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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, 14 Dec 2017 16:44:47 +0000


What Will The End Of Net Neutrality Mean For The Future Of The Internet?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

If all the reports are true, the death knell tolls for net neutrality on Thursday. That's when the FCC votes on repealing those regulations.

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Who's Legally A Parent? Vermont Supreme Court Says Behavior Can Make The Difference

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:04:49 +0000

Who is legally recognized as a parent? That's the question at the heart of a recent Vermont Supreme Court decision that a family law expert says exposes the gaps in Vermont's laws that affect modern families.

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Vermont's Finest: What Are Your Favorite Made-In-Vermont Gifts?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

What makes a perfect gift that shares the spirit of Vermont? Vermont Edition is showcasing the handiwork of the Green Mountain State with a show dedicated to "Made in Vermont" gifts.

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The Flu Is Coming: State Epidemiologist Says Get Your Shot

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:16:27 +0000

No one is happy when the Vermont Department of Health sends out a press release that opens with: "we may be in for a rough flu season."

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High School Sports Programs Adjust To Fewer Students And Changing Attitudes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

High school sports remain popular with many students, families and fans in Vermont but as tastes and demographics have changed, so have athletic programs.

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Lack Of Financial Literacy 'Concerning For Every Single Citizen' Says Vt. Treasurer

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:00:36 +0000

Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce told Vermont Edition host Bob Kinzel that national and state-level data "should be very concerning for every single citizen."

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House Speaker Johnson On Education Funding, State Carbon Tax And Paid Family Leave

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

How will Vermont control education spending? Solving that puzzle will be on House Speaker Mitzi Johnson's docket as she heads into the 2018 legislative session, especially as Gov. Phil Scott considers higher staff-to-student ratios.

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Rutland Mayor Allaire Addresses City's Challenges, Vision

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

In the 19th century, Rutland flourished as the local marble industry thrived. But now it faces a shrinking population and a host of challenges, including lack of affordable housing and high lead levels in the city's children. Dave Allaire served on Rutland's Board of Alderman for 19 years before defeating incumbent mayor Chris Louras in March.

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Vanishing Vermont: Peacham Photographer's Book Captures 'Last Of The Hill Farms'

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:02:14 +0000

Photographer Richard Brown moved to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in 1971, where his photographs of the people, places, and landscapes of this corner of rural Vermont captured a disappearing way of life for the state's fading hill farms.

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Rethinking Recruitment: Finding Vermont's Next Generation Of Police Officers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Vermont’s police departments face a workforce shortage as older officers approach retirement. Some forces are in year-round recruitment mode, as they could see 20 to 30 percent of their officers retiring in the near future. Experts say more diversity in police ranks could increase the public’s trust and cooperation, which creates safer communities.

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What Role Do Insurance Companies Play In The Opioid Crisis?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

The stories of America's opioid crisis are sadly familiar: stories of addiction, overdose, and suffering. But what role do insurance companies play in this struggle?

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Celestial Celebration: A Look Back At A Year In Space

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Look, up in the sky! It's SpaceX, the Cassini probe, a solar eclipse, and so much more. 2017 was an incredible year in space. And we'll recap many of the biggest developments in and out of our galaxy.

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Gov. Scott: Taxes, Education And Priorities For 2018

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Live call-in discussion: Gov. Phil Scott closes out the year with a long to-do list for 2018. Friday on Vermont Edition , we're taking your calls and questions as we ask the governor about budgets, taxes, and his priorities for the coming year.

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A Sweet (And Savory) Endeavor: Vermont Baker Launches New Food Network Show

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:42:37 +0000

Gesine Bullock-Prado has added one more accolade to her already extensive resume. She's now the star of a new six-episode Food Network series premiering Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. called Baked in Vermont .

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Winter Driving: Tires, Tactics And Road Salt

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Snow and ice are fantastic for skiing, riding, skating and sledding. But while sliding along at speed can be fun on hillsides and frozen ponds, those same properties can make driving in the winter a challenge. Vermont Edition gets you prepped for the tricky traffic ahead by understanding the science of snow tires, winter driving strategies and a look at what plans VTrans has for salting and brining the roadways during our icy season.

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Dorothy's List: Friends Come In Many Forms In 'When Friendship Followed Me Home'

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:35:28 +0000

A four-legged friend stopped by to spend time with first and fifth grade reading buddies at Chamberlin School in South Burlington — a timely visit, as the older students had recently read about a supportive dog in Paul Griffin 's novel When Friendship Followed Me Home.

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As Problems Grow, Schools Deal With How Social Media, Troubled Homes Affect Students

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

High school and middle school education was once confined to teaching the Three Rs. But increasingly schools are being called on to help students with social and personal problems ranging from the negative effects of social media to trauma in their home lives; problems that can lead to disruptive behavior.

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Who Gets To Call Themselves A 'Vermonter'?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Who gets to call themselves "Vermonters"? We're having a conversation about newcomers, old-timers, and those who have been in Vermont for generations.

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Winter Reading Show: What Are Good Books To Curl Up With This Season?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

One of life's joys is losing yourself in the pages of a good read. As it gets colder outside, we're talking about books to cozy up with — and we want to hear what titles you suggest your fellow listeners check out.

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Giving Thanks: What Are You Grateful For?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:15:56 +0000

On the day before Thanksgiving, what are are you grateful for? Wednesday on Vermont Edition, we're exploring who and what makes us feel gratitude, and how we can turn feelings of gratefulness into action.

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