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Progressive Party Faces Challenges

09/05/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Courtesy of Vermont Progressive Party
Vermont's Progressive Party has had some challenges this year. It lost the Burlington mayor's office for only the second time in 30 years. And it's involved in a nail-biter over who its candidate for governor should be after a write-in candidate tried to take the nomination.

Middlebury College associate professor of political science Bert Johnson and Progressive Party Chairwoman Martha Abbott look at the party and where it fits into Vermont's political landscape.

Also on the program, CBC Quebec Political Reporter Tim Duboyce recaps the provincial election held Tuesday. He explains the issues that had the most impact of voters and which party will be in power in Quebec City after the votes are counted.

And a year ago, the students at Moretown Elementary School began the school year by taking field trips because of the damage to the building caused by Tropical Storm Irene. We check back in with Principal Duane Pierson to see how the school, students and staff have rebounded.

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