VT Edition Interview: Hal Colston on “NeighborKeepers”

Hal Colston, of Essex Junction, is best known as the founder of Good News Garage, the outfit that fixes up donated cars for low-income Vermonters. In 2004 he left Good News Garage. Now he’s got another antipoverty strategy called NeighborKeepers. It operates on the theory that one of the major things holding poor people back is a lack of well-connected friends. He spoke with VPR’s Jane Linholm about the project.

Pre-K Education in Vermont

A law passed last spring authorizes school districts to provide pre-kindergarten education to some three and four year olds. Now officials are working out the details. Also, the anti-poverty work of Hal Colston and singer Harry Belafonte delivers a message about working for social justice.