Steve Zind

Senior Reporter & Special Projects Producer

Steve has been with VPR since 1994, first serving as host of VPR’s public affairs program and then as a reporter, based in Central Vermont. Many VPR listeners recognize Steve for his special reports from Iran, providing a glimpse of this country that is usually hidden from the rest of the world. Prior to working with VPR, Steve served as program director for WNCS for 17 years, and also worked as news director for WCVR in Randolph. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Steve also worked for stations in Phoenix and Tucson before moving to Vermont in 1972. Steve has been honored multiple times with national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for his VPR reporting, including a 2011 win for best documentary for his report, Afghanistan's Other War.

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It’s been six years since the guard completed its last major deployment and 1,500 men and women returned from Afghanistan.

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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On Monday morning, new data was released on police traffic stops from more than two dozen local police departments in Vermont. The researchers who compiled the data say black and Hispanic drivers are significantly more likely to be stopped by police in Vermont than white drivers.

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Officials at the Burlington Electric Department discovered malware on a Burlington Electric laptop Friday that was identified as part of the Russian hacking offensive, utility officials confirmed Friday evening.

Vermont poet, playwright and author David Budbill died in September. But for the last decade of his life, Budbill was at work on a novel, which he completed before his death.

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A recent report on women-owned businesses in Vermont shows that proportionately nearly twice as many working-age women own businesses, compared to the national average.

A study committee created by the Legislature will recommend that lawmakers create a public retirement program. The program would be designed for Vermont workers whose employers don’t offer them.

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The year 1816 has many nicknames in Vermont: "the year without a summer'" "the poverty year;" "the starving year;" and even, with a touch of black humor, as "eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death." 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust

A one-time Vermont resident who was honored for her work saving the lives of Jews during World War II has died. 

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Efforts to gather race-related traffic stop data from Vermont law enforcement are taking more time than lawmakers envisioned.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch are calling on FairPoint Communications and the company that hopes to purchase it to cancel a round of layoffs scheduled for the end of the month.

The University of Vermont Medical Center is funding the purchase of a Burlington motel as a way to reduce health care costs.

A new system for conducting annual vehicle inspections in Vermont will make it easier for the state to gather information and identify inspection problems.

A judge’s ruling in a lawsuit against the organization responsible for a creating a digital medical records system could help safeguard the state’s intellectual property, according to a lawyer who worked on the case.

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"Found art" involves turning an object created for a utilitarian purpose into art. When that object is part of our everyday lives, the transformation can be surprising — especially so when the object is a pair of shoes.

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There were gatherings across the country Tuesday in support of efforts to stop a proposed oil pipeline that will impact the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. They included rallies around Vermont and in Hanover, New Hampshire.

The Vermont Public Service Board has opened an investigation into a January problem with FairPoint’s network that affected the state’s Emergency 911 system.

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In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman has defeated Republican Randy Brock and Liberty Union candidate Boots Wardinski.  

Washington Electric Cooperative says it will file a request with the Public Service Board to increase rates by approximately 6 percent.

Questions over whether communications between public officials violate the state’s open meeting law aren’t unusual, but the issue has become more complex. 

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