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Listen: Capital Beat Podcast 4.27.17

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Freelance journalist and VTDigger columnist Jon Margolis joins Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld this week. Topics include accomplishments of Gov. Phil Scott and the Legislature in their first 100 days and lingering disagreements over the state budget. Subscribe to the Capital Beat Podcast on iTunes for the latest episodes. Continue Reading →

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Listen: Capital Beat Podcast 4.19.17

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Stewart Ledbetter, an anchor and the senior reporter at WPTZ, joins Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld on the podcast. Topics include the Scott administration’s concern about an appointment to the Green Mountain Care Board by the previous governor, Gov. Phil Scott’s first 100 days in office and the latest wrinkle in the effort to merge the Department of Liquor Control and the Vermont Lottery Commission. Subscribe on iTunes for the latest episodes of the Capital Beat Podcast. Continue Reading →

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Listen: Capital Beat Podcast 4.12.17

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Boston Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize with the Globe’s Spotlight team for coverage of a clergy sex abuse scandal, joins Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld to discuss media issues. Pfeiffer will be speaking at the Barre Opera House on Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Subscribers of the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus or Rutland Herald can attend for free. The cost is $10 for non-subscribers and $5 for seniors. Copies of her book will be available, along with a highlight reel from the movie Spotlight. She’ll also take questions from the audience. Continue Reading →

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Watch: Capital Beat with Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll

Sen. Jane Kitchel, D-Caledonia, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Kitty Toll, D-Danville, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, are on the program this week to discuss the 2018 fiscal year state budget. The two sisters are charged with ushering a nearly $6 billion budget through the Legislature. Capital Beat airs on Vermont PBS Plus Mondays at 8:30 p.m. Continue Reading →

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Listen: Capital Beat Podcast 3.31.17

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WCAX reporter Kyle Midura joins the Capital Beat Podcast this week with Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld this week. Topics include historic votes on budget and tax bills in the Vermont House and the fate of marijuana legalization. Subscribe on iTunes for the latest episodes. Continue Reading →

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Listen: Capital Beat Podcast 3.17.17

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VTDigger’s Elizabeth Hewitt joins Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld on the podcast this week. Topics included the state budget and House Democrats’ frustration with Republican Gov. Phil Scott. Subscribe to the Capital Beat Podcast on iTunes for the latest episodes.   Continue Reading →

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Watch: Capital Beat with House Speaker Johnson and Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe join the show to discuss progress on crafting the state budget, disagreements with Gov. Phil Scott and legislation that will be considered in the second half of the legislative session. Capital Beat airs on Vermont PBS Plus Mondays at 8:30 p.m. Continue Reading →

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Listen: Capital Beat Podcast 3.3.17

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April McCullum of the Burlington Free Press joins Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld this week to discuss the state budget and other topics. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes for fresh episodes each week. Continue Reading →

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Watch: Capital Beat with Rep. David Deen and ANR Secretary Julie Moore

Rep. David Deen, the chairman of the House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee, and Julie Moore, secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, join the program to discuss water quality efforts and a funding proposal put forth by Deen’s committee. Capital Beat airs on Vermont PBS Plus Mondays at 8:30 p.m. Continue Reading →

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