Green Mountain Care Board chairman Kevin Mullin is calling for Congress to restore health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
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Vermont Will Lose $12 Million Under Trump Plan To End Health Care Subsidies


The head of the Green Mountain Care Board is calling on Congress to restore the individual subsidies to the Affordable Care Act that have been eliminated by President Donald Trump.

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Allegations have come to light against Harvey Weinstein of decades of sexual misconduct. We're hosting a discussion about sexual assault and harrassment.
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The uncovering of decades of alleged sexual assault by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is spurring widespread discussion. There's revulsion, but also - recognition. "Me too," say thousands of women. We're talking about what that means - and what can be done about a culture of violence and pervasive misogyny.

According to court records, two armed men intervened when Aita Gurung allegedly attacked his wife using a cleaver outside of the family's home in Burlington last week.
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A press release from police about last week’s cleaver attack in Burlington has left questions about the role of an armed bystander at the scene. Here’s what we know — and what we don’t — about the role he played.

The Burlington Telecom building. The City of Burlington hopes to have a buyer for Burlington Telecom lined up by the fall. The City Council will vote to eliminate one of three bids from the sale process.
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The three bidders hoping to buy Burlington Telecom will be narrowed down to two after the city council meets on Monday evening.

Colin Benjamin, director of the Office of Professional Regulation, says an overhaul of rules governing alcohol and drug counselors will increase the supply of addiction-treatment specialists in Vermont.
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As substance abuse treatment agencies struggle to find qualified workers, state officials are trying to make it easier to become an alcohol and drug counselor in Vermont.

A 68-year-old Vermont inmate died at the Camp Hill prison facility in Pennsylvania over the weekend, officials announced Monday.
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Vermont’s Department of Corrections announced Monday that a 68-year-old Vermont inmate died over the weekend in the Camp Hill prison in Pennsylvania.

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Brave Little State

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What's The History Of The Underground Railroad In Vermont?

When it comes to Vermont’s history with the Underground Railroad, where’s the line between myth and truth? And whose voices are missing from the story?

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After drying properly, hard-shelled gourds have a multitude of uses and will last for years.
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Vermont Garden Journal: Pack Your Patience When Growing Gourds

What grows in a vegetable garden and is used for everything but eating? Gourds! Hard-shelled gourds can be used for a shower sponge, spoon, dipper, bottle, basket, birdhouse and even a musical instrument.

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Why Do People Die? Questions About Death

This episode of But Why is a serious one. We're talking about death. Why do people die when they get too old? What happens to people when they die? What does it feel like when you're dead? Our guide is Jana DeCristofaro from the Dougy Center : The National Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Oregon, which supports children and families facing serious illness or coping with the loss of a family member.

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

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As the country struggles with the opioid crisis, we're talking about pain management with a local expert.
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Amidst Opioid Crisis, How Do We Manage Pain?

As the state and the country struggle with the opioid crisis, there is a renewed public focus on the treatment of pain. We're talking with a top local expert about the full landscape of pain management - opioids, but also other methods of treatment - and how doctors balance risk and benefit.

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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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