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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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State Troopers Release Plan For How They'll Handle New Pot Law

6/22/2018
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Vermont's new marijuana law — allowing possession of a limited amount of the drug — goes into effect on July 1. The Vermont State Police has issued a training bulletin on how they plan to handle the new legislation, including some changes in how state troopers will deal with drivers.

Duration:00:07:59

Brookfield Farmer Brings You Along On His Trip From Farm To Market

6/21/2018
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Anyone can roll out of bed on Saturday morning and stroll down to their local farmers market. But the farmers whose produce makes the market possible have to set their alarms for a bit earlier.

Duration:00:11:24

Campaign 2018: Why Ben Mitchell Is Seeking The Democratic Nomination For Vermont's U.S. House Seat

6/21/2018
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Incumbent U.S. Congressman Peter Welch has two challengers in the Democratic primary this election season. One of them is Ben Mitchell of Westminster West. He’s a longtime educator and self-identified democratic socialist. He’s made other runs for state and national office in the past as a Liberty Union candidate.

Duration:00:11:02

Override Vote Fails, Governor's Veto Stands: What's Next For Budget Negotiations

6/20/2018
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A vote to override Gov. Phil Scott's budget veto has failed, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board as the clock ticks closer to a possible state government shutdown. On Vermont Edition , we're talking with reporters about how we got to this point, where the negotiations go next and what the final budget might end up looking like.

Duration:00:32:20

A Freed Slave's Journey From South Carolina To Vermont

6/19/2018
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Samuel Williams was just a boy when he was liberated from slavery in South Carolina. He eventually made his way to Springfield, Vermont, where he raised a family and wrote a pseudonymous memoir, giving voice to his early life in slavery and the struggles of starting over.

Duration:00:08:57

Let's Get Entomological: It's The Bug Show

6/15/2018
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They're out there, again. Bees, borers and butterflies. Dragonflies, damselflies and dobsonflies. And now Vermont Edition is ready to get up close and personal with all of them.

Duration:00:42:53

Rock Band Makes Noise About Vermont Libraries On Summer Tour

6/14/2018
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Although libraries are often associated with tight-lipped librarians demanding quiet, a Vermont band with ties to France intends to pump up the volume with a summer library tour supporting local branches.

Duration:00:06:46

Campaign 2018: Democrat James Ehlers On Why He's Seeking The Governor's Office

6/13/2018
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James Ehlers is one of four Democrats running for governor. We're talking with the candidate about his platform and his priorities as we head toward the state's Aug. 14 primary.

Duration:00:33:09

Could Saving Snow Through The Summer Extend The Skiing Season?

6/12/2018
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In the heat of summer, snow is the last thing you’d expect to find in the Vermont woods. But at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center this summer, that’s exactly what you’ll find — after a bit of digging — that is.

Duration:00:09:25

A New Shingles Vaccine Is Available — And The State May Pay For You To Get It

6/12/2018
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There's a new vaccine available for shingles, a disease caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. It's significantly more effective, and for a longer length of time, than the old vaccine. And if you're an adult between the ages of 50 and 64, the state will pay for you to get it.

Duration:00:08:18

This Vermonter Is Running For 6 Statewide Offices. Here's Why

6/8/2018
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If you look at the list of statewide candidates in this year's election, there's something that will definitely catch your eye: H. Brooke Paige of Washington, Vermont is listed as a Republican candidate for six different state and federal offices.

Duration:00:08:46

As Challenges Mount, What Does The Future Hold For Vermont State Colleges?

6/7/2018
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Colleges throughout Vermont and New England are facing falling enrollments and rising costs. We're talking about how Vermont state colleges are dealing with this challenging combination.

Duration:00:34:40

The Politics Of Vermont's Statehouse Stalemate

6/7/2018
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In the midst of a political stalemate in Montpelier over the budget for the next year, what could end the disagreement between legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Scott? And how are Vermonters outside of the capitol understanding the dispute? Retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis joins Vermont Edition to discuss compromise, politics and the public perception of the political gridlock gripping the statehouse.

Duration:00:11:18

Sen. Tim Ashe On Breaking The Budget Impasse And Consequences Of A Shutdown

6/6/2018
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Legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Scott can't seem to agree on property tax rates or a state budget for next year. But they do agree that a state government shutdown on July 1 would be a disaster for Vermont. Vermont Edition talks with Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe about efforts to settle this disagreement and avoid a shutdown.

Duration:00:31:58

College Of St. Joseph Presses Start On New 'Esports' Arena For Gamer Athletes

6/6/2018
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As video games like League of Legends and Fortnite have grown in popularity, so have competitions involving these games. Now the College of St. Joseph in Rutland has added esports to its athletic roster, alongside the likes of soccer, basketball and volleyball. Despite the school's struggles with enrollment and plans to avoid closure , the program has now added a new esports arena.

Duration:00:08:15

$10,000 For Remote Workers To Move To Vermont: The Plan Makes A Big Buzz, But How Will It Work?

6/6/2018
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By now you've probably heard about the law that reimburses out-of-staters up to $10,000 to move to Vermont to work remotely. We're talking about that plan and the big reaction it's getting, both positive and negative. Plus, how remote work fits into Vermont's economy and what else the state is doing to support it as an option.

Duration:00:34:13

New York's Dannemora Prison Break Inspires YA Novel Exploring Race

6/5/2018
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Two men escaped from a maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York, three years ago. The Adirondack community was wracked by fear and uncertainy as the manhunt to find the two convicted murders lasted nearly a month. But the incident also inspired author Kate Messner to write a young adult novel based on the frightening real-life event.

Duration:00:08:38

(Unofficial) Mayor Of East Dover Says Friends — And Jugs of Maple Syrup — Keep Him Going At 86

6/4/2018
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Over the last couple of months, we have been in the search for the most interesting Vermonters. We've met a 106-year-old from Townshend and a man in Charlotte who grows and gives away 10,000 roses every year.

Duration:00:11:15

Teens And Vaping: The Popular Trend Leaves Schools, State Searching For Solutions

6/4/2018
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The popularity of vaping among young people is sounding alarm bells for educators and health professionals, as trendy e-cigarettes like the Juul are becoming a more common sight in middle and high schools. We're talking about where the rise in this behavior is coming from, the health issues at stake and what schools and the state are doing in response.

Duration:00:31:58

Reporter Roundtable: Kicking Off Campaign 2018 (While Still In A Special Session)

5/31/2018
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The deadline to file for elected office in Vermont was Thursday, May 31, and now campaigns for statewide and legislative candidates are officially underway. Friday on Vermont Edition , some of the state's top political reporters look at the major party candidates who qualify for the Aug. 14 primary ballot, and discuss the ongoing stalemate between Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic lawmakers in Montpelier.

Duration:00:34:42