This week, we invited farmer Kate Bowen from Putney back on the show to discuss the state’s farming business models and the challenges Vermont farmers face today.
In the final part of our interview with Chet Greenwood and Aya Tynio, we discuss how the perpetrators of the EB-5 scam preyed on the despair that has a chokehold on the Northeast Kingdom.
In the second part of our interview with Chet Greenwood and Anya Tynio about the Northeast Kingdom, we discuss the epidemic of opioids and despair, President Trump’s popularity, and constant allegations of racism hurled at Kingdom residents by Vermont’s political-media class.
In the final part of our interview with David Coates, retired managing partner at KPMG and a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable, we look at why the state faces a declining workforce and ranks at the bottom for wages and benefits, and consider solutions to revive Vermont’s economy.
In the second part of our interview, David Coates (retired managing partner at KPMG who has years of experience with Vermont’s debt and fiscal woes) proposes corrective measures to address the state’s growing debt of unfunded liabilities.
For years, David Coates has been sounding the alarm about Vermont’s unfunded liabilities regarding public pensions and health care benefits for retirees and their spouses. He joins us to explain this crisis and why no one in power wants to deal with the elephant in the room.
Terry Williams is a farmer from Poultney and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served in Afghanistan. In this week’s episode of Dialogues, he speaks about the challenges faced by retired veterans living in Vermont.
In the last episode of our three-part interview, Vergennes Chief of Police George Merkel explores the consequences that policy proposals like marijuana commercialization and safe injection sites are likely to have on local law enforcement overwhelmed with the opioid addiction and crime crisis.
Vergennes Chief of Police George Merkel shares how the opioid catastrophe has overwhelmed small municipalities in Vermont.
Vergennes Chief of Police George Merkel joins us to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on local law enforcement and the carnage that the epidemic is leaving in its wake.
This week we speak with Lt. Col. Terry Williams about the state of the slate quarries in Vermont, the looming threat of Act 250 and what policies would help Vermont’s historic industry prosper.