If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
For the first time in eight years, Vermont will have a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislature. Political pundits are watching to see how much of incoming governor Peter Shumlin’s ambitious legislative wish list can be implemented.
The agenda includes closing a $150 million budget gap without raising taxes or laying off public employees; putting a single-payer health care program in place; expanding broadband access; decriminalizing marijuana, reducing the prison population and creating jobs. We get a reality check from John Dillon who covers the statehouse for Vermont Public Radio.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.