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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.
||CleanHawks, Hurricanes And The Declining Numbers Of Raptors: The Fall Bird Migration Show||It's migration time again, which means high overhead, we'll see a steady stream of birds heading southward. But many of them also winter here. So it's a perfect time to get some direction on where to look and what to look for.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Last, Best And Final Offer': An Update On UVM Nurses' Union Negotiations||After months of negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and the hospital's nurses' union yielded no new contract, UVMMC administrators have made what they call their "last, best and final offer."||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlying Under The Radar: Vermont's Aerospace Industry||It's out there, quietly accounting for $2 billion in economic output each year. It's Vermont's aerospace industry, creating 9,500 jobs in commercial aviation and around 3,600 manufacturing positions. Vermont Edition takes a closer look at this stealth||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSquashed High School Newspaper Story Raises Questions Of Censorship||Burlington High School’s director of guidance, Mario Macias, faces six charges of unprofessional conduct from the Agency of Education. The school paper, the BHS Register , broke the story last week, but for a time you couldn't read it there. That's||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Catching Murphy’: The Wild, Wonderful Tale Of A Dog On The Lam||In early 2016, a collective sigh of relief could be heard from the town of Waterbury when Murphy the Dog was caught and returned to its owners. For a year and a half, the community pulled together in an effort to find this amazing golden retriever. His||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampaign 2018: Don Turner Seeks Move From Vt. House To Lt. Governor||Republican Don Turner represents Milton in the Vermont legislature, and now the House Minority Leader is running for Lieutenant Governor in the Nov. 6 general election. We're talking to the candidate about why he's seeking the state's second-highest||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAm I Nuts Or Are There More Squirrels This Year?||Throughout the Northeast, including parts of Vermont, it seems like there are a lot of squirrels around. Both live squirrels, squirreling around the woods and our yards, as well as dead squirrels dotting the roads. But is there really a squirrel||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFun And (Board) Games: The Tabletop Renaissance||For decades, families and friends would gather over the Game of Life or Monopoly to compete and bond. And then along came Pong and other video games and Sorry got packed away. But now it's time to roll the dice or get into character because Vermont||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccess, Resources, Poverty: The Challenges Of Rural Mental Health Care||Rural areas of the state face heightened challenges when it comes to mental health and mental health care: from spread-out populations to poverty, stigma and limited resources. We're talking about the strategies used by the designated agencies that||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurprising Art: Overlooked, Unknown And Unusual Vermont Works||There's no shortage of acclaimed art in well-known museums across Vermont, but surprising works are tucked away in unexpected places, in galleries off the beaten path or hidden in plain sight in buildings, campuses and towns across the state. We're||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Butterfly Whisperer' Nurtures Monarchs From Milkweed To First Flight||When KT Thalin bought a rural home with some land in Saxtons River, Vermont, 14 years ago, she thought it might be nice to have monarch butterflies flitting around her yard in the summertime. So she started encouraging the growth of milkweed, the sole||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExplaining Current Use: How 40 Percent Of Vermont's Land Is Taxed||In 1980, the state rolled out a program that would allow agricultural and forest land to be taxed for its use rather than its market value. The current use program has gone through some changes over its almost-four-decade life. Vermont Edition explains||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeath Doulas Provide Support And Compassion At End Of Life||You may be familiar with the doulas who assist women before, during and after childbirth. There's also a growing movement of death doulas: who provide compassionate care to people at the end of their lives. We're talking about what that support entails||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating The Editorial Challenges Behind VPR's JOLTED Podcast||JOLTED is a new five-part podcast from VPR about the averted school shooting at Fair Haven Union High School earlier this year, and how it led to Gov. Phil Scott’s unexpected reversal on gun control legislation.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreventing Falls And The Damage They Cause For Senior Citizens||It's a startling fact. Each year, more people 65 or older in Vermont die from falls than in motor vehicle crashes. So learning how to prevent or survive falls is an important skill to learn, especially for our senior citizens.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPop Culture Politics: How TV, Movies And Books Shape Our Real-World Views||Our politics and ideology are shaped by our upbringing and life experience, but a UVM political scientist says there may be another key component to what we believe and who we vote for: the fictional stories we're exposed to in books, movies, and||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Revenge Porn' Isn't Free Speech: Vermont Supreme Court Upholds State Law||Legal and cultural norms regard sharing nude or indecent photos of someone without their consent as a violation of privacy. But when it's done to shame or humiliate that person, Vermont law says nonconsensual pornography—so-called "revenge porn"—is||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Calls, Fewer Volunteers: The Struggles Of Rural Ambulance Departments||Ambulance departments in rural areas of Vermont face growing costs and increasing demands of time and training. Some volunteer-run departments have been forced to close when those demands become too much to manage. We're looking at how Vermont's rural||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Really Overdose On Fentanyl Just By Touching It? (No)||Health officials in Vermont say that when someone dies of a drug overdose in the state, they fully expect it to involve the synthetic drug fentanyl. Fentanyl-related overdoses continue to rise, both in Vermont and nationwide. And reports about the poten||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'RX': Cartoonist Rachel Lindsay's Tale Of Living With Bipolar Disorder||Hearing the travails of someone's mental health struggles is not easy. But Vermont cartoonist Rachel Lindsay has taken a different approach to sharing her story of living with bipolar disorder. She has told it in a new graphic novel called RX .||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Interview with Peter Welch - Dodges answering a question.
Whether your right or left... this is why Republicans slam Democrats - they're just equally as terrible in just answering a question... simple "yes or no" is impossible after taking office, but before - in a campaign - they promise to take positions that they have no intention of. Pro public option, but not really - because you just don't know. Way to go for Peter Welch in giving his critics the loaded gun to shoot him in the face with!
Writers of the Beat Generation
Mitch is well-informed and provides interesting interviews.
Wish we could hear more of him on VPR.
Sept 1 show
Didn't see the show on best and worst jobs from Sept 1.