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Preview: VPR Switchboard

VPR Switchboard



VPR's twice weekly live call-in program. Each program focuses on a different topic and is introduced by local experts who then take calls.



 



Switchboard - 2007-06-28- Annual Gardening Program

Thu, 28 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 28 2007 from VPR. Master gardener Charlie Nardozzi joins VPR's Fran Stoddard to talk about how to grow beautiful vegetables, berries and flowers.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_062807.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-26- Senator Bernie Sanders

Thu, 26 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 26 2007 from VPR. VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about several issues before the U.S. Senate, including immigration and the recently passed energy bill.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_062607.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-21- Summer Reading

Thu, 21 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 21 2007 from VPR. VPR's Fran Stoddard talks with professional bibliophiles about great books from a diversity of genres to check out this summer.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_062107.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-19- Annual Baseball Program

Tue, 19 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 19 2007 from VPR. Bob Kinzel talks with a fair and balanced panel of Red Sox and Yankees fan about Boston's shrinking lead over New York, and how teams across the league are doing.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_061907.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-14- Specialty Farm Products

Thu, 14 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 14 2007 from VPR. Fran Stoddard hosts a conversation about the products and markets that Vermont farms are exploring and how specialty foods are making an impact on the state's agriculture business.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_061407.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-12- Peter Welch

Tue, 12 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 12 2007 from VPR. Congressman Peter Welch answers questions about the situation in the Mideast, and other priorities - including his global warming initiative. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_061207.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-07- NPR's Pentagon Correspondent

Thu, 07 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 7 2007 from VPR. We talk with Tom Bowman about how the military is changing, the debate over military operations in Iraq and how reporters cover the war. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_060707.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-06-05- Governor Jim Douglas

Tue, 05 June 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for June 5 2007 from VPR. We talk with Governor Douglas about his vetoes of the energy bill and the campaign finance bill. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_060507.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-31- One Town's Story After Katrina

Thu, 31 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 31 2007 from VPR. The mayor of Moss Point joins us to tell his town's story of life after the hurricane. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_053107.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-29- Education Cost Containment

Tue, 29 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 29 2007 from VPR. Bob Kinzel hosts a discussion of the Education Cost Containment bill and how it will affect school budgets and your taxes.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_052907.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-24- Childhood Hunger and Development

Thu, 24 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 24 2007 from VPR. Fran Stoddard hosts a conversation about hunger's effect on the development and education of children, and how childhood hunger has an impact far beyond an individual family.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_052407.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-22- Presidential Primaries

Tue, 22 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 22 2007 from VPR. Political scientists Linda Fowler of Dartmouth College and Eric Davis of Middlebury College look at the new election calendar and how it will impact the presidential campaign. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_052207.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-17- Vermont's connections with China

Thu, 17 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 17 2007 from VPR. We talk about what Vermonters are learning from their experiences in China, and what what we hope to accomplish by strengthening those ties. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_051707.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-15- Reporters' Roundtable

Tue, 15 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 15 2007 from VPR. We talk with Statehouse reporters about legislative bills recently passed and the ones that might still be considered next year. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_051507.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-10- Design in everyday life

Thu, 10 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 10 2007 from VPR. We discuss the role of design in everyday life. Our guests are Stephen Jost, director of the Shelburne Museum and David Lustgarten, graphic designer and professor at Champlain College. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_051007.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-08- Gaye Symington and Peter Shumlin

Tue, 08 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 08 2007 from VPR. The leaders of the Vermont House and the Vermont Senate are our guests. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_050807.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-03- Annual Bird Program

Thu, 03 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 03 2007 from VPR. Chip Darmstadt of the North Branch Nature Center and Bridget Butler of Vermont Audubon answer questions about identifying birds, understanding bird behavior and great places to bird watch in our region. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_050307.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-05-01- Progressive Caucus

Tue, 01 May 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for May 01 2007 from VPR. We talk with the leaders of the Progressive Caucus at the Statehouse about their views on the fate of property tax reform, global warming initiatives and a host of other key bills. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_050107.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-26- Climate Science

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 26 2007 from VPR. We talk about the scientific principles that explain climate change, compare current trends with historical data, and talk about how different parts of the globe could be affected by global warming. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_042607.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-24- Senator Bernie Sanders

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 24, 2007 from VPR. We discuss a range of key issues with Senator Sanders including global warming, the war in Iraq and prescription drug prices. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_042407.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-19- Living With Autism

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 19, 2007 from VPR. We talk with a panel of experts about mysteries of autism and how it affects families, schools and the individuals who live with the diagnosis. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_041907.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-17- Baseball and Bill "Spaceman" Lee

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 17, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Lee and hear about his book, "Baseball Eccentrics," and discuss the start to the 2007 season. Hosted by Mitch Wertlieb.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_041707.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-12- Follow the Trash

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 12, 2007 from VPR. We talk about the trash we create, the landfills that try to contain it, and how we can cut down on household and commercial waste. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_041207.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-10- Vermonters and Impeachment

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 10, 2007 from VPR. A few dozen Vermont towns have voted in favor of Congress impeaching President Bush. We talk with people on both sides of the impeachment question, and hear analysis from several legal and political observers. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_041007.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-05- Governor Jim Douglas

Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 5, 2007 from VPR. The Governor and legislative leaders have been at odds over education spending. We talk with Governor Jim Douglas about this and other issues facing lawmakers. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_040507.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-04-03- Architecture and the Environment

Tue, 3 Apr 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for April 3, 2007 from VPR. Architects and builders are putting more focus on energy-efficiency and environmental principles. We explore how houses and factory spaces can minimize their environmental impact and fit with their surroundings. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_040307.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-29- Corrections System

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 29, 2007 from VPR. Vermont's corrections system is facing several challenges, including an increasing prison population and difficulties for inmates when they re-enter the community. We talk with Corrections Commissioner Rob Hofmann and Senator Dick Sears, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_032907.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-27- Republican Caucus

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 27, 2007 from VPR. Republican leaders at the Statehouse give their evaluation of the work of the 2007 Legislature. We talk with House minority leader Steve Adams and Senate minority leader Bill Doyle. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_032707.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-22- Women in Vermont History

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 22, 2007 from VPR. We talk about women in Vermont history with guests Susan Ouellette, from Saint Michael's College; Deborah Clifford, a writer on women in Vermont history; and Judith Irving of the Vermont Women's History Project. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_032207.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-20- Climate Change Legislation

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 20, 2007 from VPR. We talk with the chairs of the House and Senate Natural Resources Committees about what kind of climate change legislation the two chambers will produce. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_032007.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-15- Annual Weather Program

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 15, 2007 from VPR. We talk with the Eye on the Sky guys about the weather. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_031507.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-13- Death With Dignity

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 13, 2007 from VPR. We talk with legislators who are reviewing end of life legislation. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_031307.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-08- Rutland's New Mayor

Thu, 8 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 8, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Christopher Louras about what's ahead for the Marble City. Hosted by Nina Keck.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_030807.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-03-06- Town Meeting Day

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for March 6, 2007 from VPR. A special 90-minute Switchboard devoted to Town Meeting Day. Hosted by Bob Kinzel and Steve Zind.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_030607.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-22- The Oscars

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 22, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Fresh Air film critic David Edelstein and UVM film professor Hilary Neroni. Hosted by Neal Charnoff.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_022207.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-20 - American-European Relations

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 20, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Sarwar Kashmeri about his book, America and Europe After 9/11 and Iraq. Hosted by Mitch Wertlieb.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_022007.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-13 - A Shortage of Physicians

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 15, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Elizabeth Cote of the UVM College of Medicine AHEC program office, and primary care physicians Dr. Stephen Genereaux and Dr. Frank Landry. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_021507.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-13 - Transportation Infrastructure

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 8, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville and the chairs of the House and Senate Transportation Committees about the state's transportation priorities. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_021307.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-06 - Physics!

Thu, 8 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 8, 2007 from VPR. We talk about how physics plays out in our everyday lives, and the wide horizons that physicists are exploring. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_020807.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-06 - Regulation of Illicit Drugs

Tue, 6 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 6, 2007 from VPR. Bob Kinzel hosts a discussion on the pros and cons of regulating illicit drugs, including crimes rates and health concerns.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_020607.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-02-01 - Eating Disorders

Thu, 1 Feb 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for February 1, 2007 from VPR. We discuss the warning signs of eating disorders and new treatment methods with Marcia Herrin, a nutritionist who specializes in eating disorders, and psychologist Nancy Weber. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_020107.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-01-16 - Governor Jim Douglas

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for January 16, 2007 from VPR. Governor Jim Douglas is trying to keep people focused on the state's future with proposals for telecommunications, business and the environment. Host Bob Kinzel talks with Douglas about his priorities.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_011607.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-01-11 - Vermont Secession

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for January 11, 2007 from VPR. Fran Stoddard hosts a discussion about the philosophical and practical question of Vermont becoming an independent republic.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_011107.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-01-09 - Speaker Gaye Symington

Tue, 09 Jan 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for January 09, 2007 from VPR. We talk with Symington about the priorities she's outlined for the session, and how the Legislature will address the top issues facing Vermonters. Hosted by Bob Kinzel.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_010907.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-01-04 - How to Serve Your Town

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for January 04, 2007 from VPR. Fran Stoddard talks about how people become active in civic life, the rewards of participating in local or state government and the barriers that some see to taking up roles in public.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_010407.mp3




Switchboard - 2007-01-02 - The Upcoming Legislative Session

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for January 02, 2007 from VPR. Bob Kinzel talks with top Statehouse reporters about the issues that will dominate the upcoming legislative session.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_010207.mp3




Switchboard - 2006-12-14 - Winter Recreation

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for December 14, 2006 from VPR. Host Fran Stoddard looks at winter sports to try, where to go to enjoy them, and how to keep costs down.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_121406.mp3




Switchboard - 2006-12-12 - Annual Music Show!

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for December 12, 2006 from VPR. Bob Kinzel and Steve Zind cohost the Annual Music Show, featuring songs from the extensive list of music suggestions sent in by VPR listeners.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_121206.mp3




Switchboard - 2006-12-07 - Pearl Harbor History

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for December 07, 2006 from VPR. Sixty-five years ago, the bombing of Pearl Harbor was called a day that will live in infamy. Fran Stoddard talks with historian Mark Stoler about how Americans responded to an attack on the country then, and how lessons from Pearl Harbor resonate today.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_120706.mp3




Switchboard - 2006-12-05 - Senator-elect Bernie Sanders

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for December 05, 2006 from VPR. Bob Kinzel talks with Sanders about the transition from the House to the Senate, and his top priorities when Congress convenes next month.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_120506.mp3




Switchboard - 2006-11-30 - World AIDS Day

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:00:00 EST

Switchboard for November 30, 2006 from VPR. Fran Stoddard hosts a discussion about what it's like to live with HIV and AIDS.


Media Files:
http://www.vpr.net/xml/podcasts/switchboard/switchboard_113006.mp3