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Gov. Candidate Emily Peyton; Health Dept. Addresses EEE

09/25/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Host Jane Lindholm.
The General Election ballot in Vermont shows five candidates for governor. Among the lesser known candidates is independent Emily Peyton of Putney. She's outspoken against the influence of money in politics, supports industrial hemp as a means to address energy and environmental issues and says creating a state bank could bolster Vermont's economic footing. We learn more about Payton's platform and her motivation to run for governor, and she takes your calls. Submit questions for Emily Peyton to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also in the program, Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Two Vermonters have died from the mosquito-borne illness, and its also been found in emus and horses. Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen explains the state's response so far, and what options Vermont has going forward to contain the rare by deadly disease. Dr. Chen takes your calls, or you can write to vermontedition@vpr.net


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