Audio: Police Crackdown in Downtown Brattleboro

The first edition of Valley Post Radio aired on WVEW Brattleboro Community Radio on July 21. Eesha Williams interviewed Ellen Schwartz, a public school teacher, activist, and long-time resident of downtown Brattleboro. Schwartz spoke about the recent police crackdown on people -- especially young people -- hanging out in downtown Brattleboro. Police began issuing $50 tickets for "loitering" following a drug-related murder on Elliot Street on June 15.

The radio program is about 15 minutes long. To listen, please go to www.valleypost.org/about then scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "play" button.

The July 21 episode of Valley Post Radio also includes a brief discussion of the July 15 Post article "A Local Worker Talks About His Union."

More information on WVEW is at www.wvew.org

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In the audio file, I read the

In the audio file, I read the wrong phone number for the Vermont Workers Center. The correct number is (802) 861-2877. The group's web site is www.workerscenter.org. (I got that right in the audio file.)

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