Tabitha Dudley

Spring 2018 Intern, News

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Tabitha is a senior from Birmingham, Alabama studying Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

When Tabitha isn't studying or scheming for a new podcast idea, you will find her doing Beyonce karaoke or working out.

Tabitha was an intern in VPR's newsroom, spring 2018.

Students gathered in the Waterman building to call on UVM to do more to address racial justice, inequity and diversity on campus.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

Earlier this year, University of Vermont student organization NoNames for Justice pushed the school to address issues of racial justice reform. With the semester drawing to a close and graduation just days away, I spoke with two of the group's leaders about what — if anything — they feel has been accomplished.

A nurse's hand holds a flu shot and prepares it with a vaccine vial.
David Goldman / Associated Press

This flu season has been a tough one for Vermont and the rest of the country, in part, due to the predominant presence of the strain influenza A H3N2. But even though it's April, the flu is still on state health officials' radar.

Screenshot of https://bit.ly/2GB2kHZ / National Weather Service

The National Weather Services is forecasting high wind gusts for Vermont, especially in southern counties, this afternoon and into early Thursday morning.

Mike Groll / AP

Earlier this week, two more Vermont counties confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer. The invasive species is known for causing devastation to millions of ash trees around the country.

Jim Jeffords, Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy holding glasses of milk in 1999 in Montpelier.
Toby Talbot / Associated Press

On Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the state's Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to a U.S. Senate seat, replacing Sen. Thad Cochran. With that appointment, Vermont is now the only state to never send a woman to Congress.

Allie Brown, a senior at Burlington High School, spoke at the rally. She urged her peers to call their state representatives about supporting a bill that would requre background checks for all gun purchases.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

While a number of planned walkouts were rescheduled Wednesday due to weather, rallies did take place across the state as part of a nationwide protest. 

The #MeToo movement has shined a light on how men need to change to end the abuse and harassment of women.
Ronniechua / iStock

According to metoomvmt.org, nearly 18 million women have reported a sexual assault since 1998.

The #MeToo movement is successfully raising awareness, but moving forward, how do we cultivate healthier attitudes in men—and boys—to end these unwanted actions?

Sen. Bernie Sanders is seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 election. Eight challengers, including seven independents, are also on the ballot.
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

In an interview Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was unaware that Russian interference was promoting his 2016 presidential campaign.