With tag: opinion
The State of Education
All This week VPR Commentators are looking at the state of education. Listen during All Things Considered for this special commentary series.
VPR Presents Lilly Ledbetter
When Lilly Ledbetter learned her male coworkers were paid more for
doing equal work, she filed a complaint and began a wage discrimination
debate that landed in the Supreme Court. Ledbetter appeared at Vermont Technical College
with Senator Patrick Leahy on Saturday, October 17th.
Journalist Paul Roberts Speaks at UVM
Listen to Paul Roberts, author of "The End of Food," at 8 Monday evening. Roberts spoke at UVM as part of the George D Aiken Lecture Series last week. Hear his dicussion about the shortcomings of our food system and what you can do to make it more sustainable.
Series and Specials
Vermont Reads 2009: When The Emperor Was Divine
In this special series, scholars and surviving Japanese family members who were interned in camps during World War II discuss the internment experience.
Vermont Woman Newspaper brought feminist and author Gloria Steinem to
Burlington June 11th in celebration of the Magazine's sixth year and Steinem's 75th birthday.
VPR Evening Newscast, July 7, 2008
VT delegation hop to double low heating assistance money;
VSAC loans for college students are going down. U.S. Border Patrol
officer fired shots in a scuffle in the woods at the Derby Line; Aabama
authorities file child pornography charges against Brooke Bennett's former
stepfather; commentator Philip Baruth on life, art and the Pixar film WALL-E.
Good thoughts about the heat
By Tim Johnson
Record high temperatures in the Northeast this week have people
turning on air conditioners, breaking out the bathing suits and looking for a cool
place to escape the heat. But
VPR's Tim Johnson says that after this past winter, it can't get hot
Ode to a Pothole
All this week, VPR has been reporting on the state of Vermont's roads
after one of the worst winters. Today, commentator, storyteller and contractor
Willem Lange is here with the lighter side.
The Man on the Porch
Commentator Cheryl Hanna is a professor at Vermont Law School in South
Royalton, and a few weeks ago, she had an experience that has made her
re-examine how Vermonters are reacting to the high-profile murder cases
recently in the news.
VPR Evening News October 5th, 2007
By Neal Charnoff
The U.S. auto industry will appeal a federal judge's ruling in Vermont that said states could regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles; Senator Patrick Leahy says he'll oppose the nomination of Attorney General designee Michael Mukasey if the nominee doesn't disavow the torture policies developed by the Bush Administration; A California company wants
to launch a new methadone treatment center in Berlin; Vermont's plan to use small rail cars on its portion of the Amtrak Vermonter route may have hit a snag; Vermont sportsmen are going to help maintain and improve some of the state's wildlife management areas; Hunters can expect to find big deer this season, and commentator Olin Robison on the conflict in Myanmar.
VPR Evening News October 1st, 2007
By Neal Charnoff
Both of Vermont's U.S. Senators say they're concerned that the Bush Administration may be planning military actions against Iran; It may be a particularly good foliage season for businesses in Vermont; The Vermont
ski industry is concerned that a change in federal law could resorts short of workers this winter; A former Vermont State Police trooper will serve
time in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he assaulted a teenager; Construction is starting on the busiest section of Interstate 89; and commentator Olin Robison on what the outcome of the war in Iraq
could to us, Iraq and Iran.
VPR Evening News September 25th 2007
By Neal Charnoff
Progressive Anthony Pollina is moving closer to becoming a candidate for Governor in 2008; Vermont students have outperformed their peers around
the country in reading and math; Federal health experts will be in Vermont on Wednesday to hear concerns about chloramine; Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff will be in Vermont Wednesday to meet with Governor Jim Douglas; and commentator David Moats reflects on how seasons
give definition to our lives.