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Vermont's New Universal Pre-K Program Shows Some Growing Pains

Two years ago, Vermont started a public pre-K program that pays for up to 10 hours of preschool for 3-to-5-year olds. Now, the state has issued a report for the Legislature that shows that there have been mixed results so far.

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Live call-in discussion: Adoption is emotional process that's even more layered when parents adopt a child from another culture. The family's attention to race, privilege, language and cultural expectations will be forever changed. Those are some of the themes of a current production by Vermont Stage.

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In February, Vail Resorts jumped into the eastern ski market with its planned purchase of the Stowe Mountain Resort. The $50 million sale is expected to close in June, and Vail has kept the buzz going with other investments and announcements.

President Donald Trump this week ordered a review of the U.S. Antiquities Act. The move could impact the Atlantic Ocean's first-ever marine national monument, created last fall.

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With just over a week to go before the end of the legislative session, it appears that many of the top Progressive priorities have stalled in Montpelier.

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After the election of President Donald Trump, Dartmouth professor of government Brendan Nyhan warned of the possible erosion of democratic norms. Now, as we reach the 100-day mark of the Trump Administration, VPR is checking back in with Nyhan for his thoughts on how the administration is faring so far.

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Vermonters Assess President Trump's First 100 Days

In a four-year presidential term, the commander in chief will be in power for over 1,400 days. But it's the first 100 that have become a focus for a new president.

VPR has been collecting listeners' opinions of President Donald Trump's first 100 days.

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A Tribute To Vermont's Old, Falling-Down Barns

This month on Brave Little State, a question about the many barns in Vermont that are left in a suspended state of disrepair.

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VPR Wins Five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

We’re proud to announce that VPR has won five first place awards in the regional Edward R. Murrow competition, sponsored by the Radio, TV, Digital News Association .

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Who Was The First Person?

Who was the first person? Paleoanthropologist Adam Van Arsdale answers one of the most frequent questions we get here at But Why . Also: how does evolution work? Was there a first of every living thing? How did the first animal come alive? How did monkeys turn into people? And what did cavemen eat that we still eat today?

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More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.

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