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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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Boiling Bliss: The Magic Of Backyard Sugaring

2/22/2018
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Vermonters catch a fever at this time of year. And it isn't necessarily the flu bug. It's the hankering to get outside and start hauling buckets full of sap to the sugarhouse or to wherever they do their boiling. It's backyard sugaring time.

Duration:00:33:28

Sen. Bernie Sanders On Gun Control, Russian Meddling And Congressional Disfunction

2/21/2018
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Senator Bernie Sanders joins Vermont Edition for a discussion about the Russia investigation, the immigration debate, the Trump budget, his recent comments on gun legislation and more.

Duration:00:42:52

Ask Bob: Why Does Vermont's Governor Have A Two-Year Term?

2/20/2018
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Longtime VPR reporter Bob Kinzel is ready to answer your questions about the inner workings of the Legislature, state government and Vermont's political history. Today's question was originally sent to our podcast, Brave Little State and inquires about the length of the state's gubernatorial term.

Duration:00:08:10

Smart Phones, Tractors And Medical Devices: Who Has The 'Right To Repair'?

2/20/2018
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Have you ever tried fixing one of your electric gadgets? Even simply replacing the battery in your cell phone can require special skills or tools. You may not be allowed to do more advanced repairs without potentially voiding a warranty. That's led to demands across the country, including here in Vermont , for the "right to repair," the ability to perform basic repairs on items like smart phones, other electronics and more.

Duration:00:43:22

Townshend Man Shares Secrets To Being Happy, Healthy And 106

2/20/2018
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He's seen the change from oil lamps to electric lighting, and from the advent of radio to television and the computer. And modes of transportation shift from the horse and buggy to self-driving automobiles. At 106, Townshend's Warren Patrick finds happiness in every new day and gives thanks for it every night.

Duration:00:08:50

'Who's A Good Boy?!': Vermont Dog Shows Well At Westminster

2/19/2018
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One of the major competitions in the canine world took place this week in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show concluded Tuesday, Feb. 13. About a dozen dogs owned by Vermonters were among the field of 3,000 that competed this year. One of those dogs had an excellent show: Romeo, a Bernese Mountain Dog owned by Pam Eldredge of Waterbury.

Duration:00:09:34

Sexual Harassment Bill Aims To Protect Victims' Rights

2/16/2018
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Sixty percent of women say they've experienced sexual harassment at work, according to the Vermont Commission on Women , and three out of four of those women report experiencing retaliation for speaking up. Now House lawmakers are updating Vermont's sexual harassment laws to protect victims' rights and ban settlements that can silence victims and favor employers.

Duration:00:41:50

Give Peace A Chance: Vermont's Tradition Of Pacifism

2/15/2018
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Vermont has a long tradition of pacifism and activism for peace. The movement can be traced from the early Quakers through to the back-to-the-land movement, and to the many groups advocating for peace in the state today.

Duration:00:31:01

Vermont House Members Challenged Over Comments Made During Black Lives Matter Discussion

2/14/2018
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Last week the Vermont House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing “the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. and Vermont Black communities.” But Rep. Kiah Morris , a Democratic lawmaker from Bennington, told Vermont Edition she was stunned by some of her colleagues’ comments made before and after the resolution was passed.

Duration:00:20:50

Montpelier High School Says 'Black Lives Matter,' And The Nation Reacts

2/14/2018
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The raising of a Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School made news across the country and garnered a range of reactions from support to anger. We're talking about the deeper meaning of that symbolic action and how people have viewed it locally, statewide and nationally.

Duration:00:28:26

'Brown 'n Out' Podcast Aims To Amplify Voices Of LGBTQ Vermonters Of Color

2/13/2018
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A new podcast aims to amplify the voices of LGBTQ Vermonters of color. It's called Brown 'n Out and it's hosted by Reggie Condra.

Duration:00:08:13

Comedian Tina Friml Challenges Stigma With Jokes About Her Disability

2/12/2018
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Tina Friml, an up-and-coming local comedian, set the stage of a recent performance by describing herself as “a bit of an enigma.” At age 24, she has quickly gained popularity for her unique — and almost taboo — style. She avoids some of the more typical comic fodder like dating and the workplace. Instead, Friml jokes about what it’s like to live with a disability.

Duration:00:12:33

House Bill Addresses Legal Questions Of Parenthood

2/12/2018
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When Vermont's Parentage Act was passed in 1984, same-sex marriage and assisted fertility were not issues contained in the law. A bill recently passed by the House attempts to provide Vermont's judiciary with updated guidelines on matters of legal parenthood.

Duration:00:30:43

What The State Does To Prevent Tax Fraud

2/9/2018
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With tax day on the horizon, there are growing concerns that some people who are owed a tax refund might have their refund stolen if when criminals file for it first. Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom joined Vermont Edition to discuss the scope of the problem and what the state does to protect against fraudulent filings and payments. Broadcast live on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Duration:00:08:48

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson On Paid Family Leave And School Financing

2/9/2018
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House Speaker Mitzi Johnson says passing a paid family leave bill this year is one of her top priorities. We're talking with Speaker Johnson about that bill, plus education funding, water quality, the push for a higher minimum wage and other big issues.

Duration:00:34:14

Hearty Recipes To Warm Up A Vermont Winter

2/8/2018
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The snow and cold of February in Vermont can make winter feel endless. When the temperature drops and you need a hearty meal, what foods and recipes do you rely on to make this time of year feel just a bit warmer?

Duration:00:31:28

Kevin's New Heart: Swanton Man Receives Mass General's 500th Heart Transplant

2/7/2018
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Massachusetts General Hospital performed its first heart transplant in 1985, and in late December, a Swanton man became the hospital's 500th heart transplant patient.

Duration:00:07:19

One Small Town, Many Athletes: How Norwich Excels At Producing Olympians

2/7/2018
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As the Winter Olympics begin this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the U.S. team — as usual — will have a significant contingent of Vermonters. It's easy to forget how many world-class winter athletes live in the state. And many of them come from a single Vermont town.

Duration:00:11:01

Vermont Municipal Bond Bank Makes A Pitch For Community Investment

2/6/2018
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Vermont was one of the first states in the country to start a municipal bond bank, back in 1970. Now, the state’s bond bank helps cities and towns get low-interest loans for everything from fire trucks to high school renovations. We’re talking about what the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank does, and the ways that it's changing.

Duration:00:22:17

How Green Is Your Beer? Vermont DEC Hosts Brewers On Sustainable Brewing

2/5/2018
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With more than 50 breweries in the state, Vermont beer makers have made the Green Mountain State a good home for beer lovers. But all those breweries use a lot of water, grain and energy. To help the state's brewers make beer more sustainably, state environmental officials are hosting their second-annual Brewery Day .

Duration:00:10:04

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