Annie Russell

Weekend Producer/Reporter

Annie Russell is VPR's weekend producer/reporter. She has interned for NPR at Weekends on All Things Considered and for WNYC at On The Media.  She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, Vermont's largest city has a new top cop. Brandon del Pozo was sworn in as Burlington's police chief earlier today.

Del Pozo comes to the Queen City after more than 18 years with the New York Police Department, where he served as everything from a patrol cop, to an intelligence officer overseas, to a commander.

VPR sat down with del Pozo Tuesday just a few hours before he was sworn in.

Sometimes Vermont's sewage plants dump sewage into rivers and lakes. And they're allowed to. What's up with that?

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A new batch of U.S. citizens were sworn in at a naturalization ceremony in Burlington last week. Nineteen new Americans participated in the ceremony at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington.

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This month marks four years since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont. In the aftermath, President Barack Obama vowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be there to help with recovery. But an investigation by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and Al Jazeera America found FEMA hasn't exactly been prepared for the new normal of climate change. 

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There’s been a lot more talk over the past week about something that’s had a hard time finding political traction in Vermont: tougher ethics laws. Republican State Representative Heidi Scheuermann has advocated for ethics laws in the past and joined VPR to discuss the issue.

Some of the decisions issued by the Vermont Supreme Court can be a little ... well, boring. But what if there was somebody to explain the idea of "legal indemnification" as two buddies arguing over a dinner tab? Or if you could have a caricature of Yosemite Sam walk you through the ins and outs of Vermont's Professional Responsibility Board? 

There’s some controversy growing around the man who’s in line to be Burlington’s next Chief of Police. Mayor Miro Weinberger has nominated New York City Police Deputy Inspector Brandon del Pozo to be the city’s next top cop, but some activists are planning to protest his City Council confirmation vote on Monday. 

It's been dubbed "marry out, get out" - a controversial law that strips members of the Canadian Kahnawake Mohawks of their tribal rights if they marry a non-native.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a record crowd of 10,000 supporters at a rally Wednesday night  in Madison, WI.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was just one of the many to tweet about the relief felt last night after a state trooper finally captured David Sweat, one of two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison upstate more than three weeks ago.

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