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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 PR


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.






Lack Of Financial Literacy 'Concerning For Every Single Citizen' Says Vt. Treasurer

Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce told Vermont Edition host Bob Kinzel that national and state-level data "should be very concerning for every single citizen."

Duration: 00:08:33

House Speaker Johnson On Education Funding, State Carbon Tax And Paid Family Leave

How will Vermont control education spending? Solving that puzzle will be on House Speaker Mitzi Johnson's docket as she heads into the 2018 legislative session, especially as Gov. Phil Scott considers higher staff-to-student ratios.

Duration: 00:34:42

Rutland Mayor Allaire Addresses City's Challenges, Vision

In the 19th century, Rutland flourished as the local marble industry thrived. But now it faces a shrinking population and a host of challenges, including lack of affordable housing and high lead levels in the city's children. Dave Allaire served on Rutland's Board of Alderman for 19 years before defeating incumbent mayor Chris Louras in March.

Duration: 00:28:36

Rethinking Recruitment: Finding Vermont's Next Generation Of Police Officers

Vermont’s police departments face a workforce shortage as older officers approach retirement. Some forces are in year-round recruitment mode, as they could see 20 to 30 percent of their officers retiring in the near future. Experts say more diversity in police ranks could increase the public’s trust and cooperation, which creates safer communities.

Duration: 00:37:09

What Role Do Insurance Companies Play In The Opioid Crisis?

The stories of America's opioid crisis are sadly familiar: stories of addiction, overdose, and suffering. But what role do insurance companies play in this struggle?

Duration: 00:36:43

Celestial Celebration: A Look Back At A Year In Space

Look, up in the sky! It's SpaceX, the Cassini probe, a solar eclipse, and so much more. 2017 was an incredible year in space. And we'll recap many of the biggest developments in and out of our galaxy.

Duration: 00:42:31

Gov. Scott: Taxes, Education And Priorities For 2018

Live call-in discussion: Gov. Phil Scott closes out the year with a long to-do list for 2018. Friday on Vermont Edition , we're taking your calls and questions as we ask the governor about budgets, taxes, and his priorities for the coming year.

Duration: 00:36:56

A Sweet (And Savory) Endeavor: Vermont Baker Launches New Food Network Show

Gesine Bullock-Prado has added one more accolade to her already extensive resume. She's now the star of a new six-episode Food Network series premiering Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. called Baked in Vermont .

Duration: 00:08:15

Winter Driving: Tires, Tactics And Road Salt

Snow and ice are fantastic for skiing, riding, skating and sledding. But while sliding along at speed can be fun on hillsides and frozen ponds, those same properties can make driving in the winter a challenge. Vermont Edition gets you prepped for the tricky traffic ahead by understanding the science of snow tires, winter driving strategies and a look at what plans VTrans has for salting and brining the roadways during our icy season.

Duration: 00:29:30

Dorothy's List: Friends Come In Many Forms In 'When Friendship Followed Me Home'

A four-legged friend stopped by to spend time with first and fifth grade reading buddies at Chamberlin School in South Burlington — a timely visit, as the older students had recently read about a supportive dog in Paul Griffin 's novel When Friendship Followed Me Home.

Duration: 00:09:15

As Problems Grow, Schools Deal With How Social Media, Troubled Homes Affect Students

High school and middle school education was once confined to teaching the Three Rs. But increasingly schools are being called on to help students with social and personal problems ranging from the negative effects of social media to trauma in their home lives; problems that can lead to disruptive behavior.

Duration: 00:28:02

Who Gets To Call Themselves A 'Vermonter'?

Who gets to call themselves "Vermonters"? We're having a conversation about newcomers, old-timers, and those who have been in Vermont for generations.

Duration: 00:36:55

Winter Reading Show: What Are Good Books To Curl Up With This Season?

One of life's joys is losing yourself in the pages of a good read. As it gets colder outside, we're talking about books to cozy up with — and we want to hear what titles you suggest your fellow listeners check out.

Duration: 00:43:11

What Makes A Cheese Worthy Of Awards? An Expert Explains

Vermont cheesemakers frequently earn prestigious titles in national and international cheese competitions. At the World Cheese Awards last week, Jasper Hill’s “Little Hosmer” garnered the title of Best New Cheese . “Little Hosmer” and Vermont Creamery’s “Cremont” were both awarded Super Gold medals, making it among the top 66 cheeses in the world. But while many in enjoy Vermont cheeses, can you describe why?

Duration: 00:09:05

Giving Thanks: What Are You Grateful For?

On the day before Thanksgiving, what are are you grateful for? Wednesday on Vermont Edition, we're exploring who and what makes us feel gratitude, and how we can turn feelings of gratefulness into action.

Duration: 00:36:51

Organic Standards At A Crossroads

Are Organic Standards working? We talk with Maddie Kempner, membership and advocacy coordinator with NOFA-VT , to answer this question. We’ll also hear from Pete Johnson, owner of Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury and Jesse McDougall of Studio Hill Farm in Shaftsbury. Hill helped author a bill on regenerative agriculture currently before the Vermont Senate.

Duration: 00:34:23

New Plan Seeks To Reduce Phosphorus Loading In Lake Memphremagog

Phosphorus runoff from farms and other sources is a nuisance for Vermont’s lakes. Phosphorus loading can lead to toxic algae blooms that threaten the health of our waterways. This is a well-known problem for Lake Champlain, but now Vermont’s second-largest body of water, Lake Memphremagog, is in the spotlight for a new plan developed to correct its water pollution issues.

Duration: 00:08:28

The Real Deal On Fake News

Where is the tipping point between a media source having a bias and one that is reporting fake news? And how can you spot news that really is fake? Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College professor of government joins us to answer these questions and how to combat the preponderance of fake news.

Duration: 00:34:53

What Does 'Aging Well' Look Like In Vermont?

Live call-in discussion: By 2030, the number of Vermonters over 65 will grow by 50 percent. Baby boomers rarely do things the same way their parents did, and retirement is no exception. We're looking at how this generation of Vermonters is redefining what it means to grow old.

Duration: 00:43:23

Sen. Bernie Sanders On GOP Tax Plan, Health Care And Recent Election Results

Completing a week when Vermont Edition has heard from all of the state's congressional delegation, Sen. Bernie Sanders joins us on the program.

Duration: 00:24:50

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