On August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought torrential rain and historic flooding to Vermont. The storm stranded thousands behind washed out roads, destroyed dozens of homes, and changed the landscape of Vermont.
The Dorset Quarry has been touted as one of the top swimming holes in the country. But the uptick in traffic, trash and noise has turned off many locals. The quarry’s owners understand that, but they want to keep the swimming hole open and safe for future generations.
Victoria and Alex Pial came to Vermont from Sudan to make a life in America. In their conversation recorded at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Burlington, they talk about the joy of having a family and share their gratitude for the people in Vermont who’ve helped them make this country their home.
In the inaugural episode of Brave Little State, VPR's new, people-powered journalism podcast, we tackle a question about the history of the Vermont accent, and a question about a strange "thing" at the Waterbury rest area.
People in Bennington County have been learning how to live with PFOA in their water. Now they're learning how to live knowing it's in their bodies.
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