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Public Radio Under Scrutiny

03/14/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
When NPR has a high-profile scandal -- like the secretly videotaped comments by an executive and the resignation of its president -- it focuses scrutiny on member stations, like VPR, and their relationship to the national network. Monday on Vermont Edition, we examine NPR's leadership problems and the proposed elimination of federal funding for public broadcasting, and how these two national stories affect the operations of VPR. Our guest is VPR President Robin Turnau.

Also in the program, three plant species have been newly listed as endangered in Vermont. We talk with Burlington Free Press environmental reporter Candace Page about the listing means for the plants and their habitat.

And as sap is running in sugarbushes across the region, we begin a week long series to celebrate the tradition of maple sugaring. First up is a primer on flavor, and what distinguishes one jar of maple syrup from another.

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