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Hitting Home: Recession seeps into Vermont homes
Monday, 02/09/09
By Ross Sneyd
Today, we begin a series that shows just how real the economic downturn is and how it affects everyday people. VPR's Ross Sneyd examines how the recession that began on Wall Street has spread to Main Street.
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Hitting Home: Laid-off worker looks to start business in tough times
Tuesday, 02/10/09
By Charlotte Albright
A few displaced workers in the Northeaast Kingdom are doing what may seem like the impossible in these dark days. They're starting their own businesses. VPR's Charlotte Albright recently met one of them in St. Johnsbury.  
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Hitting Home: Non-profits feeling the squeeze
Thursday, 02/12/09
By Nina Keck
Today as part of our Hitting Home series, with charitable and corporate giving  down, VPR's Nina Keck reports on the fight to save a landmark arts center in Rutland.
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Hitting Home: Family auto dealership struggles in bad economy
Friday, 02/13/09
By Steve Zind
As part of our series on the economy, VPR's Steve Zind visited one longtime family auto dealership worried about staying in business.
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Hitting Home: Some businesses bucking the economic trend
Monday, 02/16/09
By Ross Sneyd
Some businesses are bucking the economic downturn, choosing to expand despite the uncertainties. VPR's Ross Sneyd caught up with a couple of business owners that are banking on an economic rebound.
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Hitting Home: Burlington woman continues to search for housing
Friday, 02/20/09
By Lynne McCrea
We return now to our occasional series on how the recession is affecting Vermonters, with an update on Meghann Cline. She's the mother of 3 young children who's been homeless since last fall. The economy has made her situation even worse.
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Hitting Home: Dairy farmers struggle with decline in milk prices
Tuesday, 02/24/09
By John Dillon
Just about everybody is feeling the pinch in this recession. But imagine if your paycheck was cut in half while your expenses stayed the same or even went up. That's what's happened to many dairy farmers. Milk prices have dropped 50 percent in the last few months.
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"Hitting Home" - Vermonters Adjust to the Recession
Tuesday, 02/10/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's "Hitting Home" series looks at how the recession is affecting Vermonters.  Now we'd like to hear from you.  Tell us what changes you've had to make to adjust to these hard economic times.
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