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Vaccinations Clear the Way for Vermont to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions
"Vaccination campaign. Not only did we lead the United States, but Vermont is now a global leader and vaccinations to defeat Covid 1980% of the states eligible population. Those 12 and over have received at least one dose. The White House has touted Vermont success as it pushes to have the whole country reached 70% vaccination by July. 4th Liam Elder Connors from member station Vermont. Public Radio joins us now. Good morning, Liam. Good morning. What does it mean for Vermont to drop all covid 19 restrictions? Well, things were already somewhat loosened here in this state. You know, the masking mandate had already been relaxed a little bit. But now there are no limits on gatherings or capacity caps for events and restaurants, and any masking and distancing requirements are now gone. And this wasn't a completely unexpected change. These restrictions were going away by July 4th. But when the states saw that The vaccination rate was going up so quickly, Governor Phil Scott said. Once we have that 80% mark, he would drop all restrictions. And so we hit that yesterday and here's the governor dropping those restrictions at a press conference. I'm lifting all remaining state pandemic restrictions in state of emergency will formally and at midnight. June 15th tomorrow. And here's why. Because it's safe to do so. And it's safe because Vermonters have done their part to keep the virus from spreading. And stepping up to get vaccinated should say the only real exceptions are for some federal rules like masking is still required on public transportation. And as we heard there, Liam, the governor is also letting the state of emergency expire in Vermont. What is the effect of that change?
Requests To Deploy National Guard Initially Denied During Capitol Riots
"Listen to maryland. Governor larry hogan today explaining what happened during the height of the rioting at the us capitol yesterday. Larry hogan is a republican. He's actually one of three republican governors now along phil scott from vermont and charlie baker of massachusetts who have called on president trump to resign immediately or be removed from office now before the end of his term. But just this didn't get a lot of widespread attention today but listen to what we heard. Today from maryland. Governor larry hogan listen to what he described happening in the middle of his day. Yesterday he was at work in maryland. Which of course is just outside of washington. Dc right in the middle of that meeting with our security team. I got a phone call from house. Majority leader steny hoyer. Who was calling me saying that. He and speaker. Pelosi and senator schumer. We're all together in an undisclosed bunker. They've been Spirited off to some undisclosed location that the us capitol. police was overwhelmed that there was no federal law enforcement. Presence and the leader of leaders of congress were pleading with me as the governor of maryland for assistance from maryland national guard and state police. I informed speaker. Hoyer and the other leaders said a force of specially trained riot police equipped to respond to civil disturbances. Along with members of allied and local law enforcement agencies. were already on route to the capital. I also told them that. I authorized the mobilization of the maryland national guard and i was ready willing and able to immediately deploy them to the capital however we were repeatedly denied approval to do so under federal law. The mayor of the district of columbia does not have a thirty the guard and we must receive approval from the secretary of defense before. We're able to send our maryland national guard across the border and to the federal city into the district of columbia so we had a little back and forth trying to get that authorization and approximately an hour and a half later. I got a call on my cell phone. From the secretary of the army ryan mccarthy who gave us the authority that we needed to be able to move into the city the initial contingent of maryland national guard members were the first to arrive in washington from out of state. Okay so that's a remarkable window into what happened yesterday for which we have to think about. What recrimination what what repercussions there will be what consequences there will be. I mean here's congressman the number two democrat in the house under under nancy pelosi. Steny hoyer happens congressman from maryland. Which happens to be the state right next door to washington. Dc steny hoyer is in hiding with the other leadership in the house and senate armed. Mob has taken over the capital of the capitol. Police are overrun. There's no federal law enforcement presence that they can see at all and steny hoyer because he happens to be from maryland. He happens to have the phone number on him of the governor of maryland so that he's hunkered down in hiding under fire and that's who he calls for help governor. Can you please send some troops or something from maryland and maryland. Says sure men governor says yeah. We have civil disturbance trained police. We've got hundreds of guard troops. That are ready to go. Yes just say the word. But he can't just say so on his right. You can't just send them into dc on your own say so you need federal authorization. You need the trump administration to authorize it and the trump administration is a wall. They won't authorize it. Nobody can get a call. Returned would be secretary of defense sect in denying authorization for the maryland national guard. What was the reason we. None of us really spoke to the secretary of defense but we were repeatedly being told by the national guard at the national level that we did not have authorization actually on the phone with leader. Voyeur was leading with us the sending guard. He was yelling across the room to schumer who they were back and forth saying we. We do have the authors. And i'm saying i'm telling you we do not have the authors and so we had times. The general was running up the flagpole. We're ready don't have authorization. Don't have and then i get it fall an hour and a half later out of the blue. Not from the secretary of defense not through the normal channels. I got a number. I don't recognize on my phone. Pick it up. Anyway larry hogan and like this ryan mccarthy sector the army governor. Can you come soon as possible it. Yeah we've been waiting. We're ready don't they. Can't tell you what was going on the other end on the decision making process. There's been lots of speculation in the media about that. But i i'm not privy to what was going on inside the white house or inside. Category coverage trivia earned resolve. We love of look. Here's where i am i. I think there's no question that america would be better off if the president would resign or be removed from office. And if mike pence vice president united states would conduct the peaceful transition of power in the next thirty days until president biden this morning.
Boston, Massachusetts Travel Restrictions: Vermont Removed From Exempt List
"Is no longer considered a lower risk state for covert by Massachusetts. So starting today, folks traveling from Vermont will have to fill out a travel form quarantine for 14 days unless they show proof of a recent negative cove ID test. Hawaii is now the on Lee State left on Massachusetts Travel Order exempt list from our governor, Phil Scott, telling residents that if they violated state rules and attended multi family gatherings I need to keep their kids out of school. You had a gathering yesterday. There was where you have people outside of your households. I would quarantine your Children over the next seven weeks every seven days. And then I have a test. While Vermont's coronavirus case counts are some of the lowest in the country, the numbers of people testing positive being hospitalized and deaths have increased lately.
Three New England governors, one Washington DC-area governor not signing Barrett letter
"Declined to join the Republican piers and signing a letter urging the Senate to confirm Judge Barrett of the Supreme Court. Bernie Bennett. With that report, 20 for the nation's 28 Republican governor, signed a letter praising Barrett's background in philosophy. Not signing where governors Christie Nunu of New Hampshire, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Phil Scott of Vermont as well as Larry Hogan of Maryland. Baker, Scott and Hogan have been more outspoken in their criticism of President Trump and Sununu has been Sununu has said he believes it is appropriate for bear to have a hearing but not voice specific support or opposition to her nomination. Bernie Bennett reporting also a townhall dot
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Continuing our conversation with Craig Pink of The Washington County Youth Service Bureau Lyndon Johnson of prevent child abuse. Vermont and Brenda. Whose Family Services Division of the Vermont Department for Children and families and Craig Craig Pinkham of the Washington Youth Services Bureau correct. Correct me if I'm wrong here but I. Sort of have the impression that you work mainly with people who are maybe of slightly older age group than the average for for someone like Lynn Linda Johnson. I pictured Linda. Talking more to families with young children and you would be. Craig in the in the working with maybe teenagers and and. How am I doing so far Mike Wallace? Probably close enough. I won't I won't speak for for how Linda will hurt. Drives you know the services of prevent child. Abuse reminded too I think. You know it's complicated, but we certainly work with with youth who are aged between twelve and twenty, twenty, four, twenty five. You know sort of in that in that ever evolving range of how you how you define the upper interviews. I got it okay and. That is evolving is is fascinating how that has happened Jim Generation to generation. That's not really the main topic here, though, but I wanted to. I wanted to sort of focus you for a moment anyway on you know dealing with the pandemic has, and it sounds like from what Brenda was saying that in certain respects technology may be making this work I don't know if easier the right word, but but it's actually seems to be working out pretty well from what I'm hearing from Brenda. Would you say that's the case for you as well? You know I think what I would say. I'll qualify that a little a little bit, and I think what we're. We're all learning in and I would agree with those with those Brenda under the that we've all been surprised at how effective these tools can be, but but I think it's important to stress at the same time that what we're finding. Is that their tools? You know they're not long term solutions. I think they're helping us to deal with the current moment and I also think that we're going to emerge from the pan-demic with a new set of tools and our box that will help to. Alleviate some of the transportation issues that you've alluded to some of the connectivity long long range connective issues that rent related you know brought up, but but the reality is, we are social. We're social beings and I think especially working with youth who were in a part of their life as as their life, where one of the developmental tasks is to figure out how to socialize well I. Think you know at the same time what we're finding is that it's not going to be a substitute for you. Know getting back to you longing for return to that. That face-to-face contact I think. When we started this conversation, you know at about how we were going to be as an agency, there was a lot of conversation about really moving into a place where you know we're using technology and the youth are already familiar with it. They're already operating in that world, and and while that's true. Some point we've also found in some ways that youth have the same degree of zoom fatigue that we all have to have the same sort of longing for being able to go outside and and Vienna Park with your friends being. Face to face with someone who the hell in quarter to you, and that's still going to be important as we sort of emerged through this so I agree it's a great tool. We're finding really good uses for it I think will extend this, but it's also at the same way, ironically affirming that the importance of being social and the fact that it's okay that we all miss that. Yeah you know it's interesting. I I'm contrasting this the this a little bit with some conversations. I've had recently with educators who seem to be I. The ones I've spoken to I don't know I. I can't say Adams obviously having. Vermont or anything but I. I'm hearing from from a lot of educators that you know they feel like. For All the talk over the years that maybe distance learning would be playing a larger role in our educational system It really not been the best for just like you know getting getting. Material information to to students in our schools and I had a couple of elementary school teachers on a few weeks ago. who were saying that? They. Really you are missing and think the kids are missing the. The sort of social emotional aspects of learning just you know how to get along with the kid in the next seat, basically new classroom. in that kind of thing and so. Is there a difference? Would you say I'll I'll put this question to you Lyndon Johnson Is there a difference between that experience and and the kind of work you do which I know, is it? You know certainly not typically in a classroom setting. It's more individualized, but. Tell me about that is DC. DC contrast there. Well for us, we really haven't been able to work directly with the children. during this pandemic, so we're primarily you know parents focused and for parents to meet one another from all across the state over a gotomeeting resume, and it's been kind of. Different I mean. We're usually very geographically centered, so it would be the Bennington support group, or it would be Saint Albans nurturing tyranny program for families that recovery but now. He's programs are open to parents from all over the state, and so people are meeting one another from all over the state, and in some ways that has an advantage in that. You know you're not going to meet your next door neighbor in this group, and maybe that would be uncomfortable. now you're meeting people who you're. You know unlikely to know in any context of your life. And you could be very honest very quickly and also accept and give great support to one another. Very very easily, so it has been quite a surprise, quite a learning experience for us. All and we think that going forward after the pandemic. Goes away or Subsides or whatever it's going to do, we think probably end up with a mix of programming that will take advantage of what we've learned and again transportation no longer in issue And we'll also WANNA. Do Face to face, because it's Craig's so beautifully said. We are human beings. And she looked being long for that connection and contact, and that that's social time in person together, which is so important, and of course we want to work with the whole family as we've always done so. You make a really interesting. You make a really interesting point. They'll Linda which is. Hadn't occurred to me before, but I I. I another advantage I see to an online meeting like this is. That That you could actually intentionally set it up to be more anonymous and more. You know if those are the those are key goals more more private frankly because. You know I I know that own work as a journalist and our radio host my wife is a registered nurse and You Know I. Just when they're all these overlapping relationships in a small community like Sexual Vermont where you know you end up sort of knowing people who? Who? In a couple of different contexts, and and yeah I would I would. I would imagine that that for you if you're dealing with you know two or three different families live on the same street in the same town. privacy issues really would. Rear their head. Much more in that case than they would if you are Having a meeting with somebody from Bennington and somebody from Saint John's Brennan somebody from Swan or something. So is is that. Is that another advantage in? Could that could these meetings be designed in a way to try to play that to enhance that advantage? I think that they can be they are, and that'll be good for some groups. You know some of the time, but as Craig said, we do want to get back to face to face you. There is a value in that that is really. So important and intangible, but intrinsic to be human beings I. Mean we're we are? We have a great longing for connection, and for warmth of friendship and part of. The purpose of this group is to give families a support system that they can rely upon going into the future. And that means community that means knowing one another in other contexts and going dollar with more strength and resilience because of that. Brenda Guli from Family Services Division at DCFS. Do you find your staff there? Are Are they better able to sort of check in with families and make rounds basically more easily.
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"We are back and thank you very much for staying with US I. think that was an informative and interesting conversation. We had the governor Phil Scott, and the first forty minutes, or so of today's program and I really appreciate the governor or giving us a little extra time this morning. We wanted to do also bring in this segment. Steve Pappas. He is the editor of The Times Argus in Rutland Herald, and he mentioned to me the other day that there's some news about the news, some actually interesting developments happening at the papers and beliefs, these online with US good morning, Steve Good Morning Dave! Thanks for having me. No go ahead. There is news about the news. What does the news well? The news is that where lots of newspapers and and media organizations are having to. Continue to make cuts to make ends meet. We have made the decision that we are going to go back to five days a week publication beginning on June thirtieth we cut back from five days to three days a week in March around the time depending started. as a cost saving measure, and also laid off quite a few folks from both The Times Argus, and the Rutland Herald, and while we're not bringing everybody back at once we are beginning a phased in return to the staff, and we are like I, said, going back to five days a week which is. you know we see it very much. As a sign of folks, commitment in the community to the papers We're seeing an uptick in. Subscribers in both the print and online products, which has been tremendous, and you know we don't know if people are feeling like they need to be informed, or they might be bored, but either way we'll. We're more than happy to have them. picking up those papers the Times Argus, and the right lane herald and then. We are rolling out A. You made a very conscientious effort that we want to help businesses that have been affected by the pandemic and. So. We in consultation with our. Parent Company simple newsgroup The two papers are engaging in what we're calling. She media relief. Marketing sorry marketing. Program and we are going to be. Providing A match of advertising dollars up to one hundred thousand dollars between now and the end of August to. Businesses that are struggling to get back on their feet. So that they as we build their AD program we will be providing them with an equal amount of space in the paper, so they can either have larger ads or greater frequency of ads. when they plunk down their money, we will match dollar for dollar in column inches, or on our websites and you know we know that people need that handwrite now and that to be able to to kind of get the word out that they. Are Back and they may not be back at full steam, but that. In the recovery are also phasing in and you know we see this as our job as community builders and partners in the community of of helping people. Small Business Owners get a leg up to You know to grow back and obviously it an an investment in the paper. We feel like an investment in the paper, an investment in the community right now and. you know a lot of folks are struggling? So this is A. Way To be working with local businesses across Vermont to. You know to get people up and running again and so you know we're. We're very excited. We I honestly didn't think that we were going to be able to make an announcement about going back to five days in a lot of people had written us written us off when we went down to three. But Not The case, so we're. We're feeling pretty emboldened in in feeling, really good that. Again that people have felt like we have tried to make ourselves indispensable and be the center of community, and you know a lot of folks responded in kind, so we're. We're very excited. Well congratulations first off as you know. Long time journalists myself more journals than the better I'm molested. and. and. I have been a longtime subscriber to the Times Argus and Have really been a fan of the of your organization both at The Times Argus and Herald I I. Remember back there in my years at the AP in the eighties and nineties I used to think it was kind of amazing to me to the degree to which those papers had this tradition of really It looked like I never saw the saw the books or anything, but it certainly looked like the that there was a there was a tradition there of of basically the pouring a lot of the profits from the papers. The papers were making back into the product. You know and so these tiny little papers by national standards maintaining say three persons statehouse bureau back in those days. You know it was always really impressive to me and you know I. Know I know. That's not currently. The case is just all the other storms. That hit the media in the last twenty or thirty years now, but It's it is is still something that you know I think a lot of Vermont. Have have a long longtime fond associations with. With your your company, so you know and I and see To See it emerging in this way from the from the pandemic I think is just really. It's It's it's encouraging. You know it's something that You know. Three years in rock on and whatever else A-. And thank you we you know we. A lot of people say that it's a testament to the resilience of the paper and again this is a testament to our communities, and and we all. Have a lot of faith and in one another and there's there's that expression about the rising tide lifting all ships and you know. You know we're certainly not declaring mission, accomplished or victory over Covid, but we are are very much feeling like. weaking build back to that next step we're. Community journalism matters, and by the way newspapers across the country. Small newspapers across the country have found themselves to be at the center of community. They have become very indispensable and. People want to see a human face to this pandemic. Such a grind and so far to get through all the time and. You can when you can give it a face like Dave Graham in our five questions with if you weeks ago. that that all of a sudden you know it. These are our neighbors, either our friends are the folks who you know you know kind of. We. Don't feel alone in the struggle and Steve. Interesting editorialists warning about pride weekend actually. I love the editorial page of The Times Argus. So you talk about an engaged citizenry. The letters are oftentimes just really. Really Fascinating and. Frankly they're. They're quite a number of good writers out there around Vermont. And but but your Your editorial pointed deprived week. So tell us a little bit about that. What was? Actually it probably has less to do with pride week. It just happens to be that this is pride. We across the nation, which is the cell of celebration. Of the LGBTQ community and yesterday's historic decision by the US Supreme Court saying that the Lgbtq community is entitled to the same benefits as workers as all other. Individuals that affirmation was worth an editorial in my mind and given that Vermont has. Played a pivotal role in kind of raising awareness about. civil unions back in the back in the day and and the issues associated with that over time. We felt like it was important to. Put into writing that and that we were very pleased to see that decision. Come and that. Maybe it was providing a little bit of hope that that people are thinking. More broadly, and not all people, but some people are thinking more broadly and making decisions. On the definitely benefit the greater good because it certainly feels like there are a lot of decisions being made right now. that are about dismantling. Let What we're all trying to accomplish in society and or take it in a different direction. And it was. It was definitely. It's worthy praise in our book. You know it's it's really interesting to me. This is an issue. Basically you know gay rights same same sex marriages cetera these this bundle of issues..
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"To do my husband and a high We are both over over sixty have been very careful following all the rules. We have pretty much stayed in our home together. I am furloughed currently, and he is back working very part time. When we leave the house, we were masks. We wash our hands. We do all those things that we're supposed to do. We have we have maintained the integrity of keeping our self faith and keeping everybody else safe around us. My question is we have two teenage grandsons who are actually. To Vermont tomorrow morning from their home in Georgia where our son in law is in the Navy, they have been holding to a very close quarantine. They're they're flying to Vermont. Is it necessary to the boys shoot. Should we have them quarantine when they arrive here? I'm I'm trying to do it right for them than for everybody else. if. I think I. have this right if they if they quarantine for fourteen days there in Georgia. Before coming then, they won't have to quarantine when they get here. we have issued more guidance on that through cross over you know to. Relax the the restrictions on that understanding we need to be you know. Using common sense sounds like you've been using all kinds of common sense and their own daily lives, and we're trying to do that for those of visitors that we need to come to Vermont as you probably heard the press conferences. We've we've allowed for certain travel between different counties who different states and so forth in the northeast. We haven't branched out much beyond the northeast, but we will in the future and identify states that are as safe as we are but but I I believe if you go to the ACC, D- website I think you'll find it there and and and they will give you all the guys necessary for someone coming from another state, but I think I have that right and. I'll check it out today. Have someone get in touch with you? Sure okay, that's fine, and and I will go. I'll go to that website to be sure because we we do want to follow the rules. We don't want to be playing a part in having anything. Begin to erupt again, so thank you again for your guidance getting us through this. Yeah well. Thank you very much for You know again playing by the rules. If it wasn't for people like you Lee and your husband we would be at a much different position right now, and for the worse It's because of Ramadi in their villages. Step up and do the right thing. that. We're on a really strong position stronger than most states, and and when we see you know we haven't had Again. Fifty Five S.'s a lot and On the nineteenth will be recognized asinine every month, recognizing those we've lost result, but when you look at other states, and we haven't had a death in almost three weeks now and so that's good news. Good news because. And I will I will be watching and listening for when the nursing homes and care. Facilities are open because that'd be. Among those mother is in one and we have we send we send letters, and we do what we can say in contact, but we are not beating down the door. Saying let us get in. We want her to be safe. We want us to be safe. Right, we'll be talking about that tomorrow at the press conference, and and having a plan to move forward because we know. From the social benefits and mental health aspect we we want. We can't forget, but those who are in our long term care facilities. We kept PUNISH THEM WE WANNA protect them punish them we need. Them to have some You know the security and well-being of family members. Yes well and I. Thank, you you're getting goes through this with the same steady guidance and principal and ethics, as you got us through Irene and I think the entire state of Vermont should be in your cheering section so I'll let you go. Thank you so much. Thanks for the call. Appreciate it. Go for a few few minutes to go over to. You have a hard stop at nine thirty. I had I have one in about. Three minutes so. Okay I. I just wanted to ask. One more question and it is, it is a shift into shifting topics and goes to. Police violence race relations in in all of this. One of the things that has occurred to me over time and we saw it again. This weekend yet had more than two hundred people. Turn out for for the painting of the Mural on state street. On Saturday and then took one person. You know one bad apple. Saturday, Saturday nights of vandalize it. In the same way after the after the harassment of of former representative. From Beddington, he had hundreds, maybe thousands of Vermont lending her support, and just you know stepping up, and and telling her to you. Everybody regarded her well and wish her well etcetera, one guy down in Bennington was was. How do you address this? This kind of Lone Wolf activity out there. That seems to pop up in in this context. Too often, and and what do you think? What do you think about? The fairness or unfairness of of having one at one actor essentially tarnished the whole state in in in a certain way. Yeah I think we all have a responsibility to step up. It's not enough anymore I said the. Conference's. It's not enough to say I, you know. I'm not a racist supposed to still consider ourselves to be racist. We have to be anti racist and we have to step up and call out some of these actions. And say it's not okay. Isn't okay. and it's interesting I. I, don't I don't go on Facebook, but some of my my staff has been monitoring some of the comments on my facebook page. As well as the you know, the vandalism we saw on the State Street It's it's just so disturbing and. Discouraging and troubling and it just proves we. We still have a long ways to go. We have a lot of work to do. but there's there's more good people than bad people and again we we have the power in our hands. This step up the right thing and take actions individually collectively. In and say it out and. A change thing. Curtis Reed of the Vermont. Partnership for fairness and diversity had him on the show. This earlier this week, and he was guess yesterday it was and he he was saying the He was saying that that that you know the sort of majority, white population, which does not consider itself raises to has a duty to talking to others who may still harbor some racist thoughts. Other other white folks, Fan, family, members, or friends, or whatever who usually say that indicate you know they don't. They're not thinking thinking in the right way on this stuff. And we we have A. we have a duty and we can't remain silent, and and so on and so forth. Do you agree with that. I agree with Curtis. you know I I'll end on this one. I was at a forums from I know fi sheer it was. It was put on by changed story. The Bronx issue of women and they were lighting gender equity issues fewer their days, but Guy Named Ted Bunch. Who was the presenter? WHO's black and it was his team was confident. It was about you know being a role model, kids and men to a better mentors, and so being better people. but he was telling the.
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"From Radio Vermont! It's the Dave Graham. Show on, wd, EV! It's your show. About the people places and the issues that matter the most to you. Now here's your host Dave, Graham. Vermont it is. Tuesday June the sixteenth, two. Thousand and twenty and we have blind for you today. We're going to be speaking with Governor Phil Scott East joining us for the first half hour of the program this morning. SECOND UP WE'LL BE Steve Pappas the editor and publisher of the. Times Argus he's going to share with us some important news about that newspaper and And then in the later hour we're GONNA be joined by Craig Pinkham the. Washington County Youth Service Bureau in Lyndon Johnson and prevent child abuse Vermont, and they are going to talk to us about the special challenges of working with some of Vermont's more vulnerable kids during the pandemic as in. How do you meet with people and try to help families out, etc? You gotta do it all virtually by phone apparently and does sets up some challenges, so we're we're GONNA, be talking to to Lyndon Johnson and Craig Pinkham about that in the second hour of the program. Sure that'd be interesting as well I think we're also going to have low conversation with one of our CBS News. Correspondents about, Elitist News on police, violence and protests et cetera elsewhere in the country. shooting in. Atlanta, the other night that is now the latest causing sort of the latest round of outrage out there, and but I wanted to get right into it with Governor Phil Scott I believe he's on the phone with us this morning and governor. Thank you very much for joining me. Good. How are you? I'm doing well, are you? So looks like SORTA. Headline News is that you have extended the? State of emergency in Vermont A. For another month here June fifteenth to July Fifteenth, and it sounds like from your briefing yesterday the main goal just to give yourself another other state officials the. Flexibility to continue. Basically tweaking the systems here and. Turning the Najjar or the Speaker Speaker as you call it, with with a certain degree of flexibility I. Guess is do I have that roughly right? Yeah pretty much. You know just three months ago that we. issued the state of emergency and that putting in motion of a lot of initiatives. We've closed a lot of businesses. Close Schools put put a lot of restrictions on on most of us in some respects. So now we need continue to open up back up. Do it methodical way that doesn't impact adversely impact. Of promoters so to.
"phil scott" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
"The were able to contain it by boxing it in so to speak and make sure that it doesn't spread any further, and I'm hopeful that we're going to entail a vaccine comes about that safe and effective. We're going to be able to if we have an outbreak that we're going to be able to box it in a in a specific area, so that doesn't affect the entire state because we've seen some areas in the state of obscene. Any affection from this and other parts have. Certainly seen a lot of devastation and that's the way it's been throughout the United States areas some states aren't as effective as some and many like New York. have been devastating for many so hopefully in the in the fall will be able to take a more strategic approach, so we don't have to. Take in close all schools. If his an outbreak, we might have to close for a little bit but then get back to normal as we contain. So we're talking with Governor. Phil Scott here in our kids. Press Conference on. Why and we're talking about school policy right now and particularly what's happening with schools able to reopen or not reopened in the fall because of the novel coronavirus covid Nineteen, we have lots of questions about covid nineteen, as well and Governor Phil Scott is not a doctor. He has a doctor in the health department. Who advises him, but he does know some some about it and also direct state policy what the rules are around the corona virus, and what you can and can't do in the state, so he's a good person to ask those questions of. Governor just briefly before we leave the school conversation Gavin in Cornwall wants to know. Will we have to wear masks if we go back to school in the fall? I think Gavin I. Don't have the answer to that either we know. That the wearing a mass prevents you from spreading it as as easily as without a mask because they come from some of the droplets in in when we speak, sometimes, we have droplets coming out of our our mouth, and in that can transmit to others the the the virus. So we'll. We'll just have to play this from by year. They'll be some guidelines again. That's what I was. Alluding to that, things are going to be different than before, but we one never knows if there's a vaccine before that or we find different strategies to to keep us from spreading this Maybe we won't be won't have to but but again at this point were were just going to have to wait and see how this progresses. All Right? Here's another question that we got before the show from Henry. High Governor Scott My name is Henry I'm ten years old and I'm from Fairfax. I've a friend who doesn't have the best Internet. Todd for him do schoolwork. What can you do to help him? Governor. What can you do for those who don't have good Internet? Yeah, this is one of the areas that really has been highlighted throughout this this pandemic particularly when we had to close the schools and staying at home, we put that stay home. Stay safe order in place We didn't travel about..
"phil scott" Discussed on But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
"We're going to have a kid press conference with for Governor Phil Scott Phil. Scott has been elected governor twice now, so he's in what's called his second term before that he spent a longtime working in state government as Lieutenant Governor, and in the Vermont Senate he's also a race car driver in his spare time, and he worked in the construction business before he became Vermont's governor for the rest of the our governor. Scott is going to join us to answer questions from you so if you want to ask him about the things that are. Are Important to you from climate change to school policies to what's happening with this virus. Now is your chance to speak directly to him. This is a press conference only for kids so I do hope the adults who are listening will tune in will listen, but I also hope you'll really follow the spirit of this idea to let kids have unfiltered access to top elected official to share. What's really on their minds than what they want answers to so kids. The Way to do this is give us a call governor Phil Scott. Thank. You for doing this and welcome to, but Y. Oh, good afternoon, Jane. First of all you just WANNA. Thank you. For doing this. I, it's been a challenging time for all of us, but particularly our kids. While parents are working trying to help help everyone out in their kids, and not everybody has the same access to. Programs and so forth so having something like this where everyone can listen, is really helpful and I know promote PBS has been doing some TV programming during the pandemic as well. I just want to thank you both for for doing that. It's really essential I'm really glad you're here and I. Hope you're prepared because if you think journalists are going to be easier on you than adults, I'm not assuming that at all. The press conference is tough enough and I. Will, probably, be tough. Well. We're going to start you off with an easy one. Maybe as in, it's not about breaking news, but it it might require you think so. Here's a question from eighty. One second we're getting on the line. Hang on! All right well. We don't have the governor she says. I'm nine years old. I live in Essex Vermont. My question is when you were a kid. Did you think you wanted to be governor and Soren top some an Nora in Poulton? Also ask why you wanted to be governor. So did you always want this? Why did you decide you wanted it? That's really not as difficult to question. Might, have expected in some some ways I never ever envisioned myself as governor. It wasn't until later in my life when I was in business that I even considered being involved in public service in politics had no interest in politics whatsoever and then I started. You know there was things that were happening in my business that the legislature was affecting passing laws and I just didn't agree with them. And I kept started complaining about what they were doing so at that point I. finally looked myself in the mirror, and thought instead of complaining so much. Maybe I should do something about it. Maybe I should run for office, not knowing at all with that meant. And I did. I ran for the State Senate in Washington County and some of it..
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"Peter Hirschfeld Nice to talk with you. Good to talk with you Jane and I have to tell you I'm so excited to hear what questions the kids are going to have the governor today. Yeah me, too. I hope he's prepared. Can you explain just first of all what a reporter is and generally what a reporter does! We have pretty fun jobs. I have to admit because we spend all day learning about things that are happening in our towns in the state in the country, and even the world sometimes, and then we write stories based on what we've learned so that we can get people information that in some cases might be really important to them. In order to do that job, we have to be kind of like collectors of information. And sometimes we collect that information by reading things like government documents for example sometimes we get information by talking to people like legislators or mayors or the governor, people in our communities <hes> or sometimes expert who can help us understand different topics that we might not know that much about sometimes we get information just by going to places and watching things like a select board meeting in a local town <hes> or going to the State House to watch committees. They're make big decisions. <hes> or maybe going to to something like a protest is to learn more about what people are upset about. We have what we call a representative democracy in the united. States in that means we elect people to Serb government, and they make really important decisions about how our society is going to work and reporters tried to do is get people all the information. They needed so that they can decide whether their government is doing a good job. And sometimes when reporter learns about things that maybe aren't going so well. It allows the people who read their stories to. Ask and demand changes and improvements. Can I highlight one word that you said because I to just make sure we're clear on this, you said reporters write stories. This is not the kind of story that is fiction that is made up or not true. What a reporter does has to be based on fact so when you say you write a story, you're writing something that incorporates what you've heard from other people what you know to be true and what you have found out. You're not making things up, and you're not really sharing your opinion. What's the difference between factual reporting and just telling someone what you think about something? Yeah, that's exactly right Jane, so this isn't the kind of story that you would read in a picture book for example or A novel. That is fiction <hes>. What reporters are doing? Is discovering facts and information, and then just using those facts in that information in the stories that they right so even though we call them stories or not, the kinds of stories you might find. In! Some of the books you read it school. One way I like to think about it is. There's a big difference between I. Think and what I know and reporters stick to telling people what they know. Bar Job is to give the public facts and information so that they can make their own opinions about things. Get an example of something that's happening right now. Governor Scott, who you're going to be talking to assume wants to make some budget cuts next year because Vermont government doesn't have as much money coming in, but a lot of legislators that work in the state. House, don't WanNa make budget cuts because they say there's going to be a lot of people that have a lot of needs and budget got is when you think you have a certain amount of. Of money to spend, but then actually you're only allowed to spend a little less than that. That's right. You don't have as much money as you thought you were going to have so the job of the reporter in telling that story isn't the tell people who's right or wrong. The governor or the legislature. The reporter's job is to collect as much information as possible about their proposals explain to people what those proposals would do and what they would mean. In then explained the potential consequences of those proposals, but then lead up to other people to decide what they think is the right thing to do.
Kid Press Conference with Governor Phil Scott
"Peter Hirschfeld Nice to talk with you. Good to talk with you Jane and I have to tell you I'm so excited to hear what questions the kids are going to have the governor today. Yeah me, too. I hope he's prepared. Can you explain just first of all what a reporter is and generally what a reporter does! We have pretty fun jobs. I have to admit because we spend all day learning about things that are happening in our towns in the state in the country, and even the world sometimes, and then we write stories based on what we've learned so that we can get people information that in some cases might be really important to them. In order to do that job, we have to be kind of like collectors of information. And sometimes we collect that information by reading things like government documents for example sometimes we get information by talking to people like legislators or mayors or the governor, people in our communities or sometimes expert who can help us understand different topics that we might not know that much about sometimes we get information just by going to places and watching things like a select board meeting in a local town or going to the State House to watch committees. They're make big decisions. or maybe going to to something like a protest is to learn more about what people are upset about. We have what we call a representative democracy in the united. States in that means we elect people to Serb government, and they make really important decisions about how our society is going to work and reporters tried to do is get people all the information. They needed so that they can decide whether their government is doing a good job. And sometimes when reporter learns about things that maybe aren't going so well. It allows the people who read their stories to. Ask and demand changes and improvements. Can I highlight one word that you said because I to just make sure we're clear on this, you said reporters write stories. This is not the kind of story that is fiction that is made up or not true. What a reporter does has to be based on fact so when you say you write a story, you're writing something that incorporates what you've heard from other people what you know to be true and what you have found out. You're not making things up, and you're not really sharing your opinion. What's the difference between factual reporting and just telling someone what you think about something? Yeah, that's exactly right Jane, so this isn't the kind of story that you would read in a picture book for example or A novel. That is fiction What reporters are doing? Is discovering facts and information, and then just using those facts in that information in the stories that they right so even though we call them stories or not, the kinds of stories you might find. In! Some of the books you read it school. One way I like to think about it is. There's a big difference between I. Think and what I know and reporters stick to telling people what they know. Bar Job is to give the public facts and information so that they can make their own opinions about things. Get an example of something that's happening right now. Governor Scott, who you're going to be talking to assume wants to make some budget cuts next year because Vermont government doesn't have as much money coming in, but a lot of legislators that work in the state. House, don't WanNa make budget cuts because they say there's going to be a lot of people that have a lot of needs and budget got is when you think you have a certain amount of. Of money to spend, but then actually you're only allowed to spend a little less than that. That's right. You don't have as much money as you thought you were going to have so the job of the reporter in telling that story isn't the tell people who's right or wrong. The governor or the legislature. The reporter's job is to collect as much information as possible about their proposals explain to people what those proposals would do and what they would mean. In then explained the potential consequences of those proposals, but then lead up to other people to decide what they think is the right thing to do.
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"Now our show starts right after something called a press conference. You've probably been hearing about this issue. All over the world with a sickness that sometimes referred to as the novel Corona virus or Covid Nineteen, because it such a big deal, and has affected so many people from schools, being closed to restaurants and shops, also closing and more and a lot of people getting very sick. Our governor here in Vermont has been speaking to the public three times a week, so he stands up in front of several microphones. Every Monday Wednesday and Friday and he gives an update on things. He thinks the public needs to know. Sometimes, other people in state government like the doctor in charge of our health department or people who think about what to do when people lose their jobs, also given update, and then reporters at questions and try to get more information or answers to things they think are important, or maybe they think aren't being answered fully. But, as you might guess the government officials, and the reporters are usually all adults in these press conferences, and we thought you might have some questions that you want answers to as well so today we're going to have our own press conference right here on, but why in just a couple of minutes we're going to be joined by Vermont's Governor Phil Scott, but before we talked to him. Let's get a little bit of an education on what the job of a journalist or a reporter is! Peter. Hirschfeld is one of our reporters here at Vermont Public Radio where we make this show. He works in Montpelier Vermont state capital, and he often attends press conferences and reports on the work of state government, so we thought he'd be a great person to get some tips from about how to do our press conference, and if you have a question about news or journalism, or how reporters work, now is the time to send that to us. You write two questions at, but why kids dot Org. We only about six or seven minutes with pizza. If you have a journalism question, definitely get that in now. Peter Hirschfeld Nice to talk with you. Good to talk with you Jane and I have to tell you I'm so excited to hear what questions the kids are going to have the governor today. Yeah me, too. I hope he's prepared. Can you explain just first of all what a reporter is and generally what a reporter does! We have pretty fun jobs. I have to admit because we spend all day learning about things that are happening in our towns in the state in the country, and even the world sometimes, and then we write stories based on what we've learned so that we can get people information that in some cases might be really important to them. In order to do that job, we have to be kind of like collectors of information. And sometimes we collect that information by reading things like government documents for example sometimes we get information by talking to people like legislators or mayors or the governor, people in our communities or sometimes expert who can help us understand different topics that we might not know that much about sometimes we get information just by going to places and watching things like a select board meeting in a local town or going to the State House to watch committees. They're make big decisions. or maybe going to to something like a protest is to learn more about what people are upset about..
Boston - About a Dozen Protest Vermont Stay-Home Order in Montpelier
"A protest and counter protest in Vermont about a dozen people showing up at the state house in Montpelier protesting against governor Phil Scott's stay at home order at the same time for nurses from central Vermont Medical Center wearing face masks turned out to speak against the demonstration governor Scott says he's frustrated by the restrictions required to deal with the pandemic and is also eager to re open the state's economy however Scott says he'll listen to science and continue to do what's right regardless of the political ramifications Vermont has eight hundred twenty three cases of the virus with forty
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"A steady hand on the tiller of our state. Thank you very much. Thank you alison call in Middlesex. Just say something. Sure y'all assume swell a team effort it's not just me Doctor leaves been doing a great job. But it's all the other unsung heroes all of us working together in this regard. And that's how we're going to survive this But it's a team team approach. Yeah for sure Joe In Middlesex. Good Morning Hello. Good Morning I wanted to echo the ALKA lazing appreciation for work. The governor's doing in particular. I want to thank you for making sure that your press conferences are now being interpreted in sign language for the deaf and hard of hearing folks in our state and I think that's been Having that access is really important to those folks and I would just offer one suggestion. It's a long time for one person to Interpret and so. I'm in the field myself and I wonder if you might consider letting them working team so that they could really make sure they're getting the message across accurately. Wow that's an interesting question there Joe I. It never occurred to me before goes. I'm not very familiar with your field. So it sounds like you know you're you got a basketball team and you need to. You. Need the venture star now. Then just let them rest. It's a it's a strenuous mental process. And you have typically. We'll go twenty twenty minutes and then switch off and Amy Williamson. Who's been doing the last few times. She's up there for an hour hour and a half at a time Luckily she's one of the best interpreters in the country. We're fortunate that way but Just something to consider. Yeah Good Point Joe and thank you for the suggestion and I'll leave it up to To those of you to provide those suggestions to us during the state of the state and the buzzer dress and we have interpreters At the State House I know they do alternate and maybe you know. Our press conferences are going much longer than the normal So we just made you need to make sure that we're providing that relief but this this communication so important to everyone And that's why again the silver lining some of this and allowing Having this telephone Call in a type of approach is Has Really opened up the state. We're hearing from from entities And media sources all over the state with questions and I think it's healthy in that regards. Continue that even after this is over. Let's go to Glen for Middlebury. Good Morning Glenn. Good Morning Governor and and I also thank you for your guidance and wisdom through this I am one of the six point. Six four million who filed for unemployment last Friday I got my case number and I haven't heard a thing. Is there any estimate of time? And when we'll be contacted by the state on how to proceed with filing thank you yeah Again another if if we want to see You know again real time of what we want to prevent from happening on from our healthcare system standpoint. It's It's it's unemployment. We are are taking in More in the last week or two weeks Than we typically do in a whole year so this surge has exceeded in some respects the capacity about working around the clock putting all kinds of people in the place that we have. This old of forty-year-old a mainframe computer that we have to make sure that we we process some of the claims shoe that as gently as possible so that we don't we don't prevent a loss of bat because that would be a tremendous But you should see Some of these famous going out very soon. where we're catching up We've shorten the payment process methods We've increased the call center capacity but it's not enough. You know we we. We understand that we understand the frustration. But but just as well please understand. will Will Process the most quick. 'cause we can But this won't You know it'll be backdated to to win over. The initial claim was filed so We should get through that Fairly soon but then we we have the next round In some respects it's not just the The the employees are typically going through the Ui System. But we're waiting for guidance from government on how to handle those who are self-employed because they are eligible as well In the legislation but no one has told us. What will how we're supposed to do that? So we're trying to work through that as we speak and try and be prepared as possible but that'll be the next wave once we get through the forty five thousand fifty thousand applicants Which we should do by this weekend. WE'LL We'll after we ready for the next round which will be probably as many as as initial round and governor VC digger this morning at an interesting story about a wrinkle here. Which is that When you add in special federal benefit that's going out people getting unemployment There are many cases according to the story where people ended up making more money than they were. When they were working creating possible disincentive to return to work What do you make of all that in any way to fix that? Or where are we on Monday? Yeah I mean that's what the the congressional delegation or the FEDS Did in this regard that this was coming out of Washington. So there's not much we can do about it But I do see it could be. I mean we want to have people Get SOME MONEY IN THEIR HANDS. So they can pay their their ransomware utilities and so forth and payments that are due and and not Not Suffer Financially So I agree with that But the unintended consequences might rear. Their ugly heads had future. So we'll we'll cross that bridge when we come to it obviously It's a it's a concern but my my initial concern right now is taking care of people. making sure they have The financial assistance they need. And then we'll we'll address that In time to come but right now you know self-isolation Stay at home. Don't interact with other people. And for God's Sakes. Wash your hands like multiple times a day. Wash your hands because it really really does make a difference in in preventing this The scrap very very important advice People need to become obsessed about washing hands. Time FOR ONE. More call governor sure. Let's go to notre in. East Montpellier. Hi there thank you for having me and thank you for what? You're all doing a governor. I'm I'm hearing a lot about Other parts of the world using serum or antibody test to determine who can get back in the workforce who is safe What are we? I never hear Vermont mention it. Could you talk about that? The use of the antibody tests. And where we're going with it. Yeah we're we're following the CDC guidelines on this. I know there are a lot of brilliant minds around the world are working on this and and we and and I would hope That we are working along with those countries. China was out In in front of us By a couple of months on this so they've seen The effects of Of this disease in their country. And and I'm sure that they're working on different Syrians serums and so forth and I know our. Cdc Has Some brilliant minds as well working on this and all the universities throughout the country? And well you know we'll utilize anything that's at our disposal That the problem as we know with this is there's no vaccine to prevent this at this point in time And there's no treatment once you have it And that's why we're focusing on prevention making. Sure you don't get it. Don't spread this it's so essential because because we're just giving Quality of CARE in trying to prevent loss of life After you get this nice -lating is is so important In in accomplishing list so But we are working Again trying to focus on the job at hand but but at the same time taking any guys this weekend from the CDC. And I know they're working day and night trying to accomplish savage well. Could I just follow that up with one question I I know some states are using this I believe in Colorado. It's being used extensively. I it's an inexpensive test is now available it just test whether you've built antibodies to it whether you've already had the disease yeah. I speak to governors Almost a daily basis different governors throughout the country I have not heard any governors talking about this at this point in time And what to? What extent is available? I'm not sure of either But but I'll be sure to bring it up. I'm the governor of Colorado is on these calls as well. I haven't heard him talk about this at all. I think it's until you're right that the whole town is being tested. Yeah I think the. Cdc It'd be to be fair. This may be a state by state basis the CDC is looking at at Different areas where they can utilize test out Some of what? They're contemplating And and trying to put into place improve it You know usually these trials they they a year and signal a year or two But we can't wait for that and so I think what they're trying to do is is take different sectors and trying to to To have this trial done in real time. So I I imagine this is the CDC doing this enough state. Well thank you so very much. Very great all right. Thank you very much know all right. Thank you governor. I know we kept you a little overtime so I really appreciate you joining us this morning. Good talking with you all right. Bay Safe Out there. Thank you you too. Thank you very much. We're GONNA take a brief break here on the Dave Graham show me back just a couple minutes Lawson's finest classic clothing and cutting edge fashion. Are you sandwiches and grab and go meals toys? A wide selection of Rosa jewelry.
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"Why are they burning bridges? When we've got governor like this one in Massachusetts building moments such a time of need Charlie Baker by the way his name. Yes well I think Michael. It's very very good question and You know why this why this is I I I do think that I mean the answer could be summed up. I guess in two words which are Donald Trump. What do you think? Steve Pappas again. The News of this is. I'm sure it'll hit the national wire service and bless the people that do the knows that let us know what's going on and you know we need uplifting stories and this is one of them in one of the things I'll say Just to the segue his you know one of the things that Across the nation was Kind of a benefit to us was that we were deemed essential. We were deemed one of the essential services and And that is I mean that that speaks volumes to what we need to be doing. As far as gathering news in getting you know the the best information out in the most timely fashion that we can and we need those good stories like the one that you were just describing Now to the to the nuances. Why certain things are not happening When they should be happening you know yes. You can blame it on. You know one person. I think you know this thing as we know is so complicated and such a mess that I think there's only so much energy that can go in certain directions and I you know we know that we were a few steps behind and we're desperately trying to play catch up before the surge happens And hopefully doesn't happen to the degree that some of the models suggest but You know I don't think I think that that we do need to be doing more to reaching out but I'm also not willing to just give a blanket. You know we're all of the all of this is because of one person. I think it's because it's unprecedented. It's huge And it is taxed us in ways that we could not have ever seen before Now you know to that to the other point of that. It's been really nice to see communities come together and try and do things to support in in the little ways that they can and I've been you know we've been really trying to focus on what's inspiring community. What's bringing community get together? You know my editorials have not been about. Well hold onto your hats people because here comes the apocalypse. It's been you know. Hey here good things that are happening. Here are things that we're seeing in the community that matter that make a difference that bring us together and you know this whole notion that we're all in this together we absolutely are considering. We're all we're all apart and That's a powerful statement and is a very tough situation. This isolation is very hard on people and And I mean it's hard on everybody who's involved and it's especially hard on people who are vulnerable and people who are you know. Were struggling before. This whole thing happened and You know it's this is certainly in my lifetime. I've never seen anything even remotely close to The levels of stress and anxiety that this has created for the nation but yet we seem to be you know as a whole I think understanding compassionate mindful. You know moving in the right direction. Well I also I do think that I mean I I do think that there are. There are different leadership styles though that it's worth pointing out Especially in an election year. Which leadership style do you prefer this move by? Charlie Baker the governor of Massachusetts to bring in the crafts and they. I don't know who I who originated this idea. But they together. Apparently Cook up this and to Make a deal with China to bring in a plane flying load of and ninety five masks when we all know how sorely needed. Those things are in that that just strikes me as a leader who is who is devoting all of his bandwidth to Positive solutions and innovative ideas to try to address a crisis You know there is a different leadership style out there. Which says you what governor out there has made snarky comments to me. And WHO's phonecalls? Shouldn't I return and I do think it's it's a different worth pointing out and I really I really am. I know a lot of people are saying you know. Let's not say anything negative right now or whatever but I feel like this is a moment when leaders rise to the occasion or owned and it's worthwhile for citizens who ended up having to elect or reelect them to make note of that and So that's that's that's where that's where I'm going with all that Michael. Did you have anything else? Michael I think is maybe off align by now two four four.
Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact
"Growing number of northeast governors have been raising doubts about at a regional pact aimed at capping pollution from vehicles and other transport. Sources New Hampshire Republican governor. Chris and new new says the state won't join the pack due to concerns about higher gas. Ask Prices Vermont. Republican Governor Phil Scott says he would not support the pact amounts to a carbon tax maine's democratic governor. Janet Mills US also raise concerns about the impact. On the state's
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Guy who carved a statue dwight to now is not not a professional artist at all he was not it was the sergeant at arms of the state house and there's a lot of speculation about whether he did all or part of it or who knows yeah we're we're we're we're leaning towards or pretty sure that he did the head and <hes> we have great photographs of him working on that in a shed that used to be behind the state house. Listen our cafeteria is and he employed some of the the young bucks who worked for him at the state house to do the body and the body is made of all of these pieces pieces of ponderosa pine like to four two by sixes that have all been glued together in one big chunk and then like pieces of rebar pounded in there to hold all that together <hes> and then that was carved into kind of a rudimentary body with the real artistry of that statue is in in the head <hes> by this. I you know untrained untrained wood carver who happened to be the sergeant arms at the time and he said you know what i can do this a lot cheaper than hiring somebody to do it vermont away. I guess i'm often ribbed the sergeants at arms since then asking will what have you done. That's useful like dwight vinyl wondering why we had to hire an artist to do a new one yeah well. We'll talk to sergeant miller about the hassle. That'd be fun so you can see the statue. Actually that used to be on top of the dome beginning on the twenty sixth of october the history museum in montpellier so <hes> put that on your schedule steve perkins a director. This historical society is <hes> is our guest and <hes> another key project of the society. Overtime is publications. <hes> you've published pushed a lot of <hes> books that <hes> have brought to our state's history to delight and and the latest one <hes> is very interesting. <hes> it falls up on the conversation conversation. We were happening. We're having with the governor scott <hes> during the last segment on our demographic challenge and <hes> we can attract more people to come and populate in our state <hes> t- tell us about that book yeah so this conversation that we have about you know populating vermont and what's going on with the population aging population relation is something that we've been having you know throughout our history <hes> really since the civil war <hes> on up until up until now and so the the powers the or the community of vermont was having these conversations in the early twentieth century and a local historian local vermont historian impulse arose teaches at northern vermont university wrote a book using some case studies from the early twentieth century about how vermont irma started to address this issue of how do we attract people to our state. How do we get folks to settle in these communities. <hes> how do we stop a young people from leaving the state and in fact get young people to move into the state on these questions or taking place in his book he writes that we're taking place in the nineteen teams teams thanking twenties and into the nineteen thirties and it's a fascinating look at how we as reminders during that time mm-hmm tried to address these questions and you know for better for worse and <hes> and it raises questions of how do we define our own community entity so the book is very specific on these on these areas..
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"We need to <hes> to work with the communities. See what we can do. Make it part of their economic development agenda <hes> and build the community in that respect make sure that we have that in the downtowns i bring it out and expanded <hes> so that we can have more again. More people attracted to the area another key for a lot of working for monitors access to childcare and you had a major announcement with this week. Tell us about that well. We've <hes> we've done a lot. <hes> in terms of of childcare <hes> we've over the last three years <hes> we've increase <hes> <hes> what we because i believe in a cradle to career process i i believe that fundamentally <hes> child's brain developmentally fast fast between zero and five and the sooner we can get to them the sooner we can help the better. We also know that we wanna put more people to work <hes> they need to have <hes> <hes> childcare <hes> family. If we want to track more families need childcare they can afford <hes> so we were able to to put more money in this year <hes> seven seven million dollars for for childcare and <hes> and i believe that <hes> that will have that will help <hes> in in a lot of respects in a lot of different ways and <hes> and so we need to continue to work on that if we if we really want to bring more people in more families <hes> is part of the solution. Well currently is <hes>. We've got to get access to childcare. It's been on our agenda for a long time and <hes> we've made some real progress over time we also have to make sure that <hes> folks can afford to go to college and that's been a real challenge at the other end of the educational spectrum and <hes> some real demographic perfect pressures at our state colleges now but <hes>. We hope they can overcome them. Yeah our colleges as you know. <hes> are under stress for a lot of the same reasons that we we are as a state <hes> it comes down to demographics when you look at our state colleges alone <hes> when you have thirty thousand fewer kids in our schools right right <hes> that has a ripple effect <hes> because i think the the the ninety percent of the students that attend our state colleges <music> are from vermont so if you have thirty thousand fewer of them in our schools <hes> fewer <hes> you know <hes> students graduating fewer going to or state colleges so we <hes> we have to come to grips with that and again trying to attract more people were not alone. I mean <hes> we're we're seeing this throughout the northeast from the smaller colleges <hes> our challenge <hes> and it's all about enrollment. They don't have the product they don't have. They have the infrastructure. They just don't have the the number of students enrolled so it's taken and his toll in vermont. I'm afraid is not over at this point <hes> but i think the state college system <hes> is trying to address this. We have a great great group <hes> on the board right there and <hes> and we'll see what they come up with but <hes> but again it's going to be dramatic. I believe we're talking with governor. Phil scott and i know governor you're on on your way to a press conference in saint albans a little later this morning <hes> can you give us a scoop out some some grants <hes> so <hes> <hes> the c._d._b._g. Grants and <hes> and.
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"F._m. and a._m. Tom jim douglas back in for dave today and we're going to continue our conversation with governor phil scott in just a minute but we've got our <hes>. Oh well we're expecting a call from our friends in washington vermont <hes> a at what did call talk media news right but they aren't here so let's <hes> forge ahead on <hes> governor scott came in a little early <hes> and surprised as secretary of commerce during the last half hour but <hes> she's a great example of a vermonter with you <hes> with a business background stepping up to serve state government and a couple of different roles and bringing that perspective from working on the other side of that relationship and i know she'll do a great job at commerce to as you know it's really important important for your team to have different perspectives come from different backgrounds and bring different things that the table and <hes> and i believe that <hes> you know lindsay and her husband been jim. <hes> have had a great business air and in my pillow for a number of years and <hes> and understand the struggles as well so bringing both of those and again again having your accounting background of being c._p._a. I think it just it just helps in in many different aspects. We haven't had a chance to chat <hes> in this context. Since the legislative session adjourned a few months ago we must have sense of how they did how your priorities fared <hes> <hes>. How would you assess their performance. I thought we had a good session. <hes> i think i think it was very respectful and civil. <hes> we talked a lot to head. Some common goals worked on the common common goals <hes>. I didn't get everything that i wanted. They didn't get everything they wanted. <hes> so i think in the end <hes> i think it was very productive and <hes> and it was <hes> something that <hes> i'm proud of and at the end of the day <hes> we were able to to get a lot of things <hes> my initiatives that <hes> that i think are important to the state <hes> about about growing the economy making vermont more notable protecting the most vulnerable we we're able to to do something in legislation in each of those areas but really the bottom line. Is something that you you brought up. <hes> <hes> you know over a decade ago. It's about demographics <hes> we are. You know we have a stagnant population. <hes> we have <hes> we were we. We need more youth in the state we need our workforce is struggling as a result <hes> and i. I didn't listen to the first part of the program but you know we have two point point. One percent unemployment rate lowest in the country <hes> and ends other governors would say this is great news you know and highlight this but there's another side to the to the coin <hes> and that is we need more people here to take the jobs that are available. We have over eight thousand jobs listed on our job link occur in in the department of labor we have we have three thousand about three thousand people on unemployment. That tells you a lot about what's happening. Being in vermont we have more jobs than we have. People fill <hes> fill them and <hes> and that's part of our our struggle of proud of our challenge. We need more families here. We need to attract more people. We need to use all the levers that we have all the qualities that we have and we have a lot of them <hes> to bring more people into the state. Was you say there are a lot of help wanted signs ends all across the state and not of employers looking for workers secretary currently mentioned that <hes> <hes> she and her labor department role has reached out to groups in in our population who haven't been working retirees who might want to come back part time and i raised my and you came in at working today. Thank you got to pay double shirt art since i was here and <hes> <hes> vermont as with disabilities who can make a real contribution so so it's great but you you mentioned the unemployment rate and i used to say that <hes> <hes> the low numbers fine but we need a bigger denominator right yeah no it's exactly right and and the reality is again. Dan we have fewer people working today than we did..
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Welcome back kim douglas in of this morning. <hes> we had a great conversation with professor matt dickinson about the twenty twenty presidential campaign cycle how hard to believe it's on the horizon already but <hes> <hes> he's a keen observer a very knowledgeable fellow <hes> scholar and author and we're glad to have had the chance to get his perspective at this early stage and we're going to shift gears now. We're delighted to have on the phone. Lindsey curly who's been commissioner of labor for the last couple and a half years of the phil scott administration and is now assume the new responsibilities secretary of the agency of commerce and community development lindsey welcome to the show. Oh thank you so much. It's an honor to be joining. We know this morning governor. Will i guess we ought to start at the beginning. <hes> give us a quick introduction <hes> to <hes> to yourself and to <hes> <hes> your new new responsibilities and then how your perspective will serve you well as you undertake the role of secretary of commerce absolutely so this is my first week as the secretary of the agency of commerce. I hit the ground running. I've been traveling around the state just in these last three days meeting with businesses and oh you know continuing conversations about their challenges their successes with the state's doing well and what we might consider doing to help them and and maybe you know break down down some barriers. Would i what i learned. During my time at labor is that there are incredible things happening every state that we just don't discuss enough from we don't do a really good job sharing the the good things that we're doing and i think under my leadership labor we with along with my team. We were very successful successful at getting more of our monitor's engaged in the workforce. We worked hard to try to get folks who are maybe standing on the sidelines and needed a nudge or eat it a little bit of flexibility just a little bit of help <hes> and we collaborated and coordinated with other agencies so there's a lot more to do but i feel like the work that we did there will carry over well into <hes> the agency of commerce and community development <hes> just to give a little bit about my background so i grew up in summa uh-huh in vermont obviously data for monarch grew up in my pillar and <hes> graduated from high school and then st michael's college. I have a degree in accounting a strong <hes> financial and accounting background by <hes> you know training and employment but i've also run a small business to small businesses with my husband. I spend for the last fifteen years and i feel that that the knowledge that i gained while running the business you know learning to you know. Take take care of your employees. Who i think are your greatest assets. <hes> you know times going through going through a downturn in the economy trying to make payroll you you know i was responsible for people and responsible for their safety and their health and making sure that they could provide you know <hes> for themselves and their families so again. I feel like that background will serve you well in this new role and i'm really excited to to bring my perspective into it well. That's a great <hes> background mm someone who's been on the other side of the equation so to speak someone who has a small business owner had to navigate the state bureaucracy and understand how it could could do better and and and you're just like your boss right who was a longtime business owner himself in central vermont and <hes> that's the kind of perspective that i think <hes> allows governor scott got an you to <hes> to provide real leadership and <hes> and trying to make <hes> the services of state government even more effective so that's <hes>. That's good to hear you mentioned your <hes>. <hes> modestly your success at the department of labor. We've got <hes>. Is it. The lowest ever unemployment rate in vermont now about two point one percent so so it sounds like you've had great success in getting people <hes> jobs.
"phil scott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Was <hes> it was an eye opening experience it <hes> not only raised a cautionary flag about <hes> relying on national news media to understand a phenomenon that it also rely instead of just doing anthropological anthropoid logical work on the ground and let people tell us what they thought rather than sort of inferring their motives now. I haven't been to a trump rally this time around <hes>. I intend to do that but i haven't seen a couple on t._v. The dynamics from afar seeing the same <hes> and to get the guys question what really motivated trump supporters in two thousand sixteen and i. I'm assuming there's this element remains although i i'm curious what you think governor dogs a lot of it was a sense that the system had failed them <hes> in some ways it was similar to what was motivating support for bernie sanders. It wasn't so much you know economic anxiety although that was part of it but again and again we heard people say this notion of the american dream is increasingly receding from us that the system awesome is rigged. It's rigged towards people who have the means of influencing outcomes who have the advantages. It's not fair in a way that we were taught what that if you played by the rules and you work hard your kids would be positioned to do better than you did <hes> and they no longer trusted this system in the broad sense word and donald trump as the most anti establishment candidate out there. Somebody who could <hes> you know realistically. I wasn't part of the system for <music> as he often said. I understood how the system works because i i took advantage of it. <hes> he suddenly became the candidate choice now four years later if slightly different right because he is part of the system and that's where i think the dynamic is going to be interesting to see whether he is is chaotic tendencies <hes> and you know the controversies that repeated controversies he's involved in whether that is going to hurt him. <hes> and trying to expand beyond those core partisans who are just you know they're still supporting him and and sort of move into maybe we'll might call all the the more independent minded voters who swing back and forth between the two parties and who in the two thousand eighteen midterms more often than not went for these the democratic candidates. I think analysis is exactly right. <hes> people feel the system is rigged against them. He was ready to go to washington and drain the swamp and <hes> <hes> didn't <hes> hurt and didn't hurt his chances that <hes> the democratic nominees secretary clinton was seen as an integral part of that <hes> establishment so here we are <hes> matt as you and i know well <hes> <hes> for the former governor of massachusetts bill weld is on the trail <hes> he has articulated strategy where he believes <hes> if he can get sufficient support in new hampshire not even a win but it kind of gene mccarthy a strong showing he can begin to turn the tide any any likelihood of that. I'm school motto..
Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum In States As Bipartisan Support Grows
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Amelia Island, Florida a barrier island on the northeast coast that captivates visitors with thirteen miles of uncrowded beach championship golf, natural beauty and a historic district Amelia Island dot com slash NPR paid family leave once seemed politically unthinkable, but that seems to be changing now Democrats are pushing for federally mandated time off for taking care of family members, and many Republicans are also embracing this including President Trump who last year proposed six weeks of paid family leave. So that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child. Some two dozen states are expected to consider proposals that offer paid leave for workers this year as NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports undercurrent New Hampshire law. There's no requirement that employers offer paid leave to any employee. Having a baby caring for an elderly. Parent or dealing with an illness or addiction when he chased campaign last fall for a seat in the state house promising to change that and one this is my first term, and I'm not a politician on just a mom on a mission that mission started when her daughter Erin Papas was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer at age two for over three decades chase accompanied Papas to an endless series of surgeries chemotherapy sessions and Dr an emergency room visits. But chase like a large majority of Americans didn't have paid family leave through an employer without the ability to balance work with the demands of her daughter's care her career suffered. It was exhausting to say the least that's where I ended up not being able to have a fulltime job anymore. Instead chase worked part time as a waitress or doing medical billing eventually she took over her parents marketing business, so she could set her own schedule election day last November proved bittersweet. Chase won the day. After her daughter died compass had mailed in her absentee ballot. Just knowing that she was behind me voting for her mom, it just gave me that power to get out there in many ways chases personal story reflects the broader trend in the debate over paid family leave she's a democrat who unseated Republican incumbent, but as a small business owner, she says she's also concerned about cost including finding temporary replacements for workers on leave without a government program. She says that would be difficult. It would be expensive. It would be poll show large majority support for paid family leave across the political spectrum driven by several factors elder care is of growing concern as the population ages women who make up the majority of caregivers are more, politically active and younger workers are demanding better work life balance from their employers, even historically conservative states like Indiana. Oklahoma and Nebraska are expected to consider proposals this year. Similar bills are making inroads in swing states. Take New Hampshire Wendy chases state last week. It's democratic legislature passed a measure headed for the state's Republican governor, Dan Feltus is New Hampshire's Senate majority leader, he says Democrats took control of both houses last year campaigning on the issue, forcing Republicans to adapt. Everybody is getting on board regardless of geography, regardless of political background. Well, not exactly everybody New Hampshire. Governor Chris sununu says he remains opposed to the Bill because it would create a new tax for employers and workers and would be mandatory he along with fellow Republican Vermont governor Phil Scott proposes a six week leave benefit for state employees other workers could sign up for the benefit through their employers. If they offer it sununu is position echoes that of business groups that don't like the added cost and regulation of another government. Mandate. Philadelphia attorney Lori Armstrong Halbur represents businesses. She says not every company opposes this. It can be an attractive perk. Some employers use to recruit and hang onto qualified workers. It is a benefit that will attract the best and the brightest. And frankly, it is something that they expected demand and part of this is a societal change a gridlock. US congress is unlikely to pass its own proposals. So harbor says states are forging ahead. I think we're going to continue to see states address areas like this where the federal government hasn't been able to make any movement six states and the district of Columbia have passed paid family leave laws to date, you Gucci NPR news, Washington. Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast.
"phil scott" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Me and ensuring everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or other characteristics are treated with dignity, respect and acceptance, and I agree with that. You know, you wonder in the back of your mind though, is she blowing this out of proportion or trying to get more attention or create sympathy or cast aspersions at other people? I don't know. 'cause I'm I'm not seeing what's in her her tweets and her Facebook account in kind of messages she's getting, but I can't imagine it. I can't imagine right anybody on the right. Threatening her life. Why. So yeah, there's no excuse for that. Who's the governor again? Milne. No. No. This says. Incumbent Republican governor, Phil Scott. Okay. Then I don't know happen here because I found the twenty fourteen election results governor in Vermont. Yeah, Peter Schoeman the democrat won forty six point four to Scott Milne the Republican forty five point three. So. One by one point, six percent, Penn governor since twenty. Seventeen. So I don't know what happened. Yeah, sounds going on there what's up for Mont. What happened in Vermont that he became governor less than select three years later, it was him. I'm to figure this out because this is a mystery and. Well, there won't stand for it. You know, it's Vermont. A lot of weird things happen in ver-. Motivate do they only. Oh, so they elected two years. I'm sorry. I know. All really, I guess, who you're must be. Brian, Scott is an American entrepreneur and politician serving as eighty second governor, Vermont. So must happen to twenty sixteen. He won the two thousand sixteen general. I don't think I've ever heard that before governor that serves for only two years. That's amazing. Shame on me for looking up twenty fourteen elections for a lot of things. A lot of the shows not got enough grime lift. Yeah, we, we'd be talking till. December. So anyway, we do still don't understand how are moving gets elected in this state original question. Yeah, that's that happened. He must be one of the centrist Republican. Triple eight, nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three also the son of two Boston police officers got a lot of attention when he was recorded loudly belting out the national anthem, the star spangled banner during a preseason NFL game sweet. His name is Garrett. He's three years old. He was at the patriots preseason game last Thursday against the eagles won by the way by the New England Patriots much. I'm sure to the grin of stupor gear, although it's it's still preseason. So who cares. But anyway, I think we have some video of this little three year old singing the national anthem..
Italy Says Highway Managers Must Go After Bridge Collapse
"Coleman. Vermont Democrats have nominated and openly transgender woman as their candidate for Governor. Christine Hough quizzed is a former utility executive Vermont, public radio's. Henry up has more hall Quist easily won a four way race on Tuesday, taking over forty percent of the vote on Tuesday night. She expressed her gratitude to a crowd of supporters at a restaurant in Burlington. Credibly honored probably on a have all your support and all the things that I heard were said. You know tonight we made history. I will now challenge governor Phil Scott who's seeking a second two year term. Scott faced a primary challenge and one despite a backlash in his party over gun control
President Trump, Paul Ryan and GOP discussed on KDWN Programming
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Transgender candidate wins party's nomination for governor in Vermont
"Democratic nominee for the governor of Vermont is the first transgender candidate from, a major political party, Christine hall. Quiz will face incumbent Republican governor Phil Scott in. The November midterm election if she, went she'll be. The first transgender governor in the nation's history aqueous phase three other candidates for the democratic, nomination including fourteen. Year old Ethan Sonneborn Vermont has no age requirement to run for governor. Primaries were also held in Connecticut Wisconsin and Minnesota
China Urges Malaysia to Address Project Woes Through Talks
"Christine hall quest won the democratic primary for governor facing incumbent, Phil, Scott in the fall in Connecticut, Democrat Ned Lamont wins his primary governor but that's a state. That could turn red in the November election at the White House officials. Are preparing legal action against. Former aide Amoroso Mangano Newman for. Her tell, all book against President Trump. She says the president is a. Racist he wants to divide this nation he wants to. Pit his face against China's any problems Malaysia has with multibillion dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects should be handled through friendly negotiation in a
Spotify rolls back hateful content policy
"In nearly two decades i'm jacky quin with ap news minute strong hiring in may has pushed down the nation's unemployment rate to three point eight percent employers added two hundred thirty three thousand jobs and analysts gusts foce says as good for everyone that means a wage growth is picking up businesses are competing for workers they're needing to lift wages and so that means bigger paychecks and that's obviously good news for consumer spending a union for casino workers at caesars in las vegas has reached a tentative labor deal this will head off a strike by some twenty five percent of the strips casino workers three women are suing harvey weinstein in new york one of them is alleging rape are warren levinson reports thompson charges she was trying to pitch internet technology to weinstein in twenty eleven at a manhattan hotel where she says he raped her weinstein denies he had forced sex with anyone he's free on bail and an electronic monitor i'm jacky quin vermont's willing to pay new residents who work remotely for an out of state employer up to ten thousand dollars governor phil scott his signed into law a bill that will cover moving expenses and other costs the state will award grants through the remote worker program on a firstcomefirstserved basis when it takes effect in two thousand nineteen vermont's populations flat or slightly shrinking and the bills part of an effort to increase the population and attract younger people to the state spotify changing its policies again after its recently announced antihate policy got backlash from the music industry the company said in a blog post that when it announced the policy on may tenth it created confusion and concern last month spotify said it would remove from its playlists music from our kelly who's been accused of sexual abuse some praised the company's decision but others criticized it saying it targeted specific artists spotify said friday that it's moving away from implementing a policy around artist conduct spotify didn't officially say it would begin promoting certain artists again what's the definition of the champion in the two thousand eighteen scripts national spelling bee a piece jackie quinn reports that the wildcard competitor from texas it was a larger than usual field of contestants five hundred fifteen children at national harbor in maryland because of a.
Vermont teen accused of school shooting plot is released
"Angry this after teen accused of planning to carry out a mass shooting at his former high school is released from jail eighteen year old jack sawyer attended fairhaven union high school he was arrested a day after the massacre in parkland florida governor phil scott says he will be providing extra security to try and quell some of the fear people are now feeling we're doing everything we can directed public safety commissioner vermont state police to add any resources they might need to feel safe sawyer pleaded not guilty in court prosecutors dropped most of the charges which included attempted murder murder and aggravated assault he now faces charges including misdemeanor georgia police have been locked in a standoff with a man they say shot a police officer last night that housed in county sheriff's office says a suspect opened fire on an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call in centerville an officer with the county police says a woman did manage to leave the home before backup arrived to help the wounded officer bill currently a barricaded subject the members of several different local agencies are trying to deal with the officer was taken to a hospital after suffering two gunshot wounds one in the stomach and one in the foot in arizona a suspected carjacker and a goal is under arrest after an officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop yesterday afternoon police say the suspect david or nesto murillo fired several times at officer hey seuss cordova he then stole two more cars and fled the scene police chief there says dove was with the department for about a year after spending eleven years the santa cruz county sheriff's officer great service to the community and the community girls police department it's gonna miss losing.
"phil scott" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Voted make america great again for my governor phil scott knows that in fact he knows it so well that he may give up stock car racing after signing a gun control law or laws he may according to this piece put the brakes on his stock car racing hobby over concerns quoting from the peace now that his presence at the track will anger fans who disagree with his support for new gun control measures in the state let me tell you something it's gonna and it will and you can show up and i i don't want to stop you from racing i think it's great you race but expected to be booed and expect to lose a ton of fans what did he do he signed legislation this month banning high capacity magazines we're talking about vermont now where a high capacity magazine has never been an issue where bump stocks which were banned along with high capacity magazines have never been used in a crime eddie raised the legal age to purchase a firearm to twenty one and mandated background checks for virtually every firearms transaction it is a litany of leftist gun grab signed by republican governor in what is a very liberal state but a very gun friendly state in vermont the governor is not well thought of in vermont right now because you see vermont didn't have a problem that required any of this why because none of this solves any problems there is no state in the nation that requires any of this because none of this will solve anything but for some reason scott felt he had to do something why because he wanted to stop what an alleged threat that he was aware of to shoot up a school by an eighteen year old former student but guess what happened wonder if this will change his mind now because most of the charges against that kid were dropped last week we'll be back.