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Celebrating Hockey!
Monday, 02/15/10
By Jane Lindholm
We talk about the culture of the sport in our region, and hear from players, coaches, and die-hard fans.  Also, an interview with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  And, we learn more about the sport of curling.
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VPR News
Rutland Police Officer Investigated For Child Porn
Tuesday, 02/09/10
By Nina Keck
A Rutland City police officer is being investigated for possible possession of child pornography.
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Dartmouth To Accept Haitian Students
Tuesday, 02/09/10
By Steve Zind
Dartmouth College says it will accept a group of Haitian students whose education has been interrupted by the devastating earthquake there.   
Vermont Edition
'The Last Station' And Last Days Of Leo Tolstoy
Tuesday, 02/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
The final tumultuous year of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's life is told in the film The Last Station. We talk with Middlebury writer Jay Parini, whose novel is the basis of that movie. Also, a Green Mountain College professor describes his research into mummies of the ancient Chinchorro people of Chile.
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Saturday Special
State Of The Re:Union: The Story of Bayard Rustin
Saturday, 01/19/13
Bayard Rustin was a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement that you may not have heard of. He counseled Martin Luther King on the value of non-violence and helped engineer the March on Washington. Al Letson tells Rustin's story Saturday at 4.
VPR News
Dartmouth Trustees Look To Cut Budget
Friday, 02/05/10
By Steve Zind
The Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College is meeting this weekend to determine how to cut one hundred million dollars from the school's budget over the next two years.
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VPR News
VT Edition: Vermonters Head To Snow Sculpting Competition
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Sarah Ashworth
VPR's Sarah Ashworth reports on the three-man team that will represent Vermont at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Wisconsin.
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Colts Star Garcon Started Out At Norwich
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon made headlines for his MVP performance against the Jets in this year's AFC Championship Game. But Garcon also played the first year of his college football career in Vermont, for the Norwich University Cadets.
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VPR News
Charlotte Ferry Route Shuts Down
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
Starting on Wednesday, there's going to be one less option for getting across Lake Champlain. One ferry route will close down. That will free up a boat for the new service that started at the site of the old Champlain Bridge.
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Vermont Edition
NECAP Results Show Math Is A Problem
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Jane Lindholm
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca discusses the results of the annual NECAP test in reading writing and math. Also, The Big Read comes to the Upper Valley to raise interest in the poetry of Emily Dickinson. And three Vermonters head to the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition.
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Vermont Edition
The Cost of Renewables
Tuesday, 02/02/10
By Jane Lindholm
We talk about the cost of renewable energy in Vermont, and the incentives and disincentives for getting more renewable energy into the power grid. Also, how forestry practices can increase the amount of carbon that is sequestered in woodlots.  And a visit to the Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro. 
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VPR News
VT Edition: Museum of Black World War II History
Monday, 02/01/10
By Steve Zind
Bruce Bird has been collecting war memorabilia for more than 50 years. At an old schoolhouse in Pownal, Bird has turned his all-consuming hobby into a museum, and a lesson about one unique aspect of World War II history.
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VPR News
Letter to JD Salinger
Friday, 05/24/02
Commentator Willem Lange has been rereading some books from his high school days, and writes a fan letter to one of the authors, who just happens to live locally.
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VPR News
Fraternity Reaches Deal To Save Historic House
Friday, 01/29/10
By Ross Sneyd
A historic fraternity house at the University of Vermont, used by some members a few years ago in a cocaine ring, will become central to Burlington's fight against drugs.
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VPR News
Vermont Unveils Plate For Veterans
Friday, 01/29/10
By Bob Kinzel
The state has unveiled a new set of commemorative license plates to honor veterans who have served in wars.
VPR News
Upper Valley Newspaper Reports From Haiti
Thursday, 01/28/10
By Neal Charnoff
As recovery operations continue after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a local news team from the Upper Valley is following events on the ground.
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'Catcher in the Rye' Author J.D. Salinger Dies
Thursday, 01/28/10
J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91.
VPR News
VT Edition: Oceana Wilson
Thursday, 01/28/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with Bennington College librarian Oceana Wilson, who recently won the national "I Love My Librarian" award.
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Senate Holds Hearing On Texting Ban
Wednesday, 01/27/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Senate Transportation Committee is holding a hearing today on bills that would ban texting while driving, and members of the public will have their say. One of them will be Norman James, who's with the Vermont Department of Labor's "Project Road Safe."
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Current Use Program Faces Change
Wednesday, 01/27/10
By Jane Lindholm
A bill being debated in Montpelier would modify how the Current Use program is administered -- we examine the proposed changes. And Dartmouth mathematicians develop a formula for detecting art forgeries.
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VPR News
Vermonters Headed To Vancouver Olympics
Tuesday, 01/26/10
By Susan Keese
The 21st winter Olympics get under way in British Columbia in less than a month, and Vermont will be well represented.
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Fallen Soldier's Parents Attend Funerals, Deployments
Monday, 01/25/10
By Steve Zind
As National Guard soldiers deployed for service in Afghanistan in recent weeks, they've received a send off from hundreds of well wishers.  Among them are the parents of soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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VPR News
Audio Postcard: Wells
Thursday, 01/21/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind visits the town of Wells to find out how a church there earned a spot on National Geographic's list of 500 most ‘peaceful and powerful' destinations in the world.
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Vermont Edition
Vermont Businesses In the Global Market
Thursday, 01/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
We'll talk with the new head of the Vermont Global Trade Partnership about the opportunities - and obstacles - for Vermont businesses in the global market. Plus, helping torture survivors navigate the asylum process.  And a town postcard from Wells.
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VPR News
VT Edition: Peter Galbraith
Tuesday, 01/19/10
Former ambassador Peter Galbraith discusses the risks of what he calls "group think" in diplomatic circles. That is, the lack of tolerance for dissenting viewpoints in how to handle difficult foreign policy questions.
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