Exterior of Granby Central School, a white building
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Granby's Old Schoolhouse Repurposed As A New Home For Town History

There will soon be a local history museum in the Northeast Kingdom town of Granby. The organization opening the museum — inside a 19th-century schoolhouse — is the same group responsible for bringing electricity to the town decades ago.

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Young At Art

A man in a pink shirt stands by a pond.
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'Unhinged Rhythms And Unbridled Expression': Composer Matthew Evan Taylor

For as long as he can remember, Matthew Evan Taylor has been intrigued by sound.

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The idea of Champ being real is exciting, but "Vermont Edition" explores whether a sea monster could even exist in Lake Champlain.
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Live call-in discussion: Scores of people have seen Champ in Lake Champlain. And Memphre in Lake Memphremagog. So they've got to be real, right? Vermont Edition explores the lore and the biology of our beloved lake monsters.

Looking up at Green Mountain College entrance.
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The process of what comes next for three closed Vermont colleges has been a little different for each campus as they try to sell or reimagine how the physical infrastructure can be used. In at least one of these cases, that project has become mired in lawsuits.

The number of cases of children entering the foster care system due to parental drug use has more than doubled since 2000, according to research published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill into law that provides a procedure for the annulment of arrests or convictions for possession of three-quarters or less of an ounce of marijuana.

Welcome to parenthood! For many of us, parenthood is like being air-dropped into a foreign land, where protohumans rule and communication is performed through cryptic screams and colorful fluids. And to top it off, in this new world, sleep is like gold: precious and rare. (Oh, so precious.)

Throughout human history, children were typically raised in large, extended families filled with aunts, uncles, grannies, grandpas and siblings. Adding another baby to the mix didn't really make a big dent.

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The Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — is making headlines once again as a lawsuit moves through the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide whether a lower court’s ruling, that the law is unconstitutional,  should be upheld. This begs the question: what does this mean for Vermonters?

Images of Castleton University, the Community College of Vermont, and a diploma in the hands of a NVU-Lyndon student.
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Live call-in discussion: Three private Vermont colleges closed this year, the result of profound changes affecting higher education across the country. The Vermont State College system and its roughly 11,000 students are not immune. We're talking about the challenges facing Vermont's state, community and technical colleges, and efforts to keep the schools financially and academically sustainable.

We already know how to stop many cancers before they start, scientists say. But there's a lot more work to be done.

"Around half of cancers could be prevented," said Christopher Wild in the opening session of an international scientific meeting on cancer's environmental causes held in June. Wild is the former director of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer.

A sign highlighting concerns about Vermont's new e-cigarette tax spurring a vaping black market hangs outside Tom Massey's Good Stuff shop in Essex Junction.
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E-cigarettes are the target of a hefty new state tax — one experts say should reduce teen vaping. But could the new tax lead to a vaping black market in Vermont?

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The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing Friday regarding Border Patrol detention centers. The hearing comes as the result of a report from Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, which raised concerns about conditions at facilities near the country's southern border.

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch is a member of the committee.


Brave Little State

Chain-link fence surrounds an overgrown area in downtown Newport where buildings once stood.
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What's The Plan For The 'Pit' In The Middle Of Newport?

A development project gone wrong. A community living with the fallout. And an uncertain path forward.

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Gunshots Series

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Gunshots Project Update: Takeaways From 2018 Gun Death Data

More people died from gunshots in Vermont in 2018 than any year since at least 2011, according to the most recent update to the Vermont Public Radio gunshot database.

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Starting June 24, 2019, 'All Things Considered' host Henry Epp will be reading two extra local newscasts at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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More Local News Coming To All Things Considered

Beginning Monday, June 24, you will notice some changes to All Things Considered on VPR as we make room for more local news.

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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What Is Electricity?

Where does electricity come from? What is electricity made of? Who invented it? How does electricity work? What are electrons made of? Where does static electricity come from? How is it generated? Why don't we use lightning as a power source? How does electricity power things? Electrical Engineer Paul Hines answers our questions, in part one of our live call-in program. Hines is a professor at the University of Vermont and co-founder of Packetized Energy.

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2019 Summer Music Festival Guide

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

VPR Wins National Murrow Award For Overall Excellence

This award recognizes the full scope and impact of what a news organization produces — including breaking news, newscasts, features, continuing coverage and digital presence.