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Weeks of Nov. 28-Dec. 5

December 15, 2011

  • The Tampa Tribune spoke with Mark Cooper on Dec. 11 about a failed $2.5 billion repair project at a nuclear plant in Florida. Cooper is a senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • The Burlington Free Press talked to James Maroney '12 on Dec. 11 about his effort to reduce farm pollution from washing into Lake Champlain.
  • The Valley News spoke to Assistant Professor Siu Tip Lam on Dec. 11 about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's talk at the Vermont Women's Economic Opportunity Conference.
  • WCAX talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on Dec. 9 about efforts to make public the police records involved in an incident in which police responding to a burglary report handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a Vermont man in his home.
  • The Caledonian Record and VTDigger quoted Assistant Professor Don Kries in a Dec. 9 story about a local journalist's arrest for trespassing while covering a controversial wind turbine project.
  • Vermont Public Radio spoke with Associate Professor Michele Martinez Campbell and Windsor County State's Attorney Robert Sand, a VLS visiting professor, about efforts to encourage the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a drug in the same category as many prescription drugs.
  • The Puerto Rico Daily Sun reported Dec. 7 on the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic's work to stop a controversial natural gas pipeline proposal.
  • Bloomberg News spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Dec. 6 about the NBA labor settlement.
  • The South Florida Business Journal mentioned Professor Michael McCann in a Dec. 6 story about a lawsuit invovling the New York Mets owners and convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff.
  • CNN Radio's "Wall Street Shuffle" talked to Professor Michael McCann on Dec. 5 about the NBA labor settlement, the Penn State sexual abuse scandal and other issues.
  • WWL Radio New Orleans spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Dec. 5 about high-priced contracts for college football coaches.
  • The Ventura County Star talked to Professor John Echeverria on Dec. 5 about a California municipal water district's lawsuit against the federal government seeking reimbursement for water it had to provide for endangered species.
  • Vermont Public Radio talked to Professor Oliver Goodenough on Dec. 2 about a trademark dispute between a Vermont folk artist promoting local agriculture and the nation's second-largest chicken restaurant chain.
  • PBS's FRONTLINE spoke with Professor Michael McCann on Dec. 2 about a class-action lawsuit by college athletes who accuse the NCAA of negligence and inaction regarding head injuries.
  • PolicyMic ran an op-ed by Joseph Kaifala '13 on Dec. 2 titled "The Problems With Sending African Leaders To The Hague."
  • Bloomberg News, whose story was picked by Yahoo! Finance, talked to Professor John Echeverria on Dec. 1 about efforts to to break new ground in lawsuits challenging the U.S. takeover of AIG in a bailout that reached $182 billion.
  • WCAX spoke to Professor Cheryl Hanna on Dec. 1 about standards of evidence in trial of a man accused of killing a baby.
  • Vermont Public Radio talked to Professor Cheryl Hanna on Nov. 30 about the madness of the holiday season.
  • Vermont Public Radio spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on Nov. 29 about Sen. Patrick Leahy's bill that would allow TV cameras inside the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • The Huffington Post, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, Yahoo! Finance, Seattle Times, Denver Post, Christian Science Monitor and nearly 200 other media outlets around the world ran an Associated Press story on Nov. 28 in which Professor Oliver Goodenough discussed a  trademark dispute between a Vermont folk artist promoting local agriculture and the nation's second-largest chicken restaurant chain.
  • NPR and NBA TV included Professor Michael McCann in their Nov. 28 coverage of the NBA labor settlement.
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