Financial literacy is a required topic in Vermont's educational standards, but many young people still feel under-prepared for managing their own money, figuring out financial aid and saving for retirement. The State Treasurer’s Office has partnered with the Vermont Department of Libraries to declare April 5th-12th Money Smart Week and April as a whole Financial Literacy Month.
Senate President Pro Temp John Campbell made some waves last week when he said lawmakers might have a hard time supporting $2 billion in financing for a single-payer health care system. His comments cast doubt on the viability of a single-payer health care system in the state. Campbell is Bob Kinzel's guest to look at that question and discuss some major topics before the state Senate.
The Public Service Board has given the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant the ‘ok’ to operate through the end of 2014, at which point Entergy, the plant's owners, says it will shut down Vermont Yankee.
There may still be snow on the ground in Vermont, but thank goodness that won't stop the start of baseball season. The Red Sox are trying to become the first club since the 1999-2000 Yankees to repeat as back-to-back World Series Champs. And the re-fashioned Yankees look to captain Derek Jeter to see what his final year of baseball will bring. Jeter announced his decision to retire after the 2014 season on his Facebook page in February.
The ‘Gettysburg Address’ is one of the most important speeches in American history, delivered 150 years ago by President Abraham Lincoln. Now, a new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of students at the Greenwood School in Putney, whose study of the Gettysburg Address brings new understanding to the students' own personal struggles and aspirations.
One of the Shumlin administration’s top priorities this session is to change the options for the treatment and sentencing of opiate addicts in the criminal justice system. A bill currently working its way through the legislature would allow prosecutors and judges more latitude before a case gets to trial.
The label ‘non-fiction’ seems pretty straight forward. But when non-fiction writers pen a story in a literary style, they brush up against thorny questions of accuracy, imagination and how events can be remembered differently based on a person’s point of view.