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State Funding For Research Into Turbine Noise Sets Stage For Vermont's Next Wind Debate

Proponents of wind energy say they're worried that a state-funded research project will be used to misguide Vermonters about the health effects of turbine noise.
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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.

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When you think of sketch comedy, the Mormon Church may not be the first thing that springs to mind. With the huge popularity of the play The Book of Mormon — you might think of the church as more of a punch line. A new documentary is changing that by following a sketch group called “Studio C” based in Provo, Utah. It's made up of practicing Mormons, with oversight from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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In the digital age, building and repairing clocks is an increasingly lost art. However, there are still those who retain a fascination with the beauty and complexity of keeping a timepiece running smoothly.

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The state of financial literacy in America could use some improvement. How do Vermonters stack up? We're looking at financial literacy in our state. 

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Families have spent countless hours playing Monopoly, Sorry, and Chutes and Ladders. And while those games are timeless, board games and table-top games have evolved and have seen a resurgence.

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Mid-Century Dartmouth Hazardous Waste Site Contaminates Drinking Water

A Dartmouth hazardous waste burial site has contaminated the ground water near a Hanover neighborhood. Those chemicals are now on the move, and at least one family’s drinking water has been affected.
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'StoryCorps' Vermont: The Joy Of Family

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.
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'Cow' Or 'Ke-ow'? The Past, Present And Future Of The Vermont Accent

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.
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While Bennington Residents Learn How To Live With PFOA, Doctors Play Catch Up

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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