When Governor-elect Peter Shumlin
takes office in January, it will mark the first time since the Howard Dean
administration that both chambers of the legislature-and the Governor’s
office-will be under Democratic leadership. But that one-party majority
doesn’t necessarily mean harmony will reign in Montpelier.
It’s a crowded field to be sure, and media outlets including
VPR, struggle with how to include as many voices as possible. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb discusses the role of those candidates in an election with Tony
Gierzynski, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont
An experiment at Shelburne Farms
recently brought some visitors from Massachusetts
to showcase a material called biochar. Some farmers
swear by its use as a soil supplement and some UVM students are studying whether
it can be used to clean up Lake Champlain.
aren’t quite sure why, but cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome are on this rise in Vermont. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont started keeping track of cases in the fall of
2007. Since then, there have been 19 cases. Six have resulted in the death of
The wait is over for fans of
Howard Frank Mosher. His first novel in 3 years hits the bookshelves today. His newest and 11th novel is called
"Walking to Gatlinburg", and tells the Civil-War era tale of 17-year-old Morgan
lost 52 dairy farms last year. Farmers were struggling with low milk prices
long before this economic downturn. But they’re also affected by the economy
around them. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb speaks iwth Onan Whitcomb of the North Williston Cattle Company.
or not new nuclear plants should be built is up for debate this afternoon at the University of Vermont’s Janus Forum. Arguing against more plants is
Tyson Slocum of the group Public Citizen. He’ll be speaking with author and
journalist William Tucker.
For 20 years Katy Payne has been
listening to sounds most humans will never hear. The sounds are the ultra-low
rumblings of elephants that carry messages over great distances, and inspired
what’s come to be known as the Elephant Listening Project.