Jim Condos on Brining More Healthcare Workers to Vermont

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Wednesday’s show starts with a visit from Secretary of State Jim Condos on changes in regulation of several health-related professions. Middlebury College political science professor Matt Dickinson talks about the Bumbling Trump and his improving poll numbers. Later, local analysts Ashley Hill and Dan Jones talk about the long term implications of COVID 19.

Distillers Are Making Hand Sanitizer and Faith During Hard Times

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Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org joins Dave to talk about some of that news organization’s COVID -19 coverage. Peter Jillson of Silo Distillers talks about making hand sanitizer. Deputy Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan talks about the state’s pandemic response. And Roman Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne talks about faith in the face of a potentially fatal threat.

Peter Welch on Coronavirus Stimulus and Recent Investment

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Monday’s program starts with Congressman Peter Welch talking about the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress this past week, and responding to a VTDigger.org story about his investment in a German company making tests for the disease. VTDigger’s Kit Norton is next, addressing similar themes. Later, three faculty members at the University of Vermont talk about a just-launched survey on food …

Court Issues, Residents Step Up, and Domestic Violence

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We start with Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi on some issues in the courts. Waterbury residents Whitney Aldrich and Fred Costey join us to talk about an effort they’ve launched to make protective face shields for health care workers dealing with COVID-19 patients. Later, three experts join us to talk about the recent increase in domestic violence as people …

Schools and Stores Grapple with COVID-19 and “Better Places”

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Wednesday’s show starts with a visit by Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges system on its response to the coronavirus. Erin Sigrist joins Dave to talk about how Vermont’s grocers and retailers are coping.  Later, Kelly Dtoddard Poor of AARP and Richard Amore of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development talk with Dave about the “Better …

Update on Schools and Barre Trying New Ways to Revitalize

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Tuesday’s show begins with VTDigger education reporter Lola Duffort with an update on Vermont’s schools in the Covid-19 crisis. Later, Barre was set to join with the Vermont Council on Rural Development in launching a new effort to bolster the local economy. Now the effort is to save it. Mayor Lucas Herring, the Barre Partnership’s Tracie Lewis, and VCRD’s Paul …

Coronavirus and the Vulnerable; Open Meetings; Tim Ashe

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John Sayles of the Vermont Foodbank and Sue Minter of Capstone Community Action join Dave to talk about the impacts of the coronavirus on lower-income Vermonters. Later, journalist Mike Donoghue talks about open meetings and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe provides a roundup of state government activities.

The Ongoing Coronavirus Epidemic in Vermont

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Monica Hutt, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, talks about challenges facing long-term care facilities and home health providers in the Covid-19 crisis. Sandy Rouse of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice and Jill Mazza Olson of the Visiting Nurse Associations of Vermont elaborate on similar issues. Montpelier property owner David Kelley talks about the …

Montpelier Businesses and UVMMC

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Thursday’s guests include Dan Groberg of Montpelier Alive on the impact of the Coronavirus on city businesses. Later, Dr. Tim Lahey of the University of Vermont Health Network talks about a moratorium on non-essential health services.

Coronavirus and the Democratic Primary

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Wednesday’s show features appearances by Joshua White, medical director at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph; Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and economist Art Woolf, all talking about different aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. Later, Dave and listeners exchange views on the state of the Democratic primary race following Biden’s three latest wins.

Coronavirus and Sugaring

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Dave’s guests include Congressman Peter Welch on federal aid responding to COVID-19, Lola Duffort of VTDigger.org on Vermont school closings, and Randolph area sugarmakers Cody Armstrong and Paul Lambert on the impacts of coronavirus on the maple sugaring season.

From the Statehouse

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Friday’s show from the Statehouse will look at where lawmakers are at a key mid-session deadline and possibly facing a coronavirus shutdown. Guests include John Walters of Seven Days, Sens. Becca Balint and Chris Pearson.

Helping Animals Overcome Forest Fragmentation

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Thursday’s show starts with two UVM officials talking about the decision to shut the campus down in response to the coronavirus. Mike Fisher, Health Care advocate with Vermont Legal Aid, talks about access to testing and treatment for low-income Vermonters. Later, building a roadmap for wildlife: Carolyn Loeb and Liz Thompson talk about wildlife travel in an age of forest …

Coronavirus and Tuesday Primaries

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VTDigger Health Care writer Katie Jickling talks about the coronavirus and Vermont’s response to it. Middlebury College political science professor Matt Dickinson talks about Tuesday’s primaries and legal analyst Dan Richardson talks with Dave about recent court cases.

Songwriter Lou Stallman, Indoor Gardening, and Progressives Win Big

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Joel Najman guest hosts the show while Dave is away. Songwriter Lou Stallman talks about his decades-long career writing songs for Perry Como, the Supremes, the New York Yankees, and others. Peter Burke, host of WDEV’s In the Garden, talks about how he’s been keeping his pantry stocked with fresh vegetables this winter. Josh Wronski, Executive Director of Vermont’s Progressive …

Democratic Presidential Primary and Kerrin McCadden

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Steve Pappas of the Times Argus fills in for Dave while he’s away. Starting off the show is Jack Gierzynski, UVM Politcal Science Professor, talking about the Democratic Presidential Primary. Kerrin McCadden talks about her accomplisments as a Vermont author, being a teacher, and her new book “Keep This To Yourself.”

Progressives Win Majority in Burlington and the Hemp Industry in Vermont

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VTDigger.org editor Colin Meyn fills in for Dave. VTDigger politics reporter Xander Landen gets the show rolling with an update on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bed and the latest from the Vermont Statehouse. Josh Wronski, the Executive Director of Vermont’s Progressive Party, will come on the show to talk about the party taking control of Burlington’s City Council on Town …

Town Meeting and Super Tuesday

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The show begins with Lola Duffort of VTDigger.org talking with Dave about Vermont schools as Town Meeting approaches in this post-Act 46 age. Joanna Doria, an education activist from Ripton, joins the discussion. Later, Super Tuesday is the topic of conversation between Dave and Trish Siplon, a professor of political science at St. Michael’s College.

From the Statehouse

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House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, Rep. Tom Stevens, Congressman Peter Welch and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe join Dave for discussions of Statehouse and national politics.

Sanders Campaign and CCV Students Taking Classes at UVM

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Paul Heintz of Seven Days joins Dave to talk about Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Karen Kevra of Capital City Concerts talks about an upcoming performance of the Paris Piano Trio. Later, Jennifer Fath and Kate Finley Woodruff of UVM and Nicole Stetson of the Community College of Vermont talk about a program that allows CCV students to continue at UVM.

Dems’ Debate, Scams, and Universal Health Care

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Steve Pappas of the Times Argus and Rutland Herald joins Dave to talk about the Democratic debate. Attorney General TJ Donovan and Elliot Greenblott of AARP visit to provide an update on consumer scams. And Dr. Deb Richter talks about health care issues, including universal primary care.

Harvey Weinstein Case and Democratic Primaries

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Lisa Senecal of the Vermont Commission on Women joins Dave to talk about the verdict in the Harvey Weinstein case. Middlebury College political science Prof. Matthew Dickinson talks with Dave about the road ahead in Democratic primaries.

News review, Marijuana, and Canadian drugs

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Colin Meyn of VTDigger visits for a review of recent news stories; a discussion of whether Vermont should enact taxed and regulated marijuana sales, with guests Colorado physician Dr. Ken Finn, Maine marijuana commission member Scott Gagnon, former “bud tender” Anne Hassel and pro-legalization advocate Matt Simon. And health care advocate Mike Fisher talks about importing cheaper Canadian drugs.

From the Statehouse

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Blogger Guy Page and Xander Landen of VTDigger join Dave for discussions of Statehouse goings on. Later, Steve Howard of the VSEA updates Dave and listeners on issues affecting state workers.

Act 250, Farm Biosecurity

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Dave’s guests include two critics and one defender of changes proposed to the Act 250 land-use law. John Brabant and Ed Stanak speak against the proposed changes. Jon Groveman of the Vermont Natural Resources Council speaks for them. Later, in our Seeds to Society segment, UVM animal scientist Julie Smith and Lisa Kalimantan of the Jersey Girl’s Dairy in Chester …

Guns and Domestic Violence and the New Coronavirus

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Gun rights advocate Chris Bradley and Karen Tronsgard-Scott of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence exchange views about legislation that would make it easier to take guns away from alleged domestic abusers. Later, infectious disease specialists from the Vermont Health Department and UVM College of Medicine talk about the new Coronavirus.

OneCare and Jim Harvey Talks Horse Racing

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Jon Margolis, political columnist with VTDigger.org, joins Dave to talk about the relative strengths and weaknesses of presidential candidates. Ham Davis, commentator on health care issues, weighs in about OneCare and other health issues. Later, James Harvey of Waterbury helps Dave fill out the history of horse racing in Vermont.

Fuel Your Neighbor Update and Covering the New Hampshire Primary

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Monday’s show starts with a conversation between Dave and Steve Pappas of The Times Argus on a range of recent news stories. Sue Minter stops in to provide an update on Capstone Community Action’s Fuel Your Neighbor campaign. And Dave talks with David Mindich, a journalism professor at Temple University, about his recent work with students covering the New Hampshire …

From the Statehouse

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Friday’s show opens with Dave talking with Gov. Phil Scott on a range of issues, followed by a conversation with Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe. Later, three members of the Youth Lobby on climate join Dave to talk about their activism.

DOJ Controversy and Horse Farming

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Thursday’s show begins with a discussion of the big controversy at the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of the Roger Stone case and President Trump’s interference. Former Vermont U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin is Dave’s guest. Later, a discussion about horse farming in Vermont with Vermont Horse Council President Heidi Krantz and Chrissy Rohan, lecturer in UVM’s Department of Animal …

NH Primary and Norwich University Fundraising

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Wednesday’s show features two political science professors as  bookends — Matt Dickinson of Middlebury College and Linda Fowler of Dartmouth — talking about the New Hampshire primary and the road ahead. In between, Norwich University President Richard Schneider talks about the school’s just completed $100 million fundraising campaign.

Ethics in Government

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Dave’s show opens with a discussion of ethics in government, and whether Vermont needs a code of ethics for public officials. Guests include state Auditor Doug Hoffer and Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Chair of the House Government Operations Committee.

A Jazz Great Helps a Vermont Music Venue Select a New Piano

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Dave’s guests include Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org for a Vermont news review; UVM Trustees Vice Chair Ron Lumbra for an update on efforts to bring more diversity to the board; and Cuban-born jazz piano great Elio Villafranca on the help he gave a new Vermont performance venue, the Double E in Essex, to select a new Steinway grand piano. Villafranca performs there …

From the Statehouse

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Secretary of State Jim Condos joins Dave to talk about the Iowa caucuses and protections for Vermont’s voting processes. Chris Neitzey of the Afterschool Alliance stops by to talk about plans to expand after school programming for young people. Later, advocates for expanding mental health services for children talk with Dave about the issues.

Social Security and Maple Sugaring

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Dave’s first guest Thursday is Steve Pappas, editor and publisher of the Times Argus and Rutland Herald. Max Richtman of the National Association to Preserve Social Security and Medicare talks about proposed changes to those programs. Mark Isselhardt, maple specialist with UVM Extension, talks with Dave about preparations for the upcoming sugaring season.

Adam Sullivan, Peter Welch, and ReSource

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit with Adam Sullivan, who’s been covering presidential politics for WCAX Channel 3. Congressman Peter Welch then joins Dave for his read on impeachment and presidential politics. Later, Tom Longstreth of ReSource stops in to talk about that organization’s multiple missions in recycling and job training, as well as its new headquarters in …

Iowa Caucuses, Cultural Preservation, and Vermont Supreme Court

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a review of the Iowa caucuses with VTDigger.org columnist Jon Margolis.  Major Corine Wegener, who oversaw cultural preservation for U.S. forces in Iraq, joins Dave for a conversation about protecting cultural treasures in times of war. Later, legal analyst Dan Richardson joins Dave for a conversation about recent Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

News Review and Vermont Land Trust

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from VTDIgger’s Colin Meyn and a review of recent Vermont news. Later, the Vermont Land Trust’s Nick Richardson stops in to talk about that organization’s efforts to adapt to changing land use in Vermont.

From the Statehouse

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Dave welcomes John Walters of VTDigger.org to open the show with a conversation about general Statehouse goings-on. Jon Groveman of the Vermont Natural Resources Council talks about that group’s proposal for big changes to Act 250. Later, three party leaders talk about their respective agendas.

Farm Show, Day 3

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The third day of the Dave Gram Show at the 2020 Vermont Farm Show features conversations between the host and Diane Bothfeld of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture on the state of dairying in the state; with retiring Farm Show manager Jackie Folsom about her work in that role; state master gardener coordinator Beret Halvorson; Jenn Colby of UVM’s Sustainable …

Farm Show, Day 2

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Dave’s guests include UVM Extension’ Meredith Nike’s on farmers responding to climate change; Sarah Danny on the Vermont Farm to Plate Program; and Abby Willard and Ellen Kapler on the Vermont Strategic Agriculture Plan.

Farm Show Opens

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Dave travels to the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction for the first of three days of the Vermont Farm Show. Tuesday’s guests include Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Bob White of the Vermont Christmas Tree Growers Association and Bill Mares of the Vermont Beekeepers Association. In the last half hour, Dave switches to talk to Anne Galloway about a major …

Mentoring and Legislative Update with Rep. Tom Stevens

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We start Monday’s show chatting with VTDigger’s Xander Landen about recent Vermont news. Richard Galbraith, vice president for research at the University of Vermont, checks in to talk about National Mentoring Month. Later, Rep. Tom Stevens, D-Waterbury, talks with Dave about legislation on paid family leave, minimum wage and homelessness.

From the Statehouse: Focus on the Environment

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VTDigger’s Elizabeth Gribkoff starts us off with an overview on environmental legislation. Senate Natural Resources Committee Chairman Chris Bray talks about “all fuels energy efficiency.” House Energy and Technology Committee Chairman Tim Briglin talks about legislation to fight climate change. Reps. Amy Sheldon and Jim McCullough talk about big changes proposed for the Act 250 land-use law.

Ethics Case, Politics, and Eliminating Food Waste

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Seven Days reporter Kevin McCallum joins Dave to talk about a lawmaker’s brush with the House ethics panel. Political scientist Linda Fowler of Dartmouth talks with Dave about the Democratic primary and impeachment. Later, the University of Vermont’s Meredith Niles and Josh Kelly of the Agency of Natural Resources join Dave to talk about Vermont’s coming universal recycling law.

Governor’s Budget, Attacks on Sanders, and Impeachment

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Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org joins Dave to talk about Gov. Phil Scott’s budget address. He and Steve Pappas both talk with Dave about the barbs being directed at Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump also will be a topic.

Banning Menthol Cigarettes and Employee Ownership

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Tina Zook of the Vermont Heart Association and Dr. Phillip Eardener talk about a movement to get the FDA to ban menthol cigarettes after they have already banned several other flavors and the two discuss how this relates to the health of African Americans. Later, Paula Routley of Seven Days and Matthew Cropp of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center join Dave …

State of the State for People of Color and Health Care Affordability

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Monday’s show includes visits with Human Rights Commission Chair and Rep. Kevin Christie of the state of the state for people of color on this Martin Luther King Day. Later, Mike Fisher, Health Care advocate with Vermont Legal Aid, checks in on the struggles people are having with health care costs.

Vermont Constitutional Ammendment and Paid Family Leave

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Friday’s broadcast from the Statehouse starts with a conversation with VTDigger columnist John Walters. Sens. Debbie Ingram and Dick McCormack talk about an amendment to the Vermont Constitution to clarify the state’s ban on slavery. Later, a panel of guests talks about laid family leave.

DMV Lawsuit Settlement and The Next Generation of Dairy Farmers

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Representatives from Migrant Justice and the ACLU join Dave to talk about a settlement of a lawsuit aimed at getting the Department of Motor Vehicles to reduce its collaboration with federal immigration authorities. Steve Pappas of the Time Argus and Rutland Herald checks in for a discussion of recent Vermont news. Later, the weekly Seeds to Society segment: Associate Dean …

Election Security, The Spirit of Ethan Allen, and Climate Change

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with Montpelier City Clerk John Odom talking about using blockchain technology to protect election integrity. Mike Shea talks about how his Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise ship is getting some cleaner engines. Later, Ben Walsh of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group and Sandra Levine of the Conservation Law Foundation talk about climate change legislation. 

Silo Distiller Erin Bell, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, and Sen. Patrick Leahy

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show features a visit by Erin Bell, Chief distiller with Silo Distillery, based in Windsor, which has had two of its products nominated in international competition for prizes from the Good Foods Foundation. Later, Dave interviews gubernatorial candidate David Zuckerman and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy.

Digger News, A Blend of Arts, and A Way Around the Electoral College

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Colin Meyn joins Dave to catch us up on news in VTDigger.org. Karen Kevra of Capital City Concerts and children’s author M.T. Anderson preview an upcoming concert and art exhibit featuring Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” And State Sen. Christopher Pearson provides an update on an effort to defuse the Electoral College as a force in presidential elections.

Under the Golden Dome

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Dave hosts the first regular Friday broadcast of the 2020 session from the Statehouse. Xander Landen of VTDigger lays out the big picture as the first guest. Reps. Janet Ancel and Kate Webb, chairs of the House Ways and Means and Education committees, respectively, talk with Dave about schools and how to pay for them. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and …

Sexual harassment, Water Quality and Agriculture

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Chair Lisa Senecal and Executive Director Cary Brown of the Vermont Commission on Women join Dave for a discussion about new resources and possible legislation to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Later, Joshua Falkner and Kirsten Workman of UVM Extension join Dave for a “Seeds to Society” segment on agriculture and water quality.

Iran Retaliates for Soleimani’s Death

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show is devoted mostly to events in the Middle East, with guests including Axios World Editor Dave Lawlor, longtime Middle East analyst and commentator Bob Nay and others.

The Future of the Brattleboro Retreat

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show Starts with a visit by Josh O’Gorman of the Waterbury Record, for an update on news from the paper’s coverage area. Later, Mental Health Commissioner Sarah Squirrel and then Louis Josephson, CEO, of the Brattleboro Retreat talk with Dave about the financial crisis at the psychiatric hospital, a linchpin of the state’s mental health system.

Peter Welch and Peter Galbraith on US/Iran Tensions

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Congressman Peter Welch joins Dave to talk about Iran, impeachment and other topics. Colin Meyn joins Dave for a review of recent Vermont news. Former Vermont state Sen. Peter Galbraith, who worked as a diplomat in the Middle East, joins Dave to talk about what Iran might do in response to the United States’ killing of a top general.

Surgery Scramble in Colchester and Refugee Resettlement

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Dave’s show begins with a visit by Anne Galloway and Katie Jickling of VTDigger.org, to talk about their coverage of a surgery scramble caused by the closure of a UVM-affiliated surgery center in Colchester. Times Argus editor and publisher Steve Pappas joins Dave to talk about a tussle over a new slogan for Barre. Later, economist Art Woolf and refugee resettlement …

Mitzi Johnson and Tim Ashe Preview the 2020 Legislative Session

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show starts with an interview with House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe about the upcoming legislative session. Later, Ronen Levy and Jahala Dudley join Dave. She’s the Vermont farmer who shipped 106 pounds of hemp to a Brooklyn CBD shop. He’s the man who was arrested on marijuana trafficking charges when he …

New Year’s Hikes and John Kilacky

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with Jessica Savage of the state Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation talking about New Year’s Day hikes at state parks around Vermont. Blogger John Walters stops in to talk politics in the second half hour. Later, legislator and video artist John Kilacky talks with Dave about a show opening at the Helen Day Arts …

Impeachment and Scrounge-A-Thon

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Colin Meyn joins Dave for a review of recent news reported by VTDigger.org; Garrison Nelson, whose specialty as a UVM political science professor was Congress, talks about the House hand-off of impeachment articles to the Senate. Later, energy entrepreneur Lori Barg and Maker Space maven Doug Webster talk with Dave about a new, inventive “Scrounge-a-thon” for young people.

Food Assistance, VTDigger Fundraising, and Police-Involved Deaths

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show features economist Art Woolf talking about the high number of Vermonters receiving food assistance; Anne Galloway talking about the highlights of the year at VTDigger.org and its year-end fundraising drive,;and former Vermont ACLU chief Allen Gilbert talking about the growing frequency in Vermont of fatal encounters with police.

Impeachment and International Learning

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Legal analyst Dan Richardson talks with Dave about new wrinkles in the impeachment process. Northern Vermont University Professor Alexandre Strokonov  provides some Russian-flavored commentary on impeachment. Later, in our Seeds to Society segment, we look at international learning opportunities connected to the the University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Flu Shots and The AP’s Top Ten Stories of 2019

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with Kinney Drugs pharmacist Shannon Miller talking about why it’s a good idea to get a flu shot. Later, Wilson Ring of the Associated Press talks about the top 10 stories of the year in Vermont.

Employee Background Checks and Senator Leahy on Impeachment

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a visit from state Auditor Doug Hoffer, who’s been looking at how well schools and human service agencies are doing getting required background checks done on new employees. Lia Ernst of the ACLU joins Dave to talk about federal law enforcement impinging on the state Constitution. Later, Sen. Patrick Leahy talks with Dave about impeachment …

Food Insecurity

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Times Argus Publisher Steve Pappas and blogger Guy Page talk impeachment and other topics with Dave. Later, our Thursday “Seeds to Society” segment focuses on food insecurity with Farryl Bertmann and Any Davidson of the University of Vermont.

Colin Quinn and Washington County Youth Services Bureau

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show features Colin Meyn of VTDigger, talking about recent Vermont stories; comedian and former “Weekend Update” host Colin Quinn, talking about his upcoming show in Burlington; and Kreig Pinkham, executive director of the Washington County Youth Services Bureau.

Stanley Sloan and Holiday Prep Stress on Women

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit by Seven Days reporter Paul Heintz, talking about his continuing coverage of problems at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. Stanley Sloan, a former CIA analyst, current visiting scholar at Middlebury College, and critic of President Donald Trump, was disinvited as keynote speaker at a conference on NATO in Denmark by the U.S. ambassador, …

Mike Smith and Vermont Cheese

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show features a visit by Mike Smith, who will talk in his capacity as human services secretary about the women’s prison in South Burlington and as a Navy Seal reflecting on the  case of Eddie Gallagher and former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Later, UVM cheese scientist Paul  Kindstedt and cheesemaker Rosy Neale talk with Dave as another …

Children’s Literacy Foundation and Efficiency Vermont

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show features conversations between Dave and Times Argus and Rutland Herald Editor Steve Pappas, Erika Nichols-Frazer of the Children’s Literacy Foundation and, later, Rebecca Foster and Li Lang Young of Efficiency Vermont.

The Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a discussion with John Walters about recent developments in Vermont news. Later, Congressman Peter Welch visits, and legal analyst Dan Richardson talks about the newest member of the Vermont Supreme Court.

Drug Abuse and Tax and Regulate

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a review of recent Vermont stories with Xander Landen of VTDigger.org. Dave then offers some thoughts on an essay that appeared in the Time Argus and Rutland Herald this weekend on “the divine right of kings.” Later, Cynthia Seivwright of Essex Junction, director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs at the Vermont Department of Health, …

Prison Troubles and Climate Change

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation with Paul Heintz, author of a Seven Days exposé on sexual abuse and drug use among staff at Vermont’s only women’s prison. Later, Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas and Sen. Christopher Pearson join Dave to talk about their work with the Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus to promote aggressive legislation to combat climate change.

Impeachment and Growing Saffron in Vermont

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Retired St. Michael’s College political science professor John Hughes joins Dave to talk about impeachment. Later, this week’s Seeds to Society segment looks at whether Vermont could become fertile ground for the world’s most expensive spice — saffron.

Food Waste and Feed a Family

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Lee Kittell hosts the show while Dave recovers from an illness at home. Steve Pappas, editor at the Times Argus, talks about his recent editorial about waste during the holiday season which prompts a discussion about Vermont’s upcoming waste law that makes composting mandatory as of July 1, 2020. In the second half of the show, Vermont Foodbank CEO John …

Fuel Your Neighbor and Go Easy on Pot

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It’s Giving Tuesday, and the Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Sue Minter, CEO with Capstone Community Action, on that agency’s Fuel Your Neighbors program. Later, Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont commissioner of health, talks about a new public information information campaign about cannabis.

News Review and Homelessness in Vermont

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VTDigger’s Colin Meyn joins Dave to start Monday’s show with a review of recent Vermont news stories. Later, Judi Joy, Executive Director of Barre’s Good Samaritan Haven stops in to talk about why homelessness is increasing in Washington County when it is declining elsewhere in Vermont.

Black Friday Music Special

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Dave takes a break from the political talk and news on the day after Thanksgiving to talk about music. He plays a selection of original pieces and covers of the same songs. Which version of each do you prefer?

Trump Court Rulings, George Aiken, and Voting Rights

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with legal analyst Dan Richardson talking with Dave about two key court rulings concerning President Trump. Writer Steve Terry stops in to talk about his new book on Vermont Sen. George Aiken.  Later, Secretary of State a Jim Condos talks about his call to pass new voting rights legislation.

News Review; Legislative Agenda: Human Services

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Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org joins Dave to open Monday’s show with a review of recent Vermont news. Later, Sen. Ginny Lyons, chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee talks about how the upcoming session of the Legislature might tackle some human services issues.

A Review of This Week’s Impeachment Hearings

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show focuses throughout on impeachment proceedings in Washington. Dave’s guests include Congressman Peter Welch, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Bob Ney of Talk Media News and retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis. 

News Review, Mike Smith’s New Post

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with VTDigger’s Colin Meyn talking with Dave about recent Vermont news developments. Blogger and political observer Kevin Ellis stops by to talk about the impeachment proceedings in Washington. And former host Mike Smith stops in to talk about his new role as Vermont secretary of human services.

Harwood Schools, Dam Safety and Agritourism

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Josh O’Gorman of the Waterbury Record and an update on a key vote of the Harwood school board set for Wednesday night. Dan Green, director of dam safety with the Department of Environmental Conservation, joins Dave to talk about safety issues with some Vermont dams. Later, our weekly Seeds to Society …

News Review and Unclaimed Property

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation about recent news events between Dave and Times Argus Editor Steve Pappas. Then state Treasurer Beth Pearce stops in to talk about her office’s unclaimed property. 

Remote Worker Grants, UVM Board Makeup, and a Legal Review

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with state Auditor Doug Hoffer talking about his review of the Remote Worker Grant Program. A UVM Board of Trustees member and two legislators join Dave to talk about gender parity on a board that currently lacks it. Legal analyst Dan Richardson comes in for a review of recent court cases.

News Review, Veterans’ Affairs, and Act 46

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show opens with a discussion on recent Vermont news with Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org. Robert Burke, Director of the State Office of Veterans’ Affairs, joins Dave to talk about what programs the state makes available to veterans. Later, education activists Margaret MacLean and David Kelley stop in to voice their concerns about the Act 46 school consolidation law.

Impeachment, Marlboro College, and DNA in Medicine

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation with Peter Galbraith reviewing recent developments in the impeachment inquiry underway in Washington. Marlboro College board chairman Dick Saudek stops in to deliver some big news about that institution. In the second hour, Dr. Bob Wildin of the University of Vermont Medical Center joins with Dave to talk about using DNA testing …

Access to Justice and Salmonella

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show begins with the Vermont Bar Association’s Mary Ashcroft and Vermont Law School’s Erin Jacobson, along with attorney Dan Richardson, talking about the economic impact of Vermont’s Access to Justice program, which provides legal assistance to low-income people. Later, it’s our weekly “Seeds to Society” segment, in collaboration with the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. …

1800 and Froze to Death

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Howard Coffin joins Dave to talk about his new historical research into “1800 and Froze to Death.” Later, Commissioner Chris Cole of the Department of Buildings and General Services talks about storing and selling firearms seized by the state.

LGBT Families, Steven Wright, and Sen. Dick Sears

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a discussion of a Trump administration proposed rule that would allow faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to continue getting taxpayer funding even if they exclude LGBT families based on religious grounds. Justin Marsh of the Pride Center of Vermont joins Dave to discuss. Later, comedian Steven Wright shares some of his hilarity with …

Veterans and Economic Development

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Three veterans’ town halls, sessions where those who have served in uniform get to speak their minds uninterrupted, are set for Colchester, St. Johnsbury and Rutland on Sunday. Two of three three event leaders talk with Dave during the first hour of Friday’s show. Later, David White, who has been working in Vermont’s development industry for nearly 40 years, joins Dave …

John Klar, John Walters, and Crop Diversity

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Republican John Klar talks with Dave about his primary challenge against Gov. Phil Scott.  Blogger John Walters stops in to share his views on the current Vermont political scene. Later, UVM’s Eric von Wettberg and farmer Nando Jaramillio talk with Dave about crop diversity as part of the show’s weekly Seeds to Society series

Will the Fayston Elementary School Close

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We devote the entire show Wednesday to the still-roiling debate in the Harwood Unified Union School District on whether to close the elementary school in Fayston.  Among Dave’s guests are Torrey Smith, vice chair of the union school board and reporters Josh O’Gorman of the Waterbury Record and Lola Duffort of VTDigger.org.

Environmental News, Guy Page, and Peter Shumlin

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit by environmental writer Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org discussing some of her recent stories. Conservative blogger Guy Page then joins Dave to provide his take on the news. Later, former Gov. Peter Shumlin, who’s now teaching health policy at Harvard, recalls Vermont’s failed attempt at a single-payer system.

Norm McAllister and the Transportation Climate Initiative

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Colin Meyn of VTDigger and a discussion of recent Vermont news stories. Then former state Sen. Norm McAllister, acquitted last week in the last of a series of sex charges, stops by to talk with Dave about his experience with the justice system. Later, Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and …

Communicating About Climate Change and International Trade

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Andrew Revkin of Columbia University is at the University of Vermont today to talk about how to communicate key information concerning climate change. He stops first for an interview with the Dave Gram Show. Later, Art Woolf, recently retired University of Vermont economics professor, joins Dave for a general conversation about trade, the economy and related issues.

OneCare and the 2020 Census

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Thursday’s show starts with a visit from Katie Jickling of VTDigger.org, a health care reporter who will talk with Dave about “OneCare,” a big new entity on the state’s health care scene. Later, Capstone Community Action executive director Sue Minter and experts from the University of Vermont talk about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.

Steve Pappas and Public Records

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The show starts with a conversation between Dave and Steve Pappas of the Times Argus. Attorney General TJ Donovan and someone from the ACLU talk about access to public records.

Canadian Election, Aid to Central America and “Adult-Onset Hunting”

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation between Dave and St. Michael’s College political scientist and Canada expert Jeffrey Ayres on a Canadian election that as of Monday night was seen as too close to call. Forty years after the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, some Vermont church groups and towns are maintaining their connections with communities in Central America. …

Congressman Peter Welch on Impeachment and Act 46 in Fayston

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Monday’s show starts with a visit from Congressman Peter Welch to talk with Dave and VTDigger’s Colin Meyn about impeachment and Syria. Colin and Dave then discuss recent Vermont stories. Later, two visitors from the Harwood Union school district join Dave to talk about the aftermath of the Act 46 school consolidation law is unfolding there.

Jim Condos on Election Security

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Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos joins Dave to talk election security. Max Richtman discusses the recent social security cost of living adjustment and what it means for beneficiaries. CBS News Correspondent Mike Lyons updates us on the situation for the US Military in Syria. Dick Wobby Jr. comes by to tell us about the upcoming Wheels for Warmth fundraiser. …

Presidential Candidate Bill Weld and Farm Labor

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Thursday’s Dave Gram show starts with a visit by Bill Weld, former Massachusetts governor and current candidate for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Seven Days reporter Courtney  Lamdin joins Dave to talk about a proliferation of home security cameras. Later, our weekly Seeds to Society segment looks at labor issues on Vermont dairy farms.

A New Innovation Hub and TJ Donovan on Public Records

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Times Argus and Rutland Herald editor Steve Pappas joins Dave to open Wednesday’s show with a conversation about recent Vermont news. Dennis Moynihan of the Vermont Innovation Commons then joins Dave to talk about a new innovation hub planned for the closed College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Later, Attorney General T.J. Donovan checks in to talk about his office’s …

Indigenous People’s Day and Accessory Dwelling Units

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Tuesday’s show start with Dave talking with UVM Prof. Sherwood Smith about the transition from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. We follow that with an update from CBS about the impeachment inquiry. Later, AARP is sponsoring a talk about accessory dwelling units, and the guest speaker, Portland, Oregon-based Eli Sepvak, joins Dave to talk about how such units might …

Syrian Withdrawal, Paint Thinners, and Threats to Birds

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Dave opens Monday’s show with a conversation with Peter Galbraith, Vermont-based businessman and former diplomat with extensive knowledge of the Kurds abandoned in northern Syria last week by President Trump. Pam Wadman of the Vermont Health Department talks with Dave about new warnings over a chemical in many paint thinners. Later, David Mears of the Audubon Society talks with Dave …

Climate change, Rusty DeWees and Hemp

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Friday’s Dave Gram show begins with a conversation with Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Wilson Center and former Pentagon official, about climate change and national security. Comedian Rusty DeWees then joins Dave to preview his upcoming Tiny Town Hall Tour. Later, Dave welcomes two hemp growers to talk about their harvest and the rapid growth of the hemp industry …

Election Security, Inmate Populations, and Moose Genetics

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Secretary of State Jim Condos and Montpelier City Clerk John Odom start Thursday’s Dave Gram Show with an update on election security. Falko Schilling If the American Civil Liberties Union stops in to talk about that group’s ideas for reducing Vermont’s prison population. Later, in our weekly “Seeds to Society” segment, two University of Vermont professors join Dave to talk …

Unknown Blues Band and Charitable Giving

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Times Argus and Rutland Herald editor Steve Pappas. Burlington guitarist Paul Asbell then joins Dave to talk about an upcoming show honoring a king of the Burlington blues scene. Later, David Mislon of Temple University talks about charitable giving.

Yom Kippur, EB-5 Scandal, and Net Neutrality

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show features a conversation with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, president of the Beth Jacob Synagogue in Montpelier, about the significance of Yom Kippur. The Jewish holy day of atonement starts at sundown Tuesday. She and Dave are joined by Beth Jacob member Fran Levine. Later, legal analyst Dan Richardson joins Dave to talk about important court rulings on Vermont’s EB-5 …

Capital City Concerts, Climate Change, and Impeachment

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The first hour of Monday’s show features Colin Meyn of VTDigger talking about Vermont news stories and Karen Kevra of Capital City Concerts talk about an upcoming performance. Later, WDEV’s Roger Hill talks about climate change and Guy Page and Kevin Ellis join Dave to talk about impeachment.

Vermont Fails to Reach Carbon Reduction Goals

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show focuses it’s first hour on the acknowledgement by Vermont officials won’t meet the goal set out in state law for a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse emissions from 1990 levels by 2028. Guests include environmental writer Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org, Deouty Natural Resources Secretary Peter Walke and Johanna Miller of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Later, Dave …

Good and Bad News for Bernie Sanders and 4-H

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Sow starts with Kit Norton of VTDigger talking about good news and bad news for Bernie Sanders. Christopher Kaufman Illstrup of the Vermont Humanities Council talks about an upcoming appearance in Burlington by Congressman John Lewis. Later, a 4-H student, her mom and the program director stop in to talk about the venerable program in Vermont.

A Financial Planning Conference and an African-American Play

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram show starts with a review of recent Vermont news with Dave and Steve Pappas, editor of the Times Argus and Rutland Herald. Financial Regulation Commissioner Mike Pieciak stops by to talk about an upcoming financial planning conference. Later, Jarvis Green, director of Esai’s Table, talks about the world premiere of this off-Broadway, all-African-American production coming up in …

Drone Safety and the Impeachment Inquiry

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show features a conversation with Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, director of the UVM’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory, which is working on drone safety. Later, legal analyst Dan Richardson reflects on the impeachment inquiry.

Vermont News, Impeachment, and Getting Wildlife Across Route 100

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation between Dave and VTDigger’s Colin Meyn about recent Vermont news. University of Vermont political science professor Lisa Holmes joins Dave to talk about how impeachment proceedings might unfold in Washington. Later, Jim Shallow of The Nature Conservancy, Kristen Sharpless of Stowe Land Trust, and Bob Heiser of Vermont Land Trust visit the …

US Senators and Ukraine and a Book on Whistleblowers

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation with John Walters and Guy Page on whether three senators, including Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, engaged in conduct with Ukraine similar to President Trump’s. Bill Boardman joins Dave to provide his own unique take, then Congressman Peter Welch weighs in. Later, Middlebury College Prof. Allison Stanger talks with Dave about her new book …

Soil Science

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Dave talks with two representatives from UVM about their soil science program and the university’s participation in a soil identification competition.

Norwich University Military Writers Symposium

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The Dave Gram Show travels to Northfield Wednesday for the Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium, where he speaks with university President Richard Schneider and several experts on military and foreign affairs. Sure to come up: President Trump’s admission that he tried to influence Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden and his father, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Shifting Populations, Local Dining Hall Food, and Managing Nuclear Waste

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Why does Chittenden County boom while rural areas of Vermont languish? Erin Petenko, data reporter with VTDigger.org, joins Dave to discuss. UVM is planning a farmers’ market on Wednesday to highlight local foods in conjunction with its food service. Dave and UVM’s Melissa Watson preview on Tuesday. Later, Deb Katz of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance talks with Dave about recent …

A New Union President, Climate Strike, and Free the Nipple

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Colin Meyn fills in for Dave while he’s away. He starts with a conversation with David Van Deusen, the new president of the Vermont AFL-CIO, on the future of the labor organization. Kim Farnham of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice previews their Seasons of Life annual fundraiser. Janel Hanrahan, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the Northern Vermont University …

Global Climate Strike

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It’s an all-climate show,  marking a “global climate strike” starting Friday morning.  Representatives of solar company SunCommon and Green Mountain Power talk with Dave about their efforts to shift to all-Electric vehicle fleets. Energy analyst Willem Post talks about his concern about over-harvesting Vermont’s forests and the carbon impacts from that. Later, two green group officials talk about Vermont’s population …

State College Woes, First Responder Crisis, and Apple Crops

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Thursday’s Dave Gran Show starts with a visit with Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding and a conversation about the troubled institutions’ future. Then, Milton Town Manager Don Turner joins Dave to talk about Vermont’s struggling first responder services. Later, University of Vermont apple expert Terry Bradshaw and Dan Bair of East Montpelier’s Peck Farm Orchard join Dave to talk …

2020 Census and the Bernie Campaign

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show leads off with a visit from Sue Minter, CEO of Capstone Community Action, who will talk about her worries concerning under-counting low-income Vermonters in the upcoming Census. Then Kit Norton, just back from a VTDigger.org reporting trip to South Carolina, will talk about the state of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Later, we open the phone lines for listener calls.

Public Records and Social Security

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit by James Duff Lyall of the Vermont ACLU chapter and a conversation about an important court victory on access to public records. Then VTDigger’s Anne Galloway comes in to talk about that organization’s 10th anniversary. Later, Webster Phillips of the National Association to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has practical advice for …

Marlboro College and Vaping

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With many Vermont colleges struggling and some closing, Marlboro College earlier this year came up with an innovative plan for self-preservation: merge with the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Now merger talks have broken down and the deal has gone away. We talk with Marlboro Trustees’ chair Richard Saudek about what happened and what the future holds. Then, Garrett Graff …

Politics, Honey Beer, and the Ascension of Women

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Friday’s Dave Gram show features a visit from John Walters, author of the Vermont Political Observer blog, followed by folks touting a new collaboration between the Alchemist brewers and a pollinator-friendly solar farm to make honey beer.  Later, Lisa Senecal and Cary Brown of the Vermont Commission on Women stop in to talk about sexism in the media, culture and …

Dave at the Tunbridge Fair

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For Thursday’s Dave Gram Show, we travel to Tunbridge for a live broadcast from one of Vermont’s most loved agricultural fairs. Guests will include fair board President Alan Howe; Tracy Amil, who registers exhibits; Pat Brennan, a food vendor, and others. 

Parkinson’s and Speech and Art Woolf

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a chat with Times Argus editor Steve Pappas about recent news events in Vermont. Ashley Michaelis of the UVM Medical Center checks in to talk about new efforts to help people dealing with Parkinson’s disease with their speech and swallowing. Later, Art Woolf joins our moonlighting host to talk about his column in VTDigger.org on the …

Net Zero Emissions, Electric Vehicles, and Supreme Court Decisions

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Darren Springer, general manager of the Burlington Electric Department, about a move to push the city toward “net zero” carbon emissions. Robb Kidd of the Sierra Club then stops by to talk about an upcoming electric vehicle exhibition in Montpelier. Later, legal analyst Dan Richardson joins Dave to talk about two …

Suresh Garimella and Rootstock Publishing

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with an interview with Suresh Garimella, the new president of the University of Vermont. Then Colin Meyn of VTDigger joins Dave for a review of recent Vermont News. Later, Stephen McArthur of Montpelier-based Rootstock Publishing and Rootstock poetry editor Samantha Kolber join Dave to talk about projects they’ve got underway.

Protecting History from Climate Change

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Steve Pappas hosts the show while Dave is away. Mike Donoghue talks about his role vetting files for the diocese relating to the sex abuse scandal. Rachel Onuf and Michele Bailey talk about trying to preserve history in the threat of increased weather events due to climate change.

2020 Election, Gov. Phil Scott, and Vermont History

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Former Governor Jim Douglas fills in while Dave is away. Jim invites Professer Matt Dickinson of Middlebury College to talk about the 2020 presidential election. Lindsay Kurrle talks about her new role as Secretary of Commerce and Community Development. Governor Phil Scott talks about the last legislative session and his priorities for the next. Steve Perkins of the Vermont Historical …

Audubon Vermont and the Mt. Washington Cog Railway

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Pat McDonald hosts the show while Dave is away. Pat invites David Mears, Executive Director of Audubon Vermont, to talk about Vermont birds. Tim Lewis talks about his work tracking the history of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.

Political Science and Boston Sports

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Steve Pappas of the Times Argus hosts the show while Dave is away. Steve talks with Jack Gierzynski, chair of the Political Science Department at UVM, about various political topics from government transparency to entertainment to election reform. Later, Boston sports writer Chad Finn recaps the Red Sox season and the previews the Patriots season.

Morefest and Writer Bill Boardman

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show features a conversation between Dave and Catrina Brackett about an upcoming family-friendly town fair, Morefest. Later, Vermont writer Bill Boardman comes in to talk about his new book, a collection of essays written from a decidedly left-critical perspective.

Lawn Mowing Sheep

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a discussion with Aidan Quigley of VTDigger.org on his story about UVM Medical Center being accused of forcing a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure against her will. Flutist Karen Kevra joins Dave to talk about Capitol City Concerts’ upcoming season. And Meridith Niles of UVM and Ethan Joseph of Shelburne Vineyards talk with Dave …

Local Coverage of Church Sex Abuse and Medicare for All

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation between Dave and Times Argus Editor Steve Pappas on topics including his paper’s very local coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals. Later, Dan Barlow talks about his new job with a national group pushing Medicare for all.

School Mergers, Mosquitos and Ticks, and the Bourgoin Trial

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a conversation with Molly Walsh of Seven Days on her article asking why three of Vermont’s most densely populated school districts — Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski — haven’t looked at school mergers. Patti Casey of the state Agency of Agriculture stops by to share the latest buzz on mosquitoes and talk about ticks. …

SBA Financing and Glebe Lands

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Monday’s Dave Gram show starts with a visit by Kit Norton of VTDigger who will describe a couple of Bernie Sanders’ recent policy rollouts. Then, Darcy Carter of the Small Business Administration and Ryan McDevitt of Benchmark Space Systems talk about SBA financing for inventors. Later, Karen Horn of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and Fairfax Town Manager …

Clergy Sex Offenders, Breastfeeding, and Independent Book Stores

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a discussion of Thursday’s release by Vermont’s Catholic Diocese of a list of clergy sex offenders. Mike Donoghue, a member of the lay committee that produced the list, and Burlington lawyer Jerome O’Neill join Dave. Katy Leffel of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice comes in to highlight breastfeeding awareness month and promote breastfeeding …

Public Input on National Forests, VT Lead, and Herecast

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Thursday’s show begins with a visit by Jamey Fidel of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, which is among numerous environmental groups expressing concern about proposed Trump administration rules the groups say would significantly reduce the opportunity for public input on decisions affecting national forests.   Two representatives of VT Lead, a coalition working to elect progressive-minded candidates up and down …

Efficiency Vermont

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with a visit by Times Argus Editor Steve Pappas, and a discussion of recent Vermont news. Later, Dave welcomes Department of Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, Efficiency Vermont Director Rebecca Foster and Elizabeth Gribkoff, energy and environment reporter for VTDigger.org, for a review of EVT’s recent performance.

Abortion Gag Rule and ‘Green’ Specialty Foods

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with two conversations related to the cutoff of federal funds to health care providers who refuse to follow an abortion gag rule: One with Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine and the other with Lucy Leriche of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.  Later, Joe Buley from Joe’s Kitchen at Screamin’ Ridge Farm, Morgan Hood from …

Catching Up on Recent News

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Colin Meyn of VTDigger stops by for a discussion of recent Vermont news stories. Later, attorney Dan Richardson stops by to offer some thoughts on recent legal news.

Women in Leadership, VT MAGA, and the Sanders Campaign

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation with Dee Lamberton of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce about a new award for women in leadership. Rick Cochran and Laura Benner of VT MAGA then join Dave to talk about their hopes of getting President Trump to do better in Vermont in 2020 than he did in 2016. Later, political …

School Drinking Water, Stowe Jazz Fest, and Internships

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Thursday’s  Dave Gram show begins with Vermont’s health commissioner, Dr. Mark Levine, talking about testing for lead in school drinking water supplies. George Petit comes by to talk about the upcoming Stowe Jazz Fest. Later, Lori Smith of the Vermont Futures Project, Bill Shouldice of Vermont Teddy Bear and Meg Gras of National Life chat about the value of internships …

An Editor Visits, Talking with TJ, and an Outdoor Recreation Survey

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Dave’s Wednesday show starts with a chat with Steve Pappas, editor of the Times Argus and Rutland Herald. Attorney General TJ Donovan talks about a multi-state suit against a pesticide manufacturer. Later, Jessica Savage and Becca Balint of the state Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation talk about a new survey of Vermonters’ outdoor recreation preferences.

Grange Hall Cultural Center and Flood Insurance

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a review of recent Vermont stories with Colin Meyn of VTDigger. Monica Callan of Waterbury’s Grange Hall Cultural Center stops by to talk about upcoming events there. Later, Rita Egan of FEMA stops in to provide a primer on flood insurance.

The Vermont Antique and Classic Car Meet

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Friday kicks off the 62nd annual vermont Antique and Classic Car Meet, and Dave will be there, talking with old car enthusiasts and event organizers, and providing a preview of fun events to come at the weekend-long show.

Rural Hospitals and the F-35

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show features a conversation with Jeff Tieman of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems about the future of rural hospitals in the state. Also, Col. David Smith If the Vermont National Guard stops in to talk about the pending arrival of F-35 fighter jets in Burlington.

Facial Recognition Software, Early College, and Financing Higher Ed

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On Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show, reporter Sawyer Loftus talks about a Burlington Free Press investigation of the Vermont DMV’s use of facial recognition software. Sen. Debby Ingram and Former Rep. Dave Sharpe talk about allowing students from religious schools to participate in a program allowing early college study. And Scott Giles of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. comes in to …

The Future of the Monkton General Store

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Steve Pappas of The Times Argus joins Dave for an exchange of news and views. Darcee Alderman If the Monkton General Store talks about getting her community’s support to save the business. Later, Dave has questions for listeners.

Progressive Candidates and Attracting Young People to Vermont

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On Friday’s Dave Gram Show, political columnist John Walters talks about the organizational shape of Vermont’s political parties. Progressive Party director Josh Wronski talks about who among the democratic presidential candidates is really progressive. Later, guests weigh in on the role colleges play in attracting young people to the state.

Opiate Addiction in Vermont

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On Thursday, the entire Dave Gram show is devoted to the opiate addiction crisis and the roads to recovery open to those caught in the throes of addiction. Guests include Jackie Corbally of the Burlington Police; Sharon Tarule of the Chittenden Clinic, Dr. Kin Kurak of Community Health of Brandon and others. 

Prescription Drug Prices, Commissions, and F-35s in Vermont

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with Greg Marchildon of AARP talking about prescription drug prices. Vermont Rep. John Gannon talks about a commission whose job is to do away with commissions. Later, the tables are turned as Dave is interviewed by WDEV summer intern Jack Lyons. And Dr John Reuwer of Physicians for Social Responsibility talks about an upcoming demonstration …

College Merger, Prescription Drugs, and Health Insurance Rates

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Richard Saudek, chairman of trustees at Marlboro College, on that school’s merger with the University of Bridgeport. Max Richtnan of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare talks about prescription drug legislation. Later, a conversation about rising health insurance rates with officials from Blue Cross and MVP Healthcare, along …

Election Security and School Closings

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Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org makes his regular Monday visit to the Dave Gram Show to talk about top Vermont news stories. Secretary of State Jim Condos talks about heightened concern over Russian election meddling following special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony last week. Later, April McCullum and Sadie Housberg of The Burlington Free Press join Dave to talk about how rural communities fare when their …

Financial Assistance from Employers, Award-Winning Fireworks, and UVM History

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show features a conversation with Ted Castoe, the CEO of Rhino Foods, a company with an uncommon approach to helping employees through tough financial times. Tom Swenson of Northstar Fireworks comes in to talk about winning second place in an international competition. Bill Averyt of the University of Vermont joins Dave to talk about historic tours of …

Congressman Welch and Guy Page

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Congressman Peter Welch is the leadoff guest on Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show, followed by Guy Page, with a conservative take on recent events. Later, Jack Lyons joins Dave for a discussion about whether it’s proper for the media to label Trump’s tweets as racist as a matter of fact.

Hunting in the Localvore Movement

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a review of recent Vermont news stories with Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org. Later, Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter and Shane Rogers of Rooted in Vermont talk about a new effort to make hunting and fishing part of Vermont’s locavore movement.

Heat Wave, Public Records, and Homelessness

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show starts with tips on how to stay healthy in the heat, for humans with Lauren Prinzing of the state Health Department and for animals with Dr. Megan Rumpke of the Montpelier Veterinary Hospital. Alan Keyes of VTDigger talks about a legal battle over public records with the Vermont Department of Corrections. Later, Montpelier merchant Lauren Andrews, …

Immigration and Youth Activism

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Thursday’s Dave Gram Show features a conversation with Will Lambek of Migrant Justice on recent immigration issues. Later, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and 17-year-old Rio Daims join Dave for a conversation about youth activism.

Right to Repair and the Future of Public Transit

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Is your device manufacture blocking your effort to repair? Sen. Chris Pearson joins Dave to talk about “right-to-repair” legislation and his testimony on the same issue before the Federal Trade Commission.  Mike DeBonis of the Green Mountain Club comes in to talk about an upcoming Long Trail fundraiser. Later, rail entrepreneur David Blittersdorf and officials from VTrans join Dave to …

Environmental News, Auditor’s Review of Lake Cleanup, VT Works

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VTDigger’s Elizabeth Gribkoff joins Dave to talk about recent Vermont Yankee and other environmental news. State Auditor Doug Hoffer talks about a new review of the state’s water cleanup efforts. Later, Bob Zulkowski of Vermont Works shares some exciting news about that alternative investment program.

Women’s Commission Leaders and PFOA

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Friday’s Dave Gram show starts with two leaders of the Vermont Commission on Women — Chair Lisa Senecal and Executive Director Cary Brown — talking about a range of issues for the first hour. Later, Peter Walke, deputy secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, joins Dave for an update on the state grappling with the chemical contaminant PFOA.

Bernie, Arson, and Third Parties

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Steve Pappas hosts the show while Dave is away. John Walters of Seven Days talks his recent column in Seven Days talking about the Sanders 2020 campaign. Bob Patterson of the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program talks arson crimes in the state and how the tip line has helped. Jess Diamondstone of the Vermont Liberty Union Party and Neil Johnson …

State Driver Databases, The Last Video Store, and Teacher Health Insurance

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Colin Meyn guest hosts the show. Sawyer Loftus from the Burlington Free Press talks about the state driver database being used by federal authorities including ICE. Nancy’s Video owners talk about being the last video store in Vermont. The Vermont NEA discuss their current negotiations over teacher health insurance plans.

Electric Cars, News Review, and Starting a Small Business in Vermont

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Public Utility Commission Chairman Anthony Roisman gives his view that Vermont needs to adopt a “wartime” footing in the adoption of electric cars. Times Argus editor Steve Pappas has a general review of Vermont news. Three guests in the second hour: Betsy Bishop of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein and Jen Robderts of Onion River …

News from Chittenden County, an Expanded Fuel Tax, and Choice on Abortion for Health Professionals

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Monday’s Dave Gram show starts with a conversation with Aidan Quigley of VTDigger.or on recent news out of Burlington and Chittenden County. Matt Cota of the Vermont Fuel Dealers’ Association then joins Dave to talk about the recent expansion of the state’s fuel tax to cover nonprofits, schools and municipalities. Later, should health professionals be able to avoid involvement in …

A Star Trek Podcast, Fireworks, and Blue Man Group

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Steve Pappas of the Times Argus hosts the show while Dave takes off the holiday weekend. Steve talks with Anthony Cox, host of Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast about his show. Later, Steve discusses the fireworks season with Tom Swenson of Northstar Fireworks. And Chris Bowen of Blue Man Group describes his journey with the performing troupe.

Insurance Coverage for Gender Affirmation, Capstone Community Action, Health Records, and a Racing Governor

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a conversation with Mike Pieciak, commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation, on insurance coverage for gender affirmation surgery. Capstone Community Action Director Sue Minter visits to talk about recent developments. Greater security for Health Department vital records is reviewed by that department’s Jessie Hammond. And Gov. Phil Scott stops by to preview an …

Bringing Broadband Internet to Rural Vermont

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Kevin O’Connor of VTDigger joins Dave to talk about the shape of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Later, Rep. Laura Sibilia and two public broadband leaders talk with Dave about bringing high speed internet to rural parts of Vermont.

Fundraising by Breweries and New Medicaid Rules

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Monday’s Dave Gram show starts with a visit by Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org. Then Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice and Lawson’s Finest Liquids talk up a new approach to fundraising. Later, new state rules on Medicaid coverage for those seeking a gender transition.

Vermont Colleges, Democratic Debates, and State Parks

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On Friday’s Dave Gram Show, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding is the leadoff guest, talking about a white paper he wrote about the future of the struggling college system. VTDigger.org columnist Jon Margolis provides some analysis of the Democratic presidential debates. Later, a discussion of summer tourism in Vermont will feature state parks chief Craig Whipple and Wendy Knight, commissioner of …

Bernie on Guns, Labor and Environment Join Forces, and a New Distillery

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Has Bernie Sanders waffled on gun control? Paul Heintz of Seven Days joins Dave to discuss. Blue-Green Alliance: when labor and environmental activists work together, green groups sometimes end up unionized. The Sierra Club’s Robb Kidd and Dave Van Deusen of AFSCME stop by to tell a story of this happening. Later, Ryan Christiansen of Caledonia Spirits stops by to …

Returning to Society after Incarceration

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The Dave Gram Show gets a visit Tuesday from Ben & Jerry’s and former inmates it is helping to return to the workplace and society. Later, former Vermont Bar Association President Dan Richardson stops by to talk about Vermont’s aging cadre of lawyers.

Bugfest in Montpelier

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Monday’s Dave Gram show starts with Dave and VTDigger’s Colin Meyn Review recent Vermont news. Later, Chip Darmstadt of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science talks about VINS’ upcoming Bugfest event.

New Bills and Medical Specialist Woes

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On Friday’s Dave Gram Show, Dave recaps a series of bills — the last of 2019 — signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott. Later, Green Mountain Care Board Chair Kevin Mullin, Health Care Advicate Mike Fisher and patient Cara Cookson join Dave to talk about the frustrations many Vermonters face waiting to see a medical specialist.

Colleges Take on Climate Change and Nurse Training

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show features an interview of Matthew Derr, President of Sterling College, who has been speaking out about the need for colleges and universities to get much more aggressive in working against climate change. Later, officials at the Central Vermont Medical Center visit to talk about a new nurse training program based at the facility.

Environmental Issues and Scientific Excellence at UVM

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On Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show, two administration officials and Jon Groveman of the Vermont Natural Resources Council join Dave to discuss bills signed — and one vetoed — by Gov. Phil Scott. Later, Dr. Mark Nelson of the UVM Medical College talks about being the first Vermonter inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

Vermont’s Federal Relations

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Colin Meyn of VTDigger, who talks with Dave about recent Vermont news developments. Later, a visit from Stephen Kiernan, author of Vermont to the Tenth Power, a new manifesto on state and federal relations and a path to a more secure future for the state.

Cleaning Up Vermont’s Water

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Friday’s Dave Gram Show will start with some questions for listeners. Later, Dave welcomes a key legislator, an executive branch environmental official and an environmental group leader for an update on recent action on cleaning up Vermont’s waterways.

Photography Exhibit and the Human Services Secretary

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On Thursday’s Dave Gram Show, Dave is joined by Neal Goswami, who is departing from his role as Statehouse and politics reporter for WCAX.  State Rep. John Killacky joins Dave to talk about a photography exhibit in Brattleboro devoted to Vermont-based artist Dona Ann McAdams. Later, the departing Al Gobeille talks about his stint in state government, most recently as …

Vermont Ski Industry Report

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Wednesday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Steve Pappas of the Times Argus, who will share with Dave his take on recent Vermont news stories. Later, Vermont ski industry leaders join Dave to talk about a strong 2018-2019 winter resort season.

Preventing Youth Tobacco Use

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Tuesday’s Dave Gram Show begins with Safiya Ibrahim, Burlington High School OVX (Our Voices Exposed) and Tara Rueckert, Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community (BPHC), talking with Dave about efforts to get young people to avoid vaping and other tobacco use. An official and volunteer with Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice join Dave to talk about an upcoming fundraising …

Vermont News and Child Care

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Monday’s Dave Gram Show starts with a visit from Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org for a review of recent Vermont news stories. Later, Aly Richards of Let’s Grow Kids stops in to share news about the push for universal child care in Vermont.