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House Speaker Shap Smith

05/18/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Gov. Jim Douglas, right, is joined by Speaker Shap Smith, center, and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin to announce a deal on the state budget in Montpelier, Vt., Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

Rep. Shap Smith has concluded his first term as Speaker of the House with the adjournment of the Legislature last week. We talk with Smith about the key agreement Democratic legislators made with the governor on the state budget, and the positions taken on other issues like taxes, current use and future energy sources. Listen

Also in the program, celebrating Vermont micro-brews. As American Craft Beer Week unfolds, we talk with Kurt Staudter, the head of the Vermont Brewers Association, about the continuing growth in the number and quality of the state's microbreweries. Listen

And, a South Burlington resident shows us what means to be serious about skateboarding. Will Deming skateboards up to 25 miles a day and embarks on weekend trips, skating with camping equipment on his back. Listen


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