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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?: Understanding The History Of The Filibuster.

The rotunda on the US Capitol building against a blue sky.
Patrick Semansky
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The Associated Press
Today on Vermont Edition, we hear about the history of the filibuster.

Live call-in discussion: Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate are considering a plan to eliminate the filibuster in the coming weeks. It's a critical decision that could have a long-lasting impact on the country's political system. This hour, we take a look at the history of the filibuster ... and the consequences of doing away with it.

Our guests are:

  • Linda Fowler, professor of government at Dartmouth College
  • Matt Dickinson, political science professor at Middlebury College

Broadcast live on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Bob is a veteran Vermont journalist, specializing in political reporting. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse. Prior to joining VPR full time in 2002, Bob ran the Vermont News Service for 21 years. The service provided daily local news for eleven stations, including VPR. Bob started the News Service following a stint as news director for WNCS.
Lydia is managing producer for Vermont Edition. She joined the station in 2019 after working for 6 years at Connecticut Public Radio as a producer for Where We Live.