This economy has people in Vermont’s arts scene looking at practical
questions of keeping community theater, gallery exhibitions and music festivals in business. Also, two Vermont rivers may earn the congressional designation of "wild and scenic." And VPR’s Steve Zind continues our series of reports from Iran.
With state revenues lagging, officials are grappling with how to cut $30 million from the budget. We’ll talk with a legislative leader and a member of the administration about what cuts are being contemplated. Also: A Vermont author tells us how to live with pigs. And a Vermont band from the early 1960s reunites.
Vermont’s Fish and Wildlife Department says the health of the
state’s big-game species is generally good. Biologists
say they want that to continue. So they’re drafting new policies that will
guide wildlife management for the next decade.
Ross Sneyd reports.
Ann McKinstry Micou says she spent two years reading more
than 400 books by some 200 plus authors to create the comprehensive new "Guide
to Fiction Set in Vermont for Children and Young Adults", published by the
Vermont Humanities Council — and she says the meticulous research had to be
She speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
When prisoners are released from jail, they often lack the basic necessities of
life: a job, transportation – even a place to live.
innovative effort that involves volunteers from the community tries to fill in
some of these gaps. But budget constraints may end the program.
The House Ways and Means Committee is reviewing privacy concerns associated with the state’s new property tax rebate and prebate system. Some lawmakers on the panel think this issue is being blown out of proportion for political purposes.