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Vt. Landfill Case Highlights 'Garbage Juice' Chemicals In Drinking Water

Environmentalists opposed to the expansion of a Northeast Kingdom landfill say Vermont is being inconsistent in how it regulates the landfill’s wastewater.

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Young At Art

A woman wearing glasses looks out from behind wooden slats.
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Reopening The 'Storage Box': Painter Emilia Olson Returns To Her Art After 15-Year Hiatus

Hanging on the gallery walls at Central Vermont Medical Center are oil paintings of all sizes — from the very small to the very large — by Montpelier artist Emilia Olson. The exhibit is a result of Olson revisiting artwork she created, but then stored away, more than a decade ago.

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A portrait of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. He said this week that an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump could help Democrats' chances in the 2020 election.
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Former Gov. Howard Dean wants Congress to conduct a “thorough investigation” into President Donald Trump, and if House members choose to pursue impeachment in the midst of the 2020 election, Dean thinks that could help Democrats’ chances of taking back the White House.

'Vermont Edition' sought out the scariest ride at the Champlain Valley Fair.

A few years ago, Vermont Edition dispatched a team of producers and reporters to the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction for a single day. Their mission? Capture personal stories as diverse as the crowd itself. And did they ever! We'll listen back to all the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the fair.

A woman holds a copy of the weekly newspaper Seven Days featuring a story in the "Hooked" series on opioids and addiction.
Matthew Smith / VPR

The stigma surrounding opioid addiction is pervasive. Many grappling with it, and even those years into their recovery, often struggle to talk with their doctors or families about it. But when addiction and recovery intersect with pregnancy, that stigma is only amplified. 

Aerial footage of the Cotton Brook landslide in Mount Mansfield State Forest in June 2019.
Vermont Agency of Transportation UAS team, Courtesy

Earlier this year, Vermont recorded one of its biggest landslides on record in Waterbury's Cotton Brook area of the Mount Mansfield State Forest. No one was hurt in the tumult but 12 acres of hillside vanished, and part of a popular trail and nearby stream were damaged. VPR reporter John Dillon visited the site and shares the insights scientists are gleaning from the rare geological event. 

Hartford resident Makale Camara asked members of the selectboard to restrict all communication between local police and federal immigration authorities.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR FILE

The town of Hartford has been grappling with its official stance on what it means to be a welcoming city. VPR reporter Peter Hirschfeld joined Vermont Edition to detail some of the events that have recently transpired in the Upper Valley related to protests around the country's immigration policies. 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan Thursday that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency.

While the Vermont senator had already endorsed the sweeping Democratic proposal to combat climate change and had teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on climate legislation, Sanders' climate plan provides the most detail yet on how he envisions the climate change moonshot taking shape if he is elected president.

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon and nine other telecommunications companies teamed up with attorneys general of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to announce a new pact to eradicate a common scourge in America: illegal robocalls.

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French President Emmanuel Macron is calling on world leaders to place the massive fires destroying Brazil's Amazon rainforest at the top of their agenda as they gather in France's southwest for the Group of Seven summit.

A woman cuts a plant.
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When Congress legalized hemp farming at the end of last year, CNN’s Harmeet Kaur wrote: “... if you try to smoke hemp, you'll probably just end up with a headache.”

Jeff Weaver, presidential campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the center of a press scrum in Des Moines, Iowa during Sanders' 2016 presidential bid.
Andrew Harnik / AP

There are just five months to go before the Iowa caucuses, and a number of polls put Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders among the front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination. We're talking with Sanders' senior presidential campaign advisor Jeff Weaver about the challenges facing the Sanders campaign in the months ahead.


VPR Investigations

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Caledonia Judge Unlawfully Ordered Arrests Of Debtors For Years

It’s been more than 150 years since it was legal to arrest people in Vermont for unpaid debts. And yet over the last two decades, roughly 200 debtors in Caledonia County’s small claims court were issued arrest warrants, often after missing hearings or failing to make payments.

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Happy Birthday, Brave Little State!

We celebrate the show's third birthday with a trip down memory lane to some favorite moments from our archive.

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Eye On The Sky

Event: Brunch With Charlie Nardozzi

Get ready for fall gardening! Learn what to plant, divide, keep or toss.

VPR Blog

Tanzina Vega (left) is the new host of WNYC's 'The Takeaway'. Shankar Vedantam hosts NPR's 'Hidden Brain'. Both programs will join VPR's lineup starting the week of August 12, 2019.
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VPR Adds 'The Takeaway', NPR’s 'Hidden Brain' To Program Lineup

Vermont Public Radio will make changes to its program schedule beginning the week of August 12, adding popular programs The Takeaway and Hidden Brain , as well as a rebroadcast of Fresh Air .

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

Visitors cross highway 178 next to a crack left on the road by an earthquake Sunday, July 7, 2019, near Ridgecrest, Calif.
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Why Do Earthquakes Happen?

Why do earthquakes happen? How do the tectonic plates move underground? How do we stay safe during an earthquake? For this week's show we headed to California to visit Jennifer Strauss at the Berkeley Seismology Lab and we hear from Celeste Labedz at the California Institute of Technology .

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What Is Electricity?

A Beginner's Guide To Podcasts

A Beginner's Guide To Podcasts

Not sure how the whole podcasting thing works? We're here to help.

2019 Summer Music Festival Guide

Your go-to resource for music events across the region this summer.