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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, 11 Dec 2016 01:31:38 +0000

 



The Past Repeats Itself: Parallels Between 1850s Know Nothings And Today

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:43:43 +0000

A populist and nativist political movement stunned skeptics when it swept into office after a fiercely contested election. That might describe the victory of President-elect Donald Trump, but it’s also true of the 1854 election, when the Know Nothing Party won nearly every elective office in Massachusetts.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vpr-vermont-edition-20161209.mp3




'Tis Never The Season For Impaired Driving

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

The scary prospect of encountering impaired drivers on Vermont's highways and biways is more pronounced during the holidays. So what can be done to combat it?


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vpr-vermont-edition-20161208.mp3




Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Cheese But Were Afraid To Ask

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

A big new book has more information than you may have known you wanted about cheese. We're talking about the intersection of cheese and all aspects of human civilization with a couple of the folks behind the " The Oxford Companion to Cheese ."


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vermont-edition-20161207.mp3




One Vermonter's Encounter With Al-Qaeda

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

When Vermont journalist Theo Padnos slipped into Syria to report on the civil war there, he knew there were risks. What he couldn't have predicted was that he would be kidnapped by Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vpr-vermont-edition-20161206.mp3




Democratic Nominee For Speaker Of The House: Mitzi Johnson

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:54 +0000

On Saturday, House Democrats nominated Grand Isle Representative Mitzi Johnson for Speaker of the House. We're talking to her about her plans and priorities in the coming session.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vermont-edition-20161205.mp3




Leahy Looks Ahead At New U.S. Senate, Trump Administration

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Senator Patrick Leahy was easily re-elected in November to his eighth U.S. Senate term, but the Senate he is returning to has changed, and so has his role in it.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vpr-vermont-edition-20161202.mp3




Trump Transition Prompts Examination Of LGBTQ Legal Rights In Vermont

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Many communities are concerned that the Trump administration could have a negative impact on their lives. Among them are people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, people whose rights have only recently been codified.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/12/vpr-vermont-edition-20161201.mp3




Act 46 Snapshot: How The School Districts Are Faring

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Act 46 is a Vermont law that requires towns to consider school district consolidation. Some are doing it willingly. They say their students are going to have more educational options with a consolidated district. They also hope to save money through efficiencies that will be created.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161130.mp3




How Goes The Scott Transition?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor - he'll take office in January of next year. We're talking about the state of the transition to the new administration.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vermont-edition-2016-112916.mp3




When Winter Hits, We Play!

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Is it that living in the far north only attracts a brave and hearty soul? Or does almost six months of winter weather start to addle the brain and motivate seemingly sane individuals to enter events like the Lake Elmore Polar Splash or the 8-Hour Polar Bear Obstacle Challenge ?


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161128_12.mp3




What Are You Thankful For?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Thanksgiving is almost here. What are you thankful for? We're talking about gratitude and opening the phones to listeners.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vermont-edition-20161123.mp3




High And Dry: Three Scientists Explain Vermont's Drought

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Rain and snow in the last three weeks have helped a bit, but low levels of precipitation from August through October have put much of Vermont in drought conditions. We get three different scientific perspectives on what drought means to Vermont's landscape and waterways.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161122.mp3




Drone Developments

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Mention drones and a variety of ideas float into people's minds. They might imagine unmanned armed military vehicles. Or the apparatus used to fly over Vermont's lush fall foliage to record videos that get posted on social media.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161121.mp3




Live With Congressman Peter Welch

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Congressman Peter Welch was easily re-elected last Tuesday. But he was stunned by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161118_0.mp3




Ladies, Let's Talk

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

A lot of us have been in conversations lately about what it's like to be a woman in this particular political and cultural moment. On the next Vermont Edition , we're moving that conversation into the studio.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161117.mp3




Vermont's Emergency Housing Picture

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

The number of homeless individuals and families in Vermont has been dropping steadily and the state has increased the amount of emergency housing for those in need. But the flip side is that there is still a need for temporary and transitional shelter in Vermont. And the number of individuals and families needing shelter because of domestic violence has not dropped.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161116.mp3




What Changes When Vermont Yankee Is Sold?

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

You may have been paying attention to other news, but on Election Day last week, Entergy announced plans to sell the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The deal still needs to be approved, but it could speed up the decommissioning process by decades.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vermont-edition-20161115.mp3




A Look At Our Neighbors' New Marijuana Laws

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

On Tuesday, four more states approved the legalization of the use of recreational marijuana. That included two in New England: Massachusetts and Maine. That could have a profound effect on legalization efforts in Vermont.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161114.mp3




A Conversation With Governor-Elect Phil Scott

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

On Tuesday night, Vermonters elected Republican Phil Scott as the state’s next governor. The governor-elect joins us to talk about his plans and priorities for his time in office.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vermont-edition-20161111_0.mp3




Lieutenant Governor-Elect David Zuckerman

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

State Senator David Zuckerman faced formidable opposition in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor when he defeated House Speaker Shap Smith and Burlington State Representative Kesha Ram.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/vpr/audio/2016/11/vpr-vermont-edition-20161110.mp3