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Future of the Vermont State Hospital

11/13/07 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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The Douglas Administration has been advocating for a new mental health facility in Burlington to replace the century-old Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. But progress on the replacement has been slow. Last Spring the Legislature commissioned a study on the future of the State Hospital and mental health care in the state. The study's findings are being made public this week. On this episode of Vermont Edition we examine the new report and its recommendations with two of its creators.

Also on the program, an interview with Ellen Bryant Voigt. The former Vermont State Poet ‘s latest book, Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976 - 2006, is a finalist for the National Book award in Poetry. On the eve of the prestigious awards ceremony, we talk with Voigt about her life and art.

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