The Howard Center provides services to over 15,000 Vermonters every year. With over 8,000 clients, it's the largest social services organization in the state. Though many of their clients are in Chittenden county, they also provide services in St. Albans and Rutland, along with a statewide crisis hotline. Howard Center was founded in 1873, but for the last 13 years it has been helmed by Todd Centybear, who will retire at the end of this year.
We talk to Todd Centybear about the challenges faced by social service workers in Vermont, and the successes of the Howard Center in his time there.
Also on the show, we talk to VPR's Steve Zind about the recent challenges faced by Fairpoint Communications and their customers.
Broadcast live on Thursday, December 4 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.