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Leahy: Cameras Should Be Allowed In Supreme Court
Tuesday, 11/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says the time has come for the U.S. Supreme Court to televise its proceedings. Leahy is sponsoring legislation that would allow the chief justice to permit cameras in the court.
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Vermont Edition
Assessing FairPoint’s Performance
Friday, 11/04/11
By Jane Lindholm
FairPoint addresses a number of challenges in customer service, billing and delivering broadband, VPR's Ross Sneyd provides analysis of the news and we listen back to the voices in the news.
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VPR News
UVM Roboticist Receives Presidential Award
Monday, 10/31/11
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with UVM computer scientist Josh Bongard who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Bongard was chosen for his work in trying to build better robots.
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Holidays
Radiolab: War Of The Worlds
Monday, 10/31/11
In this special program from Radiolab, we take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history - Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. And we ask: Why did it fool people then? And why has it continued to fool people since?
VPR News
Town Officials Offered Class For Websites
Thursday, 09/29/11
By Kirk Carapezza
City and town officials in Vermont interested in jazzing up their municipal websites are being encouraged to take part in a free online seminar this week.
Vermont Edition
Vermont Takes Stock One Month After The Flood
Wednesday, 09/28/11
By Jane Lindholm
One month after the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Irene, the state and communities are assessing what's been done to recover - and what remains to be done.
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VPR News
Long-time TV Personality Dies At 90
Monday, 09/26/11
By Neal Charnoff
A popular local television personality has passed away. Stuart Hall joined WCAX in 1954, just two months after the station went on the air. Hall was best-known as a weatherman, but he held other jobs as well.
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VPR News
Regional Report: WCAX-TV’s Roger Garrity
Friday, 09/09/11
On Fridays at this time, we turn to our Regional Report, speaking with local editors and reporters about what's making news in their part of the state. This week, with the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in the news, we're looking back at how journalists covered that story in Vermont.
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VPR News
#VTResponse Takes Off In Irene's Wake
Sunday, 09/04/11
By Kirk Carapezza
In the wake of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene, one social media Website launched by a young Winooski woman has emerged as the leader in aggregating volunteer information and coordinating the relief effort.
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VPR News
Montpelier Officials Use Facebook Updates During Storm
Monday, 08/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
The use of Facebook by Montpelier officials helped dispel a major rumor that was circulating around the Capital City on Sunday night.
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VPR News
Privacy Issues Raised By Smart Grid Technology
Thursday, 07/28/11
By John Dillon
The technology promises greater efficiency because consumers and utilities can collect information on how much power a household is using at certain times of day, but some say it violates privacy rights.
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Vermont Edition
Courts Weigh Computer Privacy Rights
Wednesday, 07/13/11
By Jane Lindholm
A number of court cases, including one in Vermont, are helping clarify how the right to privacy and constraints on unreasonable search and seizure apply to information on our computers and other devices. 
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VPR News
FairPoint Makes Progress In Extending Broadband
Tuesday, 07/05/11
By Ross Sneyd
FairPoint Communications says it's extended high-speed broadband access to almost 90 percent of its customers. The company faced a state-imposed deadline last week to expand the number of people who can get fast connections on their computers.
VPR News
Springfield Telecom Company Wants To Add TV Service
Friday, 07/01/11
By Susan Keese
The telecommunications company V-Tel wants to begin offering television along with telephone and Internet service. The Springfield company says it needs to provide cable before it can extend high speed Internet to much of Vermont.
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VPR News
Prosecutor: No Charges In Burlington Telecom Case
Wednesday, 06/29/11
A Chittenden County State's Attorney says there won't be any criminal charges related to the problems at the city-owned municipal telecommunications provider.
Series and Specials
Working With Studs
Monday, 07/04/11
Radio producer, Sydney Lewis, worked side by side with Studs on his radio show and his books. For this remembrance, she brings together of crew of Stud's co-workers with their great stories along with wonderful previously-unheard tape of Studs himself.
VPR News
Grocery Software Co. Will Move To Winooski Landmark
Thursday, 06/16/11
By Kirk Carapezza
In Winooski, a 21st century company is investing in a 19th century mill building. Software developer MyWebGrocer has purchased the Champlain Mill on the Winooski River in downtown Winooski.
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VPR News
Vt. 911 System To Go Online
Monday, 06/06/11
State officials who run the state's emergency call system say a new web-based program will allow people to call for help with a simple text message or video.
VPR Presents
VPR Presents Neil MacFarquhar
Monday, 05/09/11
VPR presents a recent talk by New York Times Bureau Chief, Neil MacFarquhar, on the obstacles to democratic change in the Arab world. Fresh out of Cairo, he recently spoke in South Burlington and was part of the Elder Education Enrichment program.
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Vermont Edition
Bringing Smart Grid To Vermont
Wednesday, 05/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
In 2009, the Department of Energy awarded Vermont $69 million in stimulus funds for smart grid implementation. The goal is to have a statewide smart grid in place by 2013. The state and utilities are now working to make that happen.
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VPR News
Shumlin Taps Into Social Media To Get Message Out
Friday, 05/13/11
By Steve Zind
Social media Web sites have come of age.  Young people may still be their most active users, but many others are tapping into Facebook and Twitter to get their message out. And they include Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.
Saturday Special
Like A Rolling Stone - The Music of Bob Dylan
Saturday, 05/21/11
Celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday with us during this week's VPR's Saturday Special .  This program is brimming with  rare-recordings and first hand accounts of Bob Dylan.  Tune in at 4 on Saturday.
VPR News
Norwich Students Win Journalism Prize For 'War'
Tuesday, 05/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Students at the country’s oldest private military college have won a prestigious national prize for their documentary exploring issues veterans back from Iraq and Afghanistan face upon returning home. Norwich Students Produce New Documentary
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Vermont Edition
Vermont Students Attend Virtual Classes
Thursday, 05/05/11
By Jane Lindholm
Online learning is creating greater opportunities for Vermont high school students - and challenges for instructors teaching virtual classes.   
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Saturday Special
Humankind: Passengers
Saturday, 04/30/11
Humankind gets down to the nitty-gritty of the daily commute. We'll examine one family's pursuit of a low-carbon lifestyle, the pros and cons of high-speed rail systems, and the taxes you pay at the pump.
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