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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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Pot And Education Spending: What Happened In This Week's Veto Session

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Lawmakers could have overridden two vetoes when they returned to Montpelier on Wednesday. The governor's veto of a pot legalization bill stands, but legislators did strike a deal to approve the state budget . However, their compromise with Gov. Phil Scott puts school boards on the hook to find cost savings.

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Social Justice And The Law: Vt. Student Joins National Leadership Group

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:08:43 +0000

Brittmy Martinez, a rising second-year student at Vermont Law School, is one of three VLS students recently named to the National Black Law Students Association's executive board. She is the chief of staff of NBLSA.

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Assessing The Impact Of 45 Years Of Title IX

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

On June 23, 1972, Title IX went into effect, mandating the equal treatment of all students, regardless of gender, in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. So how much have education and professional opportunities for women improved in that time?

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How Do Vermont Schools Address Racism?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

A few recent highly publicized racial incidents at schools have left some Vermonters unsettled, but minority communities say racial bias in schools is an everyday experience, not an outlier. Vermont Edition looks at what Vermont schools should do to address racism.

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Frustrated School Board Members Form A New Statewide Organization

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:43:35 +0000

Frustrated with the stance taken by the Vermont School Board Association on issues like Act 46 and statewide teacher health care negotiations,some school board members have taken the step of forming a new group. It's called the Alliance of Vermont School Board Members .

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Previewing The Veto Session

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

This week, lawmakers in Montpelier will hold a special veto session to address the big issues where agreement couldn't be reached before adjournment. Vermont Edition talks to top political reporters about days of behind-the-scenes negotiations between lawmakers and the Scott administration – and what any possible deals on the budget and marijuana legalization could look like.

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Get Your Entomology On: The Annual Bug Show

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Even if you're not a fan of insects, you have to be intrigued by their variety, colors, and characteristics. The annual bug show is your opportunity to learn about and get more comfortable with the insects that surround you.

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With Veto Session Looming, Party Leaders Approach Divisive Issues In Montpelier

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

Disagreement over health care contracts for employees at public schools prompted next week's veto session, but it's not clear if the Republican governor and Democratic lawmakers will be able to bridge the divide between them on this issue.

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The Most Important Political Leader You've Never Heard Of: Vt. Professor Pens New Biography

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:30:18 +0000

Former House Speaker John McCormack might be the most important political leader most people don't remember - or may not have even heard of. His time as a Massachusetts congressman spanned the presidencies of Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon, and he served as Speaker of the House during the turbulent years from 1962-1971.

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What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Vermont Edition 's annual summer reading show is here! We're offering up a smorgasbord of book recommendations from readers, which means we want to hear from you.

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'The Baker's Secret': An Interview With Author Stephen Kiernan

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:11:41 +0000

Morally fraught historical events can lead to compulsion to wonder, "What would I have done in those circumstances?" Vermont writer Stephen Kiernan's new novel, The Baker's Secret , unspools the transformation of its heroine Emma from a normal teenager to a clever, but desperate, survivor of German occupation.

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A Helmet Is Not Enough: Cycling Safety On Vt. Roads

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

When you're driving, how closely do you pay attention to the shoulders of the road? Cyclists and pedestrians are generally aware of how vulnerable they are in traffic, but distracted drivers can forget to be on the lookout.

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Author Howard Norman's Latest Novel Is Steeped In The Noir Tradition

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:59:39 +0000

East Calais author Howard Norman's love of noir crime literature and film is clearly evident in his latest novel, My Darling Detective .

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Brisk Sales, Low Inventory: The 2017 Vermont Real Estate Picture

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The national housing market crash of 2007 was catastrophic. But now, a decade past that seismic event, we take a look at where the Vermont real estate market has gone since then.

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In New Novel, Author Jeffrey Lent Explores Lasting Impact Of WWII On A Vermont Family

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:41:19 +0000

In his latest novel, Before We Sleep, Vermont author Jeffrey Lent tells the story of how one man's experience serving in World War II shapes not only his life, but that of his wife and daughter. Lent spoke with Vermont Edition about his writing process and why stories from the past preoccupy him.

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Can Vt. Lawmakers, Scott Administration Reach A Compromise On Marijuana Legalization?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the Legislature's marijuana legalization bill, but said he was open to a new bill that addressed his public safety concerns. We're talking about the negotiations going on to reach a compromise, and whether a legalization bill could win approval in the upcoming veto session.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Discusses Transforming The Democratic Party And Other Issues

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Sen. Bernie Sanders joins Vermont Edition Friday to take your questions and discuss key issues being debated in Washington.

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Lyme Disease Prevention Drug In Development At UMass Medical School

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:11:26 +0000

A group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are hoping to make Lyme disease in humans a thing of the past. They are working on an antibody drug that would prevent people from contracting the tick-borne disease.

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Coming To Terms With Vermont's Dark History Of Eugenics

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Vermont's prominent role in the American eugenics movement of the early 20th century is an often overlooked part of the state’s history. The state's brutal history of sterilization, forced institutionalization, and racist pseudoscience is the focus of a new academic paper by our guest.

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UVM Student Examines Cultural Appropriation Of Poutine

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:06:31 +0000

Poutine originated in Quebec, but over time has come to be seen by many as a Canadian dish. One University of Vermont student is now making the case that this modern association of poutine with Canada at large is an instance of cultural appropriation.

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