and towns across Vermont are debating how to best treat their water systems to
meet new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. In Grand Isle, the debate is centering on whether to add chloramine.
After Tropical Storm Irene, homeowners in the flood zone whose wells or septic systems were inundated need to check the safety of their drinking water. The Department of Health says it will test wells for free.
What one book do you think every high schooler should read? Which books did you read in high school? We talk about how required reading lists have changed over the years. Also, Canada tackles water issues.
UN diplomat Peter Galbraith joins us from Afghanistan to share his impressions of the today’s presidential elections there. We talk with members of the non-profit Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds about their work to protect the state’s small waterways. And, a Vermont filmmaker releases a documentary on the so-called ‘female Viagra.’
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
bill to prevent foreclosure that passed the Senate yesterday included money for
Pat Leahy and Bernie Sanders included a provision in the bill that would bring $20
million in emergency relief to Vermont; Vermont’s senators are pushing for a bill that they say will
ensure federal protection for water quality and biodiversity around Lake Champlain.
Maude Barlow is an author and water advocate. Diane Snelling is a Chittenden County Senator
and key proponent of groundwater protection. William Driscoll is Vice President
of Associated Industries of Vermont. They
spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about Vermont’s groundwater and the "Public Trust" bill.