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Sterling College Bounces Back From Near Collapse
Monday, 05/17/10
By Charlotte Albright
Sterling College in Craftsbury Common handed diplomas to 27 seniors last Saturday-the largest graduating class in its history. But this time last year, it was fighting for survival.
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A Remembrance of Edna Fairbanks-Williams
Friday, 05/14/10
By Ross Sneyd
VPR's Ross Sneyd has a remembrance of a woman who was a familiar face at the Statehouse, and a voice for those who've never entered the building, but whose lives are often affected by decisions made there.
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Vermont Edition
Landslides And Regional Geology
Monday, 05/17/10
By Jane Lindholm
A tragic landslide in Quebec reminds us that the marine clay surface layers in our region are fragile. We talk with two geologists about the ancient events that formed the mountains and waterways in our region. And a Vermont Guard soldier explains why going back to the site of his injury has helped heal his psychological wounds.
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Saturday Special
The Moth Radio Hour
Saturday, 05/15/10
This week on The Moth Radio Hour, a Nobel Prize winner makes a shocking discovery about his parents, and a New York City cop is mistaken for a member of the mob.
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Schools Vary On Alcohol Tests At Prom
Wednesday, 05/12/10
By Susan Keese
Prom night can be an anxious time for parents and school administrators, who worry about the tragic accidents student drinking can lead to. This year, some Vermont schools are turning to alcohol breath tests at school dances. Others are deciding that's not the way to go.
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Champlain Bridge Construction Could Start By End of Month
Wednesday, 05/12/10
By Melody Bodette
Construction of a new bridge across Lake Champlain could begin by the end of the month.
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Addison Strikes Down School District Merger
Wednesday, 05/12/10
By Melody Bodette
Voters in the town of Addison have struck down a deal to create a unified union school district with four other towns.
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Grafton, Athens Face Second Vote On School Budget
Tuesday, 05/11/10
By Susan Keese
The southern Vermont towns of Grafton and Athens will vote Wednesday whether to reconsider their joint 2011 school budget.
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African-American History In Vermont
Tuesday, 05/11/10
By Jane Lindholm
Historian Elise Guyette discusses her new book, "Discovering Black Vermont" and the families she researched who prospered in Hinesburg in the 1800s. Also, virtual classrooms will soon be teaching Vermont students, and the Norwich University marching band upholds its tradition as the oldest collegiate band in America.
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Game Wardens On The Job
Monday, 05/10/10
By Jane Lindholm
The job of state game wardens may be more about managing people than managing animals. We discuss the law enforcement work of game wardens. Also, Senator Patrick Leahy on the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan.  And an update from VPR's Bob Kinzel on the Legislature's work over the weekend.
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Raven Ridge Purchased By Nature Conservancy
Thursday, 05/06/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
A vast wildlife area where three towns converge has been purchased for preservation by the Nature Conservancy of Vermont.  
Saturday Special
The Moth Radio Hour
Saturday, 05/08/10
The Moth returns to VPR with stories of unusual cures for depression and a promise that gets a convicted criminal out of jail.
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Brandon Run Remembers Teen
Tuesday, 05/04/10
By Nina Keck
This weekend may be Mother's Day, but Brandon resident Nancy Leary wants to do something for her daughter. Her family and several hundred of her friends and neighbors plan to help.
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Spectrum Youth Services Garners National Attention
Friday, 04/30/10
By Neal Charnoff
A Burlington organization that works with troubled teens will receive an Innovation Award for reducing wait times for services such as drug abuse treatment.
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Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner
Monday, 05/03/10
By Jane Lindholm
We get a behind-the-scenes look at what the state's chief medical examiner does.  Also, VPR's John Dillon updates us on plans for large wind projects.  And we learn about how friends of a former Vermont prom queen are remembering her.
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Rutland Begins Construction Of Long-Awaited Bike Path
Saturday, 05/01/10
By Nina Keck
Construction has begun on Rutland's long-awaited bike and pedestrian path.
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Interview: Parker Palmer On "The Courage To Teach"
Thursday, 04/29/10
By Neal Charnoff
Author and educator Parker Palmer comes to St. Michael's College this weekend to talk about nurturing personal and professional integrity. His "Courage To Teach" program has brought a message of inner renewal to public school teachers nationwide. 
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April Storm Sets Some Records
Wednesday, 04/28/10
By Ross Sneyd
Just as the flowers were blooming and the leaves were coming out on the trees, Vermont and the region got hammered by a late-season snowstorm. Even the National Weather Service thought we were done with winter.
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China Earthquake Affects Vermont Volunteer
Tuesday, 04/27/10
By Neal Charnoff
The recent earthquake that battered northwestern China has touched the life of a Vermont woman.  Tonja Gilmore has journeyed to Tibet several times in the past two years, acting as a volunteer medical coordinator.
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VPR Presents
VPR Presents Andrew Koppelman
Thursday, 04/15/10
Professor Andrew Koppelman discusses the political arguments for and against same-sex marriage.
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VPR Presents A Discussion Of Civil Unions
Friday, 04/16/10
Three major players in the fight for Vermont's civil union law look back on its creation ten years ago.
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Green Up Day Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Thursday, 04/22/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Today is Earth Day, and an anniversary of sorts, as the first Earth Day was celebrated 40 years ago. It was also 40 years ago that Vermonters ventured out into their various communities to pick up trash and Green Up the state.
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Author David Budbill On His Craft And New Play
Wednesday, 04/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with author, essayist and playwright David Budbill about his craft, and his new play A Song For My Father, that opens tomorrow in Montpeier.
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Vermont Edition
Spring Gardening Show!
Thursday, 04/22/10
By Jane Lindholm
Horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi answers all of your gardening questions.  Also, a backstage look at the new musical, "My Ohio.
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Rutland Aldermen Urge Police Commission To Fire Bossi
Wednesday, 04/21/10
By Neal Charnoff
The Rutland Board of Aldermen is urging the city's police commission to fire Police Chief Tony Bossi. In a letter, aldermen give the commission until May 1st to follow through.
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