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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: Sun, 28 May 2017 03:40:04 +0000

 



What To Expect From The Legislature's June Veto Session

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:40:21 +0000

The two big issues for the upcoming veto session in June will be the future of a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and the fight over Gov. Phil Scott's plan to implement a statewide teachers' health care contract.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-eric-davis-20170526.mp3




Update From Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The governor had his say on the Legislature's marijuana bill when he vetoed it Wednesday. Now we'll get the thoughts of Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/Vermont-edition-David-Zuckerman-20170526.mp3




What's Next For The Marijuana Legalization Bill Gov. Scott Vetoed?

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:00:11 +0000

On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott announced his decision on the fate of a marijuana legalization bill that had made its way to his desk. That decision was to veto the bill – but the governor also said there's potential to revisit marijuana legalization if certain changes are made by the Legislature, which is planning to hold a veto session in June.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-marijuana-legalization-bill-veto-reporter-debrief-20170525.mp3




Maps And Cutting-Edge Cartography

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Maps have come a long way. We've gone from "here be dragons" on parchment scrolls to an age of satellites, plane-mounted lasers, and democratization - everyone can now be his or her own cartographer. We're diving deep into the latest on what maps are, what they might become, and what we can learn from them.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-maps-20170525.mp3




On The Importance Of Sleep

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Tossing and turning all night, or drowsiness caused by staying up to play World of Warcraft too long into the night, might seem like mild irritants. But the consequences of lack of sleep can be much more dire.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/Vermont-edition-Sleep-20170524.mp3




The Invasive Species Are Coming, But At Least You Can Track Them

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:02:16 +0000

Invasive plant and animal species exist all around us, but some are more damaging than others. A revamped tool from UVM Extension leverages citizen science to better track where invasive species are now, and which ones are approaching our region.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-invasives-website-20170523.mp3




Debating The Impact of TIF Districts

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

A bill likely to become law would allow additional TIF districts in the state of Vermont. TIF stands for "tax increment financing" and proponents point to the districts as a way to revitalize downtowns around the state. Critics say they divert money that would otherwise go to the Education Fund.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-TIF-20170523.mp3




What Teachers And School Boards Think Of The Governor's $26 Million Savings Proposal

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The state's nearly $6 billion budget faces a veto and a lot of uncertainty after that – all because a $26 million question over teachers' health insurance wasn't solved. On Vermont Edition , we talk with the teachers union and the Vermont School Boards Association about what this debate means to the health plans of teachers and to the bottom lines of school districts.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vpr-vermont-edition-teacher-insurance-20170522.mp3




How To Avoid Interactions With Bears

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:54:00 +0000

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is warning people to mitigate the possibility of having a bad encounter with a bear. The department is already gearing up for what they expect to be record human-bear interactions this year.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vpr-vermont-edition-bears-20170522.mp3




Reporters Roundtable: Stalemate, And Finally Adjournment

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Late Thursday night, the Legislature adjourned for the year after passing a state budget that Gov. Phil Scott has said he will veto. Our panel of top political reporters looks at the two weeks of deadlock over the budget, and what happens next.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-roundtable-20170519.mp3




Health Experts Address Vaccine Fears, Myths Ahead Of Controversial Event In Stowe

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

This weekend a seminar is being held in Stowe that critics say will spread misinformation about the risks of vaccines. It's topic in which science and emotion collide for parents and communities.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vpr-vermont-edition-vaccines-20170518.mp3




What May Happen Next In Budget Standoff Over Vermont Teachers' Health Care?

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

A news conference was held Wednesday at noon in Montpelier by House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe to discuss the status of negotiations around Vermont teachers' health care and subsequently the Vermont state budget.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-teacher-health-care-update-20170517.mp3




'Raven Rock' And The U.S. Government's (Flawed) Plan To Survive A Nuclear Attack

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

"The alternatives are to dig, die or get out — and we certainly don't want to die." That assessment in 1954 by a Midwestern governor encapsulates the massive but deeply problematic redundancy planning civilian and military leaders undertook to prepare for a Soviet nuclear attack. This shadowy legacy of the Cold War is explored in the new book Raven Rock by Vermont-based journalist Garrett Graff.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vpr-vermont-edition-raven-rock-20170516.mp3




Budget Debate In The Midst Of Nickname Controversy In South Burlington

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

South Burlington voters have rejected two school budgets amidst the ongoing debate over the changing of the high school's "rebel" nickname. They'll vote on a third in June.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-South-Burlington-20170515.mp3




Governor Phil Scott Discusses Issues Still Looming In Current Session

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

A late proposal by Governor Phil Scott on teachers' health care plans sent the Legislative session into overtime. We hear from Governor Scott about the plan and the timing of introducing the idea so late in the session.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/Vermont-edition-Phil-Scott-20170512.mp3




Secrets Of Spider Silk: New Study Uses Genome Sequencing To Examine Its Properties

Thu, 11 May 2017 20:47:04 +0000

Scientists are trying to unlock some of the secrets of spider silk by sequencing the genetic code of the spiders themselves. One new study is led by the University of Vermont and the University of Pennsylvania.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-spider-silk-20170511.mp3




Trump Fires Comey: The Political Moment And The Rule Of Law

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

President Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey has sent shockwaves through Washington and beyond, as concerns mount that the President may be trying to interfere with the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian election meddling.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-ComeyFiring-20170511.mp3




Nokian Tyres Building Plant In Tennessee, But No Plans To Move Colchester Headquarters

Wed, 10 May 2017 21:05:01 +0000

Nokian Tyres recently announced plans to build a plant in Tennessee, but Tommi Heinonen – head of Nokian Tyres North America – says there are no plans at the moment to move the company's North American headquarters out of Vermont.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/vermont-edition-nokian-tyres-20170510.mp3




Senate President Ashe Looks At The Close Of The Session

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Rather than rush to judgment on some key pieces of legislation, Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe decided last week to reconvene Wednesday and Thursday. Now as state lawmakers head back to Montpelier, Sen. Ashe is our guest.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/Vermont-edition-Tim-Ashe-20170510.mp3




Dorothy's List: WWII Novel 'The War That Saved My Life' Addresses Child Abuse

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:02:21 +0000

The War That Saved My Life, by author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, is a World War II-era story about a girl and her brother who have a chance to escape their cruel childhood when London is evacuated during the war.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2017/05/dorothys-list-war-saved-life-20170509.mp3