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You Can Quote Me

You Can Quote Me: Newsmakers & Neighbors in the News
Hosted by Darren Perron

Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
A Public Affairs Presentation of
The Channel 3 News
Transcripts available on request

Copies of previously broadcast You Can Quote Me programs may be purchased from WCAX-TV. Call Diane at 802-652-6359 for more information.

Programming note: "You Can Quote Me" will move to 7:30 a.m. Sundays starting July 13.

Upcoming Programs:

"You Can Quote Me" returns Sept. 7.

September 7, 2014 -- Former Vt. Gov. Jim Douglas, Former Sen. Jeffords Chief of Staff Susan Boardman Russ and Former Newspaper Editor and WCAX Political Analyst Steve Terry join Darren Perron to discuss the legacy of Sen. Jim Jeffords.

Previous Programs:

August 17, 2014 -- Andre D. Wing, team leader for the Vermont Veterans Outreach Program, joins Darren Perron and Steve Bottari to discuss veterans issues in Vermont.

August 10, 2014 -- Don Gilbert, the president of Vermont Gas, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss plans for a new natural gas pipeline in Vermont.

July 27, 2014 -- Cyrus Patten, the new leader of Campaign for Vermont, joins Kyle Midura to discuss Campaign for Vermont's goals.

July 20, 2014 -- Michael Snyder, commissioner of the Vt. Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, joins Darren Perron and Julie Kelley to discuss state parks, invasive species, the health of forests and the wood industry.

July 13, 2014 -- Rachel Nevitt, a Lyme disease patient, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss Lyme disease.

July 6, 2014 -- Vt. Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter and Wildlife Director Mark Scott join Darren Perron to discuss changes to the deer herd and wildlife management issues.

June 29, 2014 -- Dean Corren, Progressive for Vt. lieutenant governor, joins Julie Kelley to discuss the 2014 race for lieutenant governor.

June 22, 2014 -- Darren Perron discusses the 2014 political season with analysts Steve Terry and Mike Smith.

June 15, 2014 -- Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss issues facing Congress.

June 8, 2014 -- Vt. Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets Chuck Ross, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss dairy, water quality, and food issues.

June 1, 2014 -- Jim Harrison, the president of the Vt. Retail & Grocers Association, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss the merger of the Vt. Grocers' Association and the Vt. Retail Association, and what it means for the future for consumers and business.

May 25, 2014 -- Green Mountain Power President Mary Powell and Rutland homeowners Mark and Sara Borowski join Darren Perron & Kyle Midura to discuss renewable energy issues.

May 18, 2014 -- Rep. Shap Smith, D-Vt. House Speaker, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss the 2014 legislative session.


May 11, 2014 -- Vt. Transportation Secretary Brian Searles joins Darren Perron and Julie Kelley to discuss transportation issues Vermont faces, like potholes, paving, bridge work and Washington funding.

May 4, 2014 -- Political Analysts Steve Terry and Mike Smith join Darren Perron & Kyle Midura to discuss politics and the 2014 legislative session.

April 27, 2014 -- Rep. Don Turner, R-Milton, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss issues the 2014 Legislature faces.

April 20, 2014 -- Dr. Harry Chen, the Vermont health commissioner, joins Darren Perron and Bridget Barry Caswell to discuss opiate addiction and other Vermont health issues.

April 13, 2014 -- Chad Butt, Executive Director of Mobius; John Gallagher, of the HowardCenter Community Friends Program; and Charles Hemingway, Gallagher's student mentee, join Keith McGilvery to discuss mentoring in Vermont.

April 6, 2014 -- Rep. Jim Condon, D-Colchester, and Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, join Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss reforming education funding and property taxes.

March 30, 2014 -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, joins Kyle Midura and Seven Days' Paul Heintz to discuss issues facing the U.S. Senate and his possible presidential run.

March 23, 2014 -- Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset, and Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, join Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss education funding and health care reform.

March 16, 2014 -- Vt. Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss state finances, health care reform and the 2014 legislative agenda.

March 9, 2014 -- Stephen Dale, the executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association joins Kyle Midura to discuss education in Vermont.

March 2, 2014 -- Vt. Secretary of Human Services Doug Racine joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss children and families, health care, opiate addiction and state hospital plans.

February 23, 2014 -- Vt. Chamber of Commerce President Betsy Bishop joins Julie Kelley and Kyle Midura to discuss health care, mandatory pay for sick leave, Vermont's business climate and IBM.

February 16, 2014 -- Sen. Dick Mazza, D-Grand Isle, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss transportation issues.

February 9, 2014 -- Sen. Joe Benning, Republican leader in the Vt. Senate, joins Darren Perron and Jennifer Reading to discuss issues facing the Vermont Senate and 2014 Vt. Legislature.

February 2, 2014 -- WCAXPolitical Analysts Steve Terry and Mike Smith join Julie Kelley and Kyle Midura to discuss politics and the 2014 legislative session.

January 26, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, joins Steve Bottari and Kyle Midura to discuss issues facing the 2014 legislative session.

January 19, 2014 -- Paul Costello, executive director of the Vt. Council on Rural Development, and Gil Livingston, president of the Vermont Land Trust, join Darren Perron and Gina Bullard to discuss Vermont's working lands.

January 12, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, joins Darren Perron and Jennifer Reading to discuss Vermont's addiction problem, health care and budget problems.

January 5, 2014 -- A look back at some of the best WCAX feature stories of 2013.

December 29, 2013 -- Lisa Ventriss of the Vermont Business Roundtable joins Steve Bottari and Gina Bullard to discuss the state of the economy and the outlook for 2014.

December 22, 2013 -- WCAX Reporter Kristin Carlson joins Darren Perron to share some of her favorite stories and events she covered over the last 14 years.

December 15, 2013 -- Martha Allen, president of the Vt. NEA, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss issues Vermont schools, students and teachers face.

December 8, 2013 -- The Vt. Ski Areas Association's Parker Riehle joins Kristin Carlson and Steve Bottari to discuss the upcoming season and changes in industry.

December 1, 2013 -- Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, joins Kyle Midura and Darren Perron to discuss issues Congress faces.

November 24, 2013 -- New Vt. GOP Chairman Dave Sunderland joins Kristin Carlson to discuss the direction of GOP.

November 17, 2013 -- WCAX News Reporter Darren Perron joins Kristin Carlson to discuss the series on a wounded Vt. Guard soldier and his family, "A Soldier's Heart."

November 10, 2013 -- Vermont Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca joins Darren Perron and Kristin Carlson to discuss Common Core and education issues facing Vermont.

November 3, 2013 -- Tom Pelham and Bruce Lisman with Campaign for Vermont join Darren Perron to disucss financial issues facing Vermont.

October 27, 2013 -- Chittenden County Prosecutor T.J. Donovan joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss issues prosecutors face in Vermont.

October 20, 2013 -- Robert Romasco, the President of AARP, and Jim Leddy of AARP Vermont join Kyle Midura to discuss issues seniors in Vermont and the U.S. face.

October 13, 2013 -- Dr. Bob Emmons and Darcie Johnston from Vermonters for Health Care Freedom join Kristin Carlson to discuss Vermont's new health care insurance system.

October 6, 2013 -- Norwich University President Richard Schneider joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss capital improvements on campus and defense department grants.

September 29, 2013 -- Vt. Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss Vermont's finances and health care reform.

September 22, 2013 -- Nancy Schulz, the executive director of the Vt. Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, joins Darren Perron and Jennifer Reading to discuss bike and pedestrian safety.

September 15, 2013 -- Vt. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn joins Kyle Midura and Jennifer Reading to discuss public safety issues.

September 8, 2013 -- Matt Cota, executive director of the Vt. Fuel Dealers Association, joins Darren Perron and Kristin Carlson to discuss energy issues facing Vermont.

September 1, 2013 -- Pre-empted by U.S. Open Tennis

August 25, 2013 -- Vt. Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss recreation and forestry issues.

August 18, 2013 -- Vt. State Treasurer Beth Pearce joins Darren Perron and Kristin Carlson to discuss the state's retirement and pension system.

August 11, 2013 -- Mark Larson, the Commissioner Vt. Health Access, joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss health care reform.

August 4, 2013 -- Don Gilbert, the president of Vermont Gas, joins Kristin Carlson and Deanna LeBlanc to discuss the future of natural gas in Vermont and the region.

July 28, 2013 -- Mary Alice McKenzie of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and Dottie Olio, the director of Early Promise, join Kristin Carlson and Keith McGilvery to discuss youth in Vermont.

July 21, 2013 -- Andrew Meyer of the Center for an Agricultural Economy and Charles Shackleton of the Naked Table Project join Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the Vermont woods products industry and sustainable agriculture.

July 14, 2013 -- Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss issues facing Congress including health care, education and the Farm Bill.

July 7, 2013 -- Greg Hanson of the National Weather Service and WCAX Forecaster Gary Sadowsky join Kristin Carlson and Sharon Meyer to discuss severe weather, flooding and the long-term outlook.

June 30, 2013 -- Gene Richards and Heather Kendrew of the Burlington International Airport join Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss the future of air travel in Vermont and the region.

June 23, 2013 -- Vt. Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan joins Darren Perron to discuss IBM layoffs and labor issues.

June 16, 2013 -- Gus Seelig and Dave Marvin of the Vt. Housing and Conservation Board join Anson Tebbetts and Kyle Midura to discuss the 25th anniversary of the organization.

June 9, 2013 -- Lawrence Miller, Vt. Commerce Secretary joins Darren Perron and Kristin Carlson to discuss the state's economy.

June 2, 2013 -- Rep. Shap Smith, D-Vt. House Speaker, joins Kristin Carlson to discuss the 2013 legislative session.
August 21, 2011 -- Vt. Motor Vehicles Commissioner Rob Ide joins Darren Perron and Keith McGilvery to discuss motor vehicle laws including texting changes.

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