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Changes Continue In Child Protection System

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The death of two Vermont toddlers under state supervision in 2014 led to calls for significant changes to Vermont's child protection system. What's happened since?

Vermonters were angered by the homicides in 2014 of two toddlers under state supervision, Dezirae Sheldon of Poultney and Peighton Geraw of Winooski. The tragedies led to several investigations and external reviews, which called for significant changes to Vermont's child protection system.

On Monday, we look at what's changed in the last year: which recommendations have been adopted, and what work is still to be done. Our guests are Ken Schatz, commissioner of the Department for Children and Families, and Sen. Dick Sears, who sponsored legislation in 2015 that aims to address some of the issues.

Also in the program, "Robin Hooding" in Keene, N.H.  The New Hampshire Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the case over political activists who fed expired parking expired meters to prevent a ticket for the scofflaw car owner. The activists claimed free speech, but the city said its employees were harassed. Keene Sentinel reporter Martha Shanahan explains why both sides are claiming victory in the Supreme Court's decision.

And, it's time for Summer School! Our weekly series on fun, interesting ways to liven up your summer by learning a new skill or idea. Today, we head to Topnotch Resort in Stowe for a pro's lesson in how to serve in tennis.
 

Broadcast live on Monday, June 15, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.