Community Supported Agriculture gains in popularity

The number of CSAs in Vermont has more than doubled in the past decade.  We talkwith farmers Pete Johnson and Scout Proft about why they’re so popular, and how they fit into a model of sustainable agriculture.  Also, a covered bridge in Newfane is up for sale, and we check in on loosening travel restrictions to Cuba.

Transforming Education

We talk with Vermont’s Commissioner of Education, Armando Vilaseca, about his ideas on how to transform our education system to prepare students for college and jobs in the 21st century.  Also, we talk with the Rutland Herald’s Bruce Edwards about housing affordability studies, and we bring you a game of ice golf.

Workers with Disabilities

We talk with a worker, a business owner and a Voc-Rehab specialist about hiring workers with disabilities Hear how rising fuel costs are affecting car choices and sales in Vermont. And we get a preview of the new summer exhibit at the Bennington Museum.

Restructuring Vermont’s Prison System

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Sears and Corrections Commissioner Robert Hofmann are our guests as we examine the prison restructuring plan recently approved by the Legislature. Also, Bruce Edwards of the Rutland Herald talks about the ski season just past, and we continue our My Vermont series with an essay by listener Lali Cobb.