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Garret Keizer Looks At The State Of Privacy
Wednesday, 08/08/12
By Steve Zind
Terrorism, technology and the Patriot Act are just three causes for a reduction in our level of privacy. Author Garret Keizer discusses how views on privacy differ across social, political and cultural lines, we get an update on the threat of “bath salts” and we learn how to bowl a cricket ball.
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Electronic Waste: New Products, Old Problem
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Steve Zind
Think back to the number of cell phones you’ve gone through over the last 10 years or so. That’s just a tiny fraction of the electronic waste Vermonters throw out each year. The state has just concluded its first year of an electronics recycling program, and diverted 4.8 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills into a recycling program.
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Summer School: How To Play Croquet
Wednesday, 06/27/12
By Charlotte Albright
VPR's Charlotte Albright heads out to the Croquet Club of Vermont in Woodstock to learn exactly how to strike a croquet ball with perfect precision.
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Summer School: How To Make The Perfect Creemee
Wednesday, 06/20/12
By Samantha Fields
On Wednesdays we go to Summer School on the program and today it's all about how to serve the absolute perfect creemee.
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Summer School: How To Pack For A Picnic
Wednesday, 06/13/12
By Ric Cengeri
A food safety specialist talks with VPR's Ric Cengeri about the correct and safe way to pack for a picnic.
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Communities Coping With Violence
Wednesday, 08/17/11
By Jane Lindholm
We look at the effect violent crime has on rural communities and how they can rebound, discuss how dairy farmers are deciding whether to accept money from a class action lawsuit and learn to make a refreshing seasonal cocktail.
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Hospital Looks Toward Next Transition
Wednesday, 08/03/11
By Jane Lindholm
Fletcher Allen Health Care was rocked by financial scandal less than a decade ago, and as it emerged from that cloud Dr. Melinda Estes was named CEO. After eight years, she steps down this month and we look back on how FAHC has changed during her tenure.
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Summer School: Building A Sand Castle
Wednesday, 07/27/11
By Ric Cengeri
A Summer School lesson in a beach tradition:  building an elaborate sand castle.
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Summer School: How To Drive A Tractor
Thursday, 08/26/10
This week in our Summer School series VPR's Dylan Schlossberg visits Shelburne Farms to learn how to drive a tractor.
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Summer School: How To Ride A Horse
Wednesday, 08/18/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm visits the Champlain Valley Expo during Vermont Dressage Days to learn a few pointers on how to ride a horse.
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Summer School: How To Catch A Dragonfly
Thursday, 08/12/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind heads out to Marshfield Pond with Naturalist Bryan Pfieffer to learn the art of catching dragonflies.
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Fixing Vermont's Online Sex Offender Registry
Thursday, 08/05/10
By Jane Lindholm
We talk with the Commissioner Of Public Safety about steps taken to improve the state's online Sex Offender Registry after an audit found serious problems.  Also, a look at August music festivals.  Finally our Summer School series continues with "How To Run a 5K".
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Summer School: How To Start A Fire (Without Matches)
Wednesday, 07/28/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind visits the Roots School in East Calais to learn how to start a fire without matches or a lighter.
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Archaeology Field Work At Chimney Point
Wednesday, 07/28/10
By Jane Lindholm
UVM archaeologist John Crock discusses what's been learned about Native American and European settlements this summer at Chimney Point. Also, an update on the New Hampshire U.S. Senate primary. And in Summer School, how to build a fire without matches.
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Summer School: How To Climb A Tree
Wednesday, 07/21/10
By Charlotte Albright
VPR's Summer School series continues with a visit to Twin Pines, an outdoor center in North Danville to learn the art of climbing a tree.
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Summer School: How To Milk A Cow
Wednesday, 07/07/10
By Jane Lindholm
As part of Vermont Edition's Summer School series, VPR's Jane Lindholm spent some time with Lindsay Harris at the Family Cow Farmstand in Hinesburg to learn the ins and outs of milking a cow by hand.
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Summer School: How To Throw A Curve Ball
Wednesday, 06/23/10
By Ric Cengeri
Our seasonal series, "Summer School" teaches fun and practical skills. In this first installment, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee gives advice on how to throw a curve ball.
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