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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: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:08:04 +0000


Welcome To Canada: Seeking Asylum In The North

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Some people in the U.S. who are worried about changes in policy are making their way to the Canadian border to seek asylum. And they've had to cross the border into Canada illegally.

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Making A Case For Science When Trust Is In Short Supply

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

Is our country losing faith in science? Can scientists stick up for the value of the scientific method — and its place in society — without being sucked into politicized debate and partisan squabbles?

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Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman On Vermont Edition

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

Knee deep into the second month of the Legislature's new biennium, a number of key issues have emerged in Montpelier.

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Montpelier Takes On Immigration Orders; Eric Miller Exits; Choreographer Moses Pendleton

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

We'll hear the latest on how lawmakers in Montpelier are responding to President Trump's orders on immigration. Plus, an exit interview with former U.S. Attorney Eric Miller, and a conversation with Vermont-raised choreographer Moses Pendleton.

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Battling Bullying And Harassment

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

When they rank states with the biggest bullying problems, Vermont is safely near the bottom: 44th out of 46 states on the list. And bullying in Vermont schools has remained relatively flat over the past four years. So what's the problem?

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Winter Book Show: What Are Your Reading Recommendations?

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

In the midst of the cold weather and sometimes dreary days of winter, there is a certain appeal to curling up with a good book and getting lost in its pages for a little while.

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Coyote Hunting Spurs Debate Over Ethics And Ecology

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

Debate keeps raging over coyote hunting in Vermont — both about the ethics and the impact on the local ecosystem.

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A Different Look At Legalization

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

Last year, a marijuana legalization bill that would have set up a big state regulatory system similar to Colorado's failed. And many thought legalization would be put on the shelf for a while. But new legislation being discussed at the State House would allow for personal possession, modeled after the law used by Washington, D.C.

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Syria, Jordan, Vermont: Connections To The Refugee Crisis

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

People across Vermont and around the world have been transfixed by the immigration story that has unfolded in the last two weeks - and especially the impact on refugees. In the midst of it, VPR's Nina Keck was reporting on the Syrian refugee crisis from Jordan. Keck joins us to describe the circumstances of Syrian refugees who were waiting and hoping for a chance at resettlement in the United States, in places like Rutland where around a hundred Syrians were expected to be resettled this year. Instead, two chaotic weeks of changes and challenges to U.S. immigration policy put resettlement in limbo, and sent waves of disappointment and shock through refugee communities. Read and listen to Keck's reporting from Jordan Also in the program, the co-editors of the Burlington High School newspaper. Jake Bucci and Alexandre Silberman recently testified to the Senate Education Committee about S.18, a bill that would give students more freedom in publishing the news. They talk with us about

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It's Still A Crisis: Opiate-Related Deaths Continue To Rise

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

It was such a major concern in 2014 that then-Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to the opiate addiction crisis. As a result, the state focused health department, treatment, and law enforcement resources at this growing problem.

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Airbnb's Impact On Vermont Tourism

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

The rise of Airbnb has led to debates over how rented rooms should be taxed and regulated, and raised concerns about maintaining a level playing-field for traditional inns and bed-and-breakfasts. We're talking about the sharing economy's impact on Vermont tourism, and whether it's helping or hurting the hospitality industry as a whole.

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Another Weekend, Another Shift In Immigration Policy

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

The legal fight continues over who can and can't enter the United States in the wake of the Trump administration's executive order on immigration and refugees.

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Talking Taxes

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

With the Legislature back in session, it's open season to discuss taxes. And there are many tax issues to talk about.

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Rep. Peter Welch On Vermont Edition

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Vermont Representative Peter Welch says he will fight against President Trump's executive actions on immigration in Washington. We'll ask him what actions he plans to take, and we'll talk about his other priorities going forward in a deeply divided Congress.

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The Money Flows North: Vermont's Federal Funding

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

It's a long list. Federal money flows into Vermont to fund a lot of things that you might or might not use everyday. Highways, libraries, school lunches, law enforcement, and wildlife restoration are just a few programs that are sustained by money from Washington.

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A Closer Look At Trump's Executive Orders On Immigration, And The Effect In Vermont

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

President Donald Trump's far-reaching executive orders on immigration rocked the country last week, and the reaction has been widespread and furious.

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A Celebration Of Howard Frank Mosher

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

In his fictional Kingdom County, Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher brought to life the culture and landscape of the Northeast Kingdom. Beloved by Vermonters and beyond, Mosher's work stands as a testament to the power of storytelling.

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Taking Stock Of Governor Scott's Education Budget Plan

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

This week in his budget address, Gov. Phil Scott unveiled a major education plan . As a start, Scott wants to mandate that all school budgets be level-funded next year.

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What You'll Need To Know About The State's New Vehicle Inspection System

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Vermonters have been getting their cars inspected since 1935. Some believe the system we've been using dates about that far back. But that's about to change.

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Budget Reaction From The Appropriations Chairs

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

While Phil Scott was running for governor, he vowed to limit growth in the state's budget to the growth in the underlying economy. Vermonters have now had an opportunity to see what Gov. Scott has in mind for the state.

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