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More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.

More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.
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More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.

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English


Episodes

Mayer: Unhealthy Climate

12/11/2018
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In 1983, ticks were exotic creatures in Enosburg Falls on the Canadian border where I practiced pediatrics. My 8-year-old patient presented with a flu-like illness and a bizarre rash. I’d seen photos in medical journals of this unique, giant bulls-eye rash that could only be Lyme Disease. But there was no Lyme Disease in Vermont.

Duration:00:02:38

Oppenheim: Biden's Visit

12/11/2018
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My wife and I went to Burlington’s Flynn Theater and watched as Joe Biden took the stage with author Jodi Picoult .

Duration:00:02:06

Schubart: Child Removal Report

12/10/2018
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The nation was appalled by televised scenes on America’s southern border of ICE forcibly separating children from their parents after a Justice Department ruling that to do so was legal and would deter further migration. Americans reacted quickly and the separations ended after a few days, although some several hundred families still have yet to be reunited.

Duration:00:02:44

Rawls: Admitting To Bigotry

12/10/2018
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One of the slogans we heard often during the recent political season was the assertion by our governor that we do things differently in Vermont.

Duration:00:01:55

Mares: Fishing With George

12/6/2018
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I was in Kennebunkport to interview George Bush senior for a book on presidents who fished. As former First Lady Barbara Bush waved cheerfully from the veranda, the former president was welcoming, and refreshingly candid.

Duration:00:02:06

Kashmeri: George Bush Senior Remembrance

12/5/2018
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Much has been written on the death of George Herbert Walker Bush. He was a statesman, a president, a kind man who loved his family, gracious and unpretentious to a fault. He forged personal relationships with dozens of world leaders who responded to him as a trusted friend and ally.

Duration:00:02:09

Slayton: Koren's Vermont

12/5/2018
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At Bear Pond Books recently, in the midst of what passes for a huge crowd in downtown Montpelier, Ed Koren, the New Yorker cartoonist who has lived in Brookfield for decades, was signing copies of his new collection of cartoons.

Duration:00:02:24

Spencer Rendahl: Class Action Lessons

12/4/2018
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Seven women – current and former students – have filed a class action lawsuit for seventy million dollars in damages against Dartmouth College for sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination. They claim the college did not take appropriate action regarding complaints against three professors in the psychological and brain sciences department.

Duration:00:02:25

Moats: Division

12/4/2018
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There’s a political cliche, frequently repeated, that’s creating the wrong picture of our country.

Duration:00:02:21

Watts: Transportation Energy

12/3/2018
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The release of a new report on climate change underscores how far we have to go to reduce our emissions - and the kind of innovative thinking that will be needed to bring real solutions.

Duration:00:02:27

Schubart: Atlanta Wedding

12/3/2018
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We just attended a family wedding in Atlanta. And it was the kind of rare family event that stays with one for a lifetime.

Duration:00:02:27

Greene: Make Smthng Week

11/29/2018
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Over the past few years, I’ve been joining a group of friends for a holiday craft afternoon during which each person brings a project to share and sets up a station with clear instructions and materials.

Duration:00:02:16

Henningsen: Bad Judgement

11/28/2018
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President Trump made a mistake going after Chief Justice John Roberts in a recent Twitter storm. When the president denounced a member of the Ninth Circuit as an “Obama judge”, Roberts defended the ideal of an independent judiciary – saying that regardless of who appointed them, judges try their best to administer equal justice under the law.

Duration:00:02:39

Yates: Dinner Table Talk

11/28/2018
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Many families avoid controversial topics during the holidays, but as my own family has shown me, this can be a missed opportunity to learn more about one another, to share what we’re learning and passionate about, and to practice constructive dialogue.

Duration:00:02:29

McCallum: The Lamp

11/27/2018
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When The Statue of Liberty was under construction, the young American writer Emma Lazarus was asked to compose a poem that could be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the building of its pedestal.

Duration:00:02:28

Adrian: Open Winter

11/27/2018
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When I asked my 85 year old friend Jack, a native Vermonter, who split his youth between Burlington and Montgomery whether he thought we were in for a rough winter, he said, “Nope. I think it’s going to be an ‘Open Winter.’”

Duration:00:02:12

Kittredge: The Gift Of Presence

11/26/2018
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When I turned 40 I started two routines that somewhat eased my mind. First, I began to wear make-up. Second, I started buying myself birthday presents before my birthday.

Duration:00:02:39

Oppenheim: CNN’s Lawsuit

11/26/2018
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Quick recap: White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been a fly in the president’s ointment for a while. It’s no secret not everyone loves him as a reporter and some White House colleagues even feel he’s something of a grand-stander. But like him or not, there’s no denying that Acosta has fired direct questions at the President and press secretary.

Duration:00:02:13

Markowitz: Wildfires

11/20/2018
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Thanksgiving’s my favorite holiday. I love to relax with family and friends, share a meal, and reflect on our many blessings.

Duration:00:02:18

Delaney: November Elections

11/19/2018
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On October 28th, a little more than a week before our midterm elections, an American soldier in Afghanistan, Major Brent Taylor, posted his thoughts on Facebook about the coming election.

Duration:00:02:36