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.
Dan Feliciano is the Libertarian candidate for governor, and he’s gained more attention than Libertarians usually do in Vermont thanks to a write-in campaign in the Republican primary. Feliciano has been making sharp attacks on incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin, and says Shumlin's health care policy is driven by "fantasy." Feliciano is our guest to discuss his campaign for governor, and why he wants to lead the state.
A visit to the hospital can be terrifying…and then you get the bill. Right now, hospitals receive money by billing for each patient visit, but sometimes those charges can seem out of synch with the services received.
We’ll talk to Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, about whether it would be possible to bring costs down by changing the way they budget.
We’ll also hear from Richard Slusky, Director of Payment Reform for the Green Mountain Care Board, and Joe Woodin, CEO and President of Gifford Medical Center.
On October 1, Vermont’s new cell phone law goes into effect. This will prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. While some people have wondered if they’d need to trade in their vehicle for one that is compliant with the new law, there are other options.
Scott Milne is the Republican nominee for governor. He says the Shumlin Administration has put Vermont on a path to become the most radical state in the nation, while ignoring serious economic challenges. On the next Vermont Edition, we get Milne’s perspective on the right direction for Vermont and why he wants to be governor.
Many of us have found comfort and fellowship in online communities via social media and the internet. But how do those online communities interact with our real-world geographic communities? These days, a small incident in a small town can quickly become fodder for an international firestorm on the internet, and that can make local communities and local businesses feel harassed or overwhelmed.
Thousands of children in Vermont are being raised by their grandparents. Experts in the field of family care-giving say that in the vast majority of these cases, the parents’ drug addiction prompted grandparents to step in to care for the grandchildren. On the next Vermont Edition, we explore the complicated legal, family and social issues that arise when grandparents raise their grandkids. Our guests are Lynn Granger and Brenda Hamlin of Vermont Kin As Parents.
The Primary Election results have been certified and Labor Day weekend has signaled the start of campaign season in Vermont. We've invited some of the state's top political reporters to examine the candidates and issues in statewide races. Our guests are VPR's Peter Hirschfeld, Terri Hallenbeck of the Burlington Free Press and Anne Galloway of VTDigger.org.