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Vail Announces Intent To Buy Stowe Mountain Resort

After weeks of rumors, the news became official this morning: Vail Resorts intends to buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million. If the sale goes through, Stowe will become Vail's first property on the East Coast.

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Mardi Gras And More

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Thinking of Basin Street and Breaux Bridge as Mardi Gras approaches, along with a hefty dose of Celtic Spain and lots of interesting local shows...

The program will air on Sunday February 26th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph presents an evening with the DuPont Brothers as part of the Live & Upstairs series on Saturday March 4th 

The  Folk/Americana trio Quiles & Cloud will perform at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Thursday, March 2nd  at 7:30 p.m. 

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You know the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was almost assassinated for advocating for girls' education, and who later won a Nobel Peace Prize for efforts. But a new book by Vermont writer reminds us there are millions of Malalas in the world, and the barriers to their education are profound.

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The new owners of the Hardwick Gazette plan to continue the paper's focus on local events, and take their cues from their readers.

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The State Board of Education is proposing some controversial new rules, which some private school advocates say threaten the very existence of some of these schools. And one of the big issues of contention is special education.

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The Canada Border Services Agency has created a makeshift refugee processing center to respond to the influx of refugees crossing the border west of Lake Champlain.

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How Much Is Too Much? In Vermont's Pot Legalization Debate, A Question Of Amount

As Vermont's House Judiciary Committee considers a bill to legalize marijuana, there has been discussion about exactly how much marijuana an individual could possess.

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Program Features

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New 'JukeBox' Series Brings 'Modern Take' On Chamber Music To ArtsRiot

Ben Cadwallader grew up in Vermont's classical music scene, both as a musician and as a patron. Since returning to Vermont from California to serve as the executive director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra a year ago, Cadwallader shows his passion for new and innovative programs that appeal to many audiences with the series, JukeBox, co-produced with local performance space, ArtsRiot in Burlington.

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Are Yawns Really Contagious?

Why are yawns contagious? Why do we hiccup? How do teeth get loose? Why do your ears hurt when you drive up over the mountains? Why do we get dizzy when we spin? Why do people slip? Why do people faint? Why do we have saliva and mucus? Why do people cry when they get hurt? How do voice boxes work? Why does your voice sound weird when it's recorded? Dr. Lori Racha has more answers to your body questions.

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What's The Deal With Coydogs?

There’s a creature that lives in Vermont that you don’t see very often. But a lot of Vermonters recognize its unmistakable call.

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Live From The Fort

Intimate performances, recorded at VPR studios in Colchester's historic Fort Ethan Allen.