Shumlin's Out. Why, And Who's In?

Jun 9, 2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin assembled his cabinet and the press corps for an unexpected announcement on Monday afternoon: Just six months into a term that he barely won, Shumlin says he won't run for re-election in 2016.

The speculation has already begun about what led to Shumlin's decision, and why he made such a high-profile announcement with 17 months left in his term. And already names of possible contenders for a wide-open governor's seat are being floated. On the next Vermont Edition we examine the rocky months that led to Shumlin's announcement, what it means for the remainder of his term and who might be stepping up to run in 2016. Our guests are reporters Terri Hallenbeck of Seven Days, Neal Goswami of the Vermont Press Bureau and VPR's Pete Hirshfeld.

Also in the program, CaballBreakerRadio. It's a new music streaming site based in the Upper Valley that aims to give small-time musicians a chance in the Internet era. CBBR co-founder Jim Yeager explains.

And, who hasn't fantasized about taking a long break to recharge, learn something new or explore a part of the world they’ve never seen before? Turns out, some companies are seeing the value of offering their employees personal sabbaticals. Contributor Jessica Tickten reports.

Broadcast live on Tues., June 9, 2015; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.