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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breaking The Tie
Last week the Lieutenant Governor performed apart of his job description he very rarely gets to do: he cast the tie-breakingvote on the End of Life bill. We'll talk to Phil Scott about that vote and his agenda forthe start of his second term. We'll...
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?
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.
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.
The Sequester Cometh
The sequester goes into effect today. How will it affect Vermont?
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.
Flexing Mayoral Muscles
We look at why Vermont's eight mayors are speaking outon state-wide issues and what they hope to accomplish, visit artist Eben Markowski's life-size metal sculptures of wild animals and we read from our mailbag.
It (Kind Of) Sounded Great At The Time
We take a look at Vermont ideas that never got off the ground like the Winooski Dome and the Green Mountain Parkway and we hear about a new study about when Neanderthals roamed the earth.
Vetting Vermont's Revenue Sources
We look at potential state revenue sources,from the Earned Income Tax Credits to the gas tax to break-open tickets, and we hear how far snowmaking technology has come since its invention70 years ago.
Sweet on Soda Tax?
Today, lawmakers will begin considering a bill taxing sugar-laden beverages. The bill would implement a penny per ounce tax on sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages. We'll discuss the pros and cons today.
Debate Renewed Over Domestic Violence Bill
The Violence Against Women Act has in been place for 18 years, providingfunding and resources to reduce domestic violence. Last year, Congress declined to renew the law, but it's up for debate again this week.
Breaking Open A New Revenue Source
We'll find out about the Governor's plan to tax and regulate "break open tickets," hear about the secondary effects of rodenticides and get a curlinglesson from the Rutland Rocks Curling Club.
Economic indicators only tell us so much.Incomes rose a little bit in Vermont last year and the state minimum wage rose on January1st. But we still have over 5 percent unemployment, and new unemploymentclaims spiked in the first week of the new year....
National And State Gun Laws Proposed
President Obama announced his plan to curb gun violence late Wednesday morning from the White House. We look at what the president's recommendations mean to Vermont with advocates for gun control, and supporters of gun rights.
Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the wind power moratorium in the state, gasoline prices and other issues, and we learn about Vermont Writes Day.
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