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

Sundays at 11:00 AM
A Public Affairs Presentation of
The Channel 3 News
Transcripts available on request

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Upcoming Programs:

April 28, 2014 -- Rep. Don Turner, R-Milton, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss issues the 2014 Legislature faces.


Previous Programs:

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 -- WCAX Political 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.


May 26, 2013 -- Bill Sorrell, D-Vt. Attorney General, joins Darren Perron to discuss issues facing the AG's office, including recent bills passed by the 2013 Legislature.

May 19, 2013 -- Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss the 2013 legislative session and the future of the GOP in Vermont.


May 12, 2013 -- Timothy Donovan, Chancellor of Vermont State Colleges, joins Darren Perron to discuss higher education in Vermont.


May 5, 2013 -- Chris Recchia, Vt. Commissioner of Public Service, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss energy issues facing Vermont.


April 28, 2013 -- Sen. Dick Mazza, D-Grand Isle County, and Vt. Transportation Secretary Brian Searles join Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss Vermont's transportation system and gas tax.


April 21, 2013 -- Tris Coffin, U.S. Attorney for Vermont, joins Kristin Carlson and Ali Freeman to discuss Vermont's drug problem and efforts to combat the growing issue.


April 14, 2013 -- David Finney, president of Champlain College, joins Kristin Carlson and Keith McGilvery to discuss his retirement from Champlain College and the future of the school.


April 7, 2013 -- Robin Lunge, the Vermont Director of Health Care Reform, joins Anson Tebbetts and Steve Bottari to discuss health care reform.


March 31, 2013 -- Sen. Robert Hartwell, D-Bennington County, and Sen. Kevin Mullin, R-Rutland County, join Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss issues facing the Vt. Senate, including population trends and the impact on the Vt. economy.


March 24, 2013 -- Rep. Don Turner, Vt. House Republican Leader, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss issues the 2013 Legislature is facing.


March 17, 2013 -- Brig. Gen. Steve Cray joins Kristin Carlson and Deanna LeBlanc to discuss the future of the Vt. National Guard.


March 10, 2013 -- Steve Dale of the Vermont School Boards Association joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss town meeting and education issues.


March 3, 2013 -- Sen. Joe Benning, Republican leader of the Vt. Senate, an, d Sen. Phil Baruth, Democratic leader of the Vt. Senate, join Kristin Car, lson and Deanna, LeBlanc to discuss issues the Vt. Senate faces in 2013.


Februa, ry 24, 2013 -- Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to di, scuss budget issues Vermont faces.


February 17, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, joins Kristin C, a, rlson and Anson Tebbetts to discuss his priorities for the 2013 legislative session.<, /a>


February 10, 2013 -- Sen. Dick Sears, chair of the Sena, te Judiciary Committee, joins Anson Tebbetts to discuss death with dignity/physician-a, ssisted suicide, gun control and drug crimes.

February 3,, 2013 -- You Can Quote Me pre-empted by Super Bowl pre-game coverage.

January 27, 2013 -- Phillip Conroy, the president of Vermont Technical College, joins Kristin Carlson and Keith McGilvery to discuss the priorities of VTC and the education system in Vermont.
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January 20, 2013 -- Steve Jeffrey from the Vt. League of Citie, s and Towns joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss how the governor's education plans will impact cities and towns.

January 13, 2013 -- Vt. Education Secretary Arma, ndo Vilaseca joins Darren Perron and Keith McGilvery to discuss the , , st, ate of education in Vermont.


January 6, 2013 -- Bruce Lisman of Campaign for Vermont joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss his group's efforts to change public policy in Ve, rmont from education to the economy.


December 30, 2012 -- Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron take a look back at some of their favorite storie,, s of 2012.

December 2, 3, 2012 -- Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, joins, Kristin Carlson to discuss his priorities for the 2013 Vt. Legislature.


December 16, 2012 -- Rep. Don Turner/House Republican Leader, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to disc, us, s his priorities for the Vermont House in the 2013 session.


December 9, 2012 -- Rep. Shap Smith, D-Vt. House Speaker, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss his priorities for the Vermont House in the 2013 legislative session.

December 2, 2012 -- Liz Miller, the commissioner of the Dept. of Public Service, joins Darren Perron to discuss energy issues and Miller's new role as incoming chief of staff for Gov. Peter Shumlin.

November 25, 2012 -- The Vt. Retail Association's Tasha Wallis and Stowe Mercantile's Marc Sherman join Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the holiday shopping outlook.

November 18, 2012 -- Vt. Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the farm bill, milk prices and other, agriculture issues.


November 11, 2012 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, joins Kristin Carlson to discuss his priorities for his second term.


November 4, 2012 -- Gina Bullard discusses Superstorm Sandy and weather trends with WCAX meteorologists Dan Dowling, Gary Sadowsky and Nick Borelli.

October 28, 2012 -- Jake Perkinson Democratic Party Chairman & Jack Lindley Republican Party Chairman join Kristin Carlson to discuss key election issues.

October 21, 2012 -- Ed Stanak, Progressive for Attorney General joins Kristin Carlson & Jennifer Reading to discuss his priorities if elected attorney general.


October 14, 2012 -- Mayor Miro Weinberger, D-Burlington, joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss November ballot issues.


October 7, 2012 -- Beth Pearce, Democrat for Vt. Treasurer, and Wendy Wilton, Republican for Vt. Treasurer, join Kristin Carlson and Keith McGilvery for a campaign debate.

September 30, 2012 -- UVM President Tom Sullivan joins Kristin Carlson and Keith McGilvery to discuss issues facing UVM community.


September 23, 2012 -- Doug Hoff, er, Democrat for Vt. Auditor, joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midur, a, to discuss his , race against Republican Vince Illuzzi.


September 16, 2012 -- Vi, nce Illuzzi/Republican for Auditor, joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss his race against Democrat/Progressive Doug Hoffer. 

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September 9, 2012 -- Jack McMullen, Republican for Vt. attorney general, joins Kristin, Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss his priorities if elected attorney general.

September 2, 2012 -- You Can Quote Me pre-empted by Tennis

August 26, 2012 -- Anne Morse, a Sterling College faculty member and one of the arrestees recently found guilty of criminal trespass, joins , Darren Perron and Jennifer Reading to discuss the Lowell wind projec, t and the arrests.

August 19, 2012 -- Mary Powell, the president of Green Mountain Power, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss GMP's merger with Central Vermont Publ, ic Service, wind development and GMP's rate reduction.

August 12, 2012 -- Vt. Attorney General Bill Sorrell and challenger T.J. Donovan join Kristin Carlson an, d WCAX Legal Analyst Cheryl Hanna for a debate. Part 2 of 2.

August 5, 2012 -- Vt. Attorney General Bill Sorrell and challenger T.J. Donova, n join Kristin Carlson and WCAX Legal Analyst Cheryl Hanna for a debate. Part 1 of 2.


July 29, 2012 -- Phil Scott, Republican for lt. governor, joins Kristin Carlson to discuss his candidacy vs. Democratic candidate, Cassandra Gekas.


July 22, 2012 -- Cassandra Gekas, Democrat f, or lt. governor, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss her candidacy vs. incumbent Phil Scott.

July 15, 2012 -- Mark Donka, Republican for U.S. House,, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss his candidacy vs. incumbent Rep. Peter Welch.

, July 8, 2012 -- Vt. State Police Lt. John Flannigan and Ted Minall of the Governor',, s Highway Safety Program join Kristin Kelly and Jennifer Reading to discuss highway safety issues.


July 1, 2012 -- Vt. Administration Secretary, Jeb Spaulding joins Kristin Carlson to discuss the state budget and the economy.


June 24, 2012 -- Lisa Ventriss of the, Vermont Business Roundtable joins Darren Perron to discuss the business outlook f, or Vermont.


June, 17, 2012 -- Karen Marshall of Connect Vermont joins Kristin Carlson and Jennifer Reading to discuss establishi, ng w, ireless service for all of Vermont.


June 10, 2012 -- Vt. Economist, Jeff Carr joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the econo, m, ic outlook f, or Vermont and the North, east.


June 3, 2012 -- Vermont National Guard Commander Major Gen. Michael Dubie joins Kristin Carlson, and Darren Perron to discuss his promotion to Deputy Commander , of the Northern Command.

May 27, , 2012 -- Tom Salmon, R-Vt. Auditor of Accounts, joins Darren Perron and Jennifer Reading to discuss his decision not to seek re-election and financial issues the state faces.

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May 20, 2012 -- Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, joins Kristin Carlson and Dar, ren Perron for a 2012 legislative review.


May 13, 2012 -- Reporter Gina Bullard and Photog, rapher Joe Ca, rroll join Kristin Carlson to discuss their series "Capturing a Moment."


May 6, 2012 -- Vt. Transportation Secretary Brian Searles joins Darren Perron and Roger Garrity to discuss transportati, on issues.


April 29, 2012 -- V, t. Forests, Pa, rks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder joins Anson Tebbetts to discuss forestry and state parks.


Ap, ril 19, 2012 -- Vt. Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz and Vt., Environmental Conservation Comm, issioner David Mears join Kristin Carlson of WCAX and Kathryn Flagg of Seven Days to discuss environ, mental issues.


April 15, 201, 2 -- Vt. Public Service Commissioner Liz Miller join, s Kristin Carlson an, d , , Darren Perron to discuss energy, including the CVPS/GMP merger.


April 8, 2012 -- T, .J. Donovan joins Jennifer Reading and Darren Perron to discuss his run for Vermont attorney general.


April 1, 2012 -- Jeff Wennberg of Vermonters for Health Care Freedom j, o, ins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midu, ra to discuss health care reform.


March 25, 2012 -- Bill Sorrell, D-Vt. Attorney Gener, al,, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss Vermont's child pornography crackdown and other state legal issues.


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March 18, 2012 -- Sen. , John Campbell, D-Vt. President Pro Tem, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss issues the Vt. Senate is facing.


March 11, 2012 -- Miro Weinberger, D-Burli, ng, ton Mayor-elect, joins Kristin Carlson of WCAX and Andy Bromage of Seven Days to discuss the city and his plans.


March 4, 2012 -- Jim Condos/D-Vt. Secretary of Stat, e, j, oins Kristin, Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss Town Meeting Day and November elections.


February 26, , 2012 -- Vt. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn joins Darren Perron and J, ennife, , r Reading to discuss Vermont's efforts to , control opiate addictions.


February 19, 2012 -- Dr. Joh, n Brumsted, the new CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to disc, uss the future of FAHC.


February 12, 2012 -- Wanda Hines, Independent for Burlington Mayor, joins Darren Perron and Kyle Midura to discuss her run for mayor of Burlington.


February 5, 2012 -- Kurt Wright, Republican for Burlington Mayor, joins Kristin Carlson and Kyle Midura to discuss his run for mayor of Burlington.

Jan, uary 29, 2012 -- Miro Weinberger, Democrat for Burlington Mayor, joins Bridget Barry Caswell and, Kyle Midura to discuss his run for mayor of Burlington.


January 22, 2012 -- Paul Costello of the Vt. Council on Rural Development and Rep. , Will Stevens, I-Shoreham, join Darren, Perron a, nd Keith McGilvery to discuss Vermont's working landscape.


January 15, 2012 -- Rep. Johannah Leddy Donovan, D-Burling, ton, and Rep., Oli, ver Olsen, R-Jamaica, join Kristin Carlson to discuss education issues the 2012 Legislature faces.


 January 8, 2012 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the 2012 legislative session and the governor's agenda.

January 1, 2012 -- 2011: Year in Review

, December 25, 2011 -- You Can Quote Me pre-empted by holi, day programm, ing.


December 18, 2011 -- Sen. Randy Brock, Republican for Vt. governor, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the race for governor.

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 December 11, 2011 -- Tasha Wallis of the Vermont Retail Association joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss retail sales in Vermont.

December 4, 2011 -- Miro Weinberger and Tim Ashe, both Democratic candidates for Burlington mayor, join Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss the Burlington mayor's race.

November 27, 2011 -- Jake , Perkinson, chair of the Vermont Democratic Party, joins Darren Perron and Keith McGilvery to discuss the Democratic Party in Vermont.


November 20, 2011 -- John Sayles, the president of the Vermont Foodbank, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss hunger in Vermont.


November 13, 2011 -- Vt. GOP Chair Pat McDonald joins Kristin Carlson of WCAX and Shay Totten of Seven Days to discuss the future of the Republican Party.


November 6, 2011 -- Wendy Wilton of Vermonters for Health Care Freedom joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss health care reform and the impact on the single-payer system.


October 30, 2011 -- John Bramley, the interim president at the University of Vermont, joins Anson Tebbetts of WCAX and Emerson Lynn of the St. Albans Messenger to discuss the status of UVM.


October 23, 2011 -- David Coates, the chair of the Long-term Disaster Recovery Group, joins Darren Perron and Kristin Carlson to discuss finding the money for flood recovery.


October 16, 2011 -- Rep. Shap Smith, D-Vt. House Speaker, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss flood recovery efforts.


October 9, 2011 -- Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, joins Kristin Carlson and Darren Perron to discuss flood recovery efforts.


October 2, 2011 -- Marselis Parsons and Sharon Meyer of WCAX join Darren Perron to remember the life and career of WCAX-TV Weather Forecaster Stuart Hall.


September 25, 2011 -- Vt. Human Services Secretary Doug Racine joins Darren Perron and Keith McGilvery to discuss flood recovery.

September 18, 2011 -- Vt. Chief Recovery Officer Neale Lunderville joins Darren Perron and Jennifer Reading to discuss Tropical Storm Irene recovery issues in Vermont.


September 11, 2011 -- Vt. Public Service Commissioner Liz Miller joins Anson Tebbetts to discuss energy issues including Vermont Yankee, wind, energy plan and hydro.

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September 4, 2011 -- Pre-empted by tennis

August 28, 2011, -- Pr, e-empted by Hurricane Irene coverage

August 21, 2011, -- Vt. Motor Vehicles Commissioner Rob Ide joins Darren Perron and Keith McGilvery to discuss motor vehicle laws including texting changes.,


Augu, st 14, 2011 -- Lyndon State College Interim President Steve Gold joins Darren Perron and Susie Steimle to discu,, ss the state of Lyndon and the other state colleges.

August 7, 2011 -- Lisa Ventriss of the Vermont Business Roundtabl, e joins Anson Tebbetts to discuss the , business climate and VSB survey.

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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