Former Governor Jim Douglas says people still ask him how he, a Republican, could be repeatedly re-elected in a liberal state like Vermont. He says the question stems from deep political divisions that see "red states" growing redder and "blue states" turning deeper blue. Douglas reflects on that political trend and how to rebuild a moderate center in his new autobiography, The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America's Most Liberal State. We talk with Douglas about his book and his career in Vermont politics, on the next Vermont Edition.
Also in the program, state entomologist Alan Graham updates us on mosquito activity this summer. Mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis were detected in Vermont summer.
Broadcast live on Tues., Sept. 2 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.