The economic downturn that began in the fall deepened into a
recession that some compare to the Great Depression. As
VPR reported in a series in February, jobs were being cut, incomes were falling
and the recession was Hitting Home. So
now, six months later, what’s changed?
A bad economy means more and more people are turning to resources at their local libraries. We talk with State Librarian Martha Reid, and library directors Jerry Carbone and Cindy Karasinski. Also, a look at how well funded the state’s pension and benefits funds are.
VPR’s Ross Sneyd joins Bob Kinzel to analyze the governor’s inaugural address, the Vermont House and Senate "recession" session, House Speaker Shap Smith’s economic stimulus plan and the other top stories of the week.