President Elaine Collins poses with some of the new marketing materials for Northern Vermont University in the Lyndon State admissions office.
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How Rival State Colleges Are Merging To Become Northern Vermont University

As high school seniors are working away on their college applications, administrators at Johnson State College and Lyndon State College are gearing up to select the first freshman class of Northern Vermont University.

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The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will celebrate the grand opening of their new $6.3 million performance space at Walker Farm on Saturday.
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A decade-long dream will finally become a reality Saturday. Officials with the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will celebrate the grand opening of their $6.3 million second stage and community center.

The Oyster River School District will be requiring diversity training for all staff in the wake of an alleged racist bullying incident earlier this month.

Superintendent Jim Morse says the trainings will be led by a member of the state health department who specializes in racial minority affairs. Morse says the training will be required for every district employee, including himself.

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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More than half of the states in the U.S. prohibit teachers from striking. Should Vermont join them?

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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

Flag Hill Farm owners, Sabra Ewing and Sebastian Lousada, have been making hard ciders since long before the beverage's recent wave of popularity.
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VPR Cafe: Hard Cider At Flag Hill Farm

Hard cider has become increasingly popular in Vermont with the advent of many new makers in recent years. But reach back a few decades and you'll find some of the state's earlier producers, including Flag Hill Farm in Vershire.

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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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Live From The Fort

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

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With over half of the state using septic systems, we talk with experts about how to keep yours operating properly.
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Talking Dirty: Discussing Your Septic System

We know it's not your favorite subject. But over half of the state has to deal with them. Yes, your septic system.

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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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