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Shelburne Farms Experiments With Biochar
Wednesday, 04/28/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
An experiment at Shelburne Farms recently brought some visitors from Massachusetts to showcase a material called biochar. Some farmers swear by its use as a soil supplement and some UVM students are studying whether it can be used to clean up Lake Champlain.
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Caretakers Protect Vermont’s Summits
Tuesday, 07/13/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with  Annie Bellerose, one of the caretakers of the Long Trail who spend their summers advising hikers, and answering questions about the trail.
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Political Survey Becomes Issue In Campaign Ads
Wednesday, 10/06/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
A dubious distinction from a small sampling of a Seven Days survey is being used against Peter Shumlin by his political opponents in commercials and press releases.
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The Role Of Minor Parties And Independents In Elections
Tuesday, 10/26/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
It's a crowded field to be sure, and media outlets including VPR, struggle with how to include as many voices as possible. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb discusses the role of those candidates in an election with Tony Gierzynski, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont
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One-Party Rule Hasn’t Always Guaranteed Harmony
Wednesday, 11/10/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
When Governor-elect Peter Shumlin takes office in January, it will mark the first time since the Howard Dean administration that both chambers of the legislature-and the Governor's office-will be under Democratic leadership.  But that one-party majority doesn't necessarily mean harmony will reign in Montpelier.
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Shaken Baby Cases On The Rise
Tuesday, 04/13/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Officials aren't quite sure why, but cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome are on this rise in Vermont. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont started keeping track of cases in the fall of 2007. Since then, there have been 19 cases. Six have resulted in the death of an infant.
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Mosher Releases 'Walking To Gatlinburg'
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
The wait is over for fans of Howard Frank Mosher. His first novel in 3 years hits the bookshelves today. His newest and 11th novel is called "Walking to Gatlinburg", and tells the Civil-War era tale of 17-year-old Morgan Kinneson.
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Dairy Farmer Says Industry Must Change
Friday, 02/26/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermont lost 52 dairy farms last year. Farmers were struggling with low milk prices long before this economic downturn. But they're also affected by the economy around them. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb speaks iwth Onan Whitcomb of the North Williston Cattle Company.
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Leahy Says Health Care Bill Is Step-Forward
Monday, 12/21/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
The first hurdle for reforming health care was cleared in the senate today, with lawmakers gathering for procedural voting in the nation's Capitol at one in the morning. Vermont's senior Senator Patrick Leahy pushed for a $250 million increase Medicaid funds for Vermont. He joined VPR's Mitch Wertlieb this morning to talk about the vote. 
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Vermont Adaptive program helps visually impaired skiers
Monday, 01/21/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb heads to Pico to ski with Linda Goodspeed, a visually impaired skier, and her guide, Erin Fernandez, Executive Director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
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Interview: Sen. Barack Obama on Vermont's primary
Monday, 03/03/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
A winner of 11 presidential primaries in a row, Senator Barack Obama hopes Vermont will play a role in keeping that winning streak intact in tomorrow's Democratic primary voting. The Illinois Senator spoke with us from the campaign trail yesterday by cell phone, and VPR's Mitch Wertlieb had a chance to ask him about a number of issues of concern to Vermonters.
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CarShare Vermont’s First Year A Success
Tuesday, 01/19/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Drive less, share more. That was the goal of a fledgling non-profit called CarShare Vermont when we spoke with its Executive Director almost two years ago. Now we're back with Annie Bourdon to gauge the success of her efforts to bring non-profit car sharing to Vermont.
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Interview: Sculptor Jack Chase previews Open Studio Weekend
Friday, 05/23/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
The 16th annual Open Studio Weekend begins tomorrow, with 260 sites showing off the creativity of more than 285 artists. We traveled recently to Jericho to meet one of them, Jack Chase, at Birch Pond Sculpture in Jericho. Chase show VPR's Mitch Wertlieb his studio.
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Elephant Listening Project’s Katy Payne Coming To St. Johnsbury
Friday, 01/22/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
For 20 years Katy Payne has been listening to sounds most humans will never hear. The sounds are the ultra-low rumblings of elephants that carry messages over great distances, and inspired what's come to be known as the Elephant Listening Project.
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Interview: George Terwilliger on habeas corpus
Friday, 10/03/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Monday at the University of Vermont that dilemma will be explored in depth with multiple presentations by nationally recognized legal experts, and a panel discussion: "The Constitutional Rights of the Individual During Times of War versus National Security Needs of the Nation." One of the panelists is familiar to Vermonters, George Terwilliger was Vermont's chief federal prosecutor as United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.
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Scientist Edwin Lyman Explains Tritium
Thursday, 01/21/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
But just how worried should people be about the discovery of tritium at Vermont Yankee? To get to the science behind the headlines regarding tritium we got in touch with Doctor Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington.
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Interview: Author Elizabeth Bassett on finding the perfect walk
Tuesday, 10/13/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with author Elizabeth Bassett about finding the perfect walk off the beaten path.
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Attorney General remembers Woodstock
Friday, 08/14/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Today we're marking the fortieth anniversary of that historic summertime event with the stories from people who were there. One Vermonter who got to Woodstock is today the Attorney General of the state.
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Nuclear Power Up For Debate At UVM
Monday, 02/08/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Whether or not new nuclear plants should be built is up for debate this afternoon at the University of Vermont's Janus Forum. Arguing against more plants is Tyson Slocum of the group Public Citizen. He'll be speaking with author and journalist William Tucker.
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