Debate Renewed Over Domestic Violence Bill

Feb 4, 2013

The Violence Against Women Act has in been place for 18 years, providing funding and resources to reduce domestic violence. Last year, Congress declined to renew the law, but it's up for debate again this week. On the next Vermont Edition, we'll talk with Senator Patrick Leahy, the Act's lead sponsor, and with Attorney General Bill Sorrell. (Due to technical problems, our interview with Karen Tronsgard Scott, executive director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence will air on Feb 5, 2013.).

Also in the program, a new report says Burlington-area businesses generated the second-most patents per capita in the country, creating jobs along with inventions. We'll dig into the numbers with Jonathan Rothwell of the Brookings Institution.