Nina Keck http://digital.vpr.net en Student Artwork On Display At Chaffee Gallery http://digital.vpr.net/post/student-artwork-display-chaffee-gallery <p>The artwork on display this month at the <a href="http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org/">Chaffee Art Gallery</a> in Rutland ranges in style from African masks and ceramic animals to digital art, photography and acrylic paintings. One thing the artworks do have one thing in common, however, is that all the contributing artists are students.<br /><br />Abigail Tamboer, is a 17-year old senior at Rutland High School. She stands in front of a whimsical painting that looks like it could have been taken from a children’s book.<br /> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:44:26 +0000 Nina Keck & Sage Van Wing 26906 at http://digital.vpr.net Student Artwork On Display At Chaffee Gallery Middle School Alumni Return To Make Music http://digital.vpr.net/post/middle-school-alumni-return-make-music <p>Some people might prefer to forget middle school. But for many graduates of Rutland Town Elementary, middle school was the first time they picked up a trumpet, trombone or drum sticks. And many have wonderful memories of playing with the school band, so much so that dozens of Rutland Town alumni come back to the school every year at this time to make music together again.</p><p></p><p>About twenty alumni will raise their instruments Friday evening at this year’s Jazz Bistro concert at the Rutland Town School.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Nina Keck 26072 at http://digital.vpr.net Middle School Alumni Return To Make Music The Power Of Eminent Domain http://digital.vpr.net/post/power-eminent-domain <p></p><p>As you traverse the state on one of our interstates, you can thank the concept of eminent domain. And much of the power you use gets to you because of projects that were cleared using it.</p><p>But that also means someone had to give up all or part of their property to make these projects happen. And they were compensated because of the Fifth Amendment in the United States Constitution.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Nina Keck & Ric Cengeri 25242 at http://digital.vpr.net The Power Of Eminent Domain Cold Temps Slow Down Start For Maple Season http://digital.vpr.net/post/cold-temps-slow-down-start-maple-season <p>Now that March has rolled around, many of us are beginning to long for spring. But the snow is falling heavily today and more bitter cold will follow it. &nbsp;That means sugarmakers around the state are in a waiting game.</p><p>Matt Gordon is the executive director of the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association.&nbsp; He spoke with <em>Vermont Edition</em> about when the season will start in earnest.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:09:00 +0000 Nina Keck & Sage Van Wing 25294 at http://digital.vpr.net It's Not Your Grandparents' Labor Union http://digital.vpr.net/post/its-not-your-grandparents-labor-union <p></p><p>A potential bus drivers strike and a new union for home health care workers are just two of the stories that have recently raised the profile of organized labor in Vermont. But unions have significantly fewer members now than at their peak in the 1950s, and their organizing strategies have also changed.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Nina Keck & Patti Daniels 25281 at http://digital.vpr.net It's Not Your Grandparents' Labor Union Food Assistance Program Struggles After Farm Bill Cuts http://digital.vpr.net/post/food-assistance-program-struggles-after-farm-bill-cuts <p></p><p>The new Farm Bill was signed into law a little over a month ago. It includes $8.9 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Those $8.9 billion come from eliminating a loophole known as “heat and eat”, which tied food benefits to heating assistance. That loophole was only used in 17 states, including Vermont. And those states are now trying to find ways to fill the gap in food assistance funding.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:07:47 +0000 Nina Keck & Sage Van Wing 25238 at http://digital.vpr.net Don't Ask, Won't Pay: Women Negotiating For Higher Salaries http://digital.vpr.net/post/dont-ask-wont-pay-women-negotiating-higher-salaries <p></p><p>When asked to choose a metaphor to describe the salary negotiation process, women pick "going to the dentist." Most men choose "winning a ballgame." In Vermont, women still make on average 87 percent of what their male colleagues do. Perhaps that’s partly because they’re not asking for more?</p><p>We’ll talk to Cheryl Hanna, Vermont Law School Professor, and Cary Brown, executive director of The Vermont Commission on Women, about pay equity and what women can do to be better negotiators.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Nina Keck & Sage Van Wing 25170 at http://digital.vpr.net Don't Ask, Won't Pay: Women Negotiating For Higher Salaries The Beerworth Sisters Live On Vermont Edition http://digital.vpr.net/post/beerworth-sisters-live-vermont-edition <p><em>The <a href="http://www.thebeerworthsisters.com/">Beerworth Sisters</a></em> share a passion for acoustic guitar and beautiful melodies. Their music is a mix of folk, country and classic rock with an earthy flare.</p><p>They recently visited the VPR performance studio in Colchester to play some tracks from their debut album, <em>Simple Things</em> for <em>Vermont Edition</em>.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F9zmNLvio8s" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:58:18 +0000 Nina Keck & Ric Cengeri 25179 at http://digital.vpr.net The Beerworth Sisters Live On Vermont Edition Toddler's Death Leaves Unanswered Questions For State http://digital.vpr.net/post/toddlers-death-leaves-unanswered-questions-state <p></p><p>Rutland County is reeling from the death of Dezirae Sheldon, a two-year old in Poultney. Her step-father <a href="http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20140225/THISJUSTIN/702259905/0/SEARCH">Dennis Duby faces murder charges</a>, and <a href="http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20140225/THISJUSTIN/702259911/0/SEARCH">some community members are outraged</a> that the child wasn’t removed from the family’s custody sooner.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Nina Keck & Patti Daniels 25099 at http://digital.vpr.net Toddler's Death Leaves Unanswered Questions For State Analysis: The Legislative Session At Crossover http://digital.vpr.net/post/analysis-legislative-session-crossover <p></p><p>Vermont lawmakers are spending this week at home for Town Meeting.&nbsp; The break marks the half-way point of the legislative session.</p><p>VPR’s Bob Kinzel talked with <em>Vermont Edition</em> about where key pieces of legislation are currently in the lawmaking process.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:52:21 +0000 Nina Keck, Bob Kinzel & Ric Cengeri 25039 at http://digital.vpr.net