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Vermont Edition brings you news and conversation about issues affecting your life. Hosts Jane Lindholm and Bob Kinzel consider the context of current events through interviews with news makers and people who make our region buzz.

Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:14:54 +0000


The Real Deal On Fake News

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Where is the tipping point between a media source having a bias and one that is reporting fake news? And how can you spot news that really is fake? Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College professor of government joins us to answer these questions and how to combat the preponderance of fake news.

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What Does 'Aging Well' Look Like In Vermont?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Live call-in discussion: By 2030, the number of Vermonters over 65 will grow by 50 percent. Baby boomers rarely do things the same way their parents did, and retirement is no exception. We're looking at how this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to grow old.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders On GOP Tax Plan, Health Care And Recent Election Results

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Completing a week when Vermont Edition has heard from all of the state's congressional delegation, Sen. Bernie Sanders joins us on the program.

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Vermont's Adjutant General On Domestic Violence In The Guard

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:17:13 +0000

The recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, brought into question how the military handles the reporting of domestic violence .

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When Vermont Inmates Die, It's Hard To Get The Full Story

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:39:06 +0000

After multiple reports of Vermont inmates who died of cancer after serving time in the state’s prison system, VPR’s Taylor Dobbs spoke with Vermont Edition about those cases and the limited transparency of health care provided to Vermont's inmate population. Bobby Hutt His sisters remember him as a "gentle giant." While in prison, he began complaining of a pain in his leg. The pain was caused by cancer, but staff didn't provide treatment until it became so advanced that his femur broke under his weight. But that wasn't the end of his troubles. Roger Brown On October 15, Vermont inmate Roger Brown died of metastatic cancer at the prison infirmary in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He wrote in his diary that prison medical staff provided him with ibuprofen, Tylenol and gel shoe inserts to manage his pain and never told him about the cancer that was causing it. He documented his last three months in detail, giving an intimate account of his final weeks.

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Sales, Trails And Challenges: A Look At Vermont's Ski Industry

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

A couple Vermont ski resorts are up and running, but instead of hitting the slopes, we're going to chat about some of the industry changes and challenges here in the state.

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Sen. Leahy On Tax Reform, Gun Control And Federal Spending

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Taxes, gun control, judicial appointments and federal spending: The final weeks of 2017 will bring a full slate before Congress, with many decisions likely to come down to close votes in the Senate.

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Team Of Cyclists Completes 12,000-Mile Ride From Argentina To Vermont

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:46:47 +0000

Three cyclists will reach Vermont this week, ending a 12,000-mile ride that began in Ushuaia, Argentina almost a year ago.

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Village Vitality: How Vermont's Downtowns Are Changing To Serve Their Communities

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Vermont's villages are facing serious challenges from big box stores, online retailers and rising rent bills. Vermont Edition looks at how downtown businesses around the state are changing to meet those demands.

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Rep. Welch On GOP Tax Plan, Obamacare And North Korea

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Republican leaders in Congress want their plan to overhaul the country's tax system finished by Thanksgiving, but Congressman Peter Welch says he opposes the bill. It's just one of many issues on the congressional docket that's setting a dizzying pace through the end of the year.

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How Chinese Politics Are Mixed In With Your Recycling

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:18:04 +0000

Recyclable materials are one of the US's major exports. And a lot of our "stuff" goes to China. Recent policy changes coming out of Beijing are aimed at restricting what material comes from the United States. That's having a major effect on the US waste system. Sarah Reeves, general manager at the Chittenden Solid Waste District , tells Vermont Edition how these Chinese policy changes are going to be felt in Vermont and why it's important to be vigilant about following recycling guidelines.

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New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen On Health Care, Tax Plan

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:20:00 +0000

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen discusses some of the top issues facing the Senate, including health care, North Korea, the Republican tax plan and protecting domestic violence victims.

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Remembering Composer And Arranger Robert De Cormier

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Robert De Cormier has been revered for his work as a composer, musician and prolific arranger of choral music. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 95.

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The Continuing Saga Of Montreal's New Champlain Bridge Construction

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0000

A massive new bridge is rising over the St. Lawrence River this side of Montreal. Construction on the new Champlain Bridge began almost two years ago, and when finished, the bridge will accommodate six lanes of traffic, a commuter rail system and a bike path. But whether the bridge will be finished by a December 2018 deadline is the subject of some concern by both the builders and government officials.

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How Climate Change Is Transforming Vermont's Utilities

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

A powerful wind storm raked Vermont a week ago, reminding many just how vulnerable the state's electric grid can be to severe weather. As climate change models forecast more unpredictable weather in the future, are Vermont utilities ready for the challenges of climate change?

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The Business Of Cannabis In Vermont Today

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Growing hemp became legal in Vermont in 2013 and today more than 90 people are registered to grow it here. Vermont Edition looks at the differences between hemp, CBD (Cannabidiol) and marijuana, and where these industries and products are in Vermont today.

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Sharing Stories And 'Breaking Bread' With King Arthur Flour's Head Baker

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Before he became head baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Martin Philip trained as an opera singer and worked for an investment bank in New York City. Now the baker and author is sharing his expertise and answering questions for aspiring bakers.

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What The Governor's Marijuana Commission Has Determined So Far

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Earlier this year, Gov. Phil Scott created a special commission to study the possibility of approving recreational marijuana use in Vermont. The commission began meeting in late September.

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Looking Back At 40 Years Of Radio With Robert Siegel Of 'All Things Considered'

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Robert Siegel, senior host of NPR's All Things Considered , is speaking to the Vermont Humanities Council this week, reflecting on more than four decades working in radio newsrooms. It's an apt time for reflection for the seasoned host, as he prepares to step away from the mic and retire in January 2018.

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Utilities Talk Recovery Efforts As Thousands Remain Without Power After Fierce Wind Storm

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:02:34 +0000

Thousands of Vermont households and businesses are still without power days after Sunday night's fierce windstorm . Green Mountain Power and other electric co-ops say they're making progress restoring power, but caution frustrated customers that the wait for power to return could last into the weekend.

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