open forum http://wamc.org en Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/25/14 : Unions http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-32514-unions <p>Bus drivers in Vermont’s largest county are in the second week of a strike, after a weekend of failed negotiations with county transportation officials. It has created quite a stir in the region.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 86636 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/4/14 : Ukraine http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-3414-ukraine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. is showing its support today for Ukraine's new leadership as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the capital. Kerry’s visit to Kiev, lasting just hours, comes as Ukraine's government grapples with a Russian military takeover of Crimea—a mostly pro-Russian region in southeastern Ukraine.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 85078 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/4/14 : Ukraine Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/24/14 : Ukraine http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-22414-ukraine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Ukraine struggles to piece itself together under the looming threat of economic disaster, the possibility of distancing itself from Moscow and turning westward has major implications for the balance of power in Europe—and the rest of the world.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 84584 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/24/14 : Ukraine Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-21814-international-challenges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” This past year has been full of international challenges for the United States—including escalating situations in Syria, Sudan and North Korea. But the question of which vexes us the most and which we should be devoting our greatest energies to lingers.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:27:31 +0000 84094 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/11/14 : Shirley Temple http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-21114-shirley-temple <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world has lost several iconic folks in the last few months. Nelson Mandela, Pete Seeger, and now Shirley Temple. They lived long and impactful lives, and their loss has been felt deeply by many who found inspiration in their life’s work.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 83623 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/11/14 : Shirley Temple Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/21/14 : Marriage http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-12114-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The concept of marriage has gotten a lot of attention in the media lately. Whether it be states wrestling with legalizing gay marriage, proposed legislation to require pre-marriage education classes or the latest scandal involving a politician’s marital infidelity—for better or for worse, we still view marriage as the happily ever after. But what is the recipe for a good marriage? What makes it stick?</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 82266 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/21/14 : Marriage Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/14/14 : Christie and Bridgegate http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-11414-christie-and-bridgegate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of </span>Superstorm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But </span>“Bridgegate”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:12:34 +0000 81835 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/14/14 : Christie and Bridgegate Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/7/14 : Surveillance and J. Edgar Hoover http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-1714-surveillance-and-j-edgar-hoover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the world continues to react to the intelligence leaks sparked by the likes of Edward </span>Snowden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Julian </span>Assange<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an unsolved leak carried out 40 years ago is making news. A new book is finally revealing the identity of burglars who broke into an FBI office in the spring of 1971 and stole files detailing the Bureau’s surveillance of American citizens under J. Edgar Hoover.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:31:22 +0000 81361 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/7/14 : Surveillance and J. Edgar Hoover Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/31/13 : Drunk Driving http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-123113-drunk-driving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are joined in the studio today by two New York State Troopers, Major Martin Hansen and Technical Sergeant Doug Paquette, and we’re talking about the dangers of drunk driving. Are you worried about the roads tonight?</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:30:00 +0000 80932 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/31/13 : Drunk Driving Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/26/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-122613 <p>Today on the Vox Pop, 2014 is almost upon us. So it’s time to make our annual political predictions for the New Year. Who will run for president? Who will make a power grab? Who is going to be the center of the next scandal?</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:36:00 +0000 80665 at http://wamc.org