Aging Well: Redefining Retirement in Vermont

 We'll look at how this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to grow old.
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What Does 'Aging Well' Look Like In Vermont?

Live call-in discussion: By 2030, the number of Vermonters over 65 will grow by 50 percent. Baby boomers rarely do things the same way their parents did, and retirement is no exception. We're looking at how this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to grow old.

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Death Behind Bars

Vermont inmate Roger Brown died in prison in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania where he and more than 200 other Vermont inmates are housed because of a lack of in-state prison space.
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The Slow And Painful Prison Death Of Roger Brown

On October 15, Vermont inmate Roger Brown died of metastatic cancer at the prison infirmary in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He wrote in his diary that prison medical staff provided him with ibuprofen, Tylenol and gel shoe inserts to manage his pain and never told him about the cancer that was causing it.

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Pumpkin pie might be the go-to dessert at Thanksgiving, but there are many varieties of winter squash that also make for a delicious pie.
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Vermont Garden Journal: Pumpkin And Other Squash For Pies

With Thanksgiving on the way, many of us are looking up recipes for pumpkin pie. While pumpkins certainly make great pies, other types of winter squash make wonderful pies, too.

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What Would It Look Like If Vermont Seceded?

We aren't endorsing it, but ... if Vermont did manage to secede from the United States, how would we fare?

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

Why do we have daylight saving time? And why are days longer in summer and shorter in winter? Daylight saving time is really just a trick. At least, so says Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time. He's our guest in this episode and he explains the reasons behind this semi-annual ritual of moving the clocks forward and back.

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Vermont Edition

Sen. Bernie Sanders - pictured here on Capitol Hill on Oct. 17 with Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Shumer - joins "Vermont Edition" to discuss key issues, including the proposed GOP tax plan.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders On GOP Tax Plan, Health Care And Recent Election Results

Completing a week when Vermont Edition has heard from all of the state's congressional delegation, Sen. Bernie Sanders joins us on the program.

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