Midday Newscast: October 8, 2008

Report says Vermont and three other states in the North Country need to band together to boost the region’s economy; a University of Vermont professor says there is reason to be optimistic about the country’s economic future;

Recruiting Female Police Officers

A special effort is being made to recruit female police officers across the state. We talk with a veteran of the force and learn about a program that’s training more women to join policing. Also the Nametag Project, an effort to break down social barriers and build up community by getting people to introduce themselves.