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VPR Newscast for 11/12/2017 at 9:04 a.m.

Nov 12, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/12/2017 at 9:04 a.m.

VPR Newscast for 11/11/2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Nov 11, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/11/2017 at 12:00 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 11/11/2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Nov 11, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/11/2017 at 9:00 a.m.

On a recent Sunday, as warm sun burned the morning dew off the cover crops at Wild Roots Farm in Bristol, Jon Turner explained the guiding philosophy behind his unique agriculture operation.

VPR Newscast for 11/10/2017 at 5:15 p.m.

Nov 10, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/10/2017 at 5:15 p.m.

Henry Epp / VPR

Speaking at the University of Vermont Friday, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota was asked by a student how the party can move forward after the divisive 2016 primary between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Stewardship Forester Jason Nerenberg stands at the Monroe Trailhead at Camel's Hump State Park, in Duxbury.
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Trying to balance the varying interests for more than 26,000 acres of land is a big task, but the state of Vermont has created a new draft management plan for Camel's Hump — and they want to know what the public thinks.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
Vermont Yankee, Courtesy

The owner of Vermont Yankee says the Public Utility Commission should not be able to hire a special consultant as it considers the proposed sale of the shuttered nuclear power plant in Vernon.

The Seattle Seahawks won the game, but lost one of their best players.

VPR Newscast for 11/10/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

Nov 10, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/10/2017 at 6:30 a.m.

UVM Athletics/Brian Jenkins

The University of Vermont’s epic 2016-17 men’s basketball season is now securely in the record books. As the team prepares for this year’s opening game Sunday at eight-time national champion Kentucky, the Catamounts face one over-arching question: what the heck do they do for an encore?

VPR Newscast for 11/8/2017 at 6:10 p.m.

Nov 9, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/8/2017 at 6:10 p.m.

Penro Specialty Compounding sign outside the building in Colchester.
Henry Epp / VPR

The state suspended the license of a compounding pharmacy in Colchester this week, after an inspection revealed pharmacists at the facility gave their drugs expiration dates far beyond industry standards.

For Lucas Papineau, who joined the Vermont National Guard when he was 18 years old, farming has helped repair his relationship with his family.

Brett, who served in the Army, has brought in a small flock of sheep to start reclaiming the soil.

Sabrina and Lucas Papineau with their children, Jeremiah and Aubrey, at the Papineau Family Farm in Highgate Springs. The Papineaus say farming helped them reintegrate as a family after Lucas' deployment to Afghanistan in 2010..
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Nearly 4,000 Vermont veterans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11, and many are still dealing with the invisible wounds of the nation’s longest-running war. Some of them, however, have begun to find healing through farming.

Fishermen up and down the New England coast say it has been decades since they’ve been able to catch so many Atlantic bluefin tuna, so fast. Once severely depleted, populations of the prized sushi fish appear to be rebuilding.

VPR Newscast for 11/9/2017 At 12:25 p.m.

Nov 9, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/9/2017 At 12:25 p.m.

VPR Newscast for 11/09/2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Nov 9, 2017

VPR Newscast for 11/09/2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Finishing atop your league ensures you the number one seed in the playoffs. But in sports like men's college soccer, where one game, and sometimes one goal, can oust a team from the post-season, where your team has been seeded prior to that game matters little.

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