Rubin Carter’s Hurricane

Bob Dylan’s song "Hurricane" made Rubin Carter an American legend.  On this week’s Saturday Special, hear the true story of the prize fighter who was falsely convicted of murder in Carter’s own words.

Mental Health Parity

The Vermont House has passed legislation to strengthen the state’s mental health parity law. We talk with Rep. Mike Fisher who supports the measure. Also, we talk to Justice of the Peace Zeke Church about the job of marrying couples, and our series of audio postcards from Vermont towns takes us to Reading, population 707.

DOJ wants court to set aside Vermont ruling on emissions

The Bush administration has urged a federal appeals court to set aside a ruling by a federal judge that said states have the to authority regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The move is in support of the auto industry.

Vt. Supreme Court projects $1Million deficit

The Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, Paul Reiber, says a chronic under funding of the state’s judicial system is beginning to have a serious impact on Vermont’s court system. Reiber told a special legislative panel that he’s projecting a million dollar deficit in this year’s budget. And Reiber says there are no easy ways to deal with the shortfall.