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.
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.
We look at how pharmaceutical drugs are marketed
to doctors, and the ethics behind the practice. Also, a look at how the state’s "Tax Free" weekend went, and check in with a gizmo that lets authors self-publish their work.
Also, did you buy a new flat screen television or a diamond
ring last weekend? Lawmakers encouraged
Vermonters to save their big purchases for the state’s "tax free" weekend, but
just how many people actually took advantage of it?
We look at options and ideas for meeting the
residential needs of Vermont’s aging population, and we hear how
one Vermont community planned an award-winning residential complex for its
elders. Plus, a look at Vermont’s
progress toward becoming an e-state.
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.
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.