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Vermont Edition: Fair Trade Recycling Of E-Waste
Monday, 04/15/13
By Jane Lindholm
We learn how e-waste is being re-routed and where it's being put to use, get an update on a new Irene Recovery status report and look at the week ahead in the State Legislature.
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Vermont Edition: Lawmakers Debate Pot Decriminalization
Friday, 04/12/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont House is set to vote Friday on whether to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Vermont.
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Vermont Edition: Hook
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Nina Keck
We learn about the conditions, the health of our trout population and where to find the fish this season,  celebrate National Poetry Month and continue our series marking the anniversary of the Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
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Vermont Edition: Returning from War
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Nina Keck
Coming home from war is never easy. Author Karl Marlantes and Psychologist Jon Coffin share their experiences.
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Vermont Edition: Migrant Workers Argue For Driving Privileges
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Nina Keck
People who are in Vermont illegally may soon be able to get a legal driver's license. Supporters say it provides a level of freedom and safety for people who are isolated on the farms where they work.
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Vermont Edition: Bullying
Monday, 04/08/13
By Nina Keck
We hear a lot about bullying in schools these days- both physically and online. We'll parse out some of the definitions and we'll talk about state-wide anti-bullying efforts.
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Vermont Edition: Vt. Prepares For Health Care Exchange
Friday, 04/05/13
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont has received $250 million in federal funds over the last eighteen months to set up its health care exchange.
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Vermont Edition: Down By The Waterside
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Jane Lindholm
Last week the House passed a bill which would require all new construction within 250 feet of a lake shoreline to get a permit. We'll discuss the pros and cons of lake-shore development restrictions.
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Vermont Edition: Alzheimer's in the Family
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Jane Lindholm
If you knew you were going to get Alzheimer's disease, how would you live your life differently? What would you want your family and loved ones to do when you no longer remembered them? We'll talk with Nancy Bercaw, author of a new memoir about dealing with Alzheimer's in the family.
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Vermont Edition: Running On Empty: Raising Vt.'s Gas Tax
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By Jane Lindholm
In order to bolster transportation funds, the Vermont House recently passed a transportation bill that increases the gas tax in Vermont by 7 cents over the next two years.
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Vermont Edition: Off The Grid
Monday, 04/01/13
By Jane Lindholm
A new how-to book provides do-it-yourself instruction to radically change the energy systems in your home.
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Vermont Edition: Play Ball
Friday, 03/29/13
By Bob Kinzel
Our panel of baseball experts share their thoughts on the new season as Spring Training winds to a close and VPR's Ross Sneyd provides analysis on the moves made at the State House.
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Vermont Edition: Governor Peter Shumlin
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin discusses the budget and tax proposals being considered by the Legislature.
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Vermont Edition: Calvin Coolidge's Fiscal Legacy
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Jane Lindholm
Calvin Coolidge never struck his peers as ‘mostly likely to succeed' but he eventually served six years as a largely popular president during a time of massive social, economic and technological change.
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Vermont Edition: Farm Bill Negotiations
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Jane Lindholm
Congress usually passes a farm bill every five years. Except for last year, when a version of the farm bill came to a screeching halt on the House floor.  Now, Congress is tasked with writing a whole new farm bill, just as automatic spending cuts are kicking in.
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Vermont Edition: President Sullivan’s UVM Outlook
Monday, 03/25/13
By Jane Lindholm
UVM President Tom Sullivan discusses the goals he has set for the university, we learn about the growth and future of ibrattleboro and we look ahead at the week in the State Legislature.
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Vermont Edition: Board Works Toward New Health Care System
Friday, 03/22/13
By Bob Kinzel
We get an update from members of the Green Mountain Care Board about their work in transforming Vermont's health care system.
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Vermont Edition: Senate President John Campbell
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Bob Kinzel
Senate President John Campbell discusses the key issues facing lawmakers, we hear about the political battle fought by Vermont congressman Matthew Lyon and learn about Killington Search and Rescue.
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Vermont Edition: Herbal Medicine
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By Jane Lindholm
Dandelion for indigestion? Lemon Balm for stress? Mushrooms for hay fever? Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. We'll explore some of the benefits and drawbacks of herbal medicine with Guido Masé, author of the new book The Wild Medicine Solution.
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Vermont Edition: Resilience and Sustainability
Tuesday, 03/19/13
By Jane Lindholm
How can Vermont prepare itself to thrive in times of upheaval? What lessons can we learn from the new book Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back?
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Vermont Edition: David's Inferno: A Memoir Of Depression
Monday, 03/18/13
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont writer David Blistein discusses his own experience with depression and its effect on relationships, creativity, and spirituality.
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Vermont Edition: Bill Would Change Wind Project Review
Friday, 03/15/13
By Bob Kinzel
The debate over putting a moratorium on wind energy projects in Vermont and taken a turn. Now a bill in the Statehouse would instead give towns a greater say in whether wind projects could be built within the town’s borders.
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Vermont Edition: House Speaker Shap Smith
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Jane Lindholm
The leader of the Vermont House of Representatives discusses some of the thorny budget questions facing lawmakers, and the taxes that might be raised to support the state's spending plan.
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Vermont Edition: Renewable Energy Consequences
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Jane Lindholm
A new report from The Wilderness Society looks a range of different renewable energy sources that we might use in New England and details the impacts and consequences of each.
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Vermont Edition: Training for Tasers?
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Jane Lindholm
The death of  an unarmed Thetford man last June has prompted a state-wide discussion about the use of Tasers in Vermont and a new bill in front of the legislature.
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