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Rutland's Refugee Welcome Mat Is Waiting On Trump's New Order

Despite resettlement plans to bring 100 Syrian refugees to Rutland this year, only 14 have arrived. Nonetheless, Vermont’s Refugee Resettlement Program has applied to the US State Department to resettle 100 more Syrian and Iraqis refugees in Rutland in fiscal year 2018, which starts October 1. But until President Trump decides how many refugees from all parts of the world will be allowed into the United States next year, nothing is certain.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about foreign policy at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., on Thursday.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders says the United States needs to adopt a progressive approach to foreign policy if many of the crises facing the world are to be resolved in the future.

Burlington Rep. Kurt Wright, left, and Caledonia County Sen. Joe Benning held a press conference at Burlington City Hall Monday. They say they'll push for legislation next year that would ban teacher strikes.
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The Burlington teacher strike is over, but it’s reignited a political debate that will run well into the next legislative session.

Teachers picketed outside the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes in Burlington on Sept. 14. A new bill to be considered during the 2018 session would prohibit teachers from striking in Vermont.
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Live call-in discussion: More than half of the states in the U.S. prohibit teachers from striking. Should Vermont join them?

With over half of the state using septic systems, we talk with experts about how to keep yours operating properly.
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We know it's not your favorite subject. But over half of the state has to deal with them. Yes, your septic system.

A screenshot of the Airbnb website, taken Sept. 20, shows some available rentals in Vermont. A Vermont working group is studying short-term rentals, prompting Airbnb to reach out to Vermont hosts registered on the site to share their experiences.
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Airbnb says more than 3,600 people across the state use the online service to rent out their homes. Now the company is asking those homeowners to get involved with a statewide study that could impact the future of home sharing in Vermont.

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Flood Insurance

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What Does Flood Insurance Mean In Vermont?

When the topic of insurance comes up, most people probably think about fender benders or trips to the emergency room before they think of flooding. But as scientists predict increasingly severe weather events in coming years, Vermonters will likely need to become better acquainted with it.

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Brave Little State

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How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character?

If you’ve lived in a state for a long time, or grew up there, you probably have this feeling — when you drive into or out of it, you feel like you can tell the difference.

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Program Features

Hannah Palmer Egan's recipe for "Amazing Awesome August Pasta" includes kale, tomatoes, feta and pesto.
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VPR Cafe: Pestopalooza

Get your food processor out. It's that time of year when you might have an abundance of basil and other greens which are perfect for making pesto.

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This chelone plant or "turtle's head" is a hardy native perennial that comes in dark pink, white and red.
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Vermont Garden Journal: Planting And Enjoying The Hardy Chelone

Ben Stoll, 17, of Georgia, VT, writes about the power of imagination and how daydreaming can lift a person from darkness into the light.
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Young Writers Project: 'Daydreaming'

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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How Do Hurricanes Form?

In the last couple of weeks, two big hurricanes have hit parts of the United States and Caribbean islands. In this episode we answer questions from kids who have been hearing the news and wondering: How do hurricanes form? Why do hurricanes strike Florida? Why do hurricanes have names? We speak with atmospheric scientist Shuyi Chen of the University of Washington.

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How Do You Get Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night?

Parents of small children will know the angst of figuring out the best way to try to get them to sleep through the night.

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Fall Schedule Changes

Everything you need to know about VPR's new programs and schedule effective October 1.

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