Alex Keefe

Local Host, All Things Considered/Reporter

Alex was a reporter and host of VPR's local All Things Considered. He was also the co-host and co-creator of the VPR program Brave Little State.

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Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo, right, says remarks by President Donald Trump last week were "very unhelpful to hardworking police everywhere."
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Vermont State Police are now investigating an incident Monday night where Burlington police shot and killed a elderly man who they say lunged at officers with knives.

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If you've ever bought a ticket to a concert or an event online, chances are you've used a ticketing website and paid a fee. Now, Seven Days is getting into the ticketing business to provide a local alternative.

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People in North Bennington are set to get an update Wednesday night on the widening water contamination problem in their village. 

State test results came out Tuesday afternoon showing that 52 out of 67 private wells contained unsafe levels of a chemical known as PFOA. Results from the approximately 183 different water supplies tested will continue to come in over the course of the next week. 

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The first round of water test results from North Bennington are in and they show widespread contamination among homes near the former Chemfab factory.

Maybe you didn't know it, but today is Crossover Day in Vermont. No, it doesn't have anything to do with springing your clocks forward this weekend.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions in the sexual assault case against Franklin Sen. Norm McAllister. But the case has had some Vermont journalists asking themselves a question: "Will I become part of the story?"

A Franklin County senator accused of felony sexual assault is asking his fellow lawmakers to reconsider their vote to suspend him from the Legislature.

On Tuesday afternoon, Colchester police were still searching for a suspect charged with shooting another man Monday morning.

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Franklin County State Sen. Norman McAllister says he's now trying to evict one of the women who is accusing him of sexual assault.

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You might take for granted that you can switch on your radio or pop in your ear buds on a Thursday afternoon and catch up on the news from independent radio, free of government control. But for citizens of the southeastern African nation of Zimbabwe, that is not the case.

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Billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump scored a win in Vermont's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday night, beating out Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the state's handful of GOP delegates.

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Yesterday, Vermont state officials announced they had discovered a potentially cancer-causing chemical in some private water wells in North Bennington. The governor's office says test results revealed abnormally high levels of a chemical called PFOA in three residential wells there. It says the public drinking supply is not contaminated.

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You don't have to be in Vermont very long to figure out that this is Sen. Bernie Sanders country.

A new VPR poll out this week showed the senator leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here — 78 percent to 13 percent among likely voters.

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It doesn't take long to see the support for Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign here in Vermont. We've all seen the lawn signs, the tee shirts, the bumper stickers, there’s even Bernie 2016 graffiti. 

But finding support for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton in Vermont seems a bit more difficult. Still, the former Secretary of State's campaign is not giving up on Sanders' home turf.

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There's a lot of enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential campaign among younger voters.


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A group dedicated to ending hunger and malnutrition among Vermonters has been the target of embezzlement. 

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On Thursday, some 34,000 teachers at French language schools in Quebec could vote to authorize a strike that would affect nearly 275,000 school kids in the province.

It follows months of labor unrest and tense contract talks with the government, including a one-day strike about a month ago.

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Shari Galiardi and Dave Hutchison live in a truly tiny house: a refurbished 1957 chrome trailer, not much bigger than a mid-sized car.

The couple is part of the so-called "Tiny House" movement, which focuses on living greener, clutter-free lives.

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After a series of six terror attacks in France over the weekend, many Parisians are in a state of shock over the violence in the capital.

Montpelier native Bill Durkee has been living in Paris for nearly three decades. Durkee recounted his experiences during the attacks to VPR's Alex Keefe Saturday evening.

On first hearing the reports Friday evening:

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Place names like Ferguson, Baltimore - and now, Columbia - have become synonymous with the public debate about race and racism in America.

But how does that conversation play out in Vermont, one of the whitest states in the country?