Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:05:32 +0000
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000How do you define an 'employee' versus a 'contractor'? This is a debate that has gone on for years at the Statehouse, but if the question were simple, it would have been solved already.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:56:44 +0000Think about ideal images of downtowns and village centers, and a few ideas will come to mind – thriving storefronts, neighbors bumping into each other and public places for people to gather. Author Philip Langdon might argue that's the result when we design our downtowns to be walkable.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:54:23 +0000Poetry and music are inextricably linked in the new album by Vermont musician Tyler Daniel Bean, On Days Soon to Pass . The songs on the album were poems that Bean wrote as part of his master's degree in literature and they're a deep exploration of his struggle with depression.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:18:21 +0000As concerns increase over internet privacy and the safety of personal information, Vermont is considering a bill to look closer into the activities of "data brokers."
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:06:47 +0000We've been thinking a lot about how we can turn what Vermont Edition airs live each weekday into a better podcast listening experience. And now it's time to fill you in on the changes we're going to make.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000In a four-year presidential term, the commander in chief will be in power for over 1,400 days. But it's the first 100 that have become a focus for a new president. VPR has been collecting listeners' opinions of President Donald Trump's first 100 days.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Sunday began the annual observance of Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for victims and survivors of the Holocaust. In communities around Vermont, people gathered to share their own families' history of escape and survival from the genocide of Jews during World War II.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Obvious signs of spring can take a while to present themselves here in the north country. Trees are slow to form buds and leaves. Flowers won't be pushing up through the cold ground for a while yet. But one great sign of spring has revealed itself. The birds have returned.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The 2017 legislative session is winding down. What initiatives will become top priorities in the final few weeks before adjournment?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Kratt brothers have introduced kids across the country to a love of animals and nature through a series of wildly popular TV shows, including Kratts' Creatures , Zoboomafoo and now Wild Kratts .
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:20:52 +0000A few thousand students and parents in the Essex High School community lived through a scary morning last week. A suspected threat to the high school triggered safety procedures for all the schools in Essex Junction. It was a scenario that teachers and students drill for but rarely experience in real life.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000The bacon revival has been obvious. But other salted and cured meats have also found their ways back onto charcuterie boards and dinner tables. Things like prosciutto, pancetta, sausages and salumi.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000If a vegetable is grown using hydroponics, should that count as organic? Should it be able to carry an organic label in the supermarket? It's a question that's driving a lot of debate nationally - and the resistance to hydroponics getting organic certification is being led by some local Vermont farmers.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Congress is on a two-week recess when many members are in their districts to hear from constituents about major issues facing the country. Vermont's sole congressional representative, Democrat Peter Welch, talks with VPR's Bob Kinzel and takes questions from Vermonters.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Nancy Stearns Bercaw is a Vermonter and a championship swimmer who struggled for years with alcohol addiction. She found a path to recovery in an unlikely – and very dry – place: Abu Dhabi.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000If you had to pay a fee whenever you needed a plastic bag at the checkout, would it prompt you to remember a reusable bag? What if plastic bags were altogether banned? On the next Vermont Edition, we look at different efforts to reduce flimsy plastic bags.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000A year ago this week, a wide-reaching scandal was revealed in the Northeast Kingdom surrounding the federal EB-5 program. That damage from the alleged fraud is still unfolding, and new developments continue to surface, including a new lawsuit filed against Jay Peak's former parent company.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000Every year, the state budget is the one must-pass piece of legislation for lawmakers and the governor. But getting to agreement on the budget is fraught with philosophical differences and competing priorities.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:12:00 +0000The opening week of baseball season means that winter is over (in some places) and that it's time for Vermont Edition 's annual baseball show.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000What does it mean - legally - to be a parent? The answer to that question is changing with shifting culture and technology. We're looking at the new face of parenthood, and at how the legal framework is struggling to keep up.