From Ticks To Toxics: Interview With Health Commissioner Harry Chen

May 28, 2014

When the legislative session ends, the bills that manage to become law then have to get implemented. Several issues lawmakers grappled with this year are now landing on the desk of the Health Commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen.

On the next Vermont Edition, we talk with Dr. Chen about a new law about toxic chemicals in children’s products and a law that addresses treatment protocols for Lyme Disease. We also look at Vermont's heroin use rates, and how the state's physician-assisted suicide law has been used in the first year of implementation.

Also in the program, a Vermont man with Ukrainian roots is in that country's capital this week to take in the presidential election. We talk with Roman Kokoduiniak about why he's followed Ukraine's struggle for democratic reform and independence so closely.

Broadcast live on Wed., May 28 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.