WCAX Election Podcast

WCAX Election Podcast

WCAX Political Reporter Calvin Cutler and WCAX Producer Brett Miller discuss politics in Vermont and across the region, featuring access to interviews and newsmakers as we head toward the general election in November.


November 23, 2022 65 mins

After nearly half a century in office, Senator Leahy is coming home.

In this episode, WCAX's Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller talk to Chris Graff, longtime Vermont journalist and former AP Vermont bureau chief, about Leahy's time in office and what his legacy will be nationally and in his home state of Vermont.

Additionally, if you missed them, hear the election night victory speeches from Senator Leahy, S...

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The results are in! At least, they are in Vermont.

Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller talk to Middlebury political science professor Bert Johnson about Tuesday's winners and losers, discuss the happenings at the Vermont Democratic Party's election night celebration, and ponder what their walk-up music would be if they were the ones taking to the podium to declare victory.  

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November 3, 2022 41 mins

With just days to go before Election Day 2022, Calvin and Brett go down the ballot reviewing each race and proposed amendment Vermonters will vote on this year.

They also discuss what makes a candidate newsworthy and reminisce about the first Election Nights they ever worked.

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October 27, 2022 29 mins

Vermont is the only state that hasn't sent a woman to Capitol Hill. This week Calvin and Brett talk to former Vermont AP Bureau Chief Chris Graff about why that is.

Plus hear from Becca Balint, who could make history as the first woman Vermont sends to Congress.

Brett also spoke to Vt. Democratic Party chair Anne Lezak about sending a woman to Congress, and Vt. GOP chair Paul Dame about the GOP’s efforts to e...

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October 20, 2022 56 mins

Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller discuss the races for Treasurer and Secretary of State.

Brett interviews Mike Pieciak, Democrat for Treasurer, and WCAX's Kiana Burks interviews H. Brooke Paige, Republican for Treasurer and Secretary of State.

To hear Brett and Calvin's interview with Sarah Copeland Hanzas, the Democrat running for Secretary of State, check out Episode 7.

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Calvin and Brett discuss the latest UNH poll commissioned by WCAX and interview Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Democrat for Vt. Secretary of State 

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October 6, 2022 69 mins

Examining the race to succeed Patrick Leahy as Vermont Senator.

Middlebury College political science professor Bert Johnson helps us understand the role of the Senate, and we talk to the candidates: Rep. Peter Welch and Gerald Malloy about their campaigns for U.S. Senate.

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September 29, 2022 59 mins

This week Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller speak with Governor Phil Scott and Brenda Siegel, looking to unseat him as governor of the Green Mountain State.

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September 22, 2022 52 mins

With weeks to go until Election Day, we interview Vermont Democratic Party Chair Anne Lezak and Vermont GOP Chair Paul Dame.

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September 15, 2022 45 mins

Brett and Calvin discuss the role the Lieutenant Governor plays in Vermont's system of government. Brett talks to Vermont's Republican candidate Caledonia Senator Joe Benning and Vermont's Progressive Democrat candidate David Zuckerman.

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September 8, 2022 61 mins

WCAX's Brett Miller and Calvin Cutler talk to Vermont congressional candidates Liam Madden and Becca Balint.

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August 31, 2022 41 mins

WCAX's Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller set the stage for the Election Day 2022.

Guest: UVM Professor Ellen Andersen

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