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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.

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Net Neutrality And You: What's At Stake With Internet Regulation?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Net neutrality is the concept that all data on the internet is treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission instituted these regulations during the Obama administration. Now, those rules could be rolled back to allow internet providers to offer "fast lanes" for those willing to pay for that access.

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New Laws Extend Protections For Victims Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The governor signed two bills on Tuesday that extend protections for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence . Some of the changes have been long in coming for the advocates who work on these issues.

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UVM Doctor's Health App For College Students To Be Focus Of New Campus Study

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:56:35 +0000

A University of Vermont program designed to help college students form healthy behaviors could go national with the help of nearly $2 million in grant money.

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Job Opening: New Imam Wanted For Vermont Islamic Center

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:07:07 +0000

Earlier in July, Imam Islam Hassan assumed his new position as the imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland. That's only of interest to us here because Hassan leaves behind the Islamic Society of Vermont in Colchester, where he was the first imam for a growing Vermont Islamic community.

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Keeping The 'Free' In Free Library: How Vermont Libraries Navigate Funding Challenges

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Among many other records, Vermont can boast more public libraries per person than any other state in the union. How those libraries get their funding is far from uniform; it can vary greatly from town to town. We're talking about how libraries get the money they use, how they deal with funding challenges, and how it all affects the services they offer to Vermonters.

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Caring For Loved Ones With Memory Loss

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

For individuals with dementia, in most cases there is at least one caregiver who is helping them navigate life with memory loss. We look at the challenges these caregivers face while watching their loved one struggle with this condition.

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Wild Goose Chase: Volunteers Help Officials Keep Tabs On Vermont's Canada Geese

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:36:21 +0000

Have you ever caught a wild goose? Well, every year Vermont Fish and Wildlife invites the public to do just that, helping them corral wild Canada geese in order to record and band the birds.

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Cheap Thrills: Free (And Low-Cost) Fun In Vermont This Summer

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

These long summer days in Vermont are fantastic, but how do you get the most out of the season without breaking the bank? We crowd-sourced your ideas for inexpensive — better yet, free! — ways to enjoy summer.

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Opioid Addiction In Vermont: Are We Making Progress?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The country's "drug czar" Richard Baum visited Vermont this week, just a few days after Brattleboro reported a dozen opioid overdoses. As the state's problem with drug addiction continues, we get an update on the efforts to battle opioid abuse.

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Protecting Your Vote: How Does Vermont Ensure Privacy And Security In Elections?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The Trump administration's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has requested that states hand over detailed personal information on voters. Vermont Edition talks to Secretary of State Jim Condos about how he plans to respond to the controversial request .

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'Roads Taken': State Poet Laureate On A New Collection Of Vermont Poetry

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:59:30 +0000

Well before he became Vermont Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord thought there was a need for an anthology of modern Vermont poetry. Vermont is chock-full of poets, he thought, and it would be great to have a collection that would give people an idea of what's out there.

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Update On Vermont Flood Damage, Road Repairs And Costs

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:22:58 +0000

The rain keeps coming and flash floods have caused a lot of infrastructure damage around Vermont, so much so that the state is applying for federal aid. Vermont Edition explains the extent of the damage and how towns, the state and the federal government will sort out the repairs.

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Vermont Attorney General's Priorities Include Health Care, Student Loans

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

In his six first months as Vermont attorney general, TJ Donovan has put a spotlight on the health insurance market and predatory college loans – policy issues that he says come down to consumer protection.

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What To Do With Your Summer Fruit Haul

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:27:41 +0000

What can you do with the bounty of berries you've picked this summer? Natasha Littrell, head pastry chef for Dorset Rising Bakery , provides guidance for Vermont Edition listeners about what to make with summertime fruits.

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Play Ball! Fans Talk Baseball Midseason

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:05:42 +0000

The Red Sox started the baseball season sluggish, but now they're fired up. The Yankees meanwhile, got off to a great start but now they're floundering. On this episode of Vermont Edition , it's our annual summer baseball show!

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What Constitutes Sexual Consent?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:00:01 +0000

As humans, we can send a lot of mixed signals. This is particularly true in relationships and thus, regarding sexual consent. We're highlighting the conversation and some of the questions caught up in it.

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The Future Of Vermont Farming With Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The economy and the environment are changing quickly. How can Vermont's agricultural sector best adapt to keep up? As VPR explores the shifting landscape for Vermont farms , we're talking to Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts about the challenges and opportunities faced by our state's farmers.

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The Role Of Vermonters In The Civil War

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Vermont Civil War historian Howard Coffin discusses some of his new research about the role that Vermonters played at the Battle of Gettysburg, a pivotal Union victory.

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Finding The Right New England Destination For A Holiday Weekend Getaway

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:38:26 +0000

Four-day weekends don't come along often, so now that you've got one, how will you use it? Travel writer Jen Rose Smith is the author of New England Road Trip , and she shares some ideas on Vermont Edition .

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All The State's A Stage: Summer Performance In Vermont

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Most Vermont cities and towns don't have a big theater district, But the good news is, that makes the whole state something of a theater district! There are performances going on from Southern Vermont to the Northeast Kingdom - and that includes some traveling performers who bring their show to you.

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