Jane Lindholm

Host, Vermont Edition

Jane Lindholm hosts the award-winning Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition. Jane joined VPR in 2007 to expand Vermont Edition from a weekly pilot into the flagship daily newsmagazine it is today. She has been recognized with regional and national awards for interviewing and use of sound.

Before returning to her native Vermont, Jane served as director/producer for the national program Marketplace, based in Los Angeles.  Jane began her journalism career in 2001, when she joined National Public Radio (NPR) as an Editorial/Production Assistant for Radio Expeditions, a co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society. During her time at NPR, she also worked with NPR's Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition Saturday.

Jane graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology and has worked as writer and editor for Let’s Go Travel Guides. In her free time, Jane enjoys nature writing and photography. She has had her photojournalism picked up by the BBC World Service and combines photography and nature writing on her blog, CommonWanderer.com. She lives in Monkton.

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The natural gas pipeline through Addison County received approval from the Public Service Board. But since then, the projected costs have risen twice and nearly doubled.

We talk with the new CEO of Vermont Gas, Don Rendall, and Maren Vasatka, an Addison County landowner who opposes the pipeline.

Post your questions or comments about the proposed natural gas pipeline here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

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When Nathan Benn was a very young photographer in the early 1970s, he got an assignment from National Geographic to go shoot pictures of Vermont. When you look at those photographs now, many of which were never published in the magazine, they are so clearly from a different era.

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As you raise a child, there are thousands of wonderful moments that bring the parents unbridled joy. That moment the infant seems to recognize you. The first formation of words. Rolling over, crawling and eventually walking.

But how much fun are these years for parents as their children march from birth to adulthood? There are discussions with toddlers that don't adhere to the laws of logic. Or the adolescent years when the prefrontal cortex is still developing.

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'Electric utility regulation' is a phrase that could put a lot of people to sleep, but not Vermonters, it seems.  Wind power, net metering, electric rates and renewable energy credits all intersect in this complicated but important policy arena. This week lawmakers get a three-day tutorial on utility regulations from the Regulatory Assistance Project, and we're getting a snapshot of that landscape too.

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Last year, the Vermont Legislature passed a law requiring most food produced with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled by 2016. There are ongoing legal fights surrounding that law, but some small Vermont producers are already working to figure out how to comply.

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World events, like the shootings at the offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, have had a negative effect on the opinions held about followers of Islam. But in Vermont, almost 4,000 Muslims have easily integrated into the community.

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A recent report by the New York Times showed that a significant portion of men ages 25-54 are unemployed. Rates of unemployment for these "prime aged men" are particularly high in several Vermont counties. But some, including Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan, don’t think the Times data tells the whole story.

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Homebrewing has quickly grown from something associated with snobbery to include more than a million people in the U.S., according to the American Homebrewers Association. Vermont is known for its delicious, small batch brews and a new contest called “Make the Cut” is looking for the next big thing in brewing.

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Last week, a streak of over 100 days of dropping gas prices came to an end. But just momentarily. Prices have continued to plummet to a national average of $2.10. But Vermont's average price is $2.51, which is only higher than Hawaii, Alaska, New York, California and Washington, DC.

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Last year on Town Meeting Day over 30 towns voted down their school's budgets. Is that a problem at the town level or the state level? The number of students in Vermont's schools is projected to continue declining, so are the number of taxpayers. And yet property taxes keep going up.

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