffer has been in office two months, and discusses hi office's work watching how taxpayer money is used.
Reporters Analyze Issues Facing The Legislature
Our reporters' roundtable looks at the issues facing lawmakers as they return to Montpelier for the remainder of the session.
Wikipedia and Academia
Never use Wikipedia as a source! That's whathigh school students across the country learn when writing their term papers.As it turns out, that attitude might be changing.
'All The Way To The Supreme Court!'
The Supreme Court of the United States will take up the question of gay marriage later this month, prompting Vermont leaders to file friend of the court briefs. We'll look at that and other legal issues piquing the interests of Vermonters.
When the grey clouds are looming and icicleshang down from the eaves, it's nice to have a green plant on your windowsill. We'll learn how to growsalad greens indoors, and how to keep your potted plants thriving.
Goodbye 'Fancy', Hello 'Golden Color'
Vermont's familiar maple syrup grade names are about to fall by the wayside, replaced by a set of uniform international grades that advocates say will make it easier for consumers to understand what they're buying.
The Sequester Cometh
The sequester goes into effect today. How will it affect Vermont?
The March Of The Mighty Ant
We get a peak at the 130 species of ants that roam around New England, meet Vermont's new stateentomologist, and reach into our listener mailbag.
Town Meeting Day Round-Up
Town Meeting Day is fast approaching and thereare many issues large and small up for vote. We'll preview some of the items on ballots across the state. What'sthe biggest issue in your town?
Education Taxes: Is The System Working?
We discuss the challenges of the current education funding systemand what changes could be made to fix it, hear about author Sarah Stewart (S.S.)Taylor's new book, The Expeditioners and we learn about the new rules regulating bait fish.
What To Do With Number Two
Like the popular children's book said: everyonepoops. But what happens to it all afterwards? We'll learn all about septic systems, wastewater treatment, andsome innovative methods of dealing with that stuff everyone has, and nobodywants.
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