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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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Senate Judiciary Committee Plots Way Forward In Kavanaugh Hearings

9/21/2018
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The recent confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been controversial. And now the Senate Judiciary Committee — of which Sen. Patrick Leahy is the seniormost member — is trying to decide how to review allegations of sexual assualt that have been brought against Kavanaugh by professor Christine Blasey Ford.

Duration:00:10:21

Analyzing The Legal Challenges To Vermont's New Gun Laws

9/20/2018
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Episode 4 of VPR's five-part podcast series, JOLTED, explores how Republican Gov. Phil Scott, a gun rights advocate, declared that Vermont needed more gun control laws. Within months, Senate Bill 55 was passed, putting several restrictions on gun and ammunition purchases. Jared Carter , an associate professor at Vermont Law School and VPR commentator , joined Vermont Edition to discuss two lawsuits challenging the new law.

Duration:00:09:53

Campaign 2018: David Zuckerman Vying For Second Term As Lt. Governor

9/20/2018
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As the Nov. 6 election starts to come into view, we're hearing from major-party candidates seeking statewide offices. Incumbent Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman joins us to share his legislative priorities.

Duration:00:32:14

Emotional Support Animals Raise Questions Of Policy And Public Space

9/19/2018
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Emotional support animals are an increasingly common sight in public, in stores, on campuses and at airports. But accommodating these animals in crowded public spaces isn't easy, and the rules on what's allowed, and where, aren't always clear. We're talking about emotional support animals and how we're making space for them in public areas.

Duration:00:27:49

Hawks, Hurricanes And The Declining Numbers Of Raptors: The Fall Bird Migration Show

9/18/2018
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It's migration time again, which means high overhead, we'll see a steady stream of birds heading southward. But many of them also winter here. So it's a perfect time to get some direction on where to look and what to look for.

Duration:00:36:58

'Last, Best And Final Offer': An Update On UVM Nurses' Union Negotiations

9/18/2018
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After months of negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and the hospital's nurses' union yielded no new contract, UVMMC administrators have made what they call their "last, best and final offer."

Duration:00:07:58

Flying Under The Radar: Vermont's Aerospace Industry

9/17/2018
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It's out there, quietly accounting for $2 billion in economic output each year. It's Vermont's aerospace industry, creating 9,500 jobs in commercial aviation and around 3,600 manufacturing positions. Vermont Edition takes a closer look at this stealth industry.

Duration:00:32:04

Squashed High School Newspaper Story Raises Questions Of Censorship

9/17/2018
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Burlington High School’s director of guidance, Mario Macias, faces six charges of unprofessional conduct from the Agency of Education. The school paper, the BHS Register , broke the story last week, but for a time you couldn't read it there. That's because within 24 hours of publication, the story had disappeared from the paper's website, replaced with a mostly blank page with the words: “This article has been censored by Burlington High School administration.”

Duration:00:08:17

‘Catching Murphy’: The Wild, Wonderful Tale Of A Dog On The Lam

9/14/2018
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In early 2016, a collective sigh of relief could be heard from the town of Waterbury when Murphy the Dog was caught and returned to its owners. For a year and a half, the community pulled together in an effort to find this amazing golden retriever. His odyssey is now an e-book called Catching Murphy , written by long-time Associated Press reporter Wilson Ring.

Duration:00:09:47

Campaign 2018: Don Turner Seeks Move From Vt. House To Lt. Governor

9/13/2018
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Republican Don Turner represents Milton in the Vermont legislature, and now the House Minority Leader is running for Lieutenant Governor in the Nov. 6 general election. We're talking to the candidate about why he's seeking the state's second-highest office.

Duration:00:34:24

Am I Nuts Or Are There More Squirrels This Year?

9/13/2018
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Throughout the Northeast, including parts of Vermont, it seems like there are a lot of squirrels around. Both live squirrels, squirreling around the woods and our yards, as well as dead squirrels dotting the roads. But is there really a squirrel population boom going on (spoiler alert: there is)? Where is it coming from?

Duration:00:07:35

Fun And (Board) Games: The Tabletop Renaissance

9/13/2018
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For decades, families and friends would gather over the Game of Life or Monopoly to compete and bond. And then along came Pong and other video games and Sorry got packed away. But now it's time to roll the dice or get into character because Vermont Edition is leaping into the world of tabletop games.

Duration:00:28:51

Access, Resources, Poverty: The Challenges Of Rural Mental Health Care

9/13/2018
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Rural areas of the state face heightened challenges when it comes to mental health and mental health care: from spread-out populations to poverty, stigma and limited resources. We're talking about the strategies used by the designated agencies that provide care in these areas to increase access to care and help the people who need it most.

Duration:00:31:45

Surprising Art: Overlooked, Unknown And Unusual Vermont Works

9/11/2018
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There's no shortage of acclaimed art in well-known museums across Vermont, but surprising works are tucked away in unexpected places, in galleries off the beaten path or hidden in plain sight in buildings, campuses and towns across the state. We're talking about overlooked, unexpected and unknown art in Vermont and where you can find it.

Duration:00:38:27

'Butterfly Whisperer' Nurtures Monarchs From Milkweed To First Flight

9/10/2018
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When KT Thalin bought a rural home with some land in Saxtons River, Vermont, 14 years ago, she thought it might be nice to have monarch butterflies flitting around her yard in the summertime. So she started encouraging the growth of milkweed, the sole food source for monarch caterpillars and the host plant for monarch eggs.

Duration:00:11:59

Explaining Current Use: How 40 Percent Of Vermont's Land Is Taxed

9/10/2018
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In 1980, the state rolled out a program that would allow agricultural and forest land to be taxed for its use rather than its market value. The current use program has gone through some changes over its almost-four-decade life. Vermont Edition explains the complexities of current use.

Duration:00:42:14

Death Doulas Provide Support And Compassion At End Of Life

9/7/2018
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You may be familiar with the doulas who assist women before, during and after childbirth. There's also a growing movement of death doulas: who provide compassionate care to people at the end of their lives. We're talking about what that support entails and what's fundamental about being a doula.

Duration:00:30:53

Navigating The Editorial Challenges Behind VPR's JOLTED Podcast

9/7/2018
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JOLTED is a new five-part podcast from VPR about the averted school shooting at Fair Haven Union High School earlier this year, and how it led to Gov. Phil Scott’s unexpected reversal on gun control legislation.

Duration:00:08:58

Preventing Falls And The Damage They Cause For Senior Citizens

9/6/2018
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It's a startling fact. Each year, more people 65 or older in Vermont die from falls than in motor vehicle crashes. So learning how to prevent or survive falls is an important skill to learn, especially for our senior citizens.

Duration:00:42:37

Pop Culture Politics: How TV, Movies And Books Shape Our Real-World Views

9/5/2018
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Our politics and ideology are shaped by our upbringing and life experience, but a UVM political scientist says there may be another key component to what we believe and who we vote for: the fictional stories we're exposed to in books, movies, and television. We're talking about how entertainment can shape our politics - from Game of Thrones to House of Cards and The Hunger Games .

Duration:00:33:55