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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: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:03:32 +0000


Living In The Era Of Fake News

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

It all seemed so easy when you could trust your daily news sources. And for the edgier, sensationalized reports, you grabbed the supermarket tabloid. This was real, that was fake.

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Protest: Past, Present And Future

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Marches are planned in Washington and across the country this week as Donald Trump takes office. In Vermont, simultaneous protests against Trump are also being organized. We're talking about the history of political protest: what forms it has taken and what it can accomplish.

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How Can Vermont Come Up With The Money For Lake Champlain Cleanup?

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

One-point-three billion dollars. That's the total amount the state thinks it needs to clean up Lake Champlain and other waterways over the next 20 years. So where does the money come from? The Treasurer's Office has just released a report that maps out how to raise most of that funding.

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Gov. Scott On Vermont Edition

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Vermont's new governor Phil Scott is our guest Friday at noon on the next Vermont Edition for a live, one-hour interview.

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Meeting The Mysterious Lake Sturgeon

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Lake sturgeon look like the fish you don't want to meet in a dark alley. They are big, old, and mean looking.

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Getting Doctors And Patients To Speak The Same Language

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

If you feel like you and your healthcare provider speak different languages, how do you get on the same page about your health? We’re talking about how to facilitate the tough conversations that need to happen for the healthcare system to work and for Vermonters to stay healthy.

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What Greenland's Past And Present Tell Us About The Earth's Future

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

That map that was hung at the front of your grade school classroom included one large land mass close to Canada and the United States that went virtually ignored. There it was to the north and the east and covered with ice. Yes, Greenland.

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New Report Details Racial Data In Vermont Police Stops

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:32:00 +0000

On Monday morning, new data was released on police traffic stops from more than two dozen local police departments in Vermont. The researchers who compiled the data say black and Hispanic drivers are significantly more likely to be stopped by police in Vermont than white drivers.

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Farewell, Inauguration And The Supreme Court: The Week In Politics

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

It’s been a busy week in Montpelier. The state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Peter Shumlin from making an appointment to the Court. Shumlin gave his farewell speech to lawmakers. There are new leaders in both the House and the Senate. And Gov. Phil Scott outlined his vision for the state.

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Previewing Vermont's Senate Priorities

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

The Vermont Legislature is back in session. We spent Wednesday checking in with the House. Now, we'll give the Senate a nod.

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Live From Montpelier As Vermont Legislature Convenes With New Leadership

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

On Wednesday, an era begins in Vermont state government when the new Legislature convenes, and new leadership takes over in the House and Senate. Vermont Edition is broadcasting live from the ornate Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse for the opening day of the Legislature.

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Organ Donation: I Checked The Box, Now What?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

When it's time to renew your driver's license, there is that one question you have to answer about whether you agree to have your vital organs used upon your death to save some else's life.

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A Farming Movement To Promote Environmental And Social Balance

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

There's an idealized image of agriculture that has animals, the environment, food and farmers themselves thriving in a balanced ecosystem.

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Hacks Put A Spotlight On Cybersecurity

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

News of hacks are filling the headlines: from election-shaking political intrusions to huge breaches at companies like Yahoo. It means that many people are paying new attention to questions about cybersecurity.

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Tracking Wildlife In The Winter

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

When a forest floor or an open meadow is covered in snow, there is a magical story being written on that blank slate. It's a ballet of movement by voles, fishers, otters, deer, and raptors.

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Political Reporters Look Back On The Shumlin Governorship

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Peter Shumlin first became governor in January of 2011. We're looking back at his time in office with a panel of Vermont political reporters.

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Governor Shumlin: The Exit Interview

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Six years ago, Peter Shumlin became the new governor of Vermont. His three-term tenure was marked by natural disaster and major policy debates over health care and energy. We look back on Shumlin's time in the governor's office in a live, hour-long interview.

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Should We Ditch The Electoral College?

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

This year marks the second time in the past five presidential elections when the candidate who won the popular vote nationally did not receive a majority of votes in the Electoral College. Should the system be changed to a national popular vote system?

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New Leader Named For ANR; State Adoptions Are Up; Teaching Children About Death

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

The new leader of the state's environmental agency is no stranger to the cleanup effort for Lake Champlain. Julie Moore is the newly named Agency of Natural Resources secretary and she's among our guests on the next Vermont Edition.

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Sanctuary Cities In Vermont

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Burlington, Montpelier, and Winooski are all at various points in the process of becoming so-called "sanctuary cities," with South Burlington in discussions as well. So what does that mean?

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