Sam Gale Rosen

Vermont Edition Producer

Sam Gale Rosen is a producer for Vermont Edition. He joined VPR in 2015 after working for six years at WBUR Boston as a producer for On Point.

Sam has also written for Newser.com and Let's Go travel guides. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in History and Literature. He was born and raised in Gloucester, Mass., and enjoys travel, cats, fiction, history, radio drama, frogs and peaches.

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Sarah George was sworn in last week as the new Chittenden County state's attorney – a seat that had been left vacant by the election of TJ Donovan as Vermont attorney general.

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Rutland has been at the center of a national discussion about refugee resettlement for months now. Now, the first Syrian refugees have arrived. We're talking about Rutland in the national context, and about the situation in Syria that's brought us to this point. 

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Is it actually possible to end homelessness in Vermont? A new report prepared for the legislature looks at whether the state is on the right track in tackling the problem, and maps out what it would take to make homelessness a thing of the past.

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Marches are planned in Washington and across the country this week as Donald Trump takes office. In Vermont, simultaneous protests against Trump are also being organized. We're talking about the history of political protest: what forms it has taken and what it can accomplish.

A startup in South Burlington wants to get in on the ground floor of a coming revolution in small satellites. GreenScale Technologies is developing tiny propulsion systems for these small satellites.

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If you feel like you and your healthcare provider speak different languages, how do you get on the same page about your health? We’re talking about how to facilitate the tough conversations that need to happen for the healthcare system to work and for Vermonters to stay healthy.

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It’s been a busy week in Montpelier. The state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Peter Shumlin from making an appointment to the Court. Shumlin gave his farewell speech to lawmakers. There are new leaders in both the House and the Senate. And Gov. Phil Scott outlined his vision for the state.

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News of hacks are filling the headlines: from election-shaking political intrusions to huge breaches at companies like Yahoo. It means that many people are paying new attention to questions about cybersecurity. 

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A new federal law will bring Vermont one step closer to the resumption of rail service to and from Montreal, Canada.

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Peter Shumlin first became governor in January of 2011. We're looking back at his time in office with a panel of Vermont political reporters.

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This year marks the second time in the past five presidential elections when the candidate who won the popular vote nationally did not receive a majority of votes in the Electoral College. Should the system be changed to a national popular vote system?

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Burlington, Montpelier, and Winooski are all at various points in the process of becoming so-called "sanctuary cities," with South Burlington in discussions as well. So what does that mean?

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Finding affordable, high quality child care in Vermont is a big challenge – and it can leave Vermont parents feeling like they're out of options. Now, a commission formed to tackle the problem is out with new recommendations.

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After Chile's right-wing coup in 1973, Chilean songwriter and activist Victor Jara was tortured and killed – but he and his music became a powerful symbol of hope in Latin America and beyond.

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A big new book has more information than you may have known you wanted about cheese. We're talking about the intersection of cheese and all aspects of human civilization with a couple of the folks behind the "The Oxford Companion to Cheese."

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On Saturday, House Democrats nominated Grand Isle Representative Mitzi Johnson for Speaker of the House. We're talking to her about her plans and priorities in the coming session.

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Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor - he'll take office in January of next year. We're talking about the state of the transition to the new administration. 

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Thanksgiving is almost here. What are you thankful for? We're talking about gratitude and opening the phones to listeners.

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont shows a disturbing prevalence of racial bias in mental health services.

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Students and staff at Champlain College's Emergent Media Center have collaborated on an online game that tackles sexual harassment and assault on campus.

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