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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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François Clemmons On His 'Mister Rogers' Role, His Career And Identity

7/16/2018
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If you've seen the new documentary about Mr. Rogers you'll recognize François Clemmons for his memorable role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - making him one of the first African-American actors with a recurring role on kids' TV. We're talking to him about his life and work, including a prolific singing career and the last few decades he's spent in Middlebury, Vermont.

Duration:00:43:08

Luck And The Kindness Of Others: How Jericho's Henry Weinstock Escaped The Nazis

7/16/2018
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Jericho's Henry Weinstock survived the Nazi occupation of Belgium during World War II before coming to the U.S. with his father in 1946. The son of a secular Jewish family, he credits his survival during the war as much to the compassion of Belgian nuns as to sheer luck.

Duration:00:13:25

Next Steps Unclear During Second Day Of Nurses' Strike At UVM Medical Center

7/13/2018
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A strike by unionized nurses at UVM Medical Center over wages and staffing entered its second day Friday with hundreds set to return to picket lines and no clear timeline for when negotiations for a new contract would resume.

Duration:00:10:48

Curious Kids Ask About Space On 'But Why Live'

7/12/2018
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But Why is VPR's podcast for curious kids, and it's taking over Vermont Edition to answer questions about space with St. Michael's College astronomer and physicist John O'Meara.

Duration:00:41:49

How Do You Prouty? Cancer Fundraiser To Draw Thousands To Hanover This Weekend

7/10/2018
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The Prouty began humbly enough 37 years ago, when just four nurses raised $4,000 during a 100-mile trek through the White Mountains. They were doing it to honor an inspiring cancer patient, Audrey Prouty. Now the annual event is New Hampshire's largest charity fundraiser, drawing thousands to Hanover each July and raising more than $33 million.

Duration:00:10:48

Campaign 2018: 'Clintonian' Democrat Adeluola Seeks To Unseat Sanders For U.S. Senate

7/9/2018
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Folasade Adeluola is a newcomer to Vermont politics, but she's hoping her experience working as a volunteer in previous elections and campaigns in Georgia and Indiana will help her unseat one of the state's most popular politicians: she's running in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Duration:00:11:19

Sentiments Shift On GMOs As Federal Labeling Law Gets Ironed Out

7/6/2018
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New research out of UVM shows that Vermont's GMO labeling law affected consumer sentiment in an unexpected way: it actually decreased consumer opposition to GMOs in food. We're talking about these results and getting an update on the progress of the federal labeling law, including how it's being determined what the national labels will look like.

Duration:00:30:41

Saving A Gettysburg Civil War Site Significant To Vermont's Soldiers (And Doctors)

7/5/2018
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In the recent Legislative session, a resolution was passed to preserve Camp Letterman in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We'll look at why this battlefield location was so important to Vermont soldiers and how it played a key role in the Civil War.

Duration:00:41:08

The Latest From Burlington Airport: New Taxiways And Surging Traffic

7/5/2018
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There's a lot of construction going on at Burlington International Airport right now, plus a surge in traffic. Nicolas Longo, deputy director of aviation administration at BTV, joined Vermont Edition to talk about what's changing (taxiways are, runways aren't) and where the big bump in passenger volume is coming from.

Duration:00:09:28

Architectural Mysteries Of 'The Orchard House' At Southern Vermont College

7/5/2018
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The list of Vermont's architectural gems include the Statehouse, numerous unique barns and its iconic New England church buildings. But Southern Vermont College in Bennington is home to another structure that should be on the list: The Orchard House.

Duration:00:10:16

Surprising History From Vermont's Online Newspaper Archive: Bicycles, Women's Suffrage & 'Scorchers'

7/3/2018
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Vermonters can now access more than 200 years of newspapers online after the Vermont secretary of state's office worked with Newspapers.com to make millions of pages of old papers from the 1700s up to 1922 available for free. The online archive gives readers a glimpse into almost any day in Vermont history. And one scholar at the University of Vermont is using the archive to trace the surprising role bicycles have played in social change in Vermont.

Duration:00:03:24

Analog's Place In The Digital World

7/2/2018
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Technology shapes how we interact with people and the world around us, but many still feel the pull of the analog in our increasingly digital lives. We're talking about the digital tools and their analog alternatives we use every day and how each affects our thinking in different ways.

Duration:00:29:53

Campaign 2018: Sen. John Rodgers' Write-In Bid For Governor

7/2/2018
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Vermont’s gun control laws were a polarizing issue for many in the state when Gov. Phil Scott signed them into law in April. Essex-Orleans Sen. John Rodgers is making his opposition to some of the state's new gun laws central to his write-in bid to challenge Scott as the Democratic nominee for governor.

Duration:00:10:15

Director of Vermont's Forensic Lab On Big Questions Around Marijuana Edibles

7/2/2018
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Vermont's new law allows for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana - that includes as a component in edibles. The problem is, the state doesn't have the local capability to measure how much cannabis, by weight, as an ingredient is in brownies, cookies or other edibles.

Duration:00:06:30

Cannabis Etiquette In The Age Of Legalization

6/29/2018
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As recreational marijuana is legalized in Vermont, we're talking about what issues it raises about etiquette. If you're interested in using cannabis, when and where is it okay to do so while respecting the choices of others? With edibles in the mix, when and how should you notify others that something contains cannabis?

Duration:00:14:24

The State Budget Debacle Is Over — But Here's What It Could Mean For Campaign 2018

6/29/2018
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With a state government shutdown narrowly avoided , Vermont Edition wraps up this week by talking with political reporters about the details of the budget agreement, what it means for future education and funding policies in our state , and how the Montpelier showdown could affect the 2018 campaign.

Duration:00:41:52

'Mistakes On All Sides': Republican Rep. Kurt Wright Reflects On Budget Fight

6/28/2018
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Vermont's weekslong budget impasses is at an end after Gov. Phil Scott said he'd allow the latest budget passed by lawmakers to go into effect without his signature , avoiding a state government shutdown. But while the impasse has been framed as Democratic lawmakers clashing with a Republican governor, leaders of the House Republican minority also played decisive roles in the process.

Duration:00:09:46

Campaign 2018: Jasdeep Pannu Seeks Senate Seat To Address Drugs And Human Trafficking

6/27/2018
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Essex attorney Jasdeep Pannu is one of four candidates running for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate. Pannu's platform addresses the "drug catastrophe" by taxing and regulating currently illicit drugs. Pannu also advocates upholding the 2nd ammendment and transitioning the Drug Enforcement Agency to be tasked with stopping child trafficking, which he refers to as "the slave trade." Broadcast on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Duration:00:12:44

Campaign 2018: Money In Politics Key Issue For Democratic House Candidate Dan Freilich

6/27/2018
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Dan Freilich is a medical doctor and Navy captain who is challenging Peter Welch for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House. He's making healthcare and campaign finance reform his key priorities. We're talking to him about his platform and his run.

Duration:00:30:21

Sen. Leahy Discusses Family Separation, Trump's Trade Tariffs

6/25/2018
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On the practice of separating children from parents for people crossing the southern border illegally, Sen. Patrick Leahy has said, "We need to ensure that the 2,500 children already separated are promptly reunited with their families. We must be clear that mass incarceration of families is not the answer — alternatives exist that have proven to be effective, less costly and more humane." Sen. Leahy joins Vermont Edition to discuss his ideas on the topic.

Duration:00:43:42