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Over A Barrel: Critique Of Global Oil Market

AP/Kathy Willens

Wed 5/8/13 Noon & 7 p.m. As you keep an eye on the price of gas, do you wonder how that price is set? On the next Vermont Edition, we dive deep into the global oil market and learn how the bets of energy traders set the price for a barrel of oil. Our guest is Leah McGrath Goodman, author of “The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Global Oil Market.”

Also in the program: the plight of the honey bee. Beekeepers in some parts of the country have lost staggering numbers from their hives this winter.  Apiculturist Steve Parise explains why the losses in Vermont have been much smaller.

And, we remember a New Hampshire icon: the Old Man of the Mountain. The rock face in profile crumbled 10 years ago, but fans can still admire a vestige of the "Old Man" in Franconia Notch, N.H.