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Flute maker spends 200 hours crafting each instrument
Wednesday, 03/24/10
By Sarah Ashworth
It takes Jonathon Landell about 200 hours, from start to finish, to make a flute. In his Richmond, Vermont workshop, which originally served as his family's garage, he makes flutes by hand-- and he teaches others both how to build and how to play the wind instrument.
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Abenaki Song a metaphor for cultural recovery
Thursday, 07/02/09
By Jane Lindholm
The song Kwawtam is performed here by Abenaki singer Marge Bruchac, a historical consultant and a traditional Abenaki singer with a PhD in Anthropology.
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VT Edition Interview: Chuck Wooster on raising your own pigs
Monday, 04/06/09
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont author and farmer Chuck Wooster's new book is Living With Pigs. It's a guide to choosing, training, caring for and slaughtering your pig. VPR's Jane Lindholm pays a visit to Wooster's farm to see how it's done.
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VPR Evening News December 31st
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont Yankee owners will not offer Vermont utilities a new deal on power; New commissioner appointed for Department of Corrections; Actor Matt Dillon stopped for speeding on I-91; and commentator Howard Coffin looks forward to looking back.
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Vermont Yankee owners won't offer state's utilities new power deal
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By John Dillon
The owners of Vermont Yankee have decided not to offer Vermont utilities a new deal on power. Yankee faced a year-end deadline to come up with a new power contract. But the owners of the nuclear plant said the deal that's already in place is good enough for now.
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Celebrity charged with speeding in Vermont
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By Ross Sneyd
State police remind drivers that there will be heavy patrols this New Year's Eve.
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VT Edition: Marselis Parsons & Chris Graff on the top news stories of 2008
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By Jane Lindholm
WCAX news director and anchor Marselis Parsons and news analyst Chris Graff speak with VPR's Jane Lindholm to talk about the year in news.
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Midday Newscast: December 31
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 12:10pm A veteran administrator in state government has been appointed commissioner of the Department of Corrections; Vermont State Police are examining handguns collected as part of a probe into a series of shootings in the Northeast Kingdom; more...
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Morning Newscast: December 31
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: A coalition of education groups has dropped its lawsuit against Tax Commissioner Tom Pelham.  Pelham has now complied by recommending a two-cent cut in the residential rate. But the battle over education funding is expected to be a key issue in the 2009 legislative session...
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Education groups drop lawsuit against tax commissioner
Wednesday, 12/31/08
By Bob Kinzel
A coalition of education groups has dropped its lawsuit against Tax Commissioner Tom Pelham.  Pelham has now complied by recommending a two-cent cut in the residential rate. But the battle over education funding is expected to be a key issue in the 2009 legislative session.
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PSNH will raise electricity rates in 2009
Wednesday, 12/31/08
Public Service of New Hampshire is ringing in the New Year with a rate increase.
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Vermont's minimum wage goes up Thursday
Wednesday, 12/31/08
Vermont's minimum wage goes up to $8.06 per hour on Thursday. That puts Vermont's rate among the highest in the U.S., but some say it's not enough.
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Sounds of 2008: Gubernatorial Race
Wednesday, 12/31/08
Today we close out our series, Sounds of 2008, a review of the top news of the past year. And we wrap up with a reminder of the dominant news story of the year - politics.  
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Vt. man wins $650k after pulling ticket from trash
Wednesday, 12/31/08
A Richford man who threw out a lottery ticket he'd been given for Christmas pulled it out of the trash and cashed it - winning $650,000.
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NH tougher than neighbors on negligent hikers
Wednesday, 12/31/08
Though neighboring states are more lenient, tourism officials say New Hampshire's latest effort to penalize unprepared hikers is unlikely to turn people away.
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Sanders says Vermont should be proud President George Bush hasn't visited
Wednesday, 12/31/08
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says Vermonters should be proud that Vermont is the only state President George W. Bush hasn't visited in his nearly eight years in office.
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Guard soldiers back in US
Wednesday, 12/31/08
Sixteen members of the Vermont Army National Guard are back in the United States after spending a year in Afghanistan.
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FairPoint: put plug-in phone in NH storm kits
Wednesday, 12/31/08
FairPoint Communications is recommending that Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire residents consider putting a plug-in phone in their emergency storm kits.
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Sanders: Congress will act quickly to pass stimulus package
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By John Dillon
Senator Bernie Sanders isn't sure if the federal money will come soon enough to help Vermont avert painful budget cuts.
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Merchants Bank declines bailout money
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By Ross Sneyd
At least one Vermont bank qualified for money from the federal government's bailout of the financial industry.
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Sounds of 2008: Lake Champlain
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By Ross Sneyd
Today in our Sounds of 2008 series, we turn to Lake Champlain and the phosphorous that pollutes it.
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Lottery proceeds down
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By John Dillon
The recession has hurt one source of state revenues that some thought were immune to tough economic times. Proceeds from the Vermont lottery are down about 10%.
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The art of skate sharpening
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By Sarah Ashworth
Sixteen-year-old Zoë Cross is a newcomer to the craft of sharpening skates...but in less than six months she's picked up the basics and found the art behind creating a hollow in the blades of hockey and figure skates. We spent a recent Sunday afternoon with Zoë as she sharpened rental skates at the Leddy Park Arena in North Burlington.
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VT Edition Interview: Bruce Hyde on kicking off the Quadricentennial Celebration
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By Jane Lindholm
Bruce Hyde, who heads the Quadricentennial Commission, gives VPR's Jane Lindholm a preview of the year-long celebration, which begins Wednesday during Burlington's First Night festivities.
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Vermont Edition: Paul Cillo on the public's role in state budget cuts
Tuesday, 12/30/08
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm speaks with Paul Cillo of the Public Assets Institute about the budget rescissions, and the transparency of those decisions, and what citizens need to understand about how the state uses its resources.
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