Many New England states declared a state of
emergency this weekend following the major coastal storm that dumped more than
two feet of snow in parts of the region, including southern Vermont. Road crews and state officials
saw it as just another winter day.
Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges and dairy cows are the iconic images of Vermont. But Vermonters pride themselves on their independent spirits and their passion to rebuild is a force of nature, stronger than Tropical Storm Irene.
Burlington is one of two finalists the Air Force is considering to be the home of a new generation of fighter jets, the F-35. But
opinions are split in the Burlington area on basing the F-35 program
State symbols are the subject of grade school projects, tourism marketing and a bit of cynical derision. But dig into the stories behind official symbols, and they reveal our history, culture and economic values.
Visit Milton Elementary School where teachers use proverbs to teach 4th graders values. And in a time when health care is unaffordable, learn how providers can accept minimal fees and even barter services. Wisdom and Proverbs and Bartering for Family Health Care
Small communities can be particularly vulnerable to embezzlement. We find out how the theft of public funds is prevented and detected. Also, a Vermont organization that helps Iraqi victims of domestic violence.
We talk with a few Vermont filmmakers about how they get their films funded,
made, and distributed. We also have an interview with Peter Diamondstone, Socialist candidate for Senate. And VPR’s John Dillon explains the Vermont Attorney General’s lawsuits over campaign finance violations.