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Commentaries
Commentary Series: Stoddard: Rick Peyser
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Fran Stoddard
Vermont is home to a remarkable number of people doing positive work in businesses and non-profits around the globe. Fran Stoddard has been taking note of some of these innovators as they bring the best of Vermont to international development - like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Rick Peyser.
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Commentaries
Commentary Series: Stoddard: Global Vermonter
Tuesday, 12/11/12
By Fran Stoddard
Fran Stoddard has been taking note of a remarkable number of innovators in business and non profit ventures who make Vermont their home. They bring the best of Vermont to international development. Project Harmony International's Ann Martin is one of them.
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Commentaries
Commentary Series: Stoddard: Global Vermonter
Wednesday, 10/03/12
By Fran Stoddard
Vermont is home to a remarkable number of businesses and non profits doing positive work around the globe. Fran Stoddard has been taking note of some of these innovators that bring the best of Vermont to international development.
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VPR News
Northern Vt. Artist Develops 200-Acre Sculpture Park
Thursday, 08/16/12
David Stromeyer has been building massive steel sculptures in Northern Vermont for over 40 years.  Now, a career retrospective offers a glimpse of his life's work that includes more than 400 sculptures.
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VPR News
Generation Gap
Thursday, 03/29/12
In part four of our our series Generation Gap, VPR's Fran Stoddard looks at what engages the generation known as Millennials to stay in or return to Vermont.
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VPR News
Generation Gap
Wednesday, 03/28/12
The percentage of young adult Vermonters continues to decline even as the state searches for ways to keep this vital slice of the population here. The ability to find affordable housing and to manage their debt often influences these young people's decisions whether to stay, or not to stay, in Vermont.
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VPR News
Generation Gap
Tuesday, 03/27/12
Vermont's economic future depends heavily on having a population of young people ready to fill jobs and launch vibrant companies. Today in our series on the generation gap, we look at the challenges young people face making ends meet with limited jobs, low pay, and a high cost of living.
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VPR News
Generation Gap
Monday, 03/26/12
Many students in Vermont seem to be more interested in experience, doing good and making things better than they are in making money when it comes to their professional career.
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Series and Specials
VPR Series and Specials: Generation Gap
Monday, 03/26/12
Vermont Edition looks at the trend of Vermonters ages 20 to 34 leaving the state in this week-long series.
VPR News
Midday Report - July 28
Friday, 07/28/06
Central Vermont Public Service announces plans to buy the southern territory of Vermont Electric Cooperative; anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has cancelled a scheduled visit to Vermont this weekend; Terry Gildea reports on Senator Leahy's testimony on the Freedom of Information Act; more....
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VPR News
Midday Report - July 27
Thursday, 07/27/06
Levels of fine particulate matter in the air are elevated today, creating a health hazard for sensitive groups; reaction to the findings this week on the probable cause of a fatal tour boat accident on Lake George; the newly approved Human Papilloma virus vaccine is now available in Vermont; U.S. House candidate Martha Rainville unveils her national energy plan.
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VPR News
Midday Report - July 26
Wednesday, 07/26/06
State officials move to implement the health care reforms passed this spring by the Legislature; several hundred Vermonters participate in a test of the state's planning for a bird flu pandemic; a Vermont dairy farmer says America's agriculture policies are crippling developing nations; the owner of the Grafton Village Cheese Company wants to open a new cheese factory in Brattleboro.
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VPR News
Midday Report: July 7
Friday, 07/07/06
Senator Leahy attends immigration field hearings; Democratic Congressional Candidate Peter Welch says he has a plan for 21st century jobs;
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VPR News
Midday Report - July 5
Wednesday, 07/05/06
The next in the line of 21 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of boys by priests in Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese has been pushed back to September; despite the buzz surrounding Powerball and Megabucks, instant ticket sales account for roughly a huge piece of all Vermont lottery revenue; the Plainfield Health Center is designated as a federally qualified health center; Vermont state officials promise to help Medicaid recipients meet new federal rules on proof of identity.
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Switchboard
Switchboard: Future of Health Care
Thursday, 03/23/06
By Fran Stoddard
What does the future of health care look like for Vermont and the country? We discuss the University of Vermont's George D. Aiken Lecture, Future of Health and Wellness, delivered by former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. Our guests are Peter Hofstetter, CEO of Northwestern Medical Center; Betty Rambur, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at UVM; and Dr. Scott Luria, primary care internist at Fletcher Allen. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Annual Weather Program
Thursday, 03/09/06
By Fran Stoddard
VPR's Eye On The Sky Guys - Mark Breen, Chris Bouchard and Steve Maleski - talk about huge storms, precise forecasts and a winter of weird weather. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Future of Vermont's Landscape
Thursday, 02/23/06
By Fran Stoddard
What does the future hold for Vermont's changing landscape? We'll discuss the University of Vermont's George D. Aiken Lecture Hands on the Land. Fran Stoddard's guests are historic preservation expert Bob McCullough and geomorphologist Paul Bierman. They'll discuss Jan Albers' and Darby Bradley's talk on the history and future of Vermont's landscape.
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Switchboard: Poverty
Thursday, 02/16/06
By Fran Stoddard
Poverty is a social crisis that has been hidden from view. Our guests are Hal Colston of Neighbor Keepers and Gretchen Morse of the United Way. We look at the reasons people fall into poverty, and ways communities can lend support. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Elite Ski Academies
Tuesday, 02/07/06
By Fran Stoddard
Vermont's ski academies are filled with teens who dream of making it. We talk with Olympian Doug Lewis and Sverre Caldwell: Nordic head coach and former headmaster at Stratton Mountain School about developing a talented skier into an international competitor. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Population Media Center
Thursday, 02/02/06
By Fran Stoddard
Education around social and health issues is a challenge for many developing countries. A Vermont-based organization is making progress with an unusual approach: using entertainment to change behavior. We talk with Bill Ryerson, director of the Population Media Center. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Art & Community
Thursday, 01/26/06
By Fran Stoddard
Art centers are cropping up in small towns throughout Vermont and supporters say their impact extends beyond artists. We discuss the arts and what they mean to our communities. Guests are Sue Higby, executive director of Studio Place Arts in Barre and Bill Botzow, artist and former chair of the Vermont Arts Council. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: At-Risk Youth
Thursday, 01/19/06
By Fran Stoddard
Adolescence is tough for every teenager, but some youth have especially difficult challenges -- from truancy and substance abuse, to abandonment and homelessness. We talk with Mark Redmond of Spectrum Youth and Family Services and Andrea Torello of the Mobius mentoring program about how adults can make a positive connection with troubled teens. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Influential People in Vermont History
Thursday, 01/12/06
By Fran Stoddard
We discuss the personalities that loom large in Vermont history, including some people who may no longer be household names. Our guests are Michael Sherman, co-author of "Freedom and Unity"; Kevin Graffagnino, director of the Vermont Historical Society. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Winter Health
Thursday, 01/05/06
By Fran Stoddard
Flu season is upon us and nasty colds are making the rounds. We talk about special measures you can take this winter to stay healthy, eat well and feel good. Guests are physician Ben Littenberg and nutritionist Jean Harvey-Berino. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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Switchboard: Poetry Slams
Thursday, 12/15/05
By Fran Stoddard
How self-expression, audience participation and some harsh judges make a poetry slam a unique literary experience. Our guest is Geof Hewitt, a Vermont slam champion and writing advocate. Hosted by Fran Stoddard.
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