The Work And Wages Of Vermont's Women

May 4, 2016

Women are significantly more likely than men to live in poverty or economic insecurity in Vermont. And 43 percent of Vermont women who work full-time do not make enough to cover basic living expenses.

These are a couple of the statistics uncovered in a recent series of reports published by "Change the Story VT," an initiative that has collected data to understand the economic well-being of women in Vermont.

We speak with Cary Brown, executive director of the Vermont Commission on Women, and Meg Smith, director of the Vermont Women's Fund, two of the groups involved in the initiative. They parse out the numbers contained in their first two briefs.

Watch the conversation live!

Also on the program, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire is getting a new cast of one the great sculptor's most famous works, the monumental "Standing Lincoln." And they're looking for living relatives of the Vermont man -  who's not Abraham Lincoln! - who modeled for it. Henry Duffy, curator at Saint-Gaudens, provides the details.

If you have information about living relatives of Langdon Morse you can contact the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site at this link.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.