The Green New Deal: The View From Vermont

Mar 5, 2019

The so-called "Green New Deal" is a set of proposals that would tackle climate change and economic inequality at a national level. The package of policies is unlikely to become law anytime soon, but is spurring debate across the country. We're talking about what exactly is being proposed, and how Vermont fits into the national debate around these ideas.

We're joined by Danielle Kurtzleben, a political reporter for NPR whose written about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outline for the Green New Deal and how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the Green New Deal to a vote.

And we'll talk with Richard Watts, director of the Center for Research on Vermont at the University of Vermont.

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Broadcast live on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.