Vermont Edition

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A recent report conducted by Vermont Network examined the cost of domestic and sexual violence for the state -- specifically through public expenditures. This hour, we speak with members from Vermont Network about what the report says, what resources Vermonters are in need of and the call-to-action required to change the narrative around violence. 

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The Scott administration has unveiled its Vermont Forward Plan, a three-month roadmap to lift most COVID-19 restrictions by July 4. In our weekly health update, we take an in-depth look at the Vermont Forward Plan with Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine, and we answer your questions.

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The 2021 baseball season is underway. This hour, listen as Bob Kinzel and Mitch Wertlieb team up for our annual baseball show. What questions do you have about the 2021 season?

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State officials are reporting a number of COVID-19 trends in Vermont. Some are good. But others are not.

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On Tuesday evening, Vermont Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American for Black Lives group send an open letter calling out Vermont leaders and others for silence in this state since the murders in Atlanta last week that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian backgrounds. This segment, we speak with APIDA for Black Lives about the silence towards the Asian American community in Vermont. 

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For many, college is a time for meeting new people and sharing experiences. But COVID-19 has made socializing especially challenging for college students. This segment, we speak with a panel of student journalists from across the state about how they and their peers are navigating pandemic restrictions and the college experience. 

Vermont Edition Host Jane Lindholm.
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On Thursday, Mar. 25, we celebrate Jane Lindholm and her nearly 14 years as host of Vermont Edition. Hear highlights from episodes past, as well as appreciations from staff and listeners across the region.

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On Friday, the Scott administration announced a vaccination timeline for all remaining age bands in Vermont, saying the state could "get back to normal" by the Fourth of July. In our weekly health update: answers to your questions about this and other COVID-19 news.

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Museums all across Vermont have had their doors closed for the last year because of COVID-19, but some are preparing to reopen as Gov. Phil Scott loosens gathering restrictions. This segment, we check in with the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury about its plans to reopen its planetarium. 

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Aimee Picchi has received one of the highest compliments awarded to American science fiction and fantasy writers. She has been named a finalist for the 56th Annual Nebula Awards.

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People who plan to ice fish this month should take heed. Recent warm weather has led to "rapidly deteriorating" ice conditions on Vermont’s lakes. In this segment, the state's chief game warden joins us with information on how to stay safe.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged norms and traditions, from how we marry to how we give birth. In this segment, we hear how one birth and postpartum doula has been working through the pandemic, supporting parents in ways others currently cannot.

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 At a time when more than 40 states are considering bills to limit access to voting, the Vermont Legislature is moving in the opposite direction. This hour, we look at a bill that would make mail-in voting permanent for Vermont's general elections.

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Robins. Vultures. Red-winged blackbirds. What birds have you observed, or do you hope to observe, as winter melts into spring? This hour, we talk with Vermont bird expert Bridget Butler and answer your birding questions.

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The Scott administration has issued updated guidance for multi-household gatherings in Vermont. Two unvaccinated households may now gather at a time, including for children's playdates.

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At the end of this month, the Greater Burlington YMCA will be closing its child care facility in St. Albans. The child care program had been operating out of a temporary location since its regular location was damaged by a burst pipe.

A sign painted in red reads Food, Not Rent on a blue clapboard house in Burlington.
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State and federal eviction moratoriums have had significant implications for renters and landlords alike. This hour, we take an in-depth look at how each has been weathering the COVID-19 crisis, and we answer your questions.  

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It was nearly one year ago, on Friday, March 13, 2020, when Gov. Phil Scott declared a state of emergency in Vermont in response to COVID-19. Much has changed since then for Vermont, the nation and the world. This hour, we talk about the many ways life has changed amid the pandemic and consider the outlook for the future.

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As the pandemic grew more severe last Spring, animal shelters in Vermont were restricted from transporting pets from out of state by travel restrictions set by Gov. Phil Scott. This segment, we check in with the Humane Society of Chittenden County, now that they are able to transport pets safely from states like Texas and Georgia. 

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Dartmouth researchers just published a report showing that early humans and woolly mammoths may have shared the New England landscape at the same time. Before this rib fragment from a Vermont mammoth was carbon dated, it wasn't known if humans and woolly mammoths overlapped in this region. 

This segment, we talk with one of the researchers about this discovery.