Vermont Edition

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Vermont Edition brings you news and conversation about issues affecting your life. Hosts Jane Lindholm and Bob Kinzel consider the context of current events through interviews with news makers and people who make our region buzz.

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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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Saturday's Women's Marches on Montpelier and on Washington, D.C. drew crowds that surpassed expectations. An estimated 15,000 protesters descended on Vermont's Statehouse alone.

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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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It all seemed so easy when you could trust your daily news sources. And for the edgier, sensationalized reports, you grabbed the supermarket tabloid. This was real, that was fake.

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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.

Photo courtesy Lake Champlain Basin Program

One-point-three billion dollars. That's the total amount the state thinks it needs to clean up Lake Champlain and other waterways over the next 20 years.  So where does the money come from? The Treasurer's Office has just released a report that maps out how to raise most of that funding.

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Vermont's new governor Phil Scott is our guest Friday at noon on the next Vermont Edition for a live, one-hour interview.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Lake sturgeon look like the fish you don't want to meet in a dark alley. They are big, old, and mean looking.

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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.

Joshua Brown / UVM

That map that was hung at the front of your grade school classroom included one large land mass close to Canada and the United States that went virtually ignored. There it was to the north and the east and covered with ice. Yes, Greenland.

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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.

Angela Evancie / VPR

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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The Vermont Legislature is back in session. We spent Wednesday checking in with the House. Now, we'll give the Senate a nod.

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On Wednesday,  an era begins in Vermont state government when the new Legislature convenes, and new leadership takes over in the House and Senate.  Vermont Edition is broadcasting live from the ornate Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse for the opening day of the Legislature.

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When it's time to renew your driver's license, there is that one question you have to answer about whether you agree to have your vital organs used upon your death to save some else's life.

Steve Zind / VPR

There's an idealized image of agriculture that has animals, the environment, food and farmers themselves thriving in a balanced ecosystem.

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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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When a forest floor or an open meadow is covered in snow, there is a magical story being written on that blank slate. It's a ballet of movement by voles, fishers, otters, deer, and raptors.

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For Vermont Edition's annual music show, we wanted to know: What song tells a story about 2016 for you?

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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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