A Canadian police officer warns a young man from Yemen that if he illegally crosses into Canada in between checkpoints he will be arrested. If he proves to not be a threat to the public, the officers will help him fill out the asylum request paperwork.
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Hundreds Of Asylum-Seekers Continue To Stream Into Quebec

The number of asylum-seekers fleeing the U.S. into Canada is surging this summer, with nearly 800 people illegally walking into Quebec in June alone.

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Scientists say storms like this one in Waitsfield in 2010 are dumping more rain on the Northeast
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The draft National Climate Report both refines and underscores the impact of human activity on our climate. We're focusing in on the effects in Vermont and the Northeast.

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After more than eight years, Vermont Public Radio's President and CEO Robin Turnau will be stepping down.

Vermont's shortage of primary care doctors will soon get worse because a number of them will retire in the next few years.
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Many states across the country have a need to attract more primary care physicians, but Vermont's situation has an additional twist - a sizeable number of the state's primary care doctors are expected to retire in the next few years.

Betty Smith Mastaler, seen here in 1978, talked to "Vermont Edition" recently about her first years at VPR and the state of the station.
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Aug. 13, 2017 marked Vermont Edition's 10th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of Vermont Public Radio. To mark the occasion, we talked to someone who has been with the station for more than 40 years and has done a little bit of everything: Betty Smith Mastaler.

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Nearly 200 people gathered in Rutland Monday night to publicly condemn the racism and violence that erupted during Saturday’s white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and many others injured.

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Program Features

Watch the Chad Hollister Band's full performance, recorded live at VPR's Studio One in Fort Ethan Allen.
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Chad Hollister Band Performs 'Live From The Fort'

For the August edition of Live From The Fort , the Chad Hollister Band perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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Brave Little State

Tristan Toleno, left, Annmarie Christensen and Rodney Graham serve in Vermont's House of Representatives.
Angela Evancie & Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Low Pay, Weird Schedule: Who Exactly Can Pull Off The Legislator Lifestyle?

Vermont’s citizen legislators get paid about $12,700 for five months of work. So, if you have a career and/or a family, how do you pull it off?

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Why Are There So Many Different Languages?

In this episode, we're answering some of our frequently asked questions, the questions we hear a lot from all of you: why are there so many different languages? Why do we get hiccups? Why do our fingers get wrinkly in the tub? Why are plants so many colors? Why do leaves change colors in the fall? Why is the sky blue?

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Live From The Fort

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

Eye On The Sky

Vermont Edition

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What's Up In Vermont's Skies: The Eclipse And The Latest From Space

Next week, people across the country will turn their eyes - hopefully safely protected - to the skies to watch a rare solar eclipse. We're looking up too. We'll talk about the eclipse, and about stargazing, astronomy, and all the latest from space - including the dramatic final mission of the Saturn probe Cassini.

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Explore VPR's Gunshots Project

VPR's Gunshots project explores the role of guns in life - and death - in Vermont through commentary, data and in depth reporting. We'll discuss the data and hear from you.
Taylor Dobbs, Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Life — And Death — With Guns In Vermont

This week, VPR has been presenting a project called Gunshots — our team compiled and analyzed data from every recorded gun death in the state over six years. VPR's Taylor Dobbs joins us to discuss the project, and the data.

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