Remember the government advice after 9/11 that we should all make emergency plans? Supplies of food, water, duct tape, and a safe place to go. Whether the threat is terrorism or pandemic flu, emergency officials are still urging businesses and families to be prepared with a plan. Peter Coffey from the Vermont Department of Emergency Management talks with us about why businesses, schools and families need to have disaster plans in place, and we check in with a few businesses who’ve done the work to prepare for emergencies.
Also, this week Vermont other northeastern states are auctioning off carbon credits as part of a mandatory cap-and-trade system. Reporter Candace Page explains how the program is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Listen)
And VPR’s Tim Johnson explains why he’s not ready to be your friend, at least not on Facebook. (Listen)