Every time there’s a national tragedy involving
guns, there often follows a conversation about violence and video games. We talk with
professors from Champlain College about how they teach the next generation of video
game designers and how they think about the role of violence in games.
The state is no longer
sending inmates to a Massachusetts jail and the change may have aggravated tensions in Vermont prisons. Officials are reporting an
up-tick in violence among inmates, and they say out-of-state gang members held on
drug charges may be responsible.
As gasoline prices rise towards or past $4.00
a gallon, it’s not just drivers who are affected, some small gas stations also
feel the squeeze. Officials from the
Southwestern Medical Center are preparing pitch plans for a $45 million
hospital expansion; more…
Governor Douglas to sign new domestic violence law tomorrow;
pre-buy fuel contracts diminishing in NH; all over VT today, town bands are marching in parades
and playing on village greens in memory of fallen soldiers.
Dianne Jabar and Winona Ward speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm
about a bill just introduced in the legislature that hopes to help domestic violence
victims in crisis and increase funds for prevention programs.
Experts in domestic violence have been coming to the Senate Judiciary
Committee one day a week since the 2007-08 legislative session began. We check in on the effort to formulate policy that addresses the problem. Also, Burlington airport director Brian Searles talks about about new services and the airport’s role
in the regional economy. And we hear from the Nametag
Project, an effort to build community through simple introductions.
There was an extraordinary wave of violence in Rutland and Bennington counties over the past day.
Five people died in three different violent incidents.
Public safety officials worry the crimes are part of a disturbing new trend.