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Update On Child Protection Bill


Lawmakers are working on a child protection bill that they hope will solve some of the problems that have been identified in the way Vermont investigates child abuse claims. Those concerns came to head in the last year after two children under state supervision were killed, allegedly by family members.

A child protection bill has passed the Senate, and now the House Human Services Committee is taking testimony on it. We talk with Sen. Dick Sears, who ushered bill  S.9 through the Senate, and Rep. Ann Pugh, who chair House Human Services.

Also in the program, Orville's revenge. On the morning of New Year's Eve, 1957, Orville Gibson went missing in the town of Newbury. The prevailing wisdom at the time was that Gibson had been murdered by townspeople who were angry with him, but now there's a new theory of the case: that Orville Gibson committed suicide and staged it to look like a murder to get back at the townspeople he felt were unfair to him. We talk with lawyer Stephen Martin about the theory.

And, you think you're a pinball wizard? Vermonter Steve Daniels is ranked 297th out of 20,000 pinball players in the world, and he's competing this weekend at the US National Pinball Championship in Las Vegas.

Broadcast live on Thurs., March 26, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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