Nurses from the Brattleboro Retreat stand outside the hospital to bring attention to recent changes made to their schedules.
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Union Nurses At Brattleboro Retreat Push Back On Schedule Changes

Nurses at the Brattleboro Retreat have been holding informational pickets in front of the southern Vermont psychiatric hospital to bring attention to what they say are radical schedule changes enacted by the administration that violate their union contract.

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Elmore State Park, seen here in 2015.
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The Vermont Department of Health is teaming up with Vermont State Parks and skin cancer prevention organization IMPACT Melanoma to install free sunscreen dispensers at state parks.

Young Writers Project: 'America'

Jul 20, 2018
Poet Isa Blankenbaker, based in Rutland, pleas this week for our nation to once again open her arms to those in need.
YWP Photo Library, photo by Rachael Bombardier, Essex Junction, Vermont

America, I believe in you,
even though I should perhaps not.
You repeat the same mistakes
over and over again,
so much so that these mistakes
have become the norm for you.

With less than four months to go, how much are this year's midterm elections at risk for the kind of interference sowed by Russia in 2016?

State Auditor Doug Hoffer, seen here in his Montpelier office seated at a desk.
Henry Epp / VPR File

A new report from the Office of the Vermont State Auditor says it's nearly impossible to quantify the impact of Vermont's business incentive programs.

VPR Cafe: The Crunchy Goodness Of Cricket Protein

Jul 19, 2018
Flourish Farm in Williston is raising millions of crickets to be used as a seasoned food and protein powder.
Luke Awtry Photography / Seven Days

If fried grasshoppers and other insects are considered snacks in many parts of the world, why not crunch on crickets, too? One Vermont company is counting on the fact that you might appreciate crickets as part of your diet. 

Gov. Phil Scott is up for re-election this year, facing opposition in the GOP primary. He joins "Vermont Edition" to outline why he should return to the governor's office.
Chuck Barton / Associated Press

Gov. Phil Scott was elected two years ago with a promise to make Vermont more affordable. He now faces opposition in the Republican primary. We'll hear why the governor believes he deserves a second term in Montpelier.

Cellist Zoe Keating has released her first new EP in nearly a decade.
Chase Jarvis / Courtesy of the Artist

With the help of a computer and foot pedal, cellist and composer Zoe Keating layers and loops her music to create a symphony out of one solo cello. After experiencing intense grief, she says her music also helped her discover new possibilities.

Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips stickhandles in hockey gear on a rink surface while another player watches
Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips, Courtesy

Among the teams participating in this weekend's 11th annual Hockey Fights MS Vermont Tournament is the Brown Bears — a hockey team from out of state that's made up almost entirely of women of color.

Attorney General Donovan calls for opposition to Title X change.
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Attorney General T.J. Donovan held a press conference today with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to rally voices against changes to Title X that would deal a blow to abortion rights across the country.

UVM nurses holding signs outside the UVM Medical Center.
Ari Snider / VPR

Union nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center went on strike for two days last week after their contract expired and no new agreement could be reached. Now that the strike is over, both sides are coming back to the bargaining table, but difficult issues remain.

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Brave Little State

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4 Vermont Towns Vs. 1 Utah Developer: What Happened With NewVistas

This month’s question led Brave Little State straight into an unfolding story — about an outsider with deep pockets and big ideas, and the towns that banded together to reject those ideas.

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'Timeline Elements' Live

Join host James Stewart on 7/24 for an evening of highlights, insights and performances from VPR's newest podcast series.

The Latest From But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids!

A telescope on a tripod pointed up toward a night sky.
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How Was The Universe Created?

But Why explores the Big Bang, earth, stars and black holes in this call-in episode that aired live on Vermont Public Radio. Astronomer John O'Meara tackles the big bang, the origins of the universe and how we know humans landed on the moon. Plus, why is the earth round? What is space made out of? How are stars formed? Why do the stars shine so bright? What's beyond space? How long does it take to get to outer space? Will humans ever be able to go to Mars?

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