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Welcome to Mudseason. Join us as we 'cut through the mud' to bring you stories supported by original research. This podcast is brought to you by the Center for Research on Vermont, a cross-discipline group of scholars that focuses on providing original knowledge to the world through examining the state's social, economic, cultural and physical environment. The Center covers issues and stories about the state of Vermont, or produced by scholars based in Vermont. Episodes are created and produced by students at the University of Vermont, so you'll hear a new voice each time.

Welcome to Mudseason. Join us as we 'cut through the mud' to bring you stories supported by original research. This podcast is brought to you by the Center for Research on Vermont, a cross-discipline group of scholars that focuses on providing original knowledge to the world through examining the state's social, economic, cultural and physical environment. The Center covers issues and stories about the state of Vermont, or produced by scholars based in Vermont. Episodes are created and produced by students at the University of Vermont, so you'll hear a new voice each time.
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Welcome to Mudseason. Join us as we 'cut through the mud' to bring you stories supported by original research. This podcast is brought to you by the Center for Research on Vermont, a cross-discipline group of scholars that focuses on providing original knowledge to the world through examining the state's social, economic, cultural and physical environment. The Center covers issues and stories about the state of Vermont, or produced by scholars based in Vermont. Episodes are created and produced by students at the University of Vermont, so you'll hear a new voice each time.

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Episodes

SHORTCUT: Walmart in Vermont

10/15/2019
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Shortcut of our earlier episode, The Endangered State. Shortcuts: Short Takes on Vermont Research. Until the early 90's, Vermont was the only state to not have a Walmart, giving itself the nickname, "The Endangered State". In 1995, Vermont opened its first Walmart in Bennington and plans for more stores were underway. Producer Leah Kelleher sits with Paul Bruhn, President of the Preservation Trust of Vermont and Emily Wadhams, former Vice President for Public Policy at the National Trust...

Duration:00:05:14

A Conversation with Paul Bruhn

9/22/2019
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Vermont lost a visionary leader with the passing of Paul Bruhn on Thursday. His obituary reads, "On September 19, 2019, Paul Alan Bruhn of South Burlington died of having too much fun. It was his heart that finally couldn’t keep up with him." This holds up, since we had a lot of fun interviewing Paul for our last podcast episode, "The Endangered State". This is the full, uncut audio from our interview with Paul on July 26th, 2019. Interview by Leah Kelleher Produced and edited by Eliza...

Duration:00:45:31

The Endangered State

9/16/2019
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Until the early 90's, Vermont was the only state to not have a Walmart, giving itself the nickname, "The Endangered State". In 1995, Vermont opened its first Walmart in Bennington and plans for more stores were underway. Producer Leah Kelleher sits with Paul Bruhn, President of the Preservation Trust of Vermont and Emily Wadhams, former Vice President for Public Policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation as they tell the story of Vermont's battle with Walmart. Produced and...

Duration:00:17:51

SHORTCUT: Spread Fred

8/30/2019
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Inaugural episode of Mudseason Shortcuts: Short Takes on Vermont Research. This episode is a shortened edition of one of our earlier podcasts, "Vermont Politics and the Silver Screen", featuring Senator Phil Baruth. We focus on the Fred Tuttle vs. Jack McMullen VPR debate and how John O'Brian made his movie Man with a Plan a reality. Produced and edited by Eliza Giles.

Duration:00:04:42

Politics and Proverbs

8/26/2019
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Dr. Wolfgang Mieder is a professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont, and one of the world's leading experts on proverbs. In this episode of Mudseason we sit down with him and talk about proverbial language in American politics... from Abraham Lincoln to the most recent democratic debates. Produced and edited by Eliza Giles.

Duration:00:18:03

Racial Targeting by Vermont Police

7/8/2019
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Professor of Economics Dr. Stephanie Seguino talks about her work in Vermont uncovering bias in policing. Seguino's research has opened up discussion about racism and racial bias in Vermont both in policing and elsewhere. Produced and edited by Eliza Giles.

Duration:00:13:57

The Vermont Land Trust

5/5/2019
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Join our host Leah Kelleher as we talk with Darby Bradley, the former president of the Vermont Land Trust as we learn about the history of land conservation in Vermont. Since 1977, the Vermont Land Trust has conserved over half a million acres of Vermont land, protecting forest and farms across the state. Produced and edited by Leah Kelleher.

Duration:00:13:37

Civil Unions: Vermont's Fight for Equality

4/22/2019
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Join CRVT director Richard Watts and Vermont Representative Bill Lippert in a conversation about Civil Unions in Vermont. Learn about how in early 2000, Vermont became the center of media attention as the first place in the world to grant all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of the marriage statutes to same sex couples, ultimately laying the groundwork for future full marriage equality legislation. Produced by Eliza Giles

Duration:00:25:15

Freedom of the (student) Press?

2/18/2019
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Join host Richard Watts as he speaks with Chris Evans, president of the College Media Association and advisor to UVM's newspaper, TV station and radio station. The two discuss why it is important to afford the same freedom of the press to students as is afforded to adults and what it means when that right is threatened. The history of freedom of the press in schools is long and storied. Chris Evans takes us back to the infamous Tinker vs. Des Moines case through to the Burlington High...

Duration:00:16:43

Do You Know the Mushroom Man?

2/11/2019
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Have you ever sat on a chair made of mushrooms? Join host Peter Carp as he speaks with Eben Bayer, founder and CEO of Ecovative. Ecovative is a revolutionary new bio-materials company that uses strong and 100% sustainable mycelium mushrooms to create waste-free packaging and furniture. Learn about the process and products, as well as the environmentally conscious applications of this material. Recorded and edited by Taylor Kracher.

Duration:00:11:47

The Life and Legacy of Senator George Aiken

12/19/2018
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Join producer Eliza Giles, author Steve Terry and student Louis Augeri as they discuss their upcoming book about Senator George Aiken. How did a Vermont farmer become a player on the world stage in the lead-up to the Vietnam War? How can reflecting on this senator help us understand our current political climate? Listen to find out. This episode was produced and edited by Eliza Giles.

Duration:00:25:45

Mass Incarceration: A U.S. Epidemic

12/5/2018
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Richard Watts, Director of the Center for Research on Vermont speaks with Dr. Kathy Fox, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and from the Department of Sociology, about steps toward solving the U.S. mass incarceration problem. This podcast was produced and edited by Taylor Kracher.

Duration:00:20:00

Vermont Politics and the Silver Screen

11/4/2018
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In this episode politician, writer, and professor Phil Baruth tells the story of Vermont's sensational 1998 senate election when 'Man with a Plan' movie star Fred Tuttle ran against Patrick Leahy. Listen as CRVT Director Richard Watts and Phil Baruth discuss this important moment in Vermont history and the role of movies and television in American politics. Special thanks to Vermont Public Radio for coverage of the 1998 debate featured in this podcast. Episode produced and edited by Eliza...

Duration:00:21:48

An Interview with Jane Mayer

10/29/2018
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In this episode we tune in live for an interview with Jane Mayer, moderated by Professor Greg Bottoms of the UVM English Department. Mayer is a journalist for The New Yorker and recent author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. She began her career right here in Vermont at the Rutland Herald. Listen as she discusses behind-the-scenes details of the Kavanaugh confirmation and the 2016 campaign trail, and hear her best advice for living...

Duration:01:07:03

Vermont Podcasting Panel (Live)

10/15/2018
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In this episode of Mudseason, we tune in on a live panel discussion featuring Angela Evancie, VPR's managing editor for podcasts and the host of Brave Little State, and Erica Heilman, producer of Rumble Strip Vermont, recorded on September 20, 2018 Episode produced and edited by Eliza Giles.

Duration:00:41:54

Why is college getting more expensive?

9/27/2018
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In this episode of Mudseason, Center for Research on Vermont Director Richard Watts speaks with Professor Emerita Beth Mintz of the University of Vermont Sociology Department to find out why college tuition is getting increasingly expensive. Join us as Professor Mintz explains some of the factors that contribute to the high cost of four year degrees. How can we fix this problem? What is the downside to tuition discounting? Is there an argument for free college tuition? This podcast is...

Duration:00:20:16

The Golden Railway

9/17/2018
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In its inaugural episode, Mudseason presents the history of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad. Host Eliza Giles examines the landscape of America at the time of its construction, the railroad itself, and the events that led to its abandonment in 1963. We also cover its historical significance to the state Vermont and the importance of preserving the memory of the Rutland, as well as where it is today. This podcast is brought to you by the Center for Research on Vermont: Examining...

Duration:00:18:19