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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Vermont Edition
2:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Gov. Candidate Dan Feliciano

Libertarian candidate for govenror Dan Feliciano.
Bob Kinzel VPR

Dan Feliciano is the Libertarian candidate for governor, and he’s gained more attention than Libertarians usually do in Vermont thanks to a write-in campaign in the Republican primary. Feliciano has been making sharp attacks on incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin, and says Shumlin's health care policy is driven by "fantasy." Feliciano is our guest to discuss his campaign for governor, and why he wants to lead the state.

Send your questions for the candidate to vermontedition@vpr.net or post below.

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Vermont Edition
12:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

What Can Hospitals Do To Control Costs?

Rutland Regional CEO Tom Huebner
Toby Talbot AP

A visit to the hospital can be terrifying…and then you get the bill. Right now, hospitals receive money by billing for each patient visit, but sometimes those charges can seem out of synch with the services received.

We’ll talk to Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, about whether it would be possible to bring costs down by changing the way they budget.

We’ll also hear from Richard Slusky, Director of Payment Reform for the Green Mountain Care Board, and Joe Woodin, CEO and President of Gifford Medical Center.

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Vermont Edition
2:01 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

UVM Men's Groups Participating In March To Prevent Sexual Assault

This weekend in Burlington, the 8th annual Laura’s March, will be held. It's a 5K fundraiser to support victims of sexual violence and to raise awareness of the issue. The event was created to honor Laura Kate Winterbottom, who was kidnapped, assaulted and murdered in March of 2005.

Winterbottom’s death was a disturbing crime and since then her family has worked to keep her memory alive while preventing sexual assault.

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Vermont Edition
12:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Recap: A Vermonter's Run In NY Gov. Primary

Five states held their primaries on Tuesday, including New York. The race for governor in that state has a local connection: Vermont native Zephyr Teachout mounted an upstart campaign against popular Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

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Vermont Edition
12:10 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Homeless Find Health Care And Housing Help At Safe Harbor

(From left to right: Erin Ahearn, Homeless Healthcare program manager; Alison Calderara, Community Relations and Development director; Stefanie Comstock and Katelyn Hanson, outreach case workers at Safe Harbor Health Center.
Jane Lindholm VPR

For homeless Vermonters, getting quality health care is a big challenge. Close to 1,000 people come through the doors of the Safe Harbor Health Center in Burlington each year for medical treatment, dental care and counseling services. Plus, they can work on finding housing.

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Vermont Edition
12:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Hands Off: The Logistics Of The Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban

As of October 1, the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving will be outlawed.
Toby Talbot AP

On October 1, Vermont’s new cell phone law goes into effect. This will prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. While some people have wondered if they’d need to trade in their vehicle for one that is compliant with the new law, there are other options.

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VPR News
5:50 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

GOP's Milne Hits Shumlin's 'Radical' Course But Offers Few Policy Details

Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Milne, seen here at his campaign kickoff in Barre in July.
Angela Evancie VPR File Photo

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne says Gov. Peter Shumlin is “doubling down” on a radical agenda and that Vermont needs a new path.

But Milne is short on policy specifics.

The Pomfret businessman won the Republican primary for governor, but he faces an uphill battle in the general election, with less name recognition, less money, and fewer endorsements. Nonetheless, Milne says he’s taking the pulse of Vermont and that it’s time for Peter Shumlin to retire.

 

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Vermont Edition
12:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

GOP Candidate Scott Milne

Republican candidate for governor Scott Milne.
Angela Evancie VPR

Scott Milne is the Republican nominee for governor. He says the Shumlin Administration has put Vermont on a path to become the most radical state in the nation, while ignoring serious economic challenges. On the next Vermont Edition, we get Milne’s perspective on the right direction for Vermont and why he wants to be governor.

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Vermont Edition
12:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Community In The Digital Age

How do our online communities affect our geographic communities, and visa versa?
Mike Lee Flickr

Many of us have found comfort and fellowship in online communities via social media and the internet. But how do those online communities interact with our real-world geographic communities? These days, a small incident in a small town can quickly become fodder for an international firestorm on the internet, and that can make local communities and local businesses feel harassed or overwhelmed.

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Vermont Edition
12:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Creatas Thinkstock

Thousands of children in Vermont are being raised by their grandparents. Experts in the field of family care-giving say that in the vast majority of these cases, the parents’ drug addiction prompted grandparents to step in to care for the grandchildren. On the next Vermont Edition, we explore the complicated legal, family and social issues that arise when grandparents raise their grandkids. Our guests are Lynn Granger and Brenda Hamlin of Vermont Kin As Parents.

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