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Ice Ice Baby

Spring will eventually be here, along with the potential for ice jams and river flooding. On the next Vermont Edition, we learn about the conditions that cause ice jams, and how our rivers behave as winter turns to spring.

Our guests are Greg Hanson of the National Weather Service; Breck Bodwen, professor of watershed science at the University of Vermont; and Barb Farr, director of long term recovery for Waterbury.

Also in the program, are we predisposed to happy words? Two mathematicians at the University of Vermont, Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth, share their analysis that human languages have a bias towards words with positive emotional meaning. We learn more about their research.

Broadcast live on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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