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What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a new monthly podcast where you ask the questions, you decide what VPR investigates, and then you work with us to find the answers.

What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a new monthly podcast where you ask the questions, you decide what VPR investigates, and then you work with us to find the answers.
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What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a new monthly podcast where you ask the questions, you decide what VPR investigates, and then you work with us to find the answers.

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English


Episodes

What's The Plan For The 'Pit' In The Middle Of Newport?

7/5/2019
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A development project gone wrong. A community living with the fallout. And an uncertain path forward.

Duration:00:29:07

Does Vermont Have Any Patches Of Old Growth Forest?

6/7/2019
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A question about Vermont's most elderly woods, from Andrew Wild of Burlington.

Duration:00:26:17

What Draws So Many Writers And Poets To Vermont?

5/3/2019
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This month on the podcast: Exploring the literary luminaries of Vermont, and why so many writers seem to thrive in the Green Mountain State.

Duration:00:25:49

How Is Climate Change Affecting Vermont Right Now?

4/5/2019
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We know the predictions are dire; we know there are urgent conversations to be had about policy. But to answer this listener question, we stay focused on the present.

Duration:00:35:12

Why Does Vermont Have Such A Housing Crunch?

3/8/2019
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What are the causes of Vermont’s tight housing market — and why aren’t things getting better?

Duration:00:33:25

Legislation vs. Investigation: How Is Rep. Peter Welch Balancing His Work?

2/1/2019
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Now that Democrats control the U.S. House, we head to Capitol Hill to get a sense of how Vermont's Congressman is approaching things.

Duration:00:29:23

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Heating With Wood?

1/11/2019
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Who doesn't love a cozy fire? There are benefits to heating with wood — but some drawbacks, too.

Duration:00:32:57

What Does It Take To Start And Run A Successful Small Business In Vermont?

12/7/2018
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To answer this listener question, we collect entrepreneurial wisdom from self-starters all over the state.

Duration:00:32:20

Why Are There So Many African-Americans Incarcerated In Vermont?

11/2/2018
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Overall, Vermont has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country — but one of the highest rates of African-American incarceration. So why is that?

Duration:00:34:26

What's It Like To Hike The Long Trail?

10/5/2018
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The 272-mile trail follows Green Mountain ridgelines from one end of Vermont to another. So what’s it like to hike the whole thing?

Duration:00:31:03

Presenting JOLTED, A New Podcast From VPR

9/5/2018
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A story about a school shooting that didn’t happen, and the surprising things that did. This month we’re sharing Part 1 of JOLTED. Hear more at joltedpodcast.org.

Duration:00:19:46

A Brief History Of Vermont Road Names

8/3/2018
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You know the feeling. You’re driving along, and you turn onto a road with an intriguing name. And you wonder where it came from.

Duration:00:31:52

4 Vermont Towns Vs. 1 Utah Developer: What Happened With NewVistas

7/6/2018
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This month’s question led us straight into an unfolding story — about an outsider with deep pockets and big ideas, and the towns that banded together to reject those ideas. And now that their efforts have paid off, what happens next?

Duration:00:38:55

Those 'Aging Hippies' Who Moved To Vermont ... Where Are They Now?

6/8/2018
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The past may be obscured in a cloud of … wood … smoke. But what does the present look like?

Duration:00:35:41

What's The History Of French Canadian Immigration Into Vermont?

5/4/2018
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There was a time when it was totally normal to hear French spoken in some of Vermont's smallest towns and biggest cities. This month on 'Brave Little State,' we delve into the history of French Canadian immigration in Vermont.

Duration:00:35:59

Is Vermont Really Losing Young People?

4/6/2018
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Since we started this show, there's a question we've gotten a lot: Why are so many young people leaving the state?

Duration:00:26:38

Is The Northeast Kingdom Really So 'Different'?

3/9/2018
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Just how culturally different is the Northeast Kingdom from the rest of the state? Can it be quantified in any way, or is it largely legend?

Duration:00:32:44

Who Oversees Vermont's County Sheriffs?

2/2/2018
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If Vermont's county sheriffs are accountable to their voters, but most of their voters don't pay much attention to them, what happens when they do something wrong?

Duration:00:32:07

The Complicated History Of Hydro-Quebec

1/5/2018
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From our friends at the podcast Outside/In, the story of how a massive, state-owned utility company came to be a symbol of the French-Canadian people.

Duration:00:33:09

Vermont Hustle: What It's Like To Work 3 Jobs

12/8/2017
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There's a joke about the employment scene in Vermont: "What do you call a Vermonter with two jobs? Lazy." In other words, it can take three or more jobs to make a living in Vermont.

Duration:00:32:55