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Midday Newscast: January 12, 2008
Monday, 01/12/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Patrick Leahy plans a hearing later this week on President-elect Barack Obama's nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general; Vermont Yankee says one of the leaks at the nuclear power plant has been fixed;
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Midday Report: January 9, 2008
Friday, 01/09/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Opponents say the latest problems at Vermont Yankee have given them new grounds for arguing that the nuclear power plant should close; in Bennington, more than $1,000 in damage was done to a former school building during a burglary;
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Vermont Edition
Vermont's Civil War History
Friday, 01/02/09
By Bob Kinzel
Historian Howard Coffin explores Vermont's deep connections to the Civil War.
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Vermont toymakers concerned about rules change
Thursday, 12/25/08
By John Dillon
Vermont's handmade toymakers are resting after the Christmas rush. But they're looking ahead with concern to the New Year. That's when new regulations require manufacturers to test their products to prove that they're safe. As VPR's John Dillon reports, the tests are so expensive that some companies may be forced out of business.
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Midday Newscast: December 23, 2008
Tuesday, 12/23/08
By Neal Charnoff
A new report concludes that Vermont Yankee can operate past it's license; the Winooski River has receded, but officials are still watching an ice jam in Montpelier; Unicel will take over AT &T's Vermont assets in January; more...
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Experts give year-end tax advice
Friday, 12/26/08
By Ross Sneyd
Accountants say they've gotten a lot of calls this year from people who wonder whether the financial crisis should change the way they plan for their taxes.  
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State budget crisis
Thursday, 12/18/08
By Jane Lindholm
This week nearly $20 million in budget cuts were proposed by the Douglas administration and the Joint Fiscal Committee, but they say that's just the tip of the iceberg. Administration Secretary Neale Lunderville discusses the constantly shifting budget situation. Also on the program, how town budgets are taking a hit, and a new movie captures the spirit of Brattleboro's Harmony Parking Lot.
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Hard Times: Part Three, The Depression vs. the Current Economic Downturn
Wednesday, 12/17/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
It seems like almost daily we hear more bad economic news. And comparisons to the Great Depression seem inevitable. Some economists say lessons learned and changes since the 1930's should prevent another Depression from happening.
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Hard Times: Part Two, Vermont in the Depression
Tuesday, 12/16/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
With the word now official that the United States is in recession, VPR is looking back at the country's most infamous economic downturn, the Great Depression. Today, we get a snapshot of what Vermont looked like in the worst throes of the Depression, and how those times affected Vermonters.
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Community Health Pharmacy is first of its kind in country
Monday, 12/15/08
By John Dillon
Senator Bernie Sanders says the pharmacy takes advantage of federal law that allows it to buy products at low wholesale prices.
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Higher education, human service cuts recommended
Monday, 12/15/08
By Bob Kinzel
The details of nearly $20 million in cuts to this year's Vermont budget were released this morning.  The cuts are being recommended to offset a drop in state revenues.  
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Report finds Vermont is healthiest state
Thursday, 12/04/08
The report by the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention says Vermont has made progress in areas where the rest of the country needs improvement.
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Popular Vermont event is put on hold next year
Wednesday, 12/03/08
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Historical Society says its put the annual history expo on hold for a year because it's become too expensive to stage, especially in difficult economic times.
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HIV and AIDS in Vermont
Monday, 12/01/08
By Jane Lindholm
December 1 is World AIDS Day, and we examine the progress our region has made in preventing and testing for the disease.  Also, we check in on the governor's recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one year later. And a French chef enlivens a country store in Tunbridge.
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Lawmakers disappointed with narrow reach of energy conservation program
Tuesday, 11/25/08
By John Dillon
Lawmakers are complaining that the Douglas Administration is watering down an energy conservation program.
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Midday Newscast: November 25, 2008
Tuesday, 11/25/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
A federal review panel says Entergy Vermont Yankee should not be allowed to operate after 2012 unless it conducts a more detailed analysis of aging metal components; community groups and restaurants already have begun to serve meals of turkey and all the trimmings;
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VPR Evening News November 18, 2008
Tuesday, 11/18/08
Vt. lawmakers hear more bleak economic news; Auto dealers are concerned about declining sales; A decommissioning fund for Vermont Yankee dropped in value by $33 million in October; Former Senator Jim Jeffords made a last minute decision in 1978 not to go to Jonestown with a colleague. Today marks 30 years since the mass suicide in Guyana; Commentator Jay Craven discusses expressing the election outcome through poetry.
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More bleak economic news for Vt. lawmakers
Tuesday, 11/18/08
By Bob Kinzel
State revenues are slumping and there are new pressures on the state budget.That means that another $60 million will need to be cut from this year's budget.
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Liberty Union Party loses its major party status
Tuesday, 11/11/08
By Bob Kinzel
Liberty Union Party officials say they're disappointed, and they plan to actively win this status back in the 2010 elections.
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UVM faces budget cuts
Monday, 11/10/08
By John Dillon
UVM President Daniel Fogel said the financial crisis sweeping the country has also hit colleges and universities with damaging force.
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Midday Newscast: November 10, 2008
Monday, 11/10/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
A new east-west bus service through southern Vermont was launched this morning; the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant began sending electricity back to the regional power grid early this morning; more...
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Vt., NH, high in student loan burden
Monday, 11/10/08
A new national survey ranks New Hampshire second - and Vermont fourth - in the amount of debt students pile up getting through college.
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Author brings message of hope to people in poverty
Friday, 11/07/08
By Lynne McCrea
Mary Childers shared her own story of growing up poor - a story that she documents in her book "Welfare Brat."
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Exit poll says Vt. most liberal state
Friday, 11/07/08
Vermont appears to have regained its position as the most liberal state in the country, exceeded only by the District of Columbia.
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Interview: UVM senior Emma Kennedy on students' expectations of an Obama administration
Thursday, 11/06/08
By Neal Charnoff
Hundreds of students at the University of Vermont poured out of their dorms Tuesday night in a spontaneous celebration after Barack Obama won the presidency.
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