Montpelier was chosen as the premier small-town shopping destination by editors and readers of USA Today. We’ll speak with Montpelier Alive Executive Director Dan Groberg to find out why. Then, Burlington Free Press reporter Joel Banner Baird explains what the recent vote by Essex Junction to secede from Essex will mean for each entity. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in. Next, Margot Harrison of Seven Days joins us to talk about the documentary “Vermont and the Bright Green Nothing”, the Eat More Kale documentary that premiers next week. And we finish by learning about a group called Confident Care for Kids, that aims to create less stressful vaccine visits for children who have high-sensory needs and experience anxiety when they get vaccinated.