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Rep. Peter Welch, Dowsing, Lake Memphremagog, “Walking Home”

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Rep. Peter Welch joins us to open the show with an update on what’s happening in Washington. Then we learn about dowsing from a member of the American Society of Dowsers based in Danville.  After that, national correspondent Bob Ney provides his look at national and world events. We follow that by hearing from Kevin McCallum of Seven Days about concerns for the health of Lake Memphremagog. And then …

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Town Police Spending Report, Path Paws, WDEV @ 90

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UVM’s Center for Research on Vermont has put together a report on police spending in towns across the state. We’ll open the show by diving into the data. Next, we go to the dogs when we talk to Liz Ducharme of Path Paws about dog training and walking dogs in packs. After that, we open up the phones again to hear what’s on your mind. And then …

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Southgate Steeplejacks, Floating Bridge, Festival of Fools, CYOA Books

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We start the show by hearing how steeples get repaired when steeplejack Jay Southgate joins us. Then, we’ll learn about the storied history of Brookfield’s Floating Bridge. All eight of them. After that, we’ll get prepped for Burlington’s outrageous Festival of Fools. And we finish the show talking about the Choose Your Own Adventure book series, based right here in Vermont. 

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Historical Restoration, Homelessness, WDEV @90, Sugarbush Polo Club

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We begin the show meeting Sally Fishburn, who spends her time restoring some of Vermont’s historic old buildings. Next, with the state’s homeless motel voucher program ending earlier this month, we’ll discuss solutions for housing Vermont’s homeless individuals.  After that, our own Kia helps us celebrate WDEV’s anniversary year by recounting some of her almost 40 years at the station. And we finish by playing a few chukkers with the …

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World Sky Running, VR and Stress, Skytunnels, Higher Ground

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We start the show by learning about a contingent of Vermonters who are headed off to Italy for the World Sky Running Championships. Next, we speak with two St. Michael’s College professors who are researching whether virtual reality can help reduce stress. Following that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with an update. Then, we hear from Jordan Adams of Seven Days about Burlington’s Sky Tunnels. And we’ll finish the show by talking with Alex Crothers of Higher …

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Butterflies, Traffic Fatalities, Tattoo Art

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There are over 100 species of butterflies…in Vermont alone. We’re going to spend the first hour with Kent McFarland of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, getting to know these butterflies and learning how we can help them. Next, we’ll try to understand why traffic fatalities in Vermont have risen dramatically even during the pandemic when we were driving less. And we’ll finish the show speaking with Lauren Randall to …

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COVID-19, Vermont Stage, The Berkshires, Fly Fishing

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Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine joins us to discuss what work is left in getting Vermonters vaccinated and what we’ve learned from going through a global pandemic. Next, we hear about the upcoming season of Vermont Stage and how the company made it through the pandemic. After that, we finally travel outside Vermont, getting to know what we have just south of …

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Listen Up Project, Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation Loan Program

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To start the show, we learn all about the Listen Up Project, an original musical inspired, written and performed by Vermont teens that is touring the state this year. Next, we’ll get the details on VEDA’s Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation Loan Program, designed for farm ownership and farm operation. And we finish with a half-hour of open phones. Ric had a few days off to explore …

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Logging on the Connecticut River, Asteroids, Project 14, Vermont Comedy

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Former Vermont State Representative and Connecticut River Steward David Deen gives us a history lesson on the days of logging down that great body of water. Next, as NASA works on its DART Mission to protect the planet from a hazardous asteroid, we’ll learn from Dartmouth College Earth Sciences professor Brenhin Keller about what impact an asteroid could have if it reached Earth. After that, Meg Little Reilly joins us to discuss Project …

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Fairbanks Museum, Career- Building, Visiting Alburgh, UVM Lane Series

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We start the show in space. No, we’re not traveling with Richard Branson, but rather with Mark Breen to learn about the astronomy programming at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury. Next, we’ll hear about a $1 million grant to UVM that will allow Vermonters to take classes or workshops for career advancement. After that, we have open phone lines. Then, we hear from Sally Pollak of Seven Days as she …

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State Rep. Lucy Rogers, Salvation Farms, Pro Wiffleball, WDEV @90

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Lamoille County State Representative Lucy Rogers discusses her goals of redefining how we talk about rural Vermont and to bring a rural perspective to Vermont politics. Next, we hear about the work Salvation Farms has been doing to reduce farm fresh food loss and to increase local food access through the use of Vermont’s surplus crops. After that, we’ll hear about Vermont wiffleball players who …

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Loons, NEK Grains, Junction Fiber Mil

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We start the show learning about the Loon conservation efforts being undertaken by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Then we’ll learn about two Vermont companies looking to fill niches in our economy. First, we’ll hear about NEK Grains, a former dairy farm that has converted its operations to growing grains. After that, the owners of Junction Fiber Mill discuss why they started a company to …

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Drought Conditions, East Calais General Store, Bolton Valley Resort

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The phones will be open for the first half hour of the show. Next, State Climatologist Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux joins us to discuss the cause of Vermont’s drought conditions and what the short- and long-term effects can be. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with an update. Then, we hear from Anne Wallace Allen of Seven Days about how the community of East Calais has rallied to bring back its general store. And we’ll …

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Queen City Ghost Walks, Cheese Hunt, Red Bull Raw Slalom

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We’ve got a haunt, a hunt and a harrowing race for you this morning. We start by learning about the Queen City Ghostwalks put on by Thea Lewis and she’ll tell us about her latest book, about Burlington’s Lakeview Cemetery.  Then we head around the state on the best kind of adventure you can imagine – a Cheese Hunt. Next, the phones will be open, followed …

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Dog Mountain and Howard’s Memoir

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Pack up the car, get the dogs, we’re headed to St. J and a morning on Dog Mountain. As the pooches explore the grounds, we’ll learn about the wonderful creations of the late Stephen Huneck. Next, we’ve got the first open phones of the week. It’s your opportunity to share what’s on your mind. And then we’ll learn about the accomplished life of …

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Green Mountain Solar, Birds and Bugs

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We’ll start the morning on the lake, checking in to what’s going on this summer at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Next, we take in the sun and learn what incentives are available to Vermonters who are considering installing solar panels. After that, we’re talking about the nesting season for birds. Zac Cota of the North Branch Nature Center will join us to discuss grassland …

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State House, The Outside Story, Lucy & Howe Brewing Co., Bergamot + Amor

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The State House in Montpelier is reopening to visitors. Vermont State Curator David Schutz gives us a tour of the building and talks about what work needed to be done to prepare for guests again. Next, artist and science writer Rachel Sargent Mirus joins us to discuss several of the outdoors stories she’s written recently for Northern Woodlands magazine.  Next, we head to Jericho to learn …

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Campaign for Vermont and Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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Today, guest host Pat McDonald starts the show with talking to Ben Kinsley, a board member of the Campaign for Vermont. Pat and Ben talk about the Campaign for Vermont economic development recommendation and the legislative conflicts of interest around state and teacher pensions. Then, for the second half of the show, Pat talks with ted Brady and Karen Horn, …

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Bob Ney, On the Road, Pandemic Stories, Olympic Rugby Player

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The phones will be open for the first half hour of the show. Then national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with the biggest stories from around the country and the world. Next, Sally Pollak of Seven Days reports what it’s like to see some of Vermont riding along with Ryan Miller of Guster. After that, Seamus McAvoy of VTDigger joins us to discuss his stories on how the pandemic caused a change …

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F-35s, Euro 2020, Vermont State Parks

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The F-35s have been based in Burlington with the Vermont Air National Guard for over a year-and-a-half. We’ll speak with 158th Fighter Wing Commander Colonel David Shevchik about the performance of these jets, the economic impacts of having them based here and the noise levels associated with the F-35s. Next, we open the phone lines and take listener calls. Following that, Henry Sengle, a coach for Far Post Soccer Club, …

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Math!, Vermont Arts Council, Shelburne Museum, Bee Hives, Fun Runs

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We start the show learning about how math still plays a role in our lives and the interesting careers that a math degree can lead to.  Next, we’ll hear about the new Cultural Recovery Grants for Vermont’s arts and humanities organizations and upcoming arts events. We then get a tour of the many exhibits on the 45-acre campus of Shelburne Museum. After that, we …

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Local Athletes, Bike Safety, Bob Ney, Bee Hive Deaths, Montpelier Library

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St. Albans Messenger Sports Editor Ruthie Laroche shares stories of covering Vermont Olympian Elle Purrier St. Pierre and other local athletes. Local Motion Executive Director Karen Yacos tells us about the work of the group and discusses bike safety for both cyclists and drivers. After this, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with a news roundup. We then hear from Keven McCallum of Seven Days who shares how pesticide-treated seeds …

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Big Oil, “A Distant Grave”, VT Renaissance Faire, Gov. Phil Scott

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Vermont Law School is hosting a Hot Topics in Environmental Law series. We’ll hear from Professor Pat Parenteau  about the City of Baltimore’s battle against Big Oil. Next, Vermont author Sarah Stewart Taylor joins us to discuss her suspenseful new book, “A Distant Grave,” the second in the Maggie D’Arcy series.  After that, it’s all about jousting and the Lords and Ladies of …

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Mosquitos, Legislative Veto Session, Shrubbly, High School Rodeo

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We start the show getting to know everything you should know about mosquitoes, including how to keep them off your property and what mosquito control districts do to keep their numbers down. Next, Calvin Cutler of WCAX gives us a primer on the Legislative Veto Session that begins on Wednesday. After that, you’re going to be introduced to Shrubbly, a natural Vermont soda made …

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Veterans Town Hall, Nordic Farms Future, Women’s Correctional Facility

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We get the show rolling this morning with open phone lines.  Next, we’ll hear about a series of Vermont Veterans Town Hall Meetings that will be held in Middlesex, Newport, Rutland and Burlington over the next few months.  Following this, we speak with Will Raap, the new owner of Nordic Farms on Route 7 in Charlotte. He’ll unveil his plans to turn the farm into an agritourism center.  And then …

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Bennington Museum, Bob Ney, Turtle Savior, Juneteenth

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We start the episode with open phones and see how Ric did with his latest homework assignments.  Next, we take a trip to the Bennington Museum where you’re able to enjoy Grandma Moses, Robert Frost and an incredible array of outdoor sculpture. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney joins us for an update after the President’s big week of international diplomacy. We then chat with Anne Wallace Allen of Seven …

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Troy Millette and the Fire Below, Book Show

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Open Phones will get the show rolling this morning.  Then we have Fairfax singer-songwriter Troy Millette joining us to talk about his craft and the tour he’s got coming up playing at a number of Vermont’s craft breweries.  Next, a full-hour book show. Claire Benedict of Montpelier’s Bear Pond Books and Brattleboro’s Brooks Library director Starr Latronica join us to share a ton of titles for you to …

Green Empire Brewing, China and Cars, British Clock Making

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We start with taking calls from listeners. After that, we’ll hear about the little brewery that could. Green Empire Brewing in Fort Ethan Allen started as a nano-brewery and just keeps growing in size and suds. Next, Chris Barbieri stops by to share his background in developing business in China. Plus, he’ll share his love for cars and provide details on the Vermont Antique and …

Gypsy Moths, State Budget, G7 Meeting, and Travels with Charlie

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Gypsy Moths are the bane of many of Vermont’s trees. And they are on the loose right now. Watch out, you oaks, elms and birches. State entomologist Judy Rosovsky will let us know what those gypsy moths are up to up in our trees. Next, Lt. Governor Molly Gray shares her thoughts about the state budget, the reopening of Vermont and she reflects on her first session in the office. We then speak with national correspondent Bob …

Distribution of School Funds, “The Monument”, Charlotte Seed Library

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Addison County Rep. Peter Conlon starts the program by giving us insight into the per-public weighting task force, which will reconsider how the state distributes tax dollars to schools. After opening the phones to listeners, we then hear from members of the cast of “The Monument,” an NVU-Johnson, student-created theater piece that recently won a national award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. We finish the show by learning about the Charlotte …

Sexual Assault, Habitat for Humanity, and Vermont SUPPORTS

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In light of several alleged sexual assault cases in the news lately, we’ll hear about the work of the Clarina Howard Nichols Center and about how we can support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We then learn about how Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.  And we finish by hearing about another group – Vermont SUPPORTS – that shows its …

Lyme Disease, Forest Canopy Walk, and the Mad River Path

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To start the show, we talk with Ken Picard of Seven Days about why there is no vaccine for Lyme disease yet and then learn about how Vermont’s health officials are working to overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy from VTDigger’s Mike Dougherty. Next, we travel to VINS in Quechee to check out raptors, reptiles and the incredible Forest Canopy Walk. Lastly, we finish the show with a hike in the Valley as we learn about …

Washington-Chittenden Representatives and Design/Build Architecture

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For the first hour, we’ll be joined by Washington/Chittenden District State Representatives Theresa Wood and Tom Stevens to get their take on the Legislative session that just wrapped up. Dave Sellers joins us. He and his contemporaries were pioneers of the design/build movement in architecture which they explored on Prickly Mountain in Warren. Now he runs the Madsonian Museum in Waitsfield, that highlights outstanding industrial …

Legislative Session Review and Community Kitchen Academy

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We’ll begin with a great baseball story that Ken Libertoff recently wrote for The Bridge that includes Ebbets Field in Brooklyn and finishes with Robin Roberts in Montpelier. Next, we get a wrap up of legislative action from Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint. We head to the Northeast Kingdom to hear from Barton Chronicle Reporter Sylvia Dodge about some of the stories she’s been following in …

LEEP Toolkit, Unfamiliar Vegetables, and Warren 4th of July Parade

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We’ll open the show learning about the Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay – or LEEP – Toolkit. It will help small and medium Vermont businesses conduct in-house, ongoing gender and racial pay equity reviews. National correspondent Bob Ney checks in. Then we learn about some unfamiliar perennial vegetables from Melissa Pasanen of Seven Days. Sea kale or spinach vine, anyone? And then we start prepping for …

Randolph HS Co-Principal Abuse Case

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We’ll start by learning about a competition that gets middle and high school students from all across the state cooking up a storm – Junior Iron Chef VT. And we’ll even hear from one of the young chefs! VTDigger’s Katie Jickling shares details of a story she’s recently written about a sexual exploitation case that involved a former Randolph Union High School co-principal. And we finish the show meeting …

Montshire Museum and Vermont Lake Monsters

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We’ll be in Norwich to visit the Montshire Museum of Science, where dinosaurs will be prowling the grounds all summer. We head out to Centennial Field to learn about this season’s Vermont Lake Monsters. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Renewable Energy Vermont and Cabot Farm Trail

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We’ll start the show getting your questions answered about renewable energy sources by Olivia Campbell Anderson of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV). Next, we’ll learn about the Mad River Rotary Club’s upcoming golf tournament and the organization their raising money for – Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports.  Then, you’ll get another opportunity to tour Vermont, this time as we meet the cows, stay at the cozy B&Bs and …

“A Quiet Cadence” and Happy Vermont

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On a special Memorial Day show, during the first hour, Vermont native and 2021 Norwich University Colby Award recipient Mark Treanor discusses his new book “A Quiet Cadence.” It’s the story of a young U.S. Marine in combat and dealing with its aftermath over the years since serving in Vietnam. Erica Houskeeper tells us about her Happy Vermont blog and shares some off-the-beaten-path places around Vermont for picnics, hikes and getaways. She’ll share swimming holes, fun towns …

Thunder Road, World War II Veterans, and Tipsy Pickles

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Start your engines, because we’re going to hear some Thunder Road history and learn all about the upcoming season, including Sunday’s Memorial Day Classic. Correspondent Bob Ney gives us a national and international news update. Then, Steve Goldstein shares stories of Vermont’s World War II Veterans from his piece in this week’s Seven Days. And we finish the show enjoying Tipsy Pickles. These cukes have been pickled …

Turtles, Alek Wolfe, and Gardening with Peter Burke

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Luke Groff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife leads off the show discussing the turtles we have in the state and the proper etiquette to display when you come across one in the wild. Next, we meet a very interesting Vermonter. Alek Wolfe has been blind since birth, but the college senior is looking to launch a radio career, which so far has included …

Gov. Phil Scott Answers Vermonters’ Questions

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We begin by learning about the summer performance lineup of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Next, we meet the Vermonter credited with creating the first electric motor and electric locomotive, and who printed the first newspaper using electricity. We head to Morrisville, to visit the Noyes House Museum and its collection of furniture, textiles, military objects, clothing, photographs, pottery and art. …

Cooking with Cannabis and Talking Birds

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Cookbook author Tracey Madeiros has a new one out called “The Art of Cooking with Cannabis.” She’ll share recipes from the book and we’ll hear from Joe Pimentel of Luce Farm Wellness in Stockbridge and Ari Fishman of Zenbarn in Waterbury. We head outside to see what birds are in our area as Zac Cota of the North Branch Nature Center and Nathaniel Sharp of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies serve …

“Spiral: Murder, Madness, Meditation” and VSP Career

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Adamant novelist and publisher Ruth Porter joins us during the first hour to share the debut true-crime prison memoir from R. Troy Bridges. Bridges is a serial bank robber and prison escapee who discovered meditation and healing practices while in solitary confinement. We speak with recently retired Major Ingrid Jonas about here trailblazing career of over two decades with the Vermont State Police. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

The Haitian Partnership and Middlebury College Energy2028 Plan

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For the past decade, a small group of Vermonters having been working to aid schools in Haiti. We’ll open the show learning about the Haitian Partnership. Next, we’ll hear about Middlebury College’s Energy2028 Plan, that will, among other things, transition the school to 100% renewable energy in the next seven years. National correspondent Bob Ney stops in.  Then we’ll hear from Anne Wallace Allen of Seven Days about …

The Science of Addiction, Electric Lawnmowers, and Farmworkers’ Health

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We start the show getting an understanding of the science of opioids and how medication-assisted treatments affect those who use them. Next, we hear from a Vermonter who has dedicated himself to spreading the word about the benefits of switching to electric lawn mowers. We’ll dive into a report published recently that focuses on the health of farmworkers. And we finish the show by getting an update on Vermont’s rail …

Emerald Ash Borer Day, Reap and Sow Farm, and Vermont Foodbank

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The Hartford Tree Board is holding a special day to honor the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer. We’ll start the show learning all about this invasive pest. Next, we visit Reap and Sow Farm in Hinesburg and learn about their operation and their value-added products. Then, we finish the show speaking with Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles about a new hunger relief program being launched. More Posts for …

Summit on the Future of Vermont and Fatal Overdoses in Vermont

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The Summit on the Future of Vermont is scheduled for next week. We’ll spend the first hour discussing how the summit will set goals for the state’s economy, environment and people and how a non-partisan platform of action to achieve them will be developed. Emma Cotton of VTDigger joins us to discuss the rise in fatal drug overdoses in Vermont, not just during the pandemic, but for most years since 2014.   More …

Treasurer Beth Pearce and Remembering Dickey Drysdale

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State Treasurer Beth Pearce opens the show discussing the role of the treasurer, the state’s unclaimed property program and the recent Pension Reform Report. We celebrate National Bike Month by learning about the work of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association. We’ll remember the life of M. Dickey Drysdale, the long-time editor and publisher of the Herald of Randolph. And we finish by talking with a Central Vermont volunteer group that is …

Derelict Dams, Beta Technologies, and Who is Paul Belogour?

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We find out what the problem is with Vermont’s derelict deadbeat dams and what’s being done to remove them. National correspondent Bob Ney updates us on the latest news of the world. Then, Derek Brouwer of Seven Days shares the story of Burlington’s Beta Technologies, which may be on the cusp of a breakthrough in electric aviation. And finally, we get the 4-1-1 on the Belarussian who’s …

Vermont’s Country and General Stores and Green Mountain Solar

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For the first hour, we’ll take a trip around the state, visiting our country and general stores. We’ll hear about the challenges of running them and community efforts to support them. We’ll get an opportunity to learn how Green Mountain Solar has been meeting the needs of solar customers in Vermont and about the rapid growth of the company. And we finish the day by …

National Foster Care Month, Create VT, and Vermont School Issues

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May is National Foster Care Month and we’ll spend the first hour learning about those who support children and youth in foster care and the need that state has for foster, kin and respite care families. We’ll hear about the Create VT Action Plan that provides a roadmap for investment in Vermont creative entrepreneurs, artists, businesses and facilities at the state and local levels. And we finish …

Surface Water, Access CVU, and The Stern Center

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We’ll look at the state’s rising demand for clean water and erratic precipitation events. And how that can affect the supply of surface water and create the introduction of more invasive species. We’ll learn about Access CVU, a decades-old program that helps adults learn new things: anything from making gelato and sorbet to taking a beginning kickboxing class. We finish the show by visiting the Stern Center in Williston. The Center evaluates and teaches more …

Waterbury Arts, The Elephant’s New Shoe, and CVHHH Vaccinations

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We’ll learn about the Phoenix Rising Project planned by Waterbury Arts and other initiatives going on in the town this year. Next, Laurel Neme shares some of her stories about wildlife crime, forensics and animal intelligence, and her latest about one of the first animals to be fitted with a prosthetic. We’ll hear about the efforts by CVHHH to vaccinate homeless individuals in Central Vermont. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Mount Independence and True North Wilderness Program

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There is an important Revolutionary War historic site in Orwell that not many people know about. We’ll explore Mount Independence to start the show. Next, we’ll learn about the True North Wilderness Program, a Licensed Residential-Treatment and Wilderness-Therapy Program for adolescents and young adults. National correspondent Bob Ney checks in. Then we’ll hear from Colin Flanders of Seven Days on his story about municipalities trying to get some relief from …

Writers for Recovery, Mill Market & Deli, and Dog Blood Bank

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We’ll learn about Writers for Recovery, a project that runs writing workshops for recovering addicts. The group hosts public readings, trainings and presentations at recovery centers and correctional facilities all across Vermont. Next, we stop in at the Mill Market & Deli in South Burlington to see how the old Chittenden Cider Mill has been reinvented to include Pizza Nights, Sunday BBQ events and more. And we …

Broadband Buildout, MENTOR Vermont, and Federal Programs

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We begin the program by hearing Franklin County Senator Randy Brock outline his plan for broadband buildout in Vermont. We’ll learn about mentoring opportunities in Vermont from MENTOR Vermont, and hear how mentees and mentors stayed connected throughout the pandemic.  Then Congressman Peter Welch joins us for the final half hour of the program to discuss the American Families Plan and other federal programs. More …

Unattributed Lyricist, Vermont Senior Centers, and Publishing in Vermont

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In Ric’s quest for a design of the 51-star United States flag, he found a WDEV listener with an interesting past — which might or might not include writing the lyrics to several songs recorded by giants of the industry. Next, we’ll learn about the vital role Vermont’s senior centers have played in supporting older Vermonters throughout the pandemic. We talk to two of the principals from Vermont’s …

Co-Working Spaces, Vermont Land Trust, and Women in Baseball

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Office sharing or co-working spaces had become a trend before the pandemic. We’ll hear from owners of two of these companies on how they’re filling needs for companies during the pandemic. We then learn about the work of the Vermont Land Trust and the impact it has had on land conservation and beyond. Addison Independent sports columnist Karl Lindholm discusses his recent three-part …

Vermont Soap Co., Farmers Markets, and Dear Pandemic

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In Middlebury, there’s a company that’s been making organic, natural, sustainable soaps for 40 years. We’ll meet the founder of Vermont Soap. Next, we hear how Vermont’s farmers markets navigated the winter and what plans they have for this summer season. National correspondent Bob Ney joins us with the week’s news. We then talk with Kevin McCallum of Seven Days about Global Foundries’ plan to …

Psychotherapy with Ghosts, Good Beginnings, and Eastern Rat Snake

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Author Joseph Covais has written a three-part series of books called “Psychotherapy with Ghosts.” We’ll explore his first book, “Quiet Room,” that takes place in an isolated estate on the shores of Lake Champlain. Then we’ll learn about Good Beginnings, which has been helping families in Central Vermont navigate family life for 30 years. We hear all about the Eastern …

Lake Health and SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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Ten years ago, before Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont in august, we had a Spring of severe flooding and record high lake levels. We’ll take a look back at that water-logged time and get an update on the health of our lakes. We’ll hear from the Small Business Administration, which is rolling out a grant program to revitalize restaurants, bars and other food establishments. Wild turkey …

Vermont Vermouth and Generation Connect at Tunbridge Library

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We’ll start the show meeting someone who wants you to replace that old bottle of vermouth sitting in your home bar with a new version made right here in Vermont. We head to the Tunbridge Library to learn about a reading program called Generation Connect that is bringing together family members from ages 8 to 80. Historian and author Bruce Levine tells the tale of Vermont-born Thaddeus Stevens, who moved …

Endangered Bats, Green Up Day, and a New Vermont Cookbook

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How is pesticide spraying effecting Vermont’s endangered bats? We’ll hear about the recommendations made by the state’s Endangered Species Committee to the Agency of Natural Resources on the subject. Then we’ll get you prepped for Saturday’s Vermont Green Up Day. And then Seven Days food writer Melissa Pasanen joins us to talk about her new cookbook – “The Little Local Vermont Cookbook” – and to share a few recipes! More Posts for …

UVM IBT Study, Front Porch Forum, and Weybridge Haiku Contest

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We begin the show by hearing about what UVM researchers have learned from studying treatments to help reduce illicit opioid use. Next, we meet the co-creator of Front Porch Forum and learn about its incredible growth throughout Vermont and beyond. National correspondent Bob Ney brings us up to date on all the biggest news developments of the week. And we …

Vermont Mountaineers, VTIFF, and Volunteering with CVHHH

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re going to get fired up for the local baseball season by checking in with Vermont Mountaineers’ president and general manager Brian Gallagher. Then Meg Malone preps us for this Sunday’s Academy Awards presentations with an Oscars preview. We keep the film theme going and learn about what’s happening with the Vermont International Film Festival. And we finish the show by celebrating National Volunteer Week …

Pet Adoption, Lost Nation Theater, and SILO Distillery

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

There’s nothing like getting a new, furry friend in the household. But pet adoption is not all play and snuggles. We’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of pet ownership. We meet the couple who have been providing Central Vermont with outstanding live performances as part of Lost Nation Theater. And we finish the morning by going from farm to barn to bottle with Windsor’s SILO Distillery. …

Author Archer Mayor and Birds, Amphibians, and Reptiles

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Author Archer Mayor, the creator of the popular Joe Gunther series, returns to Vermont Viewpoint. He’ll discuss researching his books, character development and will be giving us a sneak peek at his next book, which will be out later this year. Zac Cota of the North Branch Nature Center gets us outside to point out what to look for during the Spring bird migration …

Vermont’s Prisons and The Museum of Everyday Life

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Today’s show is a bit shorter as we had to break away for an early Red Sox game. Interim Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker is one of many who believe Vermont is in need of a comprehensive redesign of its prison system. VTDigger political reporter Xander Landen joins us to discuss what the Scott administration hopes that looks like. We travel to glorious Glover to visit …

End of Life Planning: Advance Directives and Funerals

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The first hour of the show will focus on difficult discussions that we need to have. We’ll start by talking about planning your funeral and then move on to why it’s important to complete an advance directive. National correspondent Bob Ney pops in with a report on what’s happening in the world. Next, Anne Wallace Allen of Seven Days discusses the less-than-robust hemp market. And we end the show at …

“Vermont Heritage,” CBD, and “Dear Dublin”

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Vermont historian Kevin Graffiognino joins us for the first hour today to discuss some key figures in Vermont history and the historians who kept their stories alive. We learn about CBD — what it is and why some people say it has helped them with severe pain relief. And we finish the show hearing from Champlain College senior Evelyn Gustafson …

Red Sox History, Rural Community Transportation, and Maple Season

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Love the Red Sox? You’ll love the first hour of our show when we take a deep dive into the club’s history with the author of “The Ultimate Red Sox Time Machine Book.” We learn about Rural Community Transportation that is providing public transportation for residents of the Northeast Kingdom and Lamoille County. Then Mark Isselhardt of the Maple Minute returns to wrap up the sugaring …

Governor’s ARPA Proposal and In-Person School Plans

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Former Governor Jim Douglas hosts the show while Ric takes the day off. Today’s show is mostly dedicated to the recent announcement by Governor Phil Scott that Vermont is receiving $11 million as part of the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Julie Moore, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, talks about addressing climate change and water and …

Teen Challenge New England and UFO Abduction in New Hampshire

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Lee Kittell hosts the show while Ric takes a few days off. Rick Welch, Senior Director of Vermont and Connecticut Centers of Teen Challenge, joins the show to discuss opioid abuse and drug addiction treatment. Kathleen Marden, UFOlogist and niece of Betty and Barney Hill, discusses the most well-known alien abduction in the Eastern United States. More Posts for Show: …

Broadband Buildout and Freshwater Issues and Beavers

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

There is only one Bird Diva – Bridget  Butler – and she joins us to discuss bird migration, rare bird sightings and being respectful while observing our avian friends. Then we’ll get a different take on birds, when poet Angela Patten flies in to discuss her new collection of poems called The Oriole and the Ovenbird. National correspondent Bob Ney gives us a bird’s eye view of what has been …

Life and Labradors, Farm Diversification, and Island Time Steel Drums

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

What do you do when you love dogs, shopping and a global pandemic presents you with a lot of time? For two Vermont women, you create an online store called Life & Labradors. We’ll start the show hearing their story. Next up, we trek down Route 100 to Rochester and the Liberty Hill Farm and Inn where they’ve been practicing diversification, agritourism and …

Vermont Barns and Vermont’s Poetry Power Couple

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They come in an incredible variety of shapes and sizes and they are iconic Vermont. From monitor to round to post-and-beam and more, Vermont’s barns give the state that charm we all admire. But many are in need of repair. We’ll talk about Vermont’s many barns and the efforts to preserve them in the first hour. We’ll meet a couple who both have a deep love for poetry. Both also worked in …

State Pensions, Gross National Happiness, and Finances for Retirement

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Everyone seems to agree that the state’s unfunded pension funds need to be addressed sooner rather than later. But how that happens doesn’t have a consensus yet. VTDigger’s Lola Duffort provides an update on the discussions that have been going in the Legislature. Economists focus on the Gross National Product, but we’ll hear from Ginny Sassaman who focuses on our Gross National Happiness. Then we finish the …

Amphibians and Reptiles and The Real Estate Market

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

They’re starting to crawl around and dart about. Our reptiles and amphibians are on the move. So, we’ll spend the first hour of the morning talking herpetology with Jim Andrews, the coordinator of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. And then we get the low down on Vermont’s real estate market from Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman owner Brian Boardman. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Youth Screening & Referral Training and the Rokeby Museum

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We begin the show by learning about a program to better identify and help our youth and young adults address their mental health needs. Next, we visit the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh to hear about its role in the Underground Railroad. National Correspondent Bob Ney provides an update on the week of news. Melissa Pasanen of Seven Days tells us about a Vermont momo company that is branching out. And we finish by learning …

COVID Update and Transitioning to Retirement Life

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start the show catching with Burlington Free-Press entertainment reporter Brent Hallenbeck on several of his recent stories. Deputy Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan provides an update on the rise in COVID cases in the state and details on the vaccine rollout. We’ll hear about the transition to retirement and strategies to cope with that major change in your life.  More Posts for Show: …

Nesting Falcons, Act 46 Divorces, Covered Bridges, and Planet People

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Hikers and climbers are asked to help nesting peregrine falcons by avoiding several Vermont cliff areas this spring and summer. Audubon Vermont conservation biologist Margaret Fowle joins us to talk about these raptors and their need for us to steer clear of their nests. Then, former Bristol State Representative David Sharpe shares his thoughts on Act 46 now that it is in place. And on merged school districts that are …

“A Libertarian Walks into a Bear” and Vermont State Librarian

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We talk to author Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling about his new book, “A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear.” This non-fiction looks at the Free Town Movement that landed in Grafton, New Hampshire and how it affected the town and the local bear population. We meet State Librarian Jason Broughton and learn about his work with both the state government and the state’s smaller community libraries to support patrons throughout …

Lake Trout Naturally Reproducing in Lake Champlain and EB-5 Update

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With the Fish & Wildlife Department reporting that the natural reproduction of trout in Lake Champlain is allowing reduced stocking, we’ll talk with UVM professor Ellen Marsden, who has been studying the lake trout for decades. Then, VTDigger editor Anne Galloway has been following Vermont’s EB-5 scandal from the outset. We’ll hear the latest developments.  It’s not too early for parents to start planning where their children will …

Abenaki Seedling Grant Program and Women’s Suffrage in Vermont

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll open the show by learning about a program designed to provide indigenous seeds to gardeners, homesteaders and farmers around Vermont who are dedicating land to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens.  Next, we hear about the women’s suffrage movement in Vermont. Bob Ney provides a national perspective of the news at 10.  Colin Flanders of Seven Days takes a look at whether Vermont has  rolled out the COVID vaccines in the …

Women’s History, Funny Food Guy, and Senior Scams

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ll learn about the political and social activism of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Its members have included New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, actress Ruby Dee and Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. Then we meet Mike Breault who is known as the Funny Food Guy. We’ll learn all about what Vermont food he loves eating right now.  Eliott Greenblott returns to warn us …

Book Show and Gov. Phil Scott

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Just that little touch of warm weather and welcoming sunlight is enough to get Vermonters scrambling outside to read al fresco. To get you in the mood and loaded with great book suggestions, Amy Olsen of Hyde Park’s Lanpher Memorial Library and Katya D’Angelo of Bridgeside Books join us for the first hour. For the last half hour of the program, Governor Phil Scott joins us for his first appearance on …

COVID Support VT and Craft Fairs During COVID

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Amid quarantining, job loss, school disruptions, pandemic fatigue and separation from family and loved ones, the past year hasn’t been easy for anyone. We’ll learn about the resources available from COVID Support VT for those struggling with the limitations the pandemic has placed on us. Yet one more victim of COVID has been the craft fair, an in-person phenomenon that brings together artists, hobbyists, and lovers of …

Get NEKed VT and State Apprenticeship Program

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the morning hearing from a group promoting all there is to do in the Northeast Kingdom. We learn about the Department of Labor’s Vermont Registered Apprenticeship Program, that brings together businesses, job seekers, students and educators. We then finish the program discussing the mission of the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance.  More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Glasstastic! and The Last Time Burlington High School Was Downtown

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We meet a Renaissance Man named Bill Amaru who now trawls the seas for scallops and mackerel and calls Vermont home for part of the year. Then we head to the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center to learn about a unique exhibit called Glasstastic! Kids thought up snoogles, kelpies and pegamallows and then artists created them. National correspondent Bob Ney checks in with us. Then Alison Novak of …

The Vermont Chamber’s Legislative Priorities and Burlington History

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Lee Kittell hosts the show while Ric takes the day off. Vermont Chamber Government Affairs Director Charles Martin discusses Senate Bill No. 10 and other Vermont Chamber legislative priorities. Gary De Carolis of Burlington History Tours talks about the city’s early history and some of the historic landmarks around the Burlington. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

UVM Cuts and Vermont Women’s History Database

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

In the wake of proposed cuts and consolidations to UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences, we’ll hear from Lindsay Ellis, a reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, about similar moves by schools around the country. And we’ll speak with UVM French professor Meaghan Emery about the faculty’s reaction to the moves. Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society joins us to discuss the Women’s History Database that she oversees. We’ll …

Vermont Foodbank and The Bread Fairy

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Today’s show will feature those who are keeping Vermonters fed and nourished. In the first hour, we’ll hear from the organization that has the daunting task of keeping the whole state fed. In the second hour, we’ll hear about a couple filling in the gaps on a local level. Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles joins us in the first hour to reflect on the pandemic as …

Trout Hikes, Home Building Prices, and Game Warden of the Year

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We reap the benefit of Peter Shea’s 50 years of chasing trout around the state. He shares stories and info from his new book, “Vermont Trout Hikes.” Jim Bradley, one of the hosts of House Calls Vermont, joins us to discuss why we’re seeing higher home building prices and discusses other issues in the industry. And we finish the show by meeting Sergeant Travis Buttle, who …

Burlington Mayoral Race Recap and Mammoth Remains Studied

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We get a greater appreciation for Vermont’s trees and forests, hear about their greatest challenges and learn about forest management practices as we talk with Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder and Tony D’Amato, director of UVM’s Forestry Program. Bob Ney gives a look at what’s happened in the world this week. Then, Seven Days Reporter Courtney Lamdin explains why Burlington’s Progressives have hope after losing the recent …

Rep. Peter Welch on the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

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The Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act will be introduced in Congress today. It stems from the work of the Broadband Task Force, of which Congressman Peter Welch is a member. Representative Welch joins us to discuss the Act. Mark Isselhardt gives us more than a Maple Minute, as we get an update on how the sap is flowing around the state and tips on sugaring. More …

Eagle Scout Valerie Johnston and The Sarah Show

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St. Michael’s College student Valerie Johnston was one of nearly 1,000 young women who recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Scouts BSA, what was formerly the Boys Scouts. During this Women’s History Month, we hear from this history-making scout. And then it’s Vermont Viewpoint’s first Sarah Show. Writers Sarah Strohmeyer and Sarah Stewart Taylor have a lot of similarities, including being guests …

Rutland Board of Aldermen Race and Chester A. Arthur Comic

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We talk with Thomas Franco, who won a seat on the Rutland Board of Aldermen after finishing in a tie. And we’ll also talk with John Atwood, the candidate who tied him and decided to let Franco have the seat. Harry Goldhagen shares his interest in President Chester A. Arthur of Vermont. Goldhagen has directed films, written books and is now creating a Chester …

Snowboarder Maggie Leon and VTDigger’s “Virus in Vermont” Series

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Maggie Leon is a Vermonter shredding it on the Red Bull Slide-In Tour, which is blazing a trail through Vermont this week. We open the show learning about Maggie’s journey as a professional snowboarder and her work at Burton. Michael Dougherty of VTDigger is up next as he tells us about the digital news service’s new “Virus in Vermont” series. We’ll hear stories about how Vermonters have been …

Photojournalist Jeb Wallace Brodeur and Bernie’s Mittens

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Pick up the Times-Argus and you’re often taken by the arresting photo gracing Page 1. That’s usually the work of photographer Jeb Wallace Brodeur. He shares his insight into being a photojournalist and some photography tips. National correspondent Bob Ney brings us up to date on the national and international news. He’s followed by Sally Pollak of Seven Days who has the latest …

Farm to School Program and Tatum’s Totes

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Having our schools as an outlet for Vermont farm produce and products is one half of the equation. Providing students with healthier foods and a better understanding of where they come from is the other. We’ll spend the first hour learning about the Farm to School Program.  A Vermont couple turned the loss of their 5-month-old child into a program that benefits foster children across …

Charlie Morrow Sounds, Town Meeting Results, Dairy and Maple

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Charlie Morrow has been creating wild and wonderful sounds in the Northeast Kingdom, in Helsinki, Finland and around the world. We get to meet this composer and sound artist and learn about his many installations. Vermont Law School professor and constitutional law expert Jared Carter helps break down legal issues surrounding Town Meeting Day ballot items as well as the Burlington mayoral race. And then we finish …

Refugee Resettlement in Vermont and the Barre Opera House

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Vermont has seen a series of refugees resettled in the state. But is there a value to the communities where they resettle? UVM Geography Professor Pable Bose has studied this question and shares what he has found. Barre Opera House Director Dan Casey shares the venues rich history and the restoration efforts taking place. Then, we open up the phones for your thoughts and memories of Town …

Town Meeting Day Issues, Estuary Magazine, and Allan Nicholls

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VTDigger’s Kevin O’Connor has been researching the key issues that will be voted on around the state on Town Meeting Day. He’ll get us prepped for Tuesday. A new quarterly publication will focus on the history, health and ecology of the Connecticut River. Dick Shriver, publisher of Estuary Magazine, joins us to discuss the river and the new venture. We meet a Canadian actor who now calls Vermont …

Reapportionment, Candidates of Color, and “Gorilla in the Room”

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Post-census, somebody has to sit down and figure out what our state house and senate districts will look like. For the second decade in a row, Tom Little has been put in charge of the Legislative Apportionment Board. He joins us to outline the work the board will be doing this year. National correspondent Bob Ney joins us. We’ll then …

The Business of Botanicals, CVHHH, and CCV

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We open the show with Vermont author Ann Ambrecht, who has investigated the $9 billion global business of herbal supplements and products. Her new book, “The Business of Botanicals,” reveals whether they deliver on their promises. Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice President and CEO Sandy Rousse joins us to discuss the organization’s effort to help get people vaccinated and the funding they receive from the communities they …

Mercy Connections, Vermont’s Power Grid, and Norwich University

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Mercy Connections supports re-entry for women coming out of prison and educates adults who are focused on well-being, academics, job readiness and business ownership. We’ll start the show hearing about the organization’s work. In the wake of recent events in Texas, Public Service Commissioner June Tierney and VELCO President and CEO Tom Dunn join us to explain how Vermont’s power …

Big Game Management Plan and North Branch Nature Center

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner recently accepted signed the state’s Big Game Management Plan for 2020-2030. Commissioner Porter discusses the key issues that the plan addresses for Vermont’s deer, bear, moose and wild turkey. Zac Cota of the North Branch Nature Center take us back into the great outdoors to explore winter nature phenomena like owl nesting and we’ll prep for the upcoming amphibian …

Opioid Abuse Legislation, Artist Matt Neckers, and Roger Hill

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

A group of legislators and advocates are supporting a series of bills aimed at addressing Vermont’s opioid abuse crisis. We’ll discuss this legislation with Attorney General T.J. Donovan. Artist Matt Neckers has created rocket ships and a mobile art gallery. We’ll catch up with the creative Eden artist. Then Radio Vermont forecaster Roger Hill discusses his new podcast, Roger Hill’s Weather Classroom and all things …

Planet Axis, Captive Insurance, and Starlink in Vermont

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We’ll talk with Wendy Reynolds of Planet Axis. The organization creates inspiring documentaries including “Community Through Crisis,” which followed the exploits of Vermonters during the pandemic. Then we get the low down on Vermont’s captive insurance industry and why it has been so important to the state for almost 40 years. National correspondent Bob Ney pops in with his take on what’s happening around the country …

BTV Mayoral Race and Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Kevin O’Connor of VTDigger brings us up to date on plans for Town Meeting Day, concerns over municipal charters and what the Harris Hill Ski Jump has in store for its centennial celebration. We hear from another candidate for mayor of Burlington. This time, City Council member Ali Dieng joins us with his vision for the city.  We’ll learn about the exhibits at the Burlington Museum & …

Mortgage Talk, Art, etc., and JAG Productions

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The real estate market is red hot. So, it’s a good time to know what your options are when it comes to securing a mortgage loan or when you’re thinking about refinancing. Steve Kendall of Union Bank joins us with the intel. Then we head to Northfield to browse through Art, etc., an artisan crafts and art gallery, with owner …

Northland Journal and Historic Preservation Grants

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For almost two decades, the Northland Journal has been covering the history and lore of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We’ll learn about it from publisher Scott Wheeler. We then learn about the Historic Preservation Grants recently awarded by the State of Vermont. And we finish off talking to Sam Talbott-Kelly, seamstress for Norwich University’s Uniform Store, and a recent creation of hers being shown at …

BTV Mayoral Race and Vermont Cheese

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Burlington City Councilor Max Tracy is the Progressive Party’s candidate for Mayor. We’ll learn what plans he has for the city if elected mayor on Town Meeting Day. Then we delight in learning about the delicious Vermont cheeses. Marty Mundy of the Vermont Cheese Council joins us as several Vermont cheesemakers. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Cooking or Takeout for Valentine’s Day and Daytona 500 Preview

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Chef Michael Kloti of Michael’s on the Hill spends the first segment talking food and offering helpful tips on what you might make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Bob Ney then pops in with a look on the news from around the world. Melissa Pasanen of Seven Days offers tips on where to order take out on Valentine’s Day (especially if you weren’t …

Billy Bratcher of the Starline Rhythm Boys

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In the first segment, it’s an open phones free for all. Then, it’s a free-for-all of a different sort when we talk about music and life with Billy Bratcher of the Starline Rhythm Boys. More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Discovery Maps, Blue Benn Diner, and Vermont Agriculture Strategic Plan

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We’ll start the show by learning about a company based right here in Waitsfield whose maps are the go to guide to get you around places like Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Princeton, New Jersey. Then, we meet the guy who is re-opening the fabulous Blue Benn Diner in Bennington. To celebrate Valentine’s week, Sally Pollak of Seven Days joins us to tell us how six …

Clean Water Initiative Report and Outdoor Adventures

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The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Report shows that the state’s $194 million investment in water quality over the past five years is paying off. We’ll learn how and what still needs to be done. We then get to enjoy some of Vermont’s wonderful outdoors, going on some adventures offered by Umiak Outdoor Outfitters. And then we meet the folks who run a frankincense and myrrh distillery …

Lt. Gov. Molly Gray’s “Seat at the Table” Series; 1099 Woes Continue

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Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray begins a series called Seat at the Table this afternoon. The first will focus on broadband access. She joins us to discuss what she hopes to learn from these forums. VTDigger business reporter Anne Wallace Allen provides the latest news on the 1099 tax form kerfuffle at the Department of Labor and looks at the pandemic unemployment numbers that show …

Wine Show, Vaccinations in Vermont, and The Inland Sea

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Break out the Cabernets, the Chardonnays and the Pinot Noirs. The first hour is Vermont Viewpoint’s first wine show. We’ll get suggestions and pairing help from Kitchen Table Bistro chef/owner Lara Atkins and master sommelier David Keck of the Vermont Wine Shepherd. National correspondent Bob Ney provides an update on top world and international news stories. Then Colin Flanders of …

Vermont Music Festivals, 1099 Error, and Architectural History

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COVID took care of wiping our Vermont’s Music Festivals last year. We’ll hear from Burlington Free Press Entertainment Reporter Brent Hallenbeck on potential festival plans for this year. Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington will discuss how 1099s were mailed to the wrong people and what his department is doing to rectify the situation. State Architectural Historian Devin Colman joins us to …

Farm to School Grants, Music Producer Jim Rooney, and Miro Weinberger

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The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is offering three Farm to School Grants this year. We’ll get the details on these programs. Then we speak with music producer Jim Rooney of Sharon who has worked with everyone from John Prine and Garth Brooks to Emmy Lou Harris and Iris DeMent in his long, storied career.  Incumbent Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger talks about his run for a fourth term in charge. And we finish …

Capstone Community Action and Campaign for Vermont

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Pat McDonald hosts the show while Ric takes the day off. Sue Minter, Executive Director of Capstone Community Action, updates us on the Fuel Your Neighbor fundraising campaign and other Capstone initiatives helping people through the pandemic. Ben Kinsley, a member of the Board of Directors for Campaign for Vermont, talks about the organizations goals and current projects. Gary Frymire, …

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe and A New Book on Watching Sports

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Lee Kittel hosts the show while Ric takes a couple days off. Lee invites Rabbi David Fainsilber of the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe on the show to talk about his and his community’s connection to their faith. Writer Larry Olmstead talks about his new book “Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding.” More Posts for …

Capstone Financial Counseling and Act 250

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During the first hour, Liz Scharf of Capstone Community Action joins us to discuss the financial counseling and coaching services that they offer. And she’ll discuss some of the programs that community members can participate in. National correspondent Bob Ney provides an update on top world and international news stories. Kevin McCallum of Seven Days will discuss Gov. Phil Scott’s …

Northeast Dairy Innovation Center and Maple Sugaring

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The USDA has three Dairy Business Innovation Centers across the country. The one that serves all of the Northeast is based in Vermont. We’ll learn what the center is and the many projects it has going on or is about to launch. Next, we stop in Brandon to meet the owners of Swan & Stone Millinery, makers of fashionable and …

Vermont River Conservancy and Brattleboro Issues and Politics

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We learn about the state’s river system from Richarda Ericson of the Vermont River Conservancy and the work her organization is doing to keep them vibrant. And programs they’ve instituted to give students a better understanding of our river network. Olga Peters, staff reporter for The Commons, provides an update of the Brattleboro selectboard elections, a report calling for expanded …

Burlington Police Transformation and Slate Ridge Debrief

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Get ready to start your day with some belly laughs as Rusty DeWees joins us. And he’s got some big news that involves a Mack Truck and a CDL. That’s right, Rusty’s got himself a Commercial Drivers License! Next, we learn all about the historic Northeast Slopes in East Corinth. We’ll talk t-bars, rope tows and family fun. Burlington’s new Director of Police Transformation Kyle Dodson talks about his …

Baseball Talk, Dosa Kitchen, and VT GOP Leadership

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We open up with Bill “Spaceman” Lee to learn about his new book and his views on all things baseball. Next, we’ll tantalize you with some food talk as we learn about the South Indian street food, dosa. And we’ll meet the owner of the Brattleboro restaurant that serves them up, Dosa Kitchen. Then we speak with St. Johnsbury Representative …

Ice Fishing Trips, Ramble Maps, and Joe’s Kitchen

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We start with ice fishing and finish with soup today. Shawn Good from Vermont Fish & Wildlife opens the show with the fundamentals of ice fishing to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and safe season. We then learn about a Vermont company called Ramble Maps that are producing stunning high-resolution elevation maps of mountains, lakes and entire states. Correspondent …

Backcountry Skiing and Face Blindness

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Vermont Conversation’s David Goodman goes from host to guest as he spends the first hour talking about one of his passions that isn’t politics and social justice. He shares his knowledge of backcountry skiing and discusses his new book, “Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast.” Then Dartmouth College Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Brad Duchaine shares his research into …

Vermont State Pension Funds, The Art of Julia Jensen, and Cybersecurity

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Ric didn’t get a guest for the first half hour, so he’s opening up the phones looking for your suggestions on what to stream. Everyone seems to reach the end of everything they want to watch online, so help others by sharing what you’ve enjoyed. Lola Duffort of VTDigger joins us next to discuss Treasurer Beth Pearce’s call for changes to the state pension …

Det. Joe Gunther Mysteries, Baseball by the Numbers, and Bear Hunting

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Bad guys, baseball, bears and BIPOC is what we have in store today. Archer Mayor, author of the Joe Gunther Detective series tells us about his latest book, “The Orphan’s Guilt.” We then talk the importance baseball players place on the uniform numbers with Karl Lindholm. He’ll also talk Sox and Negro League Baseball. Forrest Hammond from Fish & Wildlife is up next, …

Bird Issues, Vermont Doughnuts, and Moral Leadership

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Conservation biologist Kent McFarland will share how listeners can contribute to research and conservation policy with their smartphone, and discuss the alarming levels of toxic mercury in ecosystems on Vermont’s mountaintops. National correspondent Bob Ney brings us up to date on the big stories from the week. We get to talk donuts with Jordan Barry of Seven Days (but, alas, no samples). And Roman …

Grant Proposal Writing, Kingdom Trails, CVHHH, and Vermont Glove

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We start the program by learning how to build really strong grant proposals from Barbara Floersch, author of the new book, “You Have a Hammer”. Then we head into the NEK to talk with Kingdom Trails director Abby Long. The Trails have become a wonderful recreational venue and economic driver for the region. Next, CVHHH Executive Director Sandy Rousse joins us to discuss the safety of their staff and …

Wetlands, Let’s Get Some Artists, and a Tether to This World

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We begin by learning about Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s new initiative to acquire and restore wetlands in response to funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Listener David Pratt then joins us with his idea to attract more artists to Vermont. Writer and editor Erika Nichols-Frazer discusses a new anthology she’s developed that shares mental health recovery stories. And we …

251 Club of Vermont and Vermont Women’s Fund

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We go on a trip all around the state with the executive director of the 251 Club of Vermont, Stephanie Young. The group promotes every city and town in the state. We hear about the work of the Vermont Women’s Fund, which supports the self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Vermont’s women and girls.  More Posts for Show: Vermont Viewpoint

Vermont Archives, The Savoy Turns 40, and Jill Krowinski

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We’ll start the show learning about the work of the Vermont State Archivist and if there’s been any precedence for the remote opening of the Legislature. Then we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater. We check in with national correspondent Bob Ney. Chef Emery Gray tells us about some of the wonderful programs going on at the Billings Farm & Museum in …

Reflecting on the Chaos in the Capitol Yesterday

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It was to be a simple act of ratifying the electoral college results. The final step before Joe Biden will be inaugurated as President of the United States in two weeks. But, after listening to President Donald Trump earlier in the day, protestors moved to the U.S. Capitol. There they tore down barriers and eventually forced their way into the Capitol building itself. It is a seminal …

The History of Marquis de Lafayette and an Alcohol-Free IPA

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He is a hero in both the United States and France and a statue of him sits prominently on UVM’s green. But who was the Marquis de Lafayette and what did he do? Historian and author Willard Sterne Randall lets us know. We learn about the Burlington brewery that’s making a beer with all the flavor of an IPA but with no alcohol! And then …

Legislative Biennium Preview and Barbara Ann Cochran

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With just a day before the new biennium, we continue speaking with lawmakers about what they hope to accomplish in this session. New Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint leads of the Legislative roundup. We hear about the Progressive Party priorities from Burlington Representative Selene Colburn. Then Washington-Chittenden Representatives Theresa Wood and Tom Stevens discuss their district’s needs, which incorporates Waterbury, Bolton, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. We finish off …

Memphremagog Community Maritime and Neighborhood Groups

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We’ll start the show by learning about a group in Newport hoping to restore community pride and momentum with the purchase of a boat called the Northern Star. We talk to neighborhood groups in Hardwick and East Hardwick about how they’re boosting their community with cookies, winter hats, gnomes and more. And we talk with House Minority Leader Patti McCoy about the upcoming legislative session. More Posts for Show: …

How Farmers Markets Fared, The Year in Arts, and Tarnished Badge

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Farmers Markets are an important part of Vermont’s food economy. We’ll check in with three of the state’s markets to see how they fared in this pandemic year. Bob Ney updates us on what’s happening around the country and the world. Pamela Poulston of Seven Days provides a roundup of some of the top Arts stories in Vermont in the past year. And VTDigger’s Alan …

Invasive Insects, Lawson’s Finest, Catamount Arts, and Kents’ Corner

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Beware the red spotted lanternfly. We’ll start the show learning why this is the latest invasive insect that has Vermont’s state entomologist concerned. Then we get a large dose of sunshine when we speak with Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, one of Vermont’s socially responsible businesses. Next we learn what Catamount Arts has going on, including St. Johnsbury’s First Night on …

WGDR’s Future, Vermont Humanities, and Deer Hunting Season

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There’s an effort to raise money to keep WGDR, the Goddard College radio station alive. Not only that, but it is being turned over by the school to the community. We’ll learn about these efforts from station director (and musician) Kris Gruen. Then we hear about Vermont Humanities’ top programs from the past year and what it has planned for …

Troy Austin, Tarnished Badge, and Vermont Geology

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We’ll start the show by meeting Troy Austin of Essex, who is dedicated to doing good deeds, especially around the holidays. Then VTDigger’s Alan Keays joins us to discuss his recent “Tarnished Badge” series. In the three-part series, Keays looked at what happens to law enforcement officers whose truthfulness has been called into question. During the second hour, State Geologist Jon Kim discusses how the …

Community Kitchen Academy and Tax and Regulate Concerns

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We chat with the gregarious Chef Joey Buttendorf who leads Capstone Community Actions’ Community Kitchen Academy. It’s a job training program that prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service industry. We’ll then hear from National Correspondent Bob Ney on the top stories of the week. Colin Flanders of Seven Days joins us to discuss why some racial justice advocates are not pleased with Vermont’s …

Rep. Peter Welch on COVID Stimulus, Modern Day Village, and Birds

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Now that Congress has approved a stimulus bill and an omnibus spending bill, Representative Peter Welch joins us to help dissect what their passage will mean as we continue to the spread of the coronavirus. Then we hear from two Stowe women who have created a website that provides an online marketplace for women to find work and helps businesses find experts who …

Land Conservation, Quarantine Chef Cookbook, and Roger Hill Talks Snow

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We start by learning the conservation efforts of a piece of land in southern Vermont that includes representatives of nearly every important species of flora and fauna in the state. We hear about a couple of Vermonters who created the Quarantine Chef Cookbook to raise money for Feeding America. And then we talk snow with Radio Vermont forecaster Roger Hill. …

CLiF, Father Matthew Rensch, and Vermont Foodbank Receives $9 Million

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CLiF, the Children’s Literacy Foundation has been working to inspire a love of reading and writing among children in Vermont and New Hampshire since 1998. We’ll hear about their work from founder and executive director Duncan McDougall about their work. We then talk to Father Matthew Rensch, who has responsibility for the Catholic parishes in Waterbury, Moretown and Waitsfield. In the second hour, Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles discusses the rising incidence …

Burlington Politics, Vaccinating Veterans, and the Bright Side of 2020

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From revelations about what the Mayor knew and when, to moves by the city council regarding policing, to the pit that still sits downtown, Burlington keeps making news. We’ll get the latest from VTDigger’s Grace Elletson. National correspondent Bob Ney brings us up to date on what’s happening around the country. Dr. Jane Kim provides COVID-19 vaccination strategies for high-risk military veterans. And Cathy Resmer …

Vermont Community Loan Fund, CVHHH, and COVID Vaccines

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When a Vermont business isn’t able to secure a bank loan, where do they go? We’ll start the show by learning about how the Vermont Community Loan Fund fills that gap, and the other programs it has created to help Vermont businesses. Then Diana Moore and Emily McKenna from Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice discuss the organization’s work and how they’ve moved bereavement services online …

Local Meat and Corrections Commissioner James Baker

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As the demand for local meat has risen in Vermont, the need for more slaughterhouse and meat processing facilities has risen. We’ll talk to two representatives from the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets on what’s happening in that area. In the second hour, we’ll meet Interim Corrections Commissioner James Baker and discuss the death this week of a Vermont inmate, staffing and …

Wastewater COVID Testing, Raffling a Middle Name, and Shop Local

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We start by learning how Norwich University students are testing wastewater to detect the presence of COVID and why this works. We’ll meet the woman who raffled off the right to give her a middle name to raise money for the Upper Valley Trails Alliance. Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Heather Pelham tells us how and why it’s great to shop Vermont-made products.  And we hear …

UVM Proposes Program Cuts and Supporting Local Artists

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VTDigger’s Katja Schwenk provides insight into the recent announcement by UVM that they are considering dropping 12 majors, 11 minors and four graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences to close a budget gap. We then hear about National Life’s robust community involvement programs. And in the 10 o’clock hour, we get to know the Montpelier organization CERF+ The Artists Safety Net, and a …

Contact Tracing, Town Meeting Prep, and Stephen Kiernan

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Lisa Scagliotti of the Waterbury Roundabout hosts the show while Ric takes some time off. Lisa talks with Monica Talbot Ogelby, contact tracing leader for the Vermont Department of Health, about how contact tracers aim to outpace the coronavirus and get close contacts of the infected tested and quarantined. Will Senning, Director of Elections and Campaign Finance for the Vermont …

Reducing Sugar Intake, Sports Memorabilia, and Polar Express Burlington

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Lee Kittel host the show today as Ric takes some time off. Andrea Grayson of the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine talks about sugar consumption and why it’s important to reduce one’s intake of sugar. Patrick Lancour joins us to talk about rare collectibles, particularly in the sports realm. Amanda Ahmadi with the Children’s Trust Fund talks about …

Vermont’s COVID Response and Analyzing the Presidential Election

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Former Governor Jim Douglas hosts the show while Ric takes a few days off. Two members of the Governor’s COVID response team, Mike Smith, Secretary of Human Services, and Mike Pieczak, Commissioner of Financial Regulation, will discuss the recent statistical trends and the plan to roll out vaccines. Political Science Prof. Matt Dickinson of Middlebury College tells us why the …

Winter Driving, Feeding Those in Need, and Helping Older Vermonters

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It doesn’t matter how many times you have to drive through snow or ice, getting tips on how to drive safely in the winter are always helpful. We’ll hear from a couple VTrans workers who know the roads well and how we should be behaving around snow plows. We’ll hear how a startup created a repurposed version of their food deals app to bring …

Vermont’s Attempts to Attract New Residents and Book Recommendations

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In the first hour, we get a history lesson from NVU-Lyndon Professor Paul Searls on how Vermont tried to attract people to move here from 1890 through the 1970s. And he’ll discuss all that went into building the Interstate Highways in the state. Then we get great book suggestions from Waterbury Public Library Director Almy Landauer and Bear Pond Books Owner Claire Benedict.  More Posts …

The Vermont Proposition, Bird Carving, and Green Mountain College Plans

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development has been working on an initiative they’re calling the Vermont Proposition. It looks to articulate priorities for our economy, environment, communities, and people. We’ll hear about the effort. We’ll meet master bird carver (and one-time decathlon champion) Floyd Scholz. Derek Brouwer of Seven Days has the latest on one-time Whistle Pig owner Raj Bhakta on his plans for the …

Vermont’s Labor Status, Personal Finances, and Phone Scams

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We begin by getting a big-picture look at how Vermont’s labor market has been affected by the pandemic, how the state’s Department of Labor has handled an unprecedented surge in its caseload, and what’s coming up for the 30,000 Vermonters receiving unemployment benefits. Then we get some pointers on taking care of your personal finances during this COVID-19 era. And finally, we’ll learn …

Food Insecurity During the Pandemic and Antiques with Brian Bittner

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We’ve been hearing about the rising percentage of Vermonters who are food insecure since COVID-19 reached Vermont. We’ll hear from a couple of UVM researchers who have been collecting data on the subject from the outset of the pandemic. Then we head to Brattleboro to learn about emissions goals and rent controls in that town. And we finish with Brian Bittner of Bittner Antiques to learn …

Giving Tuesday, Mad River Distillers, Job Training, and Bird Feeders

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Capstone Community Action Executive Director Sue Minter talks about the Fuel Your Neighbors campaign and Capstone’s work on this Giving Tuesday. Distiller Al Hilton of Mad River Distillers introduces us the spirits they’re creating, including their single-malt Mad River Hopscotch. CCV Associate Dean of Workforce Education Tiffany Walker discusses the free and very popular CARES Act job trainings that’s available to Vermonters. And Doug Morin …

The State of Dairy Farming, Dr. Louis Meyers, and the V National Guard

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We start by checking in with Randolph Center organic dairy farmer Chester Abbott on the current state of dairy farming. Zeb Norris, program director and morning show DJ of WCVT, talks about the exciting changes happening at the station. Health Care Today host Dr. Louis Meyers joins us to discusses his program and health care in the state of Vermont.  And Major General Gregory Knight, Adjutant …

What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

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The day after the food holiday of the year brings the age-old question, “What do I do with the leftovers?” Two amazing cooks – Elizabeth Sengle and Luiza Bloomberg – offer some helpful hints and talking cooking with an always-hungry Ric. National correspondent Bob Ney lets us know what’s happening in the rest of the world. And then we meet the executive director of the …

Water Runoff, Brussel Sprouts, Children and COVID, and Local Food

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We’ll hear about a coalition of cities and towns who want to keep our waterways clean by thinking about what is running off of your property. We give the little ball of flavor known as the Brussels sprout its due right before a bowl of them are passed your way on Thanksgiving. UVM Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Benjamin Lee discuss …

Performing Arts During COVID and Woodstove Tips

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While performing arts organizations are having to deal with having no or reduced audiences, we’ll speak with Northern Stage Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne about the innovative ways they’re delivering their shows. Ken Picard of Seven Days takes us through the process of investigating reader questions for the WTF? Column. And he shares some of his favorites. And we’ll learn all about heating with wood! From a …

COVID and Schools, Feeding Chittenden, and Montpelier Alive

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Lola Duffort of VTDigger provides an update on how Vermont schools are managing as we face the current surge of COVID-19 cases. Rob Meehan of Feeding Chittenden joins us to discuss the organization’s efforts to make sure 3,500 families in the County will have enough to eat during this holiday season. Dr. Daniel Weiss lets us know about an American Lung Association grant he’s received to study how …

Palindrome Champion and Discussions on Politics

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Oh, the places we will go today on Vermont Viewpoint. We’ll start by meeting a new Vermonter who was the first-ever World Palindrome Champion. But there’s so much more to Mark Saltveit. Then we talk to the moderator of a group whose goal is to create a safe space where people can have meaningful discussions across a political divide. In the second hour, we’ll meet two outstanding businesswomen – …

Molly Gray, Tracy Dolan, Unclaimed Property, and the Climate Council

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After winning her first election, we’ll hear from Lieutenant Governor-elect Molly Gray on her plans for this position. Deputy Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan discusses the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state and what Vermonters need to do to bring the numbers back down. Treasurer Beth Pearce discusses unclaimed property services and the financial literacy. And Seven Days reporter Kevin McCallum gives us a …

Barr Hill Wins Awards and Vermont Business Update

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In the first hour, we’ll talk with Ryan Christiansen from Caledonia Spirits about their fine liquors and the incredible accolades that were just bestowed upon Barr Hill Gin. We’ll also learn about the opportunity to get your Christmas tree from the Green Mountain National Forest. In the second hour, VTDigger reporter Anne Wallace Allen gives us an update on the state’s business grant programs, the unemployment …

Abenaki Participate in a Vaccine Trial and the New Exit 16 Interchange

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We’ll be covering a lot of varied ground on Vermont Viewpoint. From speaking to an East Montpelier farmer who raises burdock root, to the Abenaki chief who will be part of the COVID vaccine trial. We’ll also discuss the creation of the concept of time with a retired Marlboro College prof. And then learn about something called the Diverging Diamond Interchange, coming soon to …

Election Turnout, COVID Effects, and Ski Resorts Prepare for Winter

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Secretary of State Jim Condos will give us an update on Vermont’s election day turnout and a review of how polling places fared. Anne Sosin of Dartmouth College shares research on how COVID-19 has affected New England, specifically Vermont and New Hampshire. National correspondent Bob Ney lets us know what’s going on around the country. Dan Bolles of Seven Days looks at how Vermont’s ski …

Lyndon Revitalization, Howard Norman, and Weather with Roger Hill

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Back to the Kingdom we go. This time to learn how the arts are helping to revitalize downtown Lyndon. Then we hear from Calais author Howard Norman. After a number of novels and a memoir, he has now released a graphic novel called “Detective Levy Detects.” And knowing how much Vermonters love the weather, the 10 o’clock hour will belong to our weather-reporting friends. Radio …

Christin Hallquist on Rural Broadband and UVMMC Cyberattack

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Two years ago, Christine Hallquist was trying to become Vermont’s governor. Now she’s trying to get broadband to the Northeast Kingdom as the administrator of NEK Community Broadband, a communications union district. Vermont’s regular rifle deer hunting season gets started Saturday. We’ll make sure everyone is up to speed on the new regulations and gets a last-minute reminder of hunter (and hiking) …

Garden Prep, Purple Hearts Reunited, and Josh’s House

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Peter Burke, host of WDEV’s “In the Garden,” helps you get your garden prepped for the long Vermont Winter and to provide tips on how to raise veggies indoors this winter. Major Zach Fike created an organization that reunites Purple Hearts with the families of those who were awarded them. He’ll tell us about the work of Purple Hearts Reunited based …

Remembering VT Veterans, Rik Palieri, and Everybody Wins

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Wednesday is Veteran’s Day and we visit the Museum at Camp Johnson that commemorates those who have served the military from Vermont. We’ll hear from Rik Palieri who has traveled the world playing with such luminaries as Pete Seeger and Utah Phillips. Rik has a new autobiography out called “Banjo Man.” There’s a literacy program that pairs mentors with young …