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A conversation with Vt. Sen. Patrick Leahy & his wife, Marcelle Leahy

Sen. Patrick Leahy in a gray suit with a striped red tie stands to the left, where he holds up his wife Marcelle Leahy's hand. Marcelle is wearing a light pink suit and pearls and has blonde hair.
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Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt. left, celebrates a campaign victory with his wife, Marcelle, in Burlington in 2010, just before their 50th wedding anniversary.

Live call-in discussion: This week, the longest-serving sitting U.S. senator said he will not seek a 9th term. We welcome Vermont’s senior Sen. Patrick Leahy to the program to learn more about what went into his decision to “put the gavel down and come home." We also hear about his vision for the future of Vermont’s Congressional delegation, and speak with his wife, Marcelle Leahy.

A split image of Sen. Patrick Leahy, left in a gray suit, speaking into a microphone in the US Senate studio, and his wife Marcelle to the right, also speaking into a mic and wearing black headphones and a maroon sweater.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy and his wife Marcelle join Vermont Edition from the U.S. Senate studio space in Washington, D.C.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Lydia is managing producer for Vermont Edition. She joined the station in 2019 after working for 6 years at Connecticut Public Radio as a producer for Where We Live.