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 joins Dave to talk about his new book, “The Only Plane In The Sky — An Oral History of 9/11. Later, two officials from the state Health Department discuss the state’s efforts to deal with instances of serious respiratory illness linked to vaping.