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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.

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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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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Peter Welch Looks At What's Ahead For The House After A Blue Wave

11/15/2018
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An azure wave did occur last Tuesday, when the Democrats took back control of the House in the midterm elections. Rep. Peter Welch will return to Washington in January as part of that Democratic majority. He joins us to discuss what that shift in power will mean.

Duration:00:42:53

Exploring The Mysteries Of The 'Maple Cube'

11/14/2018
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Maple sugar products are pretty standard: there’s the ubiquitous syrup, as well as maple sugar and candy. But one producer has expanded their offerings that run from standard syrups to creams, granules, seasonings and even a mysterious maple cube.

Duration:00:06:53

Vermont Voices On Mental Illness

11/14/2018
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They Are Us is a new seven-part series about mental health airing on VPR featuring the personal stories of Vermonters. We're convening a conversation with some of the people from that podcast, and we'll talk about their perspectives on mental illness, stigma and mental health care.

Duration:00:44:01

Artist Crafts The Ceres Statue That Will Soon Top The Statehouse Dome

11/14/2018
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She stands 14-and-a-half feet tall, weighs around two tons and Vermont can't wait for her to ascend the roof of the Statehouse in Montpelier. The statue of Ceres, goddess of Agriculture, is expected to be placed atop the golden dome on Friday, November 30, according to sculptor Chris Miller of Calais.

Duration:00:04:16

Three Vermonters Nominated For 2018 National Book Award

11/13/2018
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The National Book Award is one the most prestigious literary prizes in the country, given every year since 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. This year, three finalists for the award have links to Vermont.

Duration:00:09:32

Cultivating Diversity On Vermont's College Campuses

11/13/2018
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How do you create a diverse student body in a state like Vermont? For some schools, it's by recruiting students from out-of-state. We're looking at ways Vermont colleges and universities recruit for diversity and how they support students who make the move to Vermont.

Duration:00:31:36

Lard, Tallow, Schmaltz: New Cookbook Makes The Case For Animal Fat

11/12/2018
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Animal fats like lard, tallow or schmaltz have been used in cooking for centuries, but have fallen out of favor more recently, mostly for health reasons. But the author of a new cookbook says that isn't fair. We're talking to Andrea Chesman about her take on how these animal fats can fit into modern cooking.

Duration:00:33:47

Living In Vermont Without English

11/10/2018
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Many of us take it for granted that when we visit the doctor's office, shop for groceries or otherwise go about life in Vermont we do so in English. But more than five percent of Vermonters don't speak English at home. We're talking about how Vermonters without English navigate schools, health care, work and other basic needs.

Duration:00:31:29

Dirt's Key Role In Climate Change: How Soil Captures Carbon

11/9/2018
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In conversations about climate change, the role of soil often comes up as one way to sequester carbon. Better soil management would retain more carbon in the ground and release less into the atmosphere. But Dartmouth College Biological Sciences professor Caitlin Hicks Pries says soil's role is even more central, either making climate change worse or playing a key role in mitigating its affects.

Duration:00:08:37

Political Roundtable: Election Results And The Impact On Vermont Politics

11/8/2018
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In Tuesday's election, Republican Phil Scott won a second term as governor, and Democrats expanded their big majorities in both the Vermont House and Senate. Vermont Edition is hosting a roundtable with top Vermont politics-watchers about the election results and the impact on the state going forward.

Duration:00:43:16

The Trans And Nonbinary Experience In Vermont

11/7/2018
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The experience of transgender and nonbinary Americans has changed significantly in recent decades. Alongside increased visibility is a new federal push to define how transgender people identify. But in Vermont these communities face daily questions, from bathrooms to health care to pronouns. We're talking about the transgender and nonbinary experience in Vermont.

Duration:00:34:41

What Just Happened? Assessing The Election Results

11/7/2018
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Once the last vote has been cast and most have been counted, it's time to make sense of the results. Then it's time to parse the outcomes and look into what it all means for Montpelier and Washington. We'll talk to politicians and reporters to make sense of the results.

Duration:00:46:48

International Election Observers In Vermont For The Midterms

11/6/2018
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At the VPR - Vermont PBS U.S. Senate debate , there were two election observers present. They were from an international organization called the OSCE, or the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe. They send observers to elections in all participating nation states, and representatives from the organization have been watching many aspects of the midterm elections around the U.S.

Duration:00:12:07

The Science Of Flu Season

11/5/2018
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Flu season is just beginning, but brace yourself, because it's only going to get worse from now until we hit a peak in a few months. We're talking about how the season is shaping up this time around, and how healthcare workers fight a continuous battle against a host of rapidly mutating influenza viruses.

Duration:00:30:15

UVM's Library Dropped 'Bailey' From Its Name. Here's Why

11/5/2018
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As the 13th president of the University of Vermont, Guy Bailey expanded the campus, constructed new buildings and led the school through the Great Depression. For decades his name adorned the university library, the Guy W. Bailey/David W. Howe Memorial Library, often called simply the Bailey/Howe Library. But Bailey was also a proponent of eugenics. That legacy inspired students and faculty to push to drop his name from the library. Last month, the university’s board of trustees did just...

Duration:00:09:41

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Understanding And Treating SAD

11/2/2018
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The days are getting shorter, the hours of daylight are fewer and this time of year it's not uncommon to experience a bout of the winter blues. But a more serious form of depression afflicts nearly six percent of the population: Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. We're talking about the symptoms, misconceptions and treatments for this uniquely seasonal form of depression.

Duration:00:33:07

With Days To Go, Assessing Vermont's Statewide Elections

11/1/2018
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We're within days of Tuesday's Election Day. So it's time to take a look at how the statewide races have unfolded so far.

Duration:00:43:33

Farm Bill's Expiration Leaves Vermont Ag Community To Wait And Worry

11/1/2018
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The massive piece of federal legislation known as the Farm Bill covers everything from commodity price supports to federal food assistance, and when Congress failed to pass an updated version by Sept. 30, it left many agriculture-related programs in limbo. We're looking at the politics and substance of the failure, so far, to pass a Farm Bill.

Duration:00:31:48

Hiker Safety Tips For Hunting Season

10/31/2018
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The Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to reminds all Vermonters — hunters and non-hunters alike — to take precautions and make sure everyone share the woods this fall.

Duration:00:10:50

Scaring Up Places, Stories And Happenings For A Spooky Halloween

10/30/2018
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From haunted places to aged cemeteries to long-whispered ghost stories, Vermont has what it takes for a spooky Halloween. But what unique traditions do you or your community have for Halloween? We're taking a tour of some places, history and stories that scream "Halloween."

Duration:00:42:07