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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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A Statewide Push For Highway Safety

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Following a recent rash of traffic fatalities, state and local law enforcement officials are conducting high-visibility campaigns to encourage Vermonters to use their seatbelts and to slow down. On this Vermont Edition , we're looking at efforts to improve highway safety in Vermont.

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Rebroadcast: Remembering Rutland's Long-Running 'Polish Hour' Radio Show

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:51:09 +0000

This piece originally aired in September 2016: In Rutland, a long-running radio show hosted by the late Joseph Chrusciel helped keep Polish music and culture alive for decades. Chrusciel, better known as "Uncle Joe" to his listeners, was a Sunday morning fixture for those who grew up in the area after World War II. VPR's Nina Keck explored the history of Chrusciel's "Polish Hour" radio show and what it meant for the Polish community in the Rutland area.

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Rebroadcast: Vermont Cartoonist Roundtable

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:37:31 +0000

Interview originally aired in May 2016: Vermont may be a small state, but it has produced many cartoonists over the years. Vermont Edition spoke to Rachel Lindsay , Stephen Bissette and Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr. , who discussed why they became cartoonists, the business in the digital age and what the cartooning community in Vermont is like.

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St. Mike's Hockey Players Earn Fenway First Pitch Honors For Their On-Campus Activism

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:19:38 +0000

Danny Divis and Justin McKenzie, recent St. Michael's College graduates who played on the hockey team, started the mental health awareness campaign Hope Happens Here while they were students. This past spring they were recognized with the Hockey Humanitarian Award, a national honor for collegiate athletes who give back to their community.

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Draft Report Sheds Light On Impact Of Climate Change On Northeast

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The draft National Climate Report both refines and underscores the impact of human activity on our climate. We're focusing in on the effects in Vermont and the Northeast.

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VPR's 'Founding Mother' On The Station's Start And The Future Of Radio

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:06:50 +0000

Aug. 13, 2017 marked Vermont Edition 's 10th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of Vermont Public Radio. To mark the occasion, we talked to someone who has been with the station for more than 40 years and has done a little bit of everything: Betty Smith Mastaler.

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What's Up In Vermont's Skies: The Eclipse And The Latest From Space

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Next week, people across the country will turn their eyes - hopefully safely protected - to the skies to watch a rare solar eclipse. We're looking up too. We'll talk about the eclipse, and about stargazing, astronomy, and all the latest from space - including the dramatic final mission of the Saturn probe Cassini.

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Responding To The Recent Violence In Charlottesville, Virginia

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:47:42 +0000

White supremacy, violence and even death played out in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. On this Vermont Edition , we'll discuss how we talk about these recent events and also look at what we can do here to address the issues raised.

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A Different Way To Pay School Taxes: A Look At The Income Sensitivity Program

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Vermont has a program – known as income sensitivity - that allows some homeowners to pay their school taxes based on their income and not the value of their property.

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Life — And Death — With Guns In Vermont

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

This week, VPR has been presenting a project called Gunshots — our team compiled and analyzed data from every recorded gun death in the state over six years. VPR's Taylor Dobbs joins us to discuss the project, and the data.

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Here's Why Vermont State Budget Is $28 Million Short This Fiscal Year

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:27:28 +0000

When you're the economist for the Vermont legislature, sometimes you have to deliver unwelcome news to lawmakers.

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Porter Medical Center Rebounding From A Tumultuous Year

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Middlebury's Porter Medical Center hit a low point in 2016. In the process of instituting cuts to deal with serious financial losses, staff morale suffered.

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Rebroadcast: The Art of Recycling

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:29:51 +0000

Interview originally aired in March 2016 : The Chittenden Solid Waste District initiated a public art project — "The Art Of Recycling" — in collaboration with and funded by Eight of the district's big receptacles were turned over to local artists to beautify. And they're pretty striking. Vermont Edition 's Jane Lindholm met with CSWD's marketing specialist Jonny Finity and local artist Mary Lacy to see a few of these containers and talk about the project.

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Rebroadcast: A Conversation About Coincidences

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:10:36 +0000

Interview originally aired in April 2016 : Joseph Mazur is professor emeritus of mathematics at Marlboro College and author of Fluke: The Math & Myth of Coincidence . Mazur spoke to Vermont Edition about his book and the odds related to coincidences occurring, as well as the distinctions between coincidences, flukes and serendipity.

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The Storied Career Of Editor Judith Jones

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:19:46 +0000

When editor and author Judith Jones died last week at her summer home in Walden, Vermont, she was remembered as someone who forever changed our attitudes toward cooking and food. Jones was working for Alfred A. Knopf publishing when she discovered Julia Child, whose groundbreaking book on French cooking had been rejected by other publishers.

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Walking Meetings And Donut Bans: Promoting Wellness In The Workplace

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The sedentary hours we spend at work at a desk or in front of a computer take a toll on our health. With nearly two-thirds of Vermont adults overweight or obese, businesses are discovering the benefits of giving employees more opportunities to be active and eat better.

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St. Michael's Prof Nets Grant To Study E-Cigarettes

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:08:49 +0000

A researcher at St. Michael's College in Colchester has been awarded more than $365,865 by the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into young people and e-cigarettes.

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Rep. Peter Welch On Health Care And Partisanship

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:08:38 +0000

Congressman Peter Welch has positioned himself as a Democrat who wants to work with Republicans. Polls suggest that's what Americans want from Washington, but so far bipartisanship has been hard to find in a polarized Congress.

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'Ahoy, Matey!': When Kid Pirates Sailed On Lake Champlain

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:35:18 +0000

During the Great Depression a pirate ship and its crew sailed around Lake Champlain, hoisting the Jolly Roger while anchored just off the shore of Plattsburgh and even making its way up the river to Montreal.

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To Bee Or Not To Bee: Becoming A Beekeeper

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0000

After Sherlock Holmes retired from detective work, he became a beekeeper, so you know it's got to be a pretty cool hobby. We're talking about the ins and outs of backyard beekeeping.

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