Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., right, joined by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, answers questions on the federal debt limit, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
The 113th Congress has been called dysfunctional and the least productive in modern history. As Congress concludes its session for the holidays, Vermont Edition talks with Congressman Peter Welch. We'll look at what was accomplished, what is left undone and whether congressional leadership can turn around the dynamics of Capitol Hill in 2014. Listen Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 live at noon.
The Bennington Select Board voted on Monday to support the identification of a site, known locally as the Jard property, as a Superfund site which would allow the federal Environmental Protection Agency to remove any contamination in the area.
The property, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, could be placed on the EPA's national priority list if the federal government accepts a request by Gov. Peter Shumlin. The vote taken on Monday was to ask Shumlin to make that request based on the town's support.
According to a new federal report, Vermont ranks the highest in the country for individuals who have signed up for health insurance on the state's health care exchange. The ranking is based as a percentage of a state’s overall population.
In Vermont, roughly 12,000 individuals have enrolled at Vermont Health Connect. In comparison, just under 1,600 individuals enrolled in the federally run exchange in New Hampshire.
A still from the Super 8 footage that director Werner Herzog shot for a UVM film class shows his shadow. "You’re like, ‘Oh my god, he really made this. There he is,’” UVM Visiting Lecturer Peter Gruner Shellenberger says.
UVM students incorporated Herzog's footage into short Super 8 films that will be screened on Dec. 12.
Herzog sent detailed instructions to UVM Visiting Lecturer Peter Shellenberger about how his students should use the footage.
Undergraduate film students at the University of Vermont are preparing to screen films that incorporate unusual material: original footage shot by the celebrated German director Werner Herzog.
The student films include portions of a three-and-a-half minute reel that Herzog, best known for the documentaries Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams, shot with a circa 1975 Super 8 camera this fall.
Herzog has stipulated that the films must be called "WHERE'S DA PARTY AT?", based on graffiti of the same phrase in the source footage he provided to the class.