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WDEV’s Public Affairs Program. The Dave Gram Show is WDEV’s public affairs program. It airs Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am. Hosted by Dave Gram. The Dave Gram Show features important topics and important guests and your phone calls!

WDEV’s Public Affairs Program. The Dave Gram Show is WDEV’s public affairs program. It airs Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am. Hosted by Dave Gram. The Dave Gram Show features important topics and important guests and your phone calls!
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WDEV’s Public Affairs Program. The Dave Gram Show is WDEV’s public affairs program. It airs Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am. Hosted by Dave Gram. The Dave Gram Show features important topics and important guests and your phone calls!




Public Records and Social Security

Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit by James Duff Lyall of the Vermont ACLU chapter and a conversation about an important court victory on access to public records. Then VTDigger’s Anne Galloway comes in to talk about that organization’s 10th anniversary. Later, Webster Phillips of the National Association to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has practical advice for those thinking about applying for their benefits.


Marlboro College and Vaping

With many Vermont colleges struggling and some closing, Marlboro College earlier this year came up with an innovative plan for self-preservation: merge with the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Now merger talks have broken down and the deal has gone away. We talk with Marlboro Trustees' chair Richard Saudek about what happened and what the future holds. Then, Garrett Graff joins Dave to talk about his new book, "The Only Plane In The Sky -- An Oral History of 9/11. Later, two...


Politics, Honey Beer, and the Ascension of Women

Friday's Dave Gram show features a visit from John Walters, author of the Vermont Political Observer blog, followed by folks touting a new collaboration between the Alchemist brewers and a pollinator-friendly solar farm to make honey beer. Later, Lisa Senecal and Cary Brown of the Vermont Commission on Women stop in to talk about sexism in the media, culture and politics.


Dave at the Tunbridge Fair

For Thursday's Dave Gram Show, we travel to Tunbridge for a live broadcast from one of Vermont's most loved agricultural fairs. Guests will include fair board President Alan Howe; Tracy Amil, who registers exhibits; Pat Brennan, a food vendor, and others.


Parkinson’s and Speech and Art Woolf

Wednesday's Dave Gram Show begins with a chat with Times Argus editor Steve Pappas about recent news events in Vermont. Ashley Michaelis of the UVM Medical Center checks in to talk about new efforts to help people dealing with Parkinson's disease with their speech and swallowing. Later, Art Woolf joins our moonlighting host to talk about his column in on the "myth" of people holding more than one job.


Net Zero Emissions, Electric Vehicles, and Supreme Court Decisions

Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Darren Springer, general manager of the Burlington Electric Department, about a move to push the city toward “net zero” carbon emissions. Robb Kidd of the Sierra Club then stops by to talk about an upcoming electric vehicle exhibition in Montpelier. Later, legal analyst Dan Richardson joins Dave to talk about two recent Vermont Supreme Court decisions.


Suresh Garimella and Rootstock Publishing

Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with an interview with Suresh Garimella, the new president of the University of Vermont. Then Colin Meyn of VTDigger joins Dave for a review of recent Vermont News. Later, Stephen McArthur of Montpelier-based Rootstock Publishing and Rootstock poetry editor Samantha Kolber join Dave to talk about projects they’ve got underway.


Protecting History from Climate Change

Steve Pappas hosts the show while Dave is away. Mike Donoghue talks about his role vetting files for the diocese relating to the sex abuse scandal. Rachel Onuf and Michele Bailey talk about trying to preserve history in the threat of increased weather events due to climate change.


2020 Election, Gov. Phil Scott, and Vermont History

Former Governor Jim Douglas fills in while Dave is away. Jim invites Professer Matt Dickinson of Middlebury College to talk about the 2020 presidential election. Lindsay Kurrle talks about her new role as Secretary of Commerce and Community Development. Governor Phil Scott talks about the last legislative session and his priorities for the next. Steve Perkins of the Vermont Historical Society covers what his organization has been working on lately.


Audubon Vermont and the Mt. Washington Cog Railway

Pat McDonald hosts the show while Dave is away. Pat invites David Mears, Executive Director of Audubon Vermont, to talk about Vermont birds. Tim Lewis talks about his work tracking the history of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.


Political Science and Boston Sports

Steve Pappas of the Times Argus hosts the show while Dave is away. Steve talks with Jack Gierzynski, chair of the Political Science Department at UVM, about various political topics from government transparency to entertainment to election reform. Later, Boston sports writer Chad Finn recaps the Red Sox season and the previews the Patriots season.


Morefest and Writer Bill Boardman

Friday's Dave Gram Show features a conversation between Dave and Catrina Brackett about an upcoming family-friendly town fair, Morefest. Later, Vermont writer Bill Boardman comes in to talk about his new book, a collection of essays written from a decidedly left-critical perspective.


Lawn Mowing Sheep

Thursday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a discussion with Aidan Quigley of on his story about UVM Medical Center being accused of forcing a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure against her will. Flutist Karen Kevra joins Dave to talk about Capitol City Concerts’ upcoming season. And Meridith Niles of UVM and Ethan Joseph of Shelburne Vineyards talk with Dave about a new agricultural collaboration: using sheep to keep a vineyard mowed.


Local Coverage of Church Sex Abuse and Medicare for All

Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation between Dave and Times Argus Editor Steve Pappas on topics including his paper’s very local coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals. Later, Dan Barlow talks about his new job with a national group pushing Medicare for all.


School Mergers, Mosquitos and Ticks, and the Bourgoin Trial

Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a conversation with Molly Walsh of Seven Days on her article asking why three of Vermont’s most densely populated school districts — Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski — haven’t looked at school mergers. Patti Casey of the state Agency of Agriculture stops by to share the latest buzz on mosquitoes and talk about ticks. Later, freelance journalist Mike Donoghue and Alan Keays of VTDigger join Dave to talk about the just completed trial of Steven...


SBA Financing and Glebe Lands

Monday’s Dave Gram show starts with a visit by Kit Norton of VTDigger who will describe a couple of Bernie Sanders’ recent policy rollouts. Then, Darcy Carter of the Small Business Administration and Ryan McDevitt of Benchmark Space Systems talk about SBA financing for inventors. Later, Karen Horn of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and Fairfax Town Manager Brad Docheff join Dave to talk about towns shedding 18th century “glebe land” holdings.


Clergy Sex Offenders, Breastfeeding, and Independent Book Stores

Friday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a discussion of Thursday’s release by Vermont’s Catholic Diocese of a list of clergy sex offenders. Mike Donoghue, a member of the lay committee that produced the list, and Burlington lawyer Jerome O’Neill join Dave. Katy Leffel of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice comes in to highlight breastfeeding awareness month and promote breastfeeding as a good way to give babies a healthy start in life. Later, the subject turns to the importance and...


Public Input on National Forests, VT Lead, and Herecast

Thursday’s show begins with a visit by Jamey Fidel of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, which is among numerous environmental groups expressing concern about proposed Trump administration rules the groups say would significantly reduce the opportunity for public input on decisions affecting national forests. Two representatives of VT Lead, a coalition working to elect progressive-minded candidates up and down the ballot, also come in. Later, Watt Alexander talks about Herecast, a new...


Efficiency Vermont

Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a visit by Times Argus Editor Steve Pappas, and a discussion of recent Vermont news. Later, Dave welcomes Department of Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, Efficiency Vermont Director Rebecca Foster and Elizabeth Gribkoff, energy and environment reporter for, for a review of EVT’s recent performance.


Abortion Gag Rule and ‘Green’ Specialty Foods

Tuesday's Dave Gram Show starts with two conversations related to the cutoff of federal funds to health care providers who refuse to follow an abortion gag rule: One with Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine and the other with Lucy Leriche of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Later, Joe Buley from Joe’s Kitchen at Screamin’ Ridge Farm, Morgan Hood from Efficiency Vermont and Celia Riechel from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation talk about a new "Green...