Two young men hold a banner ahead of a crowd
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Students Take To Streets In Vermont And Across The Globe For Climate Strike

Student protestors carried banners, waved signs and chanted slogans as they led hundreds of climate activists from Montpelier High School to city hall Friday morning.

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The Brooks House building in Brattleboro, Vermont.
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'Did It Work?': Redeveloping Brattleboro's Fire-Damaged Brooks House

After a fire damaged a historic building in Brattleboro , investors had a tough time raising enough money to redevelop the property. Ultimately, the project relied on both federal and state grants to finance the reconstruction. Eight years after the fire, we look at the current status of the Brooks House.

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An artist rendition of a dome over a city.
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They seemed so brilliant at the time. Or maybe they didn't. Vermonters have hatched quite a few wild schemes that somehow never got past the idea stage. So we listen back to Vermont Edition's failed ideas show. Six years after originally airing, these planned projects are still fun to think about.

Next Wednesday evening, Plácido Domingo, the opera megastar who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by 20 women, is scheduled to start a run of performances of Verdi's Macbeth at the most famous opera house in the United States: New York's Metropolitan Opera.

A river at sunset
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The Otter Creek is the longest river contained within Vermont's borders.  It's shaped where Vermonters live, how they farm, and how the basic infrastructure and political divisions of the state are set up. And now, it's a big part of the state's phosphorus pollution problem.

Firearms manufacturer Colt says it is suspending production of its popular AR-15 semi-automatic assault-style rifle for the civilian market, saying it will concentrate instead on fulfilling contracts from the military and law enforcement.

A fighter plane cockpit.
Elodie Reed / VPR

Two F-35 fighter planes landed in Vermont today. They're the first of 20 F-35 planes expected to be based with the Vermont Air National Guard in South Burlington.

Vermonters will be casting their votes in the presidential primaries in about six months. But Secretary of State Jim Condos is worried about potential cyberattacks to the state's election system.
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Vermonters will vote in the presidential primary in about six months, but is the state prepared to deal with cyberattacks during the 2020 election? Secretary of State Jim Condos is calling on Congress to allocate more to states to protect their voting systems. We'll discuss where Vermont stands as we prepare for the March primary.

Hotel conference rooms can be suffocating, the type of places where energy and creativity get ground down, leaving permanent stains in the beige carpet. 

But the mood is very different, very alive at the Autumn Seacoast Psychic Fair, held inside the Hampton Inn in Exeter. 

Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., unveiled her long-anticipated plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs on Thursday. It is a priority shared by President Trump, fueling a glimmer of hope that there is a deal to be had on the issue ahead of the 2020 elections.

"It is transformative," Pelosi said of her plan."We do hope to have White House buy-in."

One of America's most recent espionage cases started with a friendly hello over the Internet.

It ended with a jury in Virginia finding former CIA officer Kevin Mallory guilty of spying for China. The Mallory case — a rare counterintelligence investigation to go to trial — provides a lesson in how Chinese spies use social media to try to recruit or co-opt Americans.

For the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, John Demers, it also highlights a broader point.

Two F-35A jets flying over California.
Ben Margot / Associated Press File

The first two of 20 F-35 fighter jets slated to be based in Vermont are expected to arrive at Burlington International Airport on Thursday.

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Brave Little State's Second Annual History Of Vermont Road Names

A road sign.
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Was Thetford’s Sawnee Bean Road Named For The Legendary Scottish Cannibal?

Did you know Brave Little State has a hotline where you can call and leave a message? That’s where we heard from West Windsor resident Nan Carman, who's had a burning curiosity about Sawnee Bean Road in Thetford for the past 40 years.

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Young At Art

A woman wears wings.
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'They All Blend Together': Katie Runde, Renaissance Woman

It's hard to define Katie Runde as anything other than a Renaissance woman. The 34-year-old describes herself as a realist painter, saxophonist and spiritual thinker who sometimes preaches at her local church.

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Be Here For VPR During The September Drive

The news never takes time off, and VPR doesn’t either. Because VPR is here for you every day, we’re asking you to be here for news, music, community and so much more by supporting VPR during our September 2019 membership drive .

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VPR's Plan For Exploring The Whole Vermont Story, Together

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

Chef Tony Wu holds up 16,000 strands of very thin pasta he's just stretched and pulled by hand.
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How Are Noodles Made?

This week, we answer a question from 4-year-old Hugo in Burlington, Vt. Hugo wants to know how noodles are made.
We visit M.Y. China , a restaurant in San Francisco, CA to watch executive chef Tony Wu hand-pull 16,000 noodles and hear from the restaurant's owner, chef Martin Yan , host of the PBS show Yan Can Cook . And to give us some historical context, Jen Lin-Liu , author of On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta , shares her insight.

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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.