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Coach Heads To Paralympics In Vancouver
Tuesday, 03/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
Maggie Burke of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports describes a program that inspires young athletes with disabilities to compete at international levels. Burke will be mentoring some of these athletes during the Paralympics, which begin this weekend.
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Interview: Neko Case
Thursday, 03/11/10
By Neal Charnoff
Singer-songwriter Neko Case talks with VPR's Neal Charnoff about living in the Northeast Kingdom, her new album and her upcoming concert for Catamount Arts.
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Vermont Edition
Maple Sugaring History and Traditions
Tuesday, 03/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
Technology has changed the way Vermonters make maple syrup, especially in the last 50 years. We look back to the historic roots of sugaring and remember a few old traditions. Also, one Vermont coach gets ready for the Paralympics, which begin this weekend in Vancouver.
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The Weather Show!
Monday, 03/08/10
By Jane Lindholm
We pepper meterologists Mark Breen and Andy Nash with our weather questions!  And reporter Candace Page tells us about the chemicals on our lawn.
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Vermont's First Female Governor Honored
Wednesday, 03/03/10
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the election of Vermont's first female governor, Madeleine Kunin gave a speech at UVM in honor of the event.  Here is an excerpt from the speech.
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Addison Towns Approve Unified Union
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Melody Bodette
A new unified union school district was formed in Addison County at town meeting yesterday. The five towns of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union school district all agreed to the merger.
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Town Meeting Results From Around The Region
Wednesday, 03/03/10
Island Pond voted to support the sale of the state airport because it will help create jobs in town.
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Wilmington Voters Embrace Pergola
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
Wilmington voters embraced a new "pergola" built in their downtown. The structure is in a new town park that was built on the site of a bank that burned down.
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Wilmington To Decide Fate Of Pergola
Monday, 03/01/10
By Susan Keese
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Wilmington will attempt to settle the fate of a decorative structure that's become a flash point in town. It's called the "pergola."  And some people in Wilmington want to get rid of it.
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As Recession Wears On, More Middle Income Vermonters Seek Help
Saturday, 02/27/10
By Lynne McCrea
As the recession in Vermont continues to wear on, social service providers are seeing a new trend: middle income families who are turning to state services for the first time.
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Addison County Towns To Vote On Unified Union
Friday, 02/26/10
By Melody Bodette
A group of Addison County towns will vote on Town Meeting Day whether to merge their school boards and possibly save money. Voters considered and killed the idea five years ago. But supporters say, with increasing costs and declining programming, this might be the year to try again.
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Guard Base Under Consideration For F-35s
Friday, 02/26/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont's Air National Guard base is one of 10 national sites under consideration by the U.S. Air Force to receive new fighter jets. These new planes would replace the F-16s currently operated out of the base at Burlington Airport. 
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Small Businesses Poised To Grow, Others Reinvent Themselves
Friday, 02/26/10
By Susan Keese
18 months into a recession that's affected almost everyone, some small businesses are poised to grow - while others will have to reinvent themselves to survive.
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Underemployed Professional Struggles To Find Full-time Work
Thursday, 02/25/10
By Peter Biello
Vermont has a troubling rate of underemployed workers - people who are in temporary, part-time jobs, often without benefits. And in this economy, even an advanced college degree may sometimes not be enough.
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Rutland Voters To Weigh In On City Budget
Wednesday, 02/24/10
By Nina Keck
On Town Meeting Day next week, voters in Rutland will have a chance to weigh in on their city's $17 million budget. 
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Vermont's Building Industry Is Still In A Slump
Monday, 02/22/10
By Lynne McCrea
All this week, we'll hear how people have been faring lately. We begin with a look at the building industry - an area that's been one of the hardest hit by the downturn. Many carpenters, contractors and lumberyards continue to struggle, and their future is filled with uncertainty.
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Stratton Mountain Students Root For Alums
Friday, 02/19/10
By Susan Keese
Vermonters have had plenty of local heroes to root for in the 2010 Winter Olympics.  The Stratton Mountain School has Five alumni competing in this year's games, but so far the results have included a couple of big disappointments.
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Interview: Patrick Garrity From The Olympics
Thursday, 02/18/10
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont's presence at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games continues to be felt.
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VT Edition: Artist Sabra Field
Thursday, 02/18/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with artist Sabra Field, about her medium, and how her work has changed as she's tackled new subjects.
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Federal Grant To Boost Waterfront Project
Thursday, 02/18/10
By Ross Sneyd
Burlington has spent two decades turning its Lake Champlain waterfront from a hub of industry into a recreational center.
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VT Edition: What Drives Ski Academy Students To Compete
Wednesday, 02/17/10
By Patti Daniels
VPR's Patti Daniels talks to a group of students at the Green Mountain Valley School in Fayston, a ski academy, about what drives them to compete.
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Patrick Garrity From The Olympic Games
Tuesday, 02/16/10
By Neal Charnoff
Patrick Garrity of the Burlington Free Press is in Vancouver reporting on the 2010 Olympic games.
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Vermont Edition
Internet Sex Crimes in Vermont
Wednesday, 02/17/10
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss the definition and investigation of internet sex crimes; check in with a civil affairs officer in the army reserve; and hear from teenagers who train to study at a ski academy.
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Vermont Yankee Creates Separate Cultures
Tuesday, 02/16/10
By Susan Keese
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has generated electricity for 38 years. And it's generated bitter debate throughout the state. Differences of opinion about nuclear power have spawned separate cultures, each with its own version of the truth about Yankee.
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What Vermont Needs From Federal Agriculture Policy
Tuesday, 02/16/10
By Jane Lindholm
We talk with Vermont's top agriculture official, Secretary Roger Allbee, about what a recent visit to Vermont by US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack accomplished. Plus, foreign students are offered fast-tracked citizenship in Quebec. And we meet a figure skating costume designer.
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