Aloft: How Burlington's Airport Strives To Increase Service

Jun 28, 2016

Airport weather delays and long security lines are the bane of summer travel, and the passenger's point of view on these problems is familiar. But what does it look like to the people who try to keep airports like BTV running smoothly?

Keeping passengers and airlines happy with the services at Burlington International Airport is the focus of Gene Richards, BTV's director of aviation. He gives us a behind the scenes perspective on what it takes to attract new airlines with expanded destinations.

Also in today's program, a comprehensive survey of community health needs. UVM Medical Center just released a three-year study of what residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties say are the biggest challenges in their communities, even ones that don't necessarily seem like they have that much to do with health care. Penrose Jackson, UVM Medical Center's director of Community Health Improvement, explains the findings.

And, it's time for Summer School! Today, we learn how to make paint from wildcrafting artist Nick Neddo of Montpelier.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.