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How Rutland Refugee Resettlement Fits Into The Global Story

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Hundreds of portable buildings housing Syrian refugees stretch to the horizon at the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan, Sunday, June 19, 2016. We're talking about how the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Rutland fits into the global story.

Rutland has been at the center of a national discussion about refugee resettlement for months now. Now, the first Syrian refugees have arrived. We're talking about Rutland in the national context, and about the situation in Syria that's brought us to this point. 

We're joined by longtime NPR international correspondent Deborah Amos, who has reported for many years on the Middle East and on refugee issues.

Also on the program, it's great to be an electrician, a nurse or a software developer in Vermont. They are some of the occupations that will be the most promising in the state over the next decade. Mathew Barewicz, economic and labor market information chief for Vermont's Department of Labor, fills us in on the details.

Broadcast on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 live at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.