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Art Of Handmade Chocolates
Friday, 07/08/11
By Jane Lindholm
Truffles, bitter cocoa, and milky smooth squares -- we talk with a few small-scale chocolatiers in our region about the craft and tradition of handmade chocolates.
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Zzzzz Smack! Welcome To Mosquito Season
Monday, 06/06/11
By Jane Lindholm
The whining buzz and itchy bite of mosquitoes are part of summer in our region, and intense spring floods have many people suspecting that mosquitoes will be worse than ever this season.
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Predicting The End, Then And Now
Wednesday, 06/01/11
By Jane Lindholm
In the 1840s, people across Vermont and much of the northeast were preparing for judgment day. A local preacher, William Miller, had predicted that the end was coming, and that it would be sometime between March of 1843 and March of 1844.
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Green Mtn Coffee Roasters Takes Off
Thursday, 05/19/11
By Jane Lindholm
What's driving the growth of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in the national marketplace of specialty coffee.
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Getting Along: Canadian-U.S. Relations
Tuesday, 03/22/11
By Jane Lindholm
We hear about the relationship between Canada and the U.S. and why it continues to work. Plus, Quebecers tell us whether they believe Montreal is French or bilingual. And VPR's Bob Kinzel provides an update on the State Legislature.
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How Does Vermont Yankee Stack Up Against Mother Nature?
Thursday, 03/17/11
By Jane Lindholm
In light of the developments in Japan, we look at how Vermont Yankee would fare in a natural disaster. Plus, filmmaker Bess O'Brien discusses her new work, "Ask Us Who We Are." And we get tips on cooking with maple syrup.
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How The Electric Grid Works
Tuesday, 03/15/11
By Jane Lindholm
The alarm clock goes off, you flip on the light switch and the automatic coffee maker starts brewing. And while these actions are simple and mundane, the electric grid that powers our everyday electric devices is a vast and complicated system.
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Gone Cats, Gone: Catamount Now Extinct
Monday, 03/07/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced March 2 that the animal known officially as the Eastern Cougar is, in fact, extinct. Decades have passed since the last confirmed sighting of a catamount in Vermont.
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Careful Balance: States' Rights And Federal Power
Tuesday, 03/01/11
By Jane Lindholm
"Federalism" may be a word that conjures dusty text books and vague memories of 8th grade history class, but it's the cornerstone of some of the most compelling and divisive debates we have about modern issues.
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So, You Want To Make A Documentary?
Thursday, 02/24/11
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont has its fair share of documentary filmmakers. We look at who makes these films, how they choose their subjects and how the films get financed. Plus UVM professor Barry Guitar discusses the use of "direct therapy" to cure stuttering.
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It's Not The Dog, It's You
Thursday, 02/17/11
By Steve Zind
In his new book, "Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves", Vermonter Kevin Behan says a dog's behavior is a reaction to its owner's emotions.
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Dr. William Hsiao On Health Care System Reform
Thursday, 01/20/11
By Jane Lindholm
Harvard professor of economics William Hsiao discusses his report on reforming Vermont's health care system. Plus, VPR's Bob Kinzel previews the Legislature's reaction to the report.
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The Year Of Making Things
Tuesday, 01/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
As people attempt to do more with less, we delve into doing it yourself - from creating clothing with reused materials, to printing your own invitations and cards for weddings and holidays. Plus, we get a tour of the Eco-Freezer being created to keep food frozen without an external energy source.
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Why We Love Our Toys (And Games)
Wednesday, 12/22/10
By Jane Lindholm
Shelburne Museum Senior Curator Jean Burks looks back at toys, dolls and games, some that were manufactured in Vermont. Also, with the first round of data from the 2010 census just released, we look at what Vermont's results tell us. Plus we hear from an Enosburg Falls trio called Farm.
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Resorts Lure Snow Enthusiasts With Deals, Amenities
Tuesday, 12/28/10
By Jane Lindholm
Ski resorts are focused on diversification, marketing to out of state skiers and boarders, and recruiting new people to keep the industry growing.
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Live Interview With Governor Shumlin
Friday, 01/07/11
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin is Bob Kinzel's guest to discuss the slate of issues and responsibilities before him, and hear from you.
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Annual Music Show!
Monday, 12/20/10
Each year, the hosts of Vermont Edition invite you to recommend the songs, albums and downloads that caught your ear, made you sing out loud and dance around the kitchen. Follow the link to share your favorite music of 2010.
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Causes And Effects Of Obesity
Tuesday, 11/30/10
By Jane Lindholm
Obesity is rapidly approaching tobacco addiction as the leading preventable public health problem facing Vermonters. We discuss obesity with Dr. Bob McLellan of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Plus, VPR’s Bob Kinzel looks at Governor-elect Peter Shumlin’s new staff. And we get a peak at what goes into the official portrait of Governor Jim Douglas. 
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Must Reads Of 2010: Vermont Edition's Winter Reading Show
Thursday, 12/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
With just weeks left to go in 2010, it's time to take stock of the best books of the year. Thursday is our winter reading show, and we want to hear from you. What were your favorites? The must reads of 2010?
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The Joy Of Pies
Wednesday, 11/24/10
By Jane Lindholm
On Thanksgiving Day, there's always room for a slice of pie. King Arthur Flour's Susan Reid shares expert tips on making the perfect pie. Plus we go for a walk in the woods with Mary Holland, author of "Naturally Curious." And we hear from VPR listeners about why they're thankful this year.
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Wait, Anxiety And Gratitude Part Of The Adoption Process
Tuesday, 11/23/10
By Jane Lindholm
People who are seeking to adopt can go through long periods of waiting and anxiety before being matched with a child. And the emotions also run high for the birth parents too.
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Sanders Reaffirms Political Priorities
Wednesday, 11/10/10
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the election results and how they might affect what he wants to accomplish in the Senate over the next two years. And we talk to journalist Anne Galloway about a superior court ruling that Hartford police must release documents regarding an incident in which they pulled an African-American man from his own home, believing he was a burglar.
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Fall Migration Bird Show
Thursday, 10/21/10
By Jane Lindholm
The weather’s getting colder and the leaves are falling: time for the fall bird show! Naturalist and self-described "bird diva" Bridget Butler answers questions from listeners about all things bird-related.
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A Look At VPR Vermont Poll Results
Friday, 10/15/10
By Jane Lindholm
We examine the results of VPR's statewide poll of how Vermonters feel about the candidates and issues of this election season. Plus, we revisit a Revolutionary War raid on Royalton, 230 years ago.
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Vermont Artisans Change With The Times
Wednesday, 10/13/10
By Jane Lindholm
Making a living as a crafts person in Vermont requires artistic talent and business sense.  We look at how crafts people are adapting to changing tastes and a challenging economy.  Also, VPR's Steve Zind talks about his time with Vermont Guard soldiers in Afghanistan.
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