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VT Edition: Lake Champlain Cleanup
Tuesday, 12/15/09
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with the director of the state's Clean and Clear program about controling nutrient loads in Lake Champlain.
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New Ferry Service Set To Help Stranded Commuters
Friday, 10/23/09
By Nina Keck
Commuters struggling to find a way across Lake Champlain after the Crown Point Bridge closed will have another option Monday.  
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Location of Champlain's historic battle still a mystery
Thursday, 07/30/09
The site of a history-changing battle lies somewhere in the forest along the Lake Champlain shoreline in an eastern Adirondack town.
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New strategic plan for Lake Champlain adopted
Wednesday, 07/29/09
By Ross Sneyd
For the first time in 30 years, a new strategic plan for managing fish populations in Lake Champlain has been adopted. Biologists have tried to figure out how to protect all 88 species of fish that call the lake home.
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Health Department warns against toxins in Missisquoi Bay
Friday, 07/17/09
By Ross Sneyd
Health officials are warning there's a high level of toxins on the eastern shores of Missisiquoi Bay at the northern end of Lake Champlain.
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Court rejects Montpelier's pollution permit
Wednesday, 07/08/09
By John Dillon
A judge says the state was wrong when it allowed the city of Montpelier to more than double the amount of phosphorus pollution it could release from its sewage treatment plant.
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Vermont Edition
Celebrating Champlain400
Thursday, 07/02/09
By Jane Lindholm
We broadcast live from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington.  Guests include David Hackett Fischer, author of Champlain's Dream, and Mary Watzin, a lake researcher at UVM.  And, we learn more about the indigenous celebration underway.
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Celebrating Champlain400
Thursday, 07/02/09
By Jane Lindholm
We broadcast live from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington.  Guests include David Hackett Fischer, author of Champlain's Dream, and Mary Watzin, a lake researcher at UVM.  And, we learn more about the indigenous celebration underway.
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Series and Specials
Champlain 400: Stories from the Lake
Monday, 06/22/09
For centuries, Lake Champlain has been a place of discovery, and one that's convinced many visitors to stay. We'll look deeply into the lake on Mondays this month in our series "Stories from the Lake," examining the lake and its role in shaping the history and culture of the region.
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Interview: Mike McCaskey, editor of "Lake Champlain: An Illustrated History"
Friday, 05/29/09
By Neal Charnoff
A new book published by Adirondack Life takes a comprehensive look at the history and culture of Lake Champlain.
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Interview: Caro Thompson on "Champlain: The Lake Between"
Wednesday, 12/03/08
In 2009, Vermont is commemorating the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's voyage to the lake that is named after him. The native people who lived around the lake called it "the Lake Between." And it's the history of those people, the European explorers, and their first 150 years together that film maker Caro Thompson explores in a new documentary.
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Interview: David Hackett Fischer on "Champlain's Dream"
Friday, 12/05/08
By Neal Charnoff
A new biography of Samuel de Champlain casts a fresh light on the 17th century French voyager who founded Quebec and explored the lake that bears his name.
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New book paints a fresh portrait of Samuel de Champlain
Saturday, 12/06/08
By Neal Charnoff
A new biography of Samuel de Champlain casts a fresh light on the 17th century French voyager who founded Quebec and explored the lake that bears his name.  
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Towns say lake clean up too costly
Wednesday, 02/20/08
By John Dillon
The League of Cities and Towns has joined with the Douglas Administration to overturn a law that could force towns to spend more to clean up Lake Champlain. They say complying with the law would be too costly. But environmentalists say everyone must chip in to get a cleaner lake. VPR's John Dillon reports:
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Lake cleanup bill includes compost provision
Tuesday, 02/26/08
By John Dillon
A bill that would ease restrictions on sewage treatment plants in the Lake Champlain watershed is making headway in the Statehouse. The bill would also exempt composting facilities from Act 250 jurisdiction. That provision has some advocates questioning what compost has to do with Lake Champlain.
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Lake Champlain cleanup to take 10 years
Tuesday, 09/11/07
By John Dillon
It will take at least 10 years to clean up Lake Champlain.That's according to a new plan from the Agency of Natural Resources that focuses attention on cutting pollution in the northern part of the lake. The ten-year time frame is a retreat from the state's previous goal, which called for reaching pollution reduction targets by 2009.
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Series and Specials
Lake Champlain Science and Solutions
Wednesday, 08/20/08
By John Dillon
VPR's John Dillon takes a look at the science and solutions to pollution in Lake Champlain in this special two-part report.
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Administration defends lake cleanup plan, but environmentalists are critical
Friday, 01/18/08
By John Dillon
The Douglas Administration wants lawmakers to repeal a law that could lead to tougher pollution targets for Lake Champlain. The repeal idea has the support of business groups and some lake communities. But environmentalists say tighter controls are needed because the current clean up effort is not working fast enough.
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Sewage spills increase with heavy rains
Wednesday, 06/18/08
By John Dillon
Untreated sewage continues to pour into public waters around the state - especially into the Lake Champlain basin. The reason is that treatment systems are sometimes weakened by age or overwhelmed by heavy rains. VPR's John Dillon reports.
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New book warns of Lake Champlain pollution
Thursday, 02/12/09
By John Dillon
Environmentalists say a new book that warns tourists to stay away from Lake Champlain serves as a wake-up call that the lake is heavily damaged by pollution.
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Report says pollution in Lake Champlain remains high
Friday, 06/27/08
By John Dillon
A new report shows that phosphorus pollution remains high in sections of Lake Champlain. It says that in spite of 16 years of work on the problem, there's little improvement.
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Lake Champlain, Science and Solutions, Part 2
Wednesday, 08/20/08
By John Dillon
Five years ago, the Douglas Administration launched a new effort dubbed the "Clean and Clear" action plan. But the lake isn't getting better. So this summer, research is under way to find out why and to figure out what to do.  
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Lake Champlain, Science and Solutions, Part 1
Tuesday, 08/19/08
By John Dillon
Governor Jim Douglas had promised a cleaner lake to celebrate next year's 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's exploration of the lake that bears his name. VPR's John Dillon has the first of two reports on Lake Champlain science and solutions.
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Morning Newscast: December 29, 2008
Monday, 12/29/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Many Vermont real estate professionals are hoping a drop in mortgage interest rates will spur a wave of home buying in early spring.  Vermont's neighbor to the north is celebrating a very big birthday this year. Quebec City is 400...
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Exhibit marks Champlain exploration
Monday, 12/29/08
Vermont's neighbor to the north is celebrating a very big birthday this year. Quebec City is 400. From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has this story about the 17th Century French explorer who founded the city, and his legacy on both sides of the US-Canada border.
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