Howard Dean

Con Hogan at a gubernatorial campaign press conference in 2002
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One of Vermont's most influential health care policymakers has died.

Cornelius "Con" Hogan made it possible for virtually all young people in Vermont to have health care coverage, and he strengthened programs to improve the lives of children and families.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will announce his re-election plans on Monday
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Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to make his "Medicare for all" health care plan a top priority for the Democrats in the 2018 elections. But a number of moderate Democrats worry this approach will hurt their chances of winning seats in Congress next year.

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In every corner of the North Country in upstate New York, there are towns with persistent questions about economic development: How to fill empty storefronts? How to create a new generation of entrepreneurs? Longtime Burlington developer Bruce Seifer thinks he has the answers.

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Howard Dean says he's going after his old job: Not as Vermont's governor, but as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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Fourteen years ago, on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, VPR assembled a series of commentaries reflecting on the events, still fresh in our memories. Then-Gov. Howard Dean was among those who offered their thoughts. 

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Former Gov. Howard Dean says Sen. Bernie Sanders is a strong presidential candidate.

Former Governor Howard Dean has thrown his support behind President Barack Obama's call for intervention in Syria, The Huffington Post reports. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Dean said Obama is making all the right moves with respect to the situation in Syria.

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Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean made waves when he spoke at an AFL-CIO conference in Iowa last month. Gov. Dean also has another speech scheduled for September 23 at the Saint Anselm College New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

The speaking engagements have many speculating as to whether Dean might be considering another run for President of the United States.

Dean says that’s unlikely, but did have several comments about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Exchange right here in Vermont. He says the system that will be put into place has problems:

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Fri 6/21/13 Noon & 7PM   Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca is leaving his position at the end of the year. He discusses what he would like to change about our education system to make it stronger and his work with the Burlington College-Cuba exchange project.

Also on the program, it’s been 10 years since former Vermont governor Howard Dean launched his campaign for the Presidency. He reflects on what he learned and what impact it has had on American politics.