Senate Impeachment Trial

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VPR To Provide Special Coverage Of Senate Impeachment Trial

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, Vermont Public Radio will bring you special coverage from NPR of the impeachment trial of President Trump. VPR will broadcast the U.S. Senate hearings live on the air and streaming at .

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Sheriff Determines Deputy Did Not Violate 'Fair And Impartial' Policy In Traffic Stop

The Chittenden County Sheriff has determined one of his deputies did not violate a "fair and impartial policing" policy during a November traffic stop. That interaction resulted in a migrant farmworker being turned over to federal immigration authorities.

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Brave Little State

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Vermont's 'Brand' Helps These Businesses. Do They Help Vermont?

Tanya Ocker hears this refrain a lot: Vermont is not a business-friendly state. But she wonders about the businesses that emphasize our "brand." Do they help our economy?

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Two people hold up signs advocating for ATVS to be allowed on Newport city streets.
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Towns and cities across northern Vermont are trying to increase traffic from all-terrain vehicles, commonly called ATVs, to boost business in a region suffering from declining population and a sluggish economy. But proposals to open public roads to ATVs frequently spark debates and divide communities.

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Live call-in discussion: U.S.-Iran relations have been tense for years, but tensions only tightened after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian commander earlier this month. For Iranian-Americans in Vermont, the conflict affects not only their lives, but the lives of family members both here and abroad. We're talking to a Vermonter with Iranian roots about his experiences and insight into US-Iran relations.

A teenage girl, Greta Thunberg, has become the world-famous face of the climate strike movement. But she's far from alone: Thunberg has helped rally and inspire others — especially girls.

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Gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi shares his expertise each week and answers listeners' questions about gardening, house plants, veggie starts and more. This episode has information on books about trees, as well as caring for an orchid.

With the Iowa Caucus less than three weeks away, and the New Hampshire Primary a week after that, Bernie Sanders is surging. He is raising more money than any of his Democratic competitors, and is at or near the top in several recent polls.

“I just feel that he is the one who can beat Trump by a wide margin,” said Diane St. Germain, of Bedford, New Hampshire, who supported Sanders in 2016 and has been knocking on doors for him over the past three months.

Nearly 250 years ago this month, 11 men gathered in a house on the Housatonic River to draft a document on equality and independence aimed at the British crown. A woman who was enslaved in the house overheard the discussion, and determined the words applied to her, too.

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by nearly two dozen young people aimed at forcing the federal government to take bolder action on climate change, saying the courts were not the appropriate place to address the issue.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the young plaintiffs had "made a compelling case that action is needed," but they did not have legal standing to bring the case.

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Leaving his multi-year post as executive director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington and moving into a new role as a citizen legislator serving the city of South Burlington had John Killacky feeling "humbled" — and a bit nervous.

Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto

Jan 17, 2020

Gun violence is a growing problem in Canada's biggest city — and last year was Toronto's worst, with more shootings than any year to date, according to Toronto police statistics.

The highest-profile incident came in June, when shots rang out as more than a million fans gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the Toronto Raptors' first NBA championship. Four people were injured in the shooting, and a panicked stampede of fans ensued.

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The Vermont Senate approved paid family leave legislation Friday by enough votes to override an expected veto by Gov. Phil Scott.


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Tour Germany And Austria With VPR Classical Host Helen Lyons

Join VPR Classical Host Helen Lyons on a 10-day music tour to Germany and Austria in October 2020, in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday year.

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But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

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Do Animals Get Married?

Do animals get married? Do they fall in love and have friends? Do they laugh when they're happy and cry when they're sad? When you talk to your pets, can they understand you? Why can't they speak to us? And do animals know what kind of animal they are? Alyssa Arre of the Comparative Cognition Lab at Yale tackles these interesting questions.

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