Bats in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts are dying this winter by the thousands. A mysterious illness called White Nose
Syndrome is affecting half a million bats, and scientists worry this may be
just the tip of the iceberg. VPR’s Jane
Lindholm has more.
This session, the General Assembly has 1220 bils before it– more than double the number fifty years ago. And a lawmaker can expect to earn $614.30 per week during the session. We look at the time and financial demands on
our citizen legislature. Then, we hear from reporter Candace Page about a mysterious fungus infecting bats. And local comedian Martha Tormey makes us laugh.