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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Some people in the U.S. who are worried about changes in policy are making their way to the Canadian border to seek asylum. And they've had to cross the border into Canada illegally.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Is our country losing faith in science? Can scientists stick up for the value of the scientific method — and its place in society — without being sucked into politicized debate and partisan squabbles?
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Knee deep into the second month of the Legislature's new biennium, a number of key issues have emerged in Montpelier.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000We'll hear the latest on how lawmakers in Montpelier are responding to President Trump's orders on immigration. Plus, an exit interview with former U.S. Attorney Eric Miller, and a conversation with Vermont-raised choreographer Moses Pendleton.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000When they rank states with the biggest bullying problems, Vermont is safely near the bottom: 44th out of 46 states on the list. And bullying in Vermont schools has remained relatively flat over the past four years. So what's the problem?
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000In the midst of the cold weather and sometimes dreary days of winter, there is a certain appeal to curling up with a good book and getting lost in its pages for a little while.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Debate keeps raging over coyote hunting in Vermont — both about the ethics and the impact on the local ecosystem.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Last year, a marijuana legalization bill that would have set up a big state regulatory system similar to Colorado's failed. And many thought legalization would be put on the shelf for a while. But new legislation being discussed at the State House would allow for personal possession, modeled after the law used by Washington, D.C.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000People across Vermont and around the world have been transfixed by the immigration story that has unfolded in the last two weeks - and especially the impact on refugees. In the midst of it, VPR's Nina Keck was reporting on the Syrian refugee crisis from Jordan. Keck joins us to describe the circumstances of Syrian refugees who were waiting and hoping for a chance at resettlement in the United States, in places like Rutland where around a hundred Syrians were expected to be resettled this year. Instead, two chaotic weeks of changes and challenges to U.S. immigration policy put resettlement in limbo, and sent waves of disappointment and shock through refugee communities. Read and listen to Keck's reporting from Jordan Also in the program, the co-editors of the Burlington High School newspaper. Jake Bucci and Alexandre Silberman recently testified to the Senate Education Committee about S.18, a bill that would give students more freedom in publishing the news. They talk with us about
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000It was such a major concern in 2014 that then-Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to the opiate addiction crisis. As a result, the state focused health department, treatment, and law enforcement resources at this growing problem.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000The rise of Airbnb has led to debates over how rented rooms should be taxed and regulated, and raised concerns about maintaining a level playing-field for traditional inns and bed-and-breakfasts. We're talking about the sharing economy's impact on Vermont tourism, and whether it's helping or hurting the hospitality industry as a whole.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000The legal fight continues over who can and can't enter the United States in the wake of the Trump administration's executive order on immigration and refugees.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000With the Legislature back in session, it's open season to discuss taxes. And there are many tax issues to talk about.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000Vermont Representative Peter Welch says he will fight against President Trump's executive actions on immigration in Washington. We'll ask him what actions he plans to take, and we'll talk about his other priorities going forward in a deeply divided Congress.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000It's a long list. Federal money flows into Vermont to fund a lot of things that you might or might not use everyday. Highways, libraries, school lunches, law enforcement, and wildlife restoration are just a few programs that are sustained by money from Washington.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000President Donald Trump's far-reaching executive orders on immigration rocked the country last week, and the reaction has been widespread and furious.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000In his fictional Kingdom County, Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher brought to life the culture and landscape of the Northeast Kingdom. Beloved by Vermonters and beyond, Mosher's work stands as a testament to the power of storytelling.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000This week in his budget address, Gov. Phil Scott unveiled a major education plan . As a start, Scott wants to mandate that all school budgets be level-funded next year.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000Vermonters have been getting their cars inspected since 1935. Some believe the system we've been using dates about that far back. But that's about to change.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000While Phil Scott was running for governor, he vowed to limit growth in the state's budget to the growth in the underlying economy. Vermonters have now had an opportunity to see what Gov. Scott has in mind for the state.