Vermont Edition brings you news and conversation about issues affecting your life. Hosts Jane Lindholm and Bob Kinzel consider the context of current events through interviews with news makers and people who make our region buzz.
Wed 6/19/13 Noon & 7PM A new law makes it illegal to feed bears, a practice that had led to increase in nuisance bears getting too comfortable in populated areas. But state wildlife officials say it is not the bears' fault, but rather it is people who are the problem. We learn more from Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry and state bear biologist Forrest Hammond.
Tues 6/18/13Noon & 7PM We think we know money. We’ve been trying to accumulate it and we’ve been spending it faster than we can make it for a long time. So what would it take to change our perception of money?
For Cabot farmer and author Ben Hewitt, it was watching how a neighbor earning less than $10,000 a year derived great pleasure from the simple things in life. That inspired Hewitt to write his latest book, “Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World.”
Mon 6/17/13 Noon & 7PM Country music has deep roots in Vermont and a small but thriving group of musicians keep the scene alive here. But to make it big, many musicians from Vermont find their way to Nashville and use the regional traditions that got them started to find success.
Fri 6/14/13 Noon & 7PM The Vermont Progressive Party is disappointed with Governor Shumlin. They don't appreciate his stance against reforming the state's income tax system, and they didn't love his budget this year. Progressive Party Chair Martha Abbott and House Caucus leader Chris Pearson join Bob Kinzel to discuss whether they will continue to support Governor Shumlin and where the Progressive Party goes from here.
Thu 6/13/13 Noon & 7PM Last summer, Vermont lawmakers were vocal in their criticism of the state's implementation of electronic medical records. Disparate technologies meant the systems used by various health care providers couldn't easily communicate information. We get a progress report from John Evans, who took over last fall as president of VITL, the organization that is building out Vermont's electronic health information system.
Wed 6/12/13 Noon and 7PM: The cicadas a few hundred miles south of here have gotten a lot attention this spring, but on the next Vermont Edition, we show some love to the bugs and insect that are crawling, flying and skittering around in our region. Our guests are naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer and Kent McFarland, a conservation biologist and co-founder of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
Tues 6/11 at Noon and 7pm When Green Mountain Power merged with Central Vermont Public Service last year, GMP promised to turn Rutland into a ‘solar city.’ The goal is to install at least 6,250 kW of installed solar capacity by 2017.
Fri 6/07/13Noon & 7 pm Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy had an outsize role in shaping the compromise immigration bill which made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Attention now turns to Vermont's other senator. Will Bernie Sanders support this immigration reform bill even though he has expressed doubts about the guest worker provisions?
Thurs 6/06/13Noon & 7 pm Vermont is one of the country’s most rural states to begin with. So think of those towns that are located a bit more remotely and that have little or no public transportation. How do people in those towns and villages have access to basic services if they don’t drive?