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StrollRunner, WDEV@ 90, “Sanctuary, Vermont”

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We’ll meet the Vermont woman who figured out how to make running and strolling a fun and easy activity with the creation of the StrollRunner. Next, we’ll open up the phones for a half hour. Then, WDEV Weather All-Star Roger Hill stops in to continue our 90th anniversary celebration. And we finish the morning with the poetry of Laura Budofsky Wisniewski, from her acclaimed collection, “Sanctuary, Vermont.”  

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VEOC Conference, NE Wilderness Trust, Round Goby, VT Green Football

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We prep for their upcoming conference, by learning about the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and the state’s employee-owned businesses. Next, we hear about the 20 years of wilderness protection provided in our region by the Northeast Wilderness Trust. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney brings us up to date on what’s happening in the world. Then, Colin Flanders of Seven Days shares the story of the aquatic army fighting …

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World Central Kitchen, Assistant (or Side) Judges, Hack Club

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We’ve gotten perspective from experts on Russia and Ukraine, from Ukrainians who have resettled in the U.S. and one refugee who was forced to leave her country because of the war. This morning, we’ll speak with two local men who decided to spend a week volunteering for World Central Kitchen in Poland. Then, we’ll open the phones for a half-hour. After that, …

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Vermont Viewpoint On the Road: Rosie’s Restaurant

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We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll head to our lone stop in Addison County when we tuck into Rosie’s Restaurant in Middlebury. We’ll spend the morning discussing the arts, including opera, Vermont folklife and the organization working to link Vermont’s food production with Vermont’s food insecure. We’ll also learn about a delicious salumi made in Middlebury, as well as a brewery …

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Rise Against Hunger, Life in Theater, Good Measure Brewing, WDEV @90

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Two local Rotary Clubs are working together to Rise Against Hunger. We’ll hear the details of their concerted efforts. Next, we’ll celebrate the almost half-century career with UVM’s Royall Tyler Theater of Pat Orr, who has served as shop foreman, instructor and technical director. After that, we head to Northfield to enjoy a Pitter Patter Porter, a Pigman Lives IPA and an Early Riser Cream Ale at …

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Cardboard Teck Instantute, Working Lands, Food Drive, Storytellers

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In this age of high-tech gaming gadgetry, we open the show by going seriously low-tech and learning how to make toys and games with cardboard. Next, we’ll hear about the latest round of Impact Grants that have been awarded by the Working Lands Enterprise Board, to the tune of $3.1 million. After that, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive returns this weekend after …

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Youth Opera, Recreation Hub, Responsible Wakes, Poetry Society

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We begin by learning how young voices with a knack for opera get trained in Vermont. Then we’ll hear about plans for a Mad River Valley Recreation Hub, and how you can share your thoughts on its creation. After that, as water sports enthusiasts get ready to return to Vermont’s lakes (soonish), we’ll discuss the importance of reducing your wake. And for the second day …

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Resilient VT Conference, Ukraine, WDEV@90, Anything Goes Poetry Slam

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Norwich University is bringing together community leaders and groups working to celebrate and strengthen Vermont’s resilience. We’ll open the show hearing about the upcoming Resilient Vermont Conference. Then Iryna Petrus shares her story of leaving Ukraine as a refugee in the face of the Russian invasion there. After that, we celebrate the station’s 90th anniversary by catching up with another WDEV All-Star – …

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Roe v. Wade, Dandelions and Such, Montpelier Historical Society

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We’ll open the show by getting some clarity about the leaked Supreme Court brief on Roe v. Wade from Vermont Law School professor Jared Carter. Then, WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Culter provides a comprehensive report on the Legislative session. After that, we’ll be digging in the dirt with farmer and gardener Alan LePage and learning about the benefits of dandelions. And we finish the …

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Treasurer Beth Pearce, Jay Craven Film, Project Dove

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We’ll open the show with open phones, on purpose this time. Then, following her announcement this week the she’ll be retiring, we speak with State Treasurer Beth Pearce. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney joins us stateside for the first time since his trip to India. We’ll then hear about “Lost Nation”, the film Jay Craven is currently working on, which might be …

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One Town, One Book, Vermont Violins, Play Every Town Concerts

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It’s a morning of focusing on one town and then on all of the state’s towns. And a morning when we discuss literature and music. During the first hour, we’ll learn about Waterbury’s One Town, One Book Program, when all the town’s residents will be invited to read Catherine Drake’s book “The Treehouse on Dog River Road.” After that, we meet the owners of Vermont …

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Clue: On Stage, McClure Foundation, Scams, Warblers and Slow Birding

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Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet and their murderous cohorts are at it again, and we’ll hear from them as the Lamoille County Players prepare to put on Clue: On Stage. Then Calvin Cutler of WCAX gives us a State House Update. We’ll also hear about the McClure Foundation’s Free Degree Promise. After that, Elliott Greenblott of the AARP Fraud Watch returns to warn us of the …

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Vermont Viewpoint On the Road- Cabot Farmers’ Store

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We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll take the time to hear the voices of our home community of Waterbury as we broadcast from the Cabot Farmers’ Store on Route 100.  We’ll definitely talk cheese, as well as cider, cooking and feeding those in need. We’ll also learn about the town’s Ice Center and the Farmers Market. And we’ll spend time meeting …

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Sirex Woodwasp, Wild Turkeys, Parent Caregivers, Summit Hiker

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We’ll open the show with open phones this morning. Then we’ll hear a report on the population growth in the Northeastern U.S. of the sirex [sear ex] woodwasp, an invasive species from Spain, and what it could cost if it spreads across the country. Next, we get a primer on wild turkey hunting safety as that season opens. Colin Flanders of Seven Days follows with his …

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The Mitzvah Fund, A&W, Jamaican Rugby, VT Organic Recycling Summit

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We’ll open up the show with a segment for our pets as we learn about the veterinary services provided by the Mitzvah Fund. Then we head down Route 7 and stop in at another iconic Vermont eatery, the A&W in Middlebury. Next we talk about Jamaican Rugby and one Vermont company’s connection to it. This is not fake news! After that, we open up the phones for the …

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Parkway Diner, Hoops Reunion, “Blueberry Cake”, Ernest Shackleton, Rep. Peter Welch

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One of the state’s iconic diners has re-opened and we’ll talk to new owner Brian Lewis about his plans for the Parkway Diner in South Burlington. Next, we’ll hear about the reunion planned for hoopsters who played in the leagues and pickup games at the Montpelier Rec Center. After that, we enjoy some children’s literature and meet Fayston’s Sarah Dillard, author …

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Calvin Cutler and Louie Manno

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On this episode of Vermont Viewpoint, Guest Host Tom Beardsley starts the show with talking to you about what’s on his mind. After that, Calvin Cutler stops by for a bit to talk about politics going on in Montpelier. And for the last hour, Beardsley talks with Louie Manno about the media.

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Illustrator Andre Prendimano, Job Fair, Fern Feather, Bobbi Gibb

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Burlington illustrator Andrew Prendimano opens the show with a bizarre and spooky way to learn your ABCs. Next, Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington joins us to discuss the state’s labor picture and Vermont’s largest-ever job fair happening Tuesday at the Champlain Valley Expo. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in one more time from India. We then talk with Courtney Lamdin of Seven Days about her story …

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All Things Maple, Waterbury Grange, St. Mike’s Fire and Rescue

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In the first hour, we wrap up the sugaring season with the man who wrote the book on the subject. Actually, Hale Mattoon of Chelsea has written a couple of maple sugaring tomes and he also has an incredible collection of maple sugaring equipment dating back to the 1700s. After that, we learn about The Logger’s upcoming show as Rusty Dewees …

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Balancing Carbon Storage and Wildlife Habitat, The Marshall Sisters

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In the first hour, we’ll hear from two UVM researchers who have looked to identify the trade-offs and opportunities for forest carbon storage and wildlife habitats in the face of global climate change. For the second hour, we meet two sisters who grew up in Fairfield and then headed off to opposite ends of the earth. Brooke Marshall became a Peace Corps volunteer in …

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WDEV@90, State House, Carpenter-Carse Library Earth Day

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We’ve got a shorty today, due to the Sox Patriots Day game against the Twins. We’ll begin the show meeting another WDEV All-Star – Norman James – who can provide tales of the early ‘60s at the station. Next, Calvin Cutler of WCAX gives us a State House Update. And we finish the morning heading to Hinesburg to learn about the Earth …

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The Coming and Going of Birds

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On this episode of For the Birds, Chip and Anson talk to you about the change of birds currently happening with the change of seasons. They also bring you updates about the Steller’s Sea Eagle Chipping Sparrow eBird American Tree Sparrow eBird Steller’s Sea Eagle eBird

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WDEV@90, Rainbow Trout, Pesticides, Lumiere Brothers

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We continue celebrating WDEV @ 90 by meeting another WDEV All-Star, Vermont Conversation host David Goodman. Next, we head to the Willoughby River to see an incredible display of nature as the Steelhead Rainbow Trout are heading up the falls to spawn upstream. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in from India. Then Kevin McCallum of Seven Days explains who is for and who …

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Land Surveyors, Contra Dancing, VT Gatherings, Beau Ties of VT

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Survey says there just aren’t enough land surveyors in Vermont. We’ll hear why and what makes the profession rewarding. Then we learn the ABCs of Contra Dancing as they’re related in a new children’s book by UVM physics lecturer Luke Donforth. After that, it’s time to get prepped for the Vermont Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo, coming up next weekend in Essex Junction. And we …

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Wilkins Harley-Davidson, Solar Power, Student Employment, Little Patakha

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We really rev things up during the first hour. We’ll hear about Wilkins Harley Davidson’s efforts to develop an electric motorcycle for law enforcement officers and why people stop in there for bologna sandwiches. Then Peter Sterling of REV (Renewable Energy Vermont) discusses some issues negatively affecting solar power in the state. After that, we meet Champlain College student Jess Turner who has …

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VT Private Eye, State House, Buster & Bella’s, Fire Equipment

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We open up the show my meeting a woman who made the career switch from news reporter to private investigator. Next, Calvin Cutler of WCAX provides a State House Update. Then we find what’s shaking in the NEK on Facebook. After that, we get to sample the fantastic fudge being made by Buster & Bella’s. With elevated blood sugar levels, we hear about one …

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Vermont Viewpoint on the Road: Plainfield Hardware

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We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll be visiting Plainfield Hardware. We’ll talk barbecue and pro fishing, songwriting and producing, fire safety and health care and much more. Get a great picture of this Central Vermont community as we broadcast live from Plainfield Hardware with Rich Christiansen and friends! 

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Spring Migration Bird Show, Bob Ney, University Mall Scene

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Everyday you’re seeing more of our avian visitors to Vermont. That signals the perfect time for our Spring Migration Bird Show for the first hour. Then, national correspondent Bob Ney provides an update on what’s happening in the news globally. Alison Novak of Seven Days follows with an update on what’s happening at the University Mall just weeks after it was sold. And we …

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Amphibians and Reptiles, Ann Clark Cookie Cutters, Baseball Season

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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. After that, we head to Rutland to learn about the largest manufacturer of cookie cutters in America – Ann Clark Cookie Cutters. And we finish the show …

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Two Week Immersion Program, Housing Crisis in Vermont

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On this episode of Vermont Viewpoint, Guest Host Pat McDonald talks with Jesse Bruchac- Director of the School of Abenaki, Middlebury College. They talk about a Two Week Immersion Program. For the second half of the show, Pat McDonald talks with Peter Tucker- the Advocacy and Public Affairs Director for the Vermont Association of Realtors. They talk about the Housing …

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Pennywise Foundation, Eye on the World, “Sugaring Down”, Stowe Resorts

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We start the morning learning about a foundation that recently matched the amount raised at a benefit concert for Ukraine. Then, “Eye on the World” host John Batchelor joins us in the morning hours to talk about the show that’s been recently added to the WDEV late-night lineup. After that, we discuss a new novel — “Sugaring Down” — that takes us back …

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Sunflowers, State House, Scams, The Body Lounge, VT Family Network

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We open up the show hearing about a push to get Vermonters to plant sunflowers to show support for Ukraine. Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX provides a State House Update. Next, Elliott Greenblott of AARP Vermont returns with new scams to warn us about. After that, we’ll learn about the creams, lotions, oils, bath salts and CBD-infused formulas offered by The Body Lounge in Stowe. And we …

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Workforce Development, Climate Change, Myti, Trenchers Farmhouse

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The show starts with a look at how the Vermont State Colleges are working to meet the state’s workforce development needs. Then Radio Vermont forecaster Roger Hill talks about how climate change is affecting the change of seasons. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney provides an update. That’s followed by news of a Burlington entrepreneur who is looking to create a …

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Josh’s House, “Nerve Attack”, Norwich Architecture Symposium

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We start the show learning about Josh’s House, a wellness and recreation space for Military veterans, located in Fort Ethan Allen. Next, author S. Lee Manning talks about her timely novel, “Nerve Attack,” involving Russia and a deadly nerve agent. After that, we get a preview of Norwich University’s Architecture and Art Symposium, being held Friday afternoon. And then, we open up the …

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Spring Gardening Show, Verde Mountain, JBirdStudioVT

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Don’t let Monday’s snow deter you. Spring planting season is getting near and we’ll have “In the Garden” host Peter Burke on for the first hour to answer all your gardening questions. Next, we meet a Vermonter who creates one-of-a-kind repurposed wooden gifts, jewelry and accessories. He’s made items out of wood from the original Vermont State Seal tree, a piece of the basketball …

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“Halfway There”, March Madness, Bitter Bubble, Art/Science of Snow

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We open up the show hearing about a locally written and produced musical called “Halfway There.” Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX provides a State House Update. Next, as March Madness takes hold, we hear from a local writer, who made it to the Elite Eight, about his madness for local hoops. After that, we’ll get to taste a new Vermont-made beverage – Bitter Bubble. And …

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AOT Train Tracks, “Catalysts for Change”, Time in Russia, CVHHH

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We open up the show learning about the expanding train service in Vermont and getting important information about staying safe around train tracks. Next, author Doug Wilhelm joins us to discuss his new book, “Catalysts for Change.” After that, we turn to national correspondent Bob Ney for insight into what’s happening around the world. Next, Steve Goldstein of Seven Days shares stories from his time in …

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Oscars Primer, VSO Light Show, Governor Phil Scott

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It’s Academy Awards time, so we’ve called in Meg Malone, who’s seen more nominated movies than anyone in Vermont, to learn what and who she likes for the Oscars. After that, we learn about the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s plans for an amazing light show to go with its outstanding classical music presentation. And then, Governor Phil Scott joins us to answer …

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Book Show, Green Saving Smart, Vermont State Parks Employment

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The first hour is our next installment of the Book Show. Listen in for a full hour of great book recommendations and call in with some of your own. After that, we’ll hear about GreenSavingSmart, a new financial and energy coaching program launched by the statewide Community Action agencies. And we’ll finish the show by learning about the employment opportunities available at …

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Friendship, Hunter Safety Courses, Jazz with George Thomas

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We’re going to open the show a little differently today, with an ode to friendships found in Vermont. Then, we’ll learn about the Hunter Safety Courses being offered by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. After that, we sit down with the host of Jazz with George Thomas (yes, that would be George Thomas). And we finish the morning with open phones. 

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War in Ukraine, State House, UVM Waffle Club, World Cow, WDEV@ 90

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We continue to get interesting perspective on Russia’s attack of Ukraine, this time from UVM Professor of Russian Kevin McKenna. WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Cutler checks in next with a State House Update. And then we learn about the UVM Waffle Club! After that, DJ Barry shares his mission of bringing the planet closer together by spreading kindness through World Cow. And …

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Black Flannel Chef, Milkweed, Chef Frank Pace, Artist Natasha Bogar

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We’ll hear from one chef today and about another one. Starting up, we meet Black Flannel’s Christian Kruse, who was recently nominated as a semifinalist for best chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation. Next, we’ll learn about the benefits of milkweed. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney updates us. Then Sally Pollak of Seven Days tells us about the career of chef Frank Pace, who recently purchased August …

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VT Viewpoint On the Road- The Hastings Store

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We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll be visiting Joe’s Pond in preparation for Ice Out 2022, spending the morning at the Hastings Store. Throughout the morning we’ll learn about the state’s longest running Wild Game Supper and meet the publisher of a locally produced magazine that foodies around the world turn to. We’ll learn about the history of Danville, about efforts to preserve …

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Northfield Farmers Market, EVs in the Winter, “Constellation Route”

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We’ll get things started by taking a trip to the Northfield Farmers Market, which is operating virtually this winter. And speaking of winter, we’ll talk about Electric Vehicles and discuss concerns some people have about how they perform in the winter. After that, we’ll open the phones for the final time this week. And then we’ll finish with Poet Matthew Olzmann, who will share some …

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Suddabee’s Honey, Universal School Meals, Bia Diagnostics

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We’re off to a naturally sweet start this morning, when we learn about Suddabee’s Honey in Morrisville. Then we’ll discuss Hunger Free Vermont’s Universal School Meals campaign, currently being debated at the State House. Then phones will be open for a half hour. And we’ll finish by hearing about Bia Diagnostics, a food and nutraceutical testing laboratory located in Colchester. 

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Therapy Harp, State House, VT Small Business Development Center

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We begin with the soothing strains of harp music and learn about harp therapy from Judi Byron. Then, WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Cutler provides an extended update about what’s been happening at the State House in light of last week’s “crossover.” After that, we spend the hour hearing about how the Vermont Small Business Development Center can benefit new …

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Women-Owned Businesses, ARPA, So. VT Newspapers, ARPA

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Since we celebrated International Women’s Day this week, we’ll begin the show discussing Vermont’s women-owned businesses. At 9:30 and 10:30, we’ll speak with members of Gov. Scott’s administration to discuss plans for ARPA funds for climate change mitigation, water and sewer, as well as for business and economic development. In between, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in and we’ll hear about the …

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Green Mountain Solar, Ukraine, VT Sports Hall of Fame

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We’ll tap into the sun to get the show started, talking to Marcus Shapiro of Green Mountain Solar. Next, UVM Anthropology Professor Jennifer Dickinson provides an insight to the culture of Ukraine, and how it has changed during the country’s 30 years of independence. After that, we chat with former Rutland Herald and Burlington Free Press sports writer and editor Ted Ryan, who will be …

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ALS Registry, ARPA Housing, High School Hoops, Dirt Church Brewing

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To start, we’ll discuss ALS and legislation that could create a registry of Vermonters living with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Next, we’ll speak with Housing and Community Development Commissioner Josh Hanford about ARPA funds to address the state’s housing needs. After that, we’ll get a look at the High School Basketball Playoff picture with WDEV All-Star Brent Curtis.  And we finish up visiting the …

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WDEV@90, Maple Research, Silloway Maple, Organic Seeds

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We’ll open the show meeting another of the WDEV All-Stars as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary. General manager Steve Cormier is the next in the hot seat. Then we get all maple-y. First, Vermont Maple Minute host Mark Isselhardt celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Proctor Maple Research Center with us. Next, we head to the sugarhouse at Silloway Maple in Randolph to see what’s boiling. And we …

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Rise Up Bakery, State House, Scams, Ukraine/ Russia

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We begin the week by speaking with the owners of Barre’s Rise Up Bakery, who both have a connection to Ukraine. Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX joins us with a State House Update. Next, we learn about scams to be on the lookout for. After that, we’ll discuss the situation in Ukraine with UVM Political Science Professor Michele Commercio. And we finish with a half hour …

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Capstone Community Action, Comics, Blessed Snowmobiles, Nurses

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As the Fuel Your Neighbors campaign nears its goal, Capstone Community Action Executive Director Sue Minter joins us to discuss how the annual program helps so many people in Central Vermont. We’ll open the phones for a half hour, and then national correspondent Bob Ney joins us. We follow that by chatting with Chris Farnsworth of Seven Days to discuss his story on Burlington’s …

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Vermont Viewpoint on The Road: Elmore General Store

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We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll be visiting Elmore, spending the morning at the Elmore General Store. Throughout the morning we’ll learn about the history of the store, how the community came together to keep it running and meet the couple that now operates the store. We’ll also hang with a local singer, sugar maker, soap maker and bread maker. And we’ll …

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Japanese Knotweed, Bennington Sheriff and Police, Rhino Foods

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We begin the show with open phone lines! Then we hear about the success the Warren Conservation Commission has had in working to eradicate the invasive Japanese Knotweed. After that, VTDigger’s Southern Vermont reporter Tiffany Tan provides an update on developing stories involving the Bennington County Sheriff and the Town Meeting Day vote on a new field house facility in Manchester. And we finish …

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Town Meeting Day, Bee Balm, Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Saap Thai

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We start Town Meeting Day by taking comments from our constituents with a half-hour of open phones. Next, we’ll meet the creator of a product that protects and restores dry and chapped hands – Vermont Bee Balm. Then, we’ll discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine with an expert from Norwich University, Dr. Lasha Tchantouridzé. And we finish by meeting Chef Rung Morgan of Saap Thai …

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Sports Hall of Fame, Famous Roast Beef, Town meeting Day, Wind Harp

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We start by meeting recent Vermont Sports Hall of Fame inductee, UVM basketball star Taylor Coppenrath. Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX joins us with a State House Update. Next, we hear about Hartland’s Famous Roast Beef Supper, that had been a favorite of author J.D. Salinger. After that, we’ll discuss the institution of Town Meeting with author Susan Clark. And we finish the morning learning about the …

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Ali McGuirk, Police Spending, Non-Citizen Voting, State Librarian

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We open the show hearing from Burlington-by-way-of-Boston indie-soul artist Ali McGuirk. Then we’ll learn about a new report from UVM’s Center for Research on Vermont that looks at what towns are spending on police services. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney provides an update. Chelsea Edgar of Seven Days shares her story about where noncitizens will be voting on Town Meeting Day. And we …

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The HOP @ Dartmouth, Avian Flu, Twincraft Skincare, WDEV @90

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The HOP at Dartmouth has been the site of many great performances and exhibits. We’ll check in to learn about the Center’s renovation and expansion and about upcoming shows. Next, we discuss the avian flu to learn what Vermont farmers should know about the bird virus that has been found in domestic flocks and migrant waterfowl in North America. After that, we’ll get an …

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Foxglove Farm, Town Meeting Day Preview, Gov. Phil Scott

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We begin the show in Leicester to explore the lovely grounds of Foxglove Farm and its unique accommodations, small-batch maple syrup, fresh-cut flowers and a wide variety of handcrafted jewelry and knitted apparel. Next, we open the phones up for a half hour. Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus Editor Steve Pappas then provides a Town Meeting Day preview for communities in Central Vermont.  And we finish the morning catching …

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Fish Art, Berlin Town Center, Maple Sugaring

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In terms of fish portraiture, Nick Mayer of Lincoln is among the top two or three artists in the world. We open the show by meeting this award-winning nature illustrator. Then, we hear about plans for creating a Town Center in Berlin. And we finish with Mark Isselhardt of the Vermont Maple Minute and UVM Extension to tell us who’s already boiling, who’s still …

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State House , Offbeat Creemee, Patchwork Farm, Ted Green Ford

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We start President’s Day with open phones, a perfect time to tell us who your favorite President is. Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX joins us with a State House Update. Next, we hear about a creemee stand in Winooski that has stayed open in the winter by request of its patrons. After that, we’ll sample the wares of Patchwork Farm and Bakery in East Hardwick.  And we finish …

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Birding to Change the World, Zöe Keating, Medical Debt, Eagles

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We’re going to open and close the show with birds this morning. To start the show, UVM Environmental Studies Professor Trish O’Kane teaches us about her “Birding to Change the World” program. Next, we meet world-class cellist Zöe Keating, who now calls Vermont home. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney stops in. That’s followed by Colin Flanders of Seven Days discussing proposed legislation that is designed to …

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EV Chargers, Endangered Bird List, Secretary of State Jim Condos

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If we expect to have more electric vehicles on Vermont’s roads, we better have more EV chargers. We’ll start the show by learning about how that’s happening. Next, we’ll hear about the removal of the bald eagle from the state’s endangered and threatened species list and learn what species have been added. After that, we’ll open up the phones for the only …

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VEDA, CLiF, Construction Registry Bill, Sea

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We open the show learning about the work of VEDA (the Vermont Economic Development Authority) and the current client for small businesses in the state. Next, we’ll hear about CLif, the Children’s Literacy Foundation and some of the events it has planned on the horizon. After that, Jim Bradley and Chris West of House Calls Vermont weigh in on the home contractor registry bill, …

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Driver Rehabilitation, State’s Phone Plan, Hugo’s Bar & Grill, Black Flannel

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show hearing about UVM Medical Center’s Driver Rehabilitation Program, designed to help those with a disability or medical condition to learn to drive again. Next, we speak with Public Service Commissioner June Tierney about the state’s plan to improve state-wide cell phone service. After that, we take a trip to Montpelier’s newest restaurant – Hugo’s Bar & Grill. And then we finish learning …

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Ultra Run, State House, Williston Joy, Moriarty, Snowshoe Art

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start in Salisbury to meet Chip Piper, who will be running almost 55 miles to raise money for the Turning Point Center of Addison County in memory of his son. Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX joins us with a State House Update. Next, we learn about a group of parents in Williston working to spread joy and gratitude. After that, we hear about the comeback …

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Mt. Mansfield, Special Olympics VT, CarShare VT, Vermont 2-1-1

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show the way Ric loves to do – with cheese. We’ll meet the owner of Mt. Mansfield Creamery at 9. Next, we get ready for the Penguin Plunge put on annually to raise funds for Special Olympics Vermont. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney joins us. That’s followed by Kevin McCallum of Seven Days, who explains how CarShare Vermont is now offering electric vehicles. And we finish 2/11 by …

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Randolph Remote from Ken’s Barber Shop

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll be visiting Randolph, where we’ll spend the morning at Ken’s Barber Shop. Throughout the morning, we’ll learn about when Ric took tap lessons and hear about Vermont Glove and Farr’s Hill. Then we get very literary when we meet author and former State Representative Marjorie Ryerson, White River Valley Herald editor Tim Calabro and Kimball Public Library Assistant Jessamyn West. Enjoy two hours of getting to know the …

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Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, VINS, “Cry Havoc”

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start the morning in the Valley again taking a trip to Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill. Then we’ll open the phones for a half hour. After that, we’ll learn about the stresses our avian friends face in the winter and the help that VINS in Quechee needs to transport injured birds. And we finish the morning learning about ”Cry Havoc,”  a play being performed at Norwich University about the re-integration into civilian …

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Sugarfish, WDEV @90 with Frankie Allen, Fire Prevention

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start by meeting a Waitsfield couple who own a wonderful seafood company – Sugarfish – and also make dog treats and own a laundromat. Not all in the same space, mind you. Then we meet our next WDEV All-Star – Frankie Allen – as we continue to celebrate WDEV at 90. After that, because of the many house and barn fires we’re seeing at this …

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State House Update, Scams, Cartoon Characters

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show with open phones. Then, Calvin Cutler of WCAX joins us with a State House Update. Next, Elliott Greenblott of the AARP Fraud Watch Network updates us on the latest scams, including those that crop up around Valentine’s Day. Beginning in the second hour, Marty Gitlin returns in advance of his streaming event for the Waterbury Public Library. He’ll be discussing the 100 greatest cartoon characters of all time.  

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Pathways Vermont, Big Tree Brewing, Special Needs Needs, EB-5

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We begin the show hearing about how Pathways Vermont is working to end homelessness and providing innovative mental health alternatives. Then we meet the owner of The Reservoir and the Bench, Mark Frier, and hear about the beer he’s making at Big Tree Brewing. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney joins us. That’s followed by Alison Novak of Seven Days, who shares how children with disabilities have been struggling during the pandemic. And …

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VPOC/BIPOC Businesses, Caldecott Medal, Women-Owned Businesses

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show learning about the Vermont Professionals of Color and the innovative BIPOC Business Directory that the organization has created. Next, we meet children’s book author and illustrator Jason Chin, recent winner of the Caldecott Medal. After that, Linda Radtke joins us to share the story of the many women-owned businesses in Waterbury, including right here on Stowe Street. And we finish the morning with the …

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Bennington Martens, SIT, WDEV @90, Kat Wright

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start off shooting hoops with Vermont’s newest semi-pro basketball team, the Bennington Martens of the American Basketball Association. Then we’ll learn about the School for International Training in Brattleboro. After that, we’ll get up close and personal with Lee Kittell as we continue to celebrate WDEV @ 90. And we finish up hearing from the soulful Kat Wright as she prepares …

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Supreme Court Opening, Cog Railway, Rusty’s Winter Shows, Narwhals

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, we’ll hear from Vermont Law School Professor Jared Carter about who might replace him. Next, we’ll take a ride on the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, which is now open all winter. After that, Rusty Dewees stops by to tell us about his tour of self-produced Winter shows that begin this Friday in Bradford.  And we finish with …

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Capstone, State House, Emus, Strafford Organic, Union Arena

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show by getting an update on Capstone Community Action’s Fuel Your Neighbor Campaign. Then, WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Cutler provides a State House update. Next, we’ll pick up the story of when emus were on the loose in Hyde Park. We start the second hour with a delicious trip to Strafford Organic Creamery. And we finish by hearing how Woodstock’s Union Arena became the country’s first net-zero …

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Winter Gardening Show, State’s Response to Hunger, Guardians ad Litem

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

“In the Garden” host Peter Burke has plenty of tips in the 9:00 hour for indoor gardening through the winter and what you can do to prepare for the upcoming gardening season. He might also share a recipe or two. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney provides an update on national and international news events. Then, Melissa Pasanen of Seven Days discusses the state’s …

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SOOS, WDEV @ 90 with George Commo, Me2/ Orchestra

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the show by learning about SOOS, a Vermont company that has developed a tool exposing the risks of open-source software. Next, we’ll open the phones to hear what’s on your mind. After that, we get to chat with another of the WDEV All-Stars – Norwich hockey announcer George Commo. And we’ll finish the show hearing about the Me2/ Orchestra, that has been inspiring people with mental illnesses with …

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Climate Change and Weather, Winter Renaissance Faire

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re going to spend the first hour discussing the intersection between climate and weather. Radio Vermont forecaster Roger Hill will discuss how climate change can affect our day-to-day weather. After that, for the second day in a row, we head back in time to an era of knights, ladies, queens, kings and court jesters. Jeff Folb joins us to talk about the upcoming …

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Medieval History, Primary Care, Cary & Main, WDEV @90

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open up by meeting UVM History Professor Sean Field, who was recently elected as a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the highest honor that the organization can bestow upon North American medievalists. Next, we learn about the increasing need for primary care physicians in Vermont. After that we’ll hear about a Vermont business called Cary & Main, which produces, among other things, …

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Restorative Justice, State House, Sharp Park, Olympians, Pepin

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show learning about a new partnership between Vermont Law School and the Department for Children and Families that will incorporate restorative justice principles into the work of the department. Then, WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Cutler provides a State House update. Next, we’ll learn about the park in Milton where snow tubers are enjoying themselves this winter. After that, we talk to a triumvirate of Olympians from the Vermont …

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Advance Vermont, Celiac Disease, Reapportionment Math

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

As Governor Scott sets goals for workforce development in the state, a group called Advance Vermont is developing the bridge between postsecondary education credentials and the needs of our businesses. We’ll hear about their plan to accomplish this. Then, we’ll open the phones for a half hour. After that, we’ll check in with national correspondent Bob Ney. Then Ken Picard of Seven Days gives us an in-depth …

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Luddy, Canaan Historical Photos, Draft Horse, Author Eric Rickstad

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll meet the part-time Warren native who has worked with the likes of Johnny Carson, Gene Shalit and Bob Hope, and has been named to the Sugarbush Wall of Fame! Next, we’ll hear about the amazing photo negatives that give a look into Canaan’s past. After that, we’ll be introduced to the Middlebury draft horses that are hauling trash every other week. And then we’ll …

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“Night-Rider Legacy”, VT Bond Bank, VT Education Issues

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

For the first hour, we talk with writer Gary Shattuck about his latest book, “Night-Rider Legacy: Weaponizing Race in the Irasburg Affair of 1968.” The book retells two cases that shook the state and the reputation of the Vermont State Police. After that, we’ll learn about the work of the Vermont Bond Bank. And then we finish the show hearing from VTDigger’s Peter D’Auria about several issues surrounding the state’s …

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Waitsfield Remote from the Village Grocery

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re on the road again as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll be visiting Waitsfield, where we will hang out with the gregarious owners of The Village Grocery. Throughout the morning, we’ll learn about the Mad River Valley community fund, the reopening of Hap’s garage, beermaking for good, fostering creativity in young Vermonters, choosing good wine and what’s happening at the Round Barn. Enjoy two hours of getting to know …

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Legislative Apportionment, State House, Elmore General Store, UVM Football

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show hearing about what was presented to the Legislature by the Legislative Apportionment Board. Then, WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Cutler provides a State House update. Next, we’ll learn about the change in ownership at the Elmore General Store and get an update on the Post Office located there. After that, former UVM player and athletic director Rick Farnham shares memories of …

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Bennington College Architecture, Climate Migrants, McClure Foundation

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start the morning with open phones. Next, we take a tour of Bennington College and get a glimpse of the incredible architecture contained at this school of 700 students. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney joins us. Then we hear from Kevin McCallum of Seven Days about the climate migrants from around the country who are seeking refuge in Vermont. And we finish by learning about how the McClure Foundation …

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Endangered Alphabets Project, Agricultural Clean Water Initiative

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

During the first hour, we’ll learn about how one Vermonter has been working to save the writing systems from around the world that have been falling into disuse. It’s called the Endangered Alphabets Project. After that, we open up the phones for a half hour. Then, we’ll hear about the Agency of Agriculture’s grant program to help farmers improve water quality.  

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Food Network Baking Champion, Green Slice Foods, Orwell Glass

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re talking food for the first hour this morning. First, we meet the winner of the Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, Adam Monette of St. Albans. Then we’ll learn about a Belgian company that is distributing its plant-based veggie dogs, ham slices and other products from Bolton. After that, we head to Orwell to learn how to blow glass and discuss the glass heating and melting equipment that the …

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Cynefin Farm, VT Affordable Housing, WDEV@90, ABRAU Jewelry

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the morning in Townshend at a farm full of happy, healthy sheep where you can find yarn, fleece and woolen whimsies among other products. Next, as affordable housing becomes a major focus of the Legislature and the Scott administration, we’ll check in with the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. After that, a WDEV All-Star who used to hang out with All-Stars and …

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Old Forests, State House, Pirates of Dingley Dell, Green Mountain College

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

There’s much more to an old forest than trees. We’ll start the morning hearing about what you can explore there in the winter months. Then, WCAX Capitol Bureau Chief Calvin Cutler provides an update on what’s been happening at the State House. After that, we hear the tale of when pirates sailed on Lake Champlain. And we finish the show, hearing what Raj Bhakta plans for …

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Georgia, VT News, Back Stories, Cabot Cheese Awards

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

When can zip codes confuse COVID case counts? We’ll hear what Alek Fleury of the St. Albans Messenger learned about it and about other news stories from the town of Georgia. After that, we’ll open up the phones until 10. That’s when national correspondent Bob Ney checks in for his weekly update. Then Paula Routley of Seven Days gives us the back stories on a number of pieces covered by the …

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Attack on the Capitol Anniversary

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

A bit of a short show today, we spend the hour talking with Middlebury College Political Science Professor Matt Dickinson to discuss the Attack on the Capitol, that happened one year ago. We’ll also speak with Congressman Peter Welch, who was in the building when the riotous horde stormed the Capitol. 

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“A Comic Year”, Juncos, Mad River Rockets

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Vermont poet and artist Meg Reynolds chronicled the year following a romantic breakup in a diary of visual poetry. We’ll talk about her book, “A Comic Year”, and about her personal life. After that, we get a closer look at those wonderful winter birds, the juncos.  And then we finish the morning on a wild ride on a sled through the snow as we learn all about the superfast …

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HomeShare Vermont, “Birdie’s Bargain”, Generator

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Today, we open the show with open phones to hear what’s on your mind. Then we learn about how homeowners can find a compatible match to share their home through HomeShare Vermont. After that, noted Vermont Young Adult fiction author Katherine Paterson joins us to discuss her latest book, “Birdie’s Bargain,” about a young girl who questions everything when her father is deployed and she has to move to …

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Waterbury State Representatives, Waterbury Roundabout

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

As the opening of the new Legislative session nears, we’ll speak with Theresa Wood and Tom Stevens, the State Reps for the district that includes Waterbury, Bolton, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. Next, WCAX Statehouse Reporter Calvin Cutler provides a preview of what to expect in the House and Senate during this upcoming session. After that, Lisa Scagliotti, editor of the Waterbury Roundabout, joins us with an update on …

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Rise Above Run, St. Albans Museum, Fictional Meals, Gov. Phil Scott

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start by hearing of the 24-hour run/hike Jesse Holden will do on New Year’s Eve to raise money for Umbrella of St. Johnsbury. Next, we learn about some of the history of St. Albans and the financial bind the St. Albans Museum currently finds itself in. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in. Then, we hear from Jordan Barry of Seven Days about …

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Weather with Roger, Farm First, Burlington City and Lake Semeste

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show with Radio Vermont forecaster Roger Hill discussing atmospheric rivers, the prospects of a White Christmas and other cool weather-related stuff. Next, we learn about Farm First, an organization that helps take some of the stress out of farming and helps farmers navigate the resources needed to solve farm issues. After that, we’ll hear about an innovative learning opportunity that allows Burlington High School students …

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Culinary Medicine Textbook, Hospital Autopsy, WDEV@90

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

During the first hour, Dr. Deb Kennedy discusses her new book that teaches us how we can use the power of food to transform our health. We’ll learn how the more than 220 food-decisions we make daily, impact our habits, health, and ultimately, our lives. After that, we’ll hear how the Hospital Autopsy Service can be a resource for families and healthcare providers. And we finish the morning meeting another of …

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Harris Hill Ski Jump, COVID Effects on Hospitals, “Do I Know You?”

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll spend the first hour soaring through the air as we learn about the 100-year history of the Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro. It has been captured in a new book called “Harris Hill Ski Jump: The First 100 Years”. National correspondent Bob Ney checks in after that. We follow that up with Colin Flanders of Seven Days, relating how the COVID surge has pushed area hospitals to their …

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Winter Animal tracking, Pot Warning, Sandplain Forest Restoration

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Winter is an outstanding time to track wildlife in Vermont. We’ll start the show learning the proper way to do that and what you might see when you venture out. We then hear from the Vermont Medical Society on the recommendations it has made to the state’s Cannabis Control Board on potency limits, advertising and warning labels for legalized recreational marijuana products. After that, we learn about …

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Ski Show 2021

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re going to be skiing and riding all morning.  We’ll take a swing around all the mountains in our area, riding rope tows, T-bars, single-chair lifts and quads.  You’ll learn about the current conditions and hear what each mountain has in store for you in this new ski season.  Get out the board or your skis and poles and get ready for a morning of visiting eight …

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VT Politics, Green Mountain Solar, Winter Survival Tips

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Lola Duffort of VTDigger provides a roundup of the latest moves in state politics, the pandemic and Vermont’s economic picture. Next, we learn about solar installation incentives and panel efficiency during cold weather from the folks at Green Mountain Solar. After that, we hear from you as we open up the phones. And we finish off the show speaking with former World Palindrome Champion and Vermont (relative) newbie Mark Saltveit with his tips on surviving the winter …

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Artistree, Robots that Live, Vermont Chief Medical Examiner

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start off the week in the capable hands of our listeners with a half-hour of open phones. Next, we’ll learn about Artistree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret and the plethora of programs available there, designed to nurture an individual’s creativity. After that, we hear about living robots from UVM computer science professor Josh Bongard. And then we meet Vermont’s new chief medical examiner, Dr. Elizabeth …

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Community Project, Free & Referral Clinics, Global Eats, Kent Armstrong

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We begin by learning about a project that combines sustainable living practices with community building to promote a more peaceful world. Next, we travel to Barre to meet the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic’s new executive director, Dan Barlow. National correspondent Bob Ney checks in after that. We follow that up with recommendations on global eats that you can find in Burlington on the cheap. Then we …

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Politically Incorrect Christmas Party, “Truffle Hound”

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the show with open phone lines! Then, “Travels with Charlie” host Charlie Papillo stops by to share the details about the Politically Incorrect Christmas Party, a fundraiser for the Waterbury Area Food Shelf. And we finish the show going truffle hunting with a bunch of dogs and Vermont food writer Rowan Jacobsen. He’ll discuss his newest book, “Truffle Hound: On the Trail of the …

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Live from Harry’s Hardware in Cabot

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re on the road as part of WDEV’s 90th anniversary. Today, we’ll be hanging at Harry’s Hardware in Cabot, talking with the elite and intelligentsia of this Washington County town of 1,400. In other words, the regular folks of Cabot. We’ll meet the flying farmer, the owners of Harry’s, turkey and dairy farmers, syrup producers, clever craftspeople and those involved with the arts. Enjoy two hours of getting to know the people …

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Pingala Café, Early Childhood Educator of the Year, VT Accent

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start off at a delicious Burlington restaurant that serves a 100% plant-based menu. And that has a second location – in Brooklyn! Next, we meet Vermont’s Early Childhood Educator of the Year, Callie Weller of Calais Elementary School. After that, we hear from you as we open up the phones. And we finish off the show learning about that Green Mountain thing that …

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Efficiency Vermont, Maple Syrup, WDEV @ 90 Mark Johnson, Champlain National Heritage Partnership

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

As the nights grow colder, we’ll spend time learning about how you can make your home more energy efficient.   Then, Mark Isselhardt checks in to get us ready for the sap-running season ahead.  At 10, we spend time with Mark Johnson, this time as a guest of the show, as we continue celebrating WDEV @ 90.  And we finish learning about the …

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Live from Capstone Community Action

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Capstone Community Action has a number of programs to empower individuals in Central Vermont with the tools and resources to move beyond poverty. As Capstone launches its annual Fuel Your Neighbors Campaign, we’ll broadcast live from their offices in Barre and learn about the organization’s Food Shelf, the Community Kitchen Academy, the Emergency Fuel Program, Community Support Services, the weatherization and climate impact program and community economic development. 

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Strange Dolls, Climate Assessment, WDEV @90, Community Foundation

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the show meeting a Vermont doll maker whose creations are as far from Barbie as possible. They are the aptly named Strange Dolls.  Next, we’ll discuss the results of the recent Vermont Climate Assessment, an update of the original report of 2014. After that, we catch up with one of the WDEV All-Stars – Dave Moody, currently with the Motor Racing Network. And we finish by learning …

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Book Show, Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium, Quebec Maple Syrup

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The first hour of the show is the Book Show! Get ready for a full hour of excellent suggestions that will make great gifts for those who aren’t on the naughty list. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney brings us up to date on national and international news. Then Chris Farnsworth of Seven Days digs into the history of Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium and its possible …

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“It’s A Wonderful Life”, Pleasant Ranch, Umbrella, Act 250/ Hoyt Hill

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The morning begins with us learning about the radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life” being performed at UVM with many new and different twists. Next, we visit Winooski’s Pleasant Ranch. It doesn’t have any cattle, but it does have plenty of amazing pieces crafted from wood, including the most stylish bird houses you’ve ever seen. After that, we learn about the work an NEK organization called Umbrella. It elevates the voices of women, families, …

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Infectious Diseases, Missa Pandemica, Bridport, E-Bike Trip

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show discussing COVID, the flu and the ethics of doctors who choose not to treat unvaccinated patients. Then we hear about the beautiful, new work performed by the Vermont Choral Union, “Mass in the Time of Pandemic.” After that, we head to Bridport, where some outstanding varieties of cheese curds are being produced. And we finish the show meeting the Bethel woman who …

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All about Poker

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

On this episode of Vermont Viewpoint, guest host Lee Kittell talks with a local poker competitor! He also opens the phone lines for the last hour of the show!

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Cross VT Trail, Bob Ney, VT Vanity Plates, Gov. Phil Scott

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Maybe the Vermont Long Trail is out of your league. Then try the Cross Vermont Trail. We’ll start the show learning about this trail that runs from Burlington to Wells River.  Next, we open up the phones for a half hour. Then national correspondent Bob Ney checks in. After that, Ken Picard of Seven Days shares what he’s learned about the Vermont Vanity plates that you’ll never see on …

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VT Old Cemetery Association, Opioid Deaths, Just Food Hub

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

For over six decades, there has been a group in the state righting and cleaning grave markers, clearing brush, fixing fences, repairing damaged markers and recording inscriptions. We’ll hear about the work of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association. Then, we open the phones for a half hour. After that, we’ll discuss why Vermont has seen such a steep rise in opioid deaths and what can be …

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“Horodno Burning”, Boomerang Champion/ Inventor, Sen. Patrick Leahy

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show hearing about the novel “Horodno Burning” from author Michael Freed-Thall. It’s set in late-19th century czarist Russia, when Jews were persecuted and women had few opportunities. Then we spend time with a Vermonter who has been the 8-time world boomerang champion and has 30 patents, Eric Darnell of Strafford. And we finish speaking with Senator Patrick Leahy, who has decided to end his …

The Border, Tom Messner, Bob Ney, Jason Gibbs, Matt Dickinson

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

On this episode of Vermont Viewpoint, Guest Host Gov. James Douglas talks about the Border Closure with Canada, the retirement of Tom Messner, and he checks in with Bob Ney. He then speaks with Jason Gibbs about elections here in Vermont, and lastly with Matt Dickinson a professor of Political Science at Middlebury College

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Vermont Climate Council, Ultramarathoning, Wait Times, VT Gold

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The Global Warming Solutions Act created the Vermont Climate Council. We’ll talk to one of its members, Abbie Corse, about the council’s work and about her family’s dairy farm in Whitingham. Next, we’ll meet a Marine veteran who turned to ultra-marathoning as a way to outrun the demons that haunted him during his military stint. Since the beginning of the pandemic, pet owners have noticed that …

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Liquor Laws, Jazz Venter, Alzheimer’s and Care Givers

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll open the show with open the phones and see what our brilliant listeners have to say. After that, we’ll hear from national correspondent Bob Ney and get his reaction to Sen. Patrick Leahy’s decision not to run for re-election.  That’s followed by Jordan Barry of Seven Days explaining how a new wave of Vermont distillers are pushing for legislators to modernize liquor laws. After then, we get seriously …

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“Sen. Leahy: A Life in Scenes”, LT. Gov. Molly Gray, Sen. Leahy Decision

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll let you chat us up for the first half hour as we open the phones. Then we hear from State Sen. Phil Baruth on the 2017 biography he wrote about Sen. Patrick Leahy. Next, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray joins us to discuss what she learned from her statewide “Recover Stronger” Tour and what will happen on her upcoming White House visit. And we finish the show speaking with VTDigger’s Sarah Mearhoff about how the Leahy …

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Center on Rural Innovation, Recycling

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Former Vermont state senator Matt Dunne created the Center on Rural Innovation to reverse the nation’s growing rural opportunity gap and create economic prosperity for small town residents across the country. We’ll spend the first hour hearing how that’s being accomplished. After that, we celebrate “America Recycles Day” by learning more about how to be better recyclers and about where exactly all that stuff …

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Downtown Montpelier, Essex Splitting, Eat More Kale, Confident Care

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Montpelier was chosen as the premier small-town shopping destination by editors and readers of USA Today. We’ll speak with Montpelier Alive Executive Director Dan Groberg to find out why. Then, Burlington Free Press reporter Joel Banner Baird explains what the recent vote by Essex Junction to secede from Essex will mean for each entity. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in. Next, Margot Harrison of Seven Days joins us to talk …

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Scams, Burke Town School Veterans Wall of Honor, Gold Medal Equestrian

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The holidays are getting closer and that means the scammers are working even harder to separate you from your hard-earned cash and your precious data. Elliott Greenblott returns to warn us of scams to be aware of. After that, we’ll open the phones to honor our Veterans on this Veterans Day. Then we visit the 4th grade classroom at Burke Town School to learn about their Veterans Wall …

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Live from the 2021 Radio Vermont Group Job Fair

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Ric Cengeri comes to you live from the 2021 Radio Vermont Group Job Fair, being held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. He talks with some of the companies at the fair about what positions they’re looking to fill. You can catch a video version of this podcast (Or most of it) here: https://fb.watch/9bQOV9Fial/ However, we had audio difficulties …

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Amendment, Country Roads Program, WDEV @90, Analyzing Tweets

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

In 2022, the Vermont House of Representatives will vote on the Reproductive Liberty Amendment in its fourth and final stage of legislative review. We’ll hear from supporters of the amendment. Next, we’ll learn about the Washington County Youth Services Bureau’s Country Roads Program, that provides individual and family counseling, family mediation and emergency temporary shelter for youth who are in crisis. After that, WDEV All-Star …

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UVM Research, Traveling Nurses, Vermont Symphony Orchestra

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re going to open the show with open phones and revisit the world of coincidence that we explored earlier this week. And you’re invited to share yours. Then we’ll speak with UVM’s Vice President of Research Kirk Dombrowski. We’ll discuss the research going on at the school and why he’d like to increase its standing as a research institution. After that, national …

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Indigenous Perspective, “Midnight in Chernobyl”, 2021 Symposium, Russia

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re broadcasting live from Norwich University’s Military Writers’ Symposium. During the morning, we’ll hear about the Indigenous perspective on the Arctic and the Russian Arctic defense strategy. We’ll also speak with Adam Higginbotham about his book, “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.” And we’ll meet Norwich Corps of Cadets member Larenz Simpson, a triple major and the 2021 Symposium Fellow.  

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CVFiber, Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers, National Adoption Month

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

CVFiber has received a $2.8 million grant in its quest to provide high-speed internet for all of Central Vermont. We open the show hearing about those plans. Next, we learn how a long-abandoned ski resort in southern Vermont is coming back to life through the help of a group of skiers and hikers. Then we hear from adoption experts about Vermont’s efforts to …

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Two Heroes Brewing, VT Specialty Food, Musical, Weatherization Program

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

It’s up to the Islands to start the show as we meet the owners of Two Heroes Brewing in South Hero. Next, we learn about the Vermont Specialty Foods Association, its food producers and what they’re making that will enhance your Thanksgiving Day meal. After that, Vermont singer Taryn Noelle has created a dance-based musical called “Looking for the Heart of Saturday Night” that she’ll tell us …

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Refugee Resettlement, End of Life/ Palliative Care, Pro Driver Training

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

As Vermont awaits the resettlement of as many as 100 Afghan refugees, we’ll speak with UVM Geography Professor Pablo Bose about the challenges they’ll face and the benefits of welcoming refugees to the state. After that, we open up the phones for a half-hour. Then we’ll speak with Dr. Allan Kellehear about end-of-life and palliative care. And with long-haul drivers in great demand, we’ll …

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VT Development, The Monkees, COVID, Dolly Parton

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The Vermont Development Conference is being held next Thursday, and we’ll get a primer from Champlain Housing Trust CEO Michael Monte and hear about the work of the Trust. Next, Vermont musician Rik Palieri saw the Monkees with Jimi Hendrix in 1967 and at the Flynn Theater on Tuesday night. We’ll get his thoughts on the two shows, 54 years apart. After that, national correspondent Boy Ney checks in. Then …

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VT Principals Association, E-Cig Addiction, “A Short Walk on a Long Trail”

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Vermont Principals Association Executive Director Jay Nichols joins us to discuss policies to prevent hate speech during athletic contests and also mask rules for the upcoming winter sport season. Then we speak with St. Michael’s College Psychology Professor Ari Kirshenbaum about his research on e-cigarette addiction. And during the last hour, we hike Vermont’s Long Trail with Dennis and Jane Blanchard, authors of the book, “A Short …

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Wheels for Warmth, Center for Research, Flyin Ryan, VT Restaurants

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start off the show discussing the Wheels for Warmth program, now in its 16th year of providing heating assistance for our Vermont neighbors. We then learn about the work being done by UVM’s Center for Research on Vermont and hear from one of the students taking part in their legislative internship practice. After that, we’ll talk to the executive director of the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation and hear about the work …

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Build Back Better, Talkin’ Baseball, Bowman Mansion and Mausoleum

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

A coalition of Vermont non-profit organizations rallied in support of the Build Back Better Act last week. We’ll speak to representatives of several of them about the legislation. After that, listen to an interview with The Monkees by Zeb Norris. Then we’ll speak with author and retired Vermont College of Fine Arts president Thomas Christopher Greene about being a Red Sox fan. And we finish by heading …

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Berlin Historical Society, Pie-Making, Manon Belzile, VT Tech Jam

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Star of the Week Corinne Cooper starts off the show with the fascinating history of the town of Berlin. Next, the Pie Guy stops by in time for pie season with some tips on making great pies. National correspondent Bob Ney checks in after that. Then we hear from Chelsea Edgar of Seven Days who has written about the “motor ninja” in this week’s edition. And finally, we get pumped up …

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Standing Trees VT, VT Works for Women’s Trailblazers and more!

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the show by hearing from Standing Trees Vermont, a group that works to protect, preserve and restore forests on Vermont’s federal and state public lands. Next, we learn how Vermont Works for Women’s Trailblazers program support the entry and success of women and gender non-conforming individuals in construction and the trades. After that, we’re joined by Beth Rusnock of National Life …

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“Turner Family Stories”, Archeological Digs, Bove’s

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The Vermont Folk Life Center has just published “Turner Family Stories.” We’ll learn about the life of Daisy Turner and her family depicted in cartoon form. Next, we’re going to clean up several unresolved issues from Tuesday, including what we have learned about the mystery audio cuts Charlotte Strasser played for us yesterday. Then we go on some archeological digs that are currently happening in the state of Vermont. And we finish …

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WDEV@90, Holmes Apple Farm, Mad River Rugby

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

WDEV Director of Operations Charlotte Strasser has been collecting compelling audio clips from the station’s 90-year history. She returns to share more that she’s found, including a mystery clip that she needs help with. Next, we hear from David Holmes who has completed a new book that explains what it means to be a Vermonter through the history of his family’s multi-generational farm. After that, we get physical as members …

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Darn Tough Socks, Rablogan Castle, Norwich University Architecture

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The Cabot family has been making socks in Vermont since 1978. In the early 2000s, they upped their game with the introduction of Darn Tough socks. We’ll hear the latest on what’s happening at Darn Tough and its new facility in Waterbury. Next, we seek out a place in Vermont where you can find haggis and other Scottish products. It exists in Arlington.  After that, we learn about …

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Burlington’s Waterfront, Champlain Trio, Turtles, Thunder Road

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Melinda Moulton has announced she will retire next year from her position as CEO of Main Street Landing after 38 years. We’ll start the show discussing her impact on the reimagining of the Burlington Waterfront nearly four decades ago.  Then we welcome back the Champlain Trio, that is preparing for a series of upcoming concerts and a Fall chamber music program for Vermont students. After …

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Basin Plans, VT Flannel Festival, Knit Democracy, Kris Gruen

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

New tactical basin plans for the Lamoille River and Missisquoi Bay have been released and the public is invited to review and comment on them. We’ll talk to the Watershed Planners in charge of these basin plans. Then we’ll hear about the Southern Vermont Flannel Festival and have a few minutes of open phones. After that, we’ll be joined by artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan to learn about her Knit …

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“Marked Man”, Politics and Media, Pizza, Regenerative Agriculture

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Mystery writer Archer Mayor has penned his 32nd Joe Gunther book, called “Marked Man.” He’ll spend the first hour discussing the latest murder/mystery set in the Brattleboro area. After that, UVM political science professor Anthony Gierzynski joins us to talk about the current state of politics and the media. Then, Melissa Pasanen of Seven Days shares her recent story reviewing 13 Burlington pizza joints. And we finish by hearing about what logistical …

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Nan Carle Beauregard Photography, WDEV @90, Burlington City Arts

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The work of Vermont’s stonecutters is timeless and has been captured beautifully by photographer Nan Carle Beauregard. We’ll talk about her current exhibit at the Vermont Granite Museum. Next, we’ll meet another WDEV All-Star to celebrate the station’s 90th anniversary. John Wilson will share some of his exploits through the years at WDEV. After that, we check in with what’s happening at Burlington …

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Scams, Capital City Concerts, Apple Season

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Scammers are brilliant, always coming up with new ways to separate you from your cash. We’ll learn about the latest scams being perpetrated by these ingenious evildoers. Next, we hear about the beautiful music you’ll get to enjoy as part of the upcoming Capital City Concerts series. Then we have Vermont’s “master of all things apples” Terry Bradshaw to update us on the current season and to answer all your questions …

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Gardening, Hinterland, Mad Dash, Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

For the beginning of the show, we’ve got “In the Garden” host Peter Burke with us to help you get your garden ready for the winter months ahead. Get your questions on planting, pruning and harvesting ready for Peter. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with his weekly update. We then head to the Hinterland Market in South Albany with Sally Pollak of Seven Days. Wait until you taste …

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Wildlife Coalition, Peace Pups, VT Mealworm Farm, Burtt’s Apple Orchard

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show learning about the mission of the Vermont Wildlife Coalition and hear about the art and music events they have planned for next weekend. We then meet a man who offers dogsledding rides while raising funds for world peace initiatives. After that, we visit a former dairy farm that has transitioned to raising mealworms for plants, pets and people. And we finish getting …

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VT Film Festival, UVM Cancer Center, Bread and Puppet Theater

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll open the show by getting ready for the Vermont International Film Festival, which opens this week. Next, the UVM Cancer Center is home to more than 225 cancer researchers and clinicians. We’ll talk to its new director, Dr. Randall Holcombe. Then we’ll learn about a new online newspaper in Winooski (the Winooski News). And we finish the show heading to Glover to spend time with the …

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VT Vineyards, VT State Colleges, Bicycling History, Migration

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Want to start your own backyard vineyard? We’ll talk to the person who can help you get it planned and planted. After that, Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Sophie Zdatny joins us to discuss the future plans for Castleton University, NVU, VTC and CCV. Up next, we take a trip back in time to the land of the penny farthing and speak to a Vermonter who is …

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Havana Fairfax Connection, Brooks Hubbard Band, Leaves

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

For the first time in a couple of weeks, we’ll open up the phones to hear what’s on your mind. Then we get very musical.  We hear about a cable TV show that brings audiences the pulsating beat of Latin music. After that, we meet Jes Raymond and Brooks Hubbard as they prepare for an upcoming performance in White River Junction. And we finish the show by getting an …

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PYO Potatoes, Open Studio Weekend, Norwich U, Queen City Ghostwalk

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show picking our own potatoes at Chappelle’s in Williamstown. Next, we learn about the artists’ studios you can visit this weekend around the state.  We then check in with Mark Anarumo, who was recently inaugurated as Norwich University’s 24th President. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney provides his weekly update. That’s followed by Dan Bolles of Seven Days, who shares the story of the state’s first black sheriff and police chief. And we …

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Fall Bird Migration, Green Mountain Solar, VT AfterSchool

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Birds are on the wing, migrating southward. We’ll spend the first hour discussing why birds migrate and when, from bobolinks to broad-winged hawks. And we’ll learn what you can do to help them at this critical time of year. After that, we’ll check in with Green Mountain Solar to hear about batteries and energy storage. And then we finish by finding out how Vermont AfterSchool helps …

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Reclassifying Lakes, Redistricting, BHS at the Mall, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show learning why some of the state’s highest-quality bodies of water are being reclassified from their “excellent” status. Next, we get a primer on the redistricting that will be taking place in Vermont and around the country based on the recent census data. After that, Grace Benninghoff of VTDigger shares her interviews and observations of Burlington High School’s home at the mall. And …

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Good News Garage, HUUSD $60 Million Bond Proposal

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Good News Garage has been providing reliable, donated vehicles to low-income families since the mid-1990s. With the car market tighter than ever, we’ll learn about the needs of the people they serve. Next, we hear about the Vermont High School Writing Contest that Northern Vermont University has launched with the League of Vermont Writers. During the last hour, we’ll hear about Harwood Unified Union School District’s proposed …

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Granite Museum, Champlain College, Business Funding, Villa Villekulla

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We make a stop at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre to get the show rolling. Next, Champlain College’s interim dean of the Stiller School of Business Lisa Ventriss discusses the school’s upside-down curriculum structure. After that, we speak with the Montpelier Development Corporation about new funding available for businesses locating in the state capital. And we finish by learning about a one-women Tunbridge farm and check in on the well-being of their goats. 

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Fermentation Journeys, Rutland High School Mascot, Gov. Phil Scot

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

For the first hour, we’ll have the benefit of speaking with fermentation expert Sandor Katz, who will share recipes, techniques and traditions from his new book, “Fermentation Journeys.” After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with the latest in world and national news. We follow that by hearing about the Rutland High School mascot change controversy from Alison Novak of Seven Days. And we finish the show by speaking with Gov. Phil Scott. 

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Fraternity Cooking , Renewable Energy VT, Land Collaborative, Art at the Kent

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start with food and meet the world’s greatest pierogi maker and learn what it’s like cooking for a UVM fraternity. Next, we hear about the work of Renewable Energy Vermont and how its members are creating renewable energy-related jobs in Vermont. After that, we learn about the White River Land Collaborative, a unique model that is transforming dairy farmland into a community hub. And we finish in …

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Canadian Election, Indigenous People’s Day, Big Heavy World, CVHHH

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Canada went back to the polls Monday night to form a new government. We’ll learn how much or how little has changed as we analyze the results with St. Michael’s College political science professor Jeff Ayres. Next, we prepare for Indigenous People’s Day and learn about a big celebration taking place in Stowe. After that, we’ll hear about the new museum dedicated to Vermont’s music …

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Writing About VT, Festival of the Leaves, Spider Web Farm, Bear Hunting

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Vermont is a great subject for authors. We’ll hear how one professional writer – Michael Tougias — has gone about writing about our state. Next, we’ll hear from owners of the largest saffron farm in North America and the Festival of the Leaves event they’re hosting this weekend in Wells River. After that, spooky days are just ahead, so we’ll make a visit to Knight’s Spider Web Farm in …

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WDEV @90, American Chestnut, Statewide Climate Action Plan

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the show by getting to know one of our WDEV All-Stars, Tom Beardsley. Then we’ll open up the phones. After that, we’ll discuss the plight of the American Chestnut tree in Vermont. And the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has launched a series of public events to gather feedback and ideas for a Statewide Climate Action Plan. We’ll finish the show learning how you can offer your input. 

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Skiing, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, VT Dance Alliance, Food Labels

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Andrea Mead Lawrence was one of Vermont’s skiing greats and we’ll begin the show by getting to know about her life here and her skiing accomplishments.  We’ll then learn about a virtual event going on this weekend – Great Strides – to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with the latest in world news. We follow that …

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“Embassy Wife”, Sculpture Trail, The Bobolink Project, VT Town Survey

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We open the show hearing from author and Dartmouth College Creative Writing Professor Katie Crouch, as she discusses her new book, “Embassy Wife.” Then, we take a walk through Rutland to peruse the city’s Sculpture Trail. After that, we speak with two of the individuals who are involved with the Bobolink Project that has been undertaken throughout New England. And we finish the show by digesting the results of a recent survey conducted among …

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Bethel Women of History, Barre Art Splash, VT Major Crime Unit

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The Bethel Historical Society has done outstanding research on women from the town who have accomplished some great things. We’ll open the show hearing about these Bethel residents. Next, we head to Barre to learn about the Art Splash that will include an auction of vividly decorated cats, dogs and race cars, of course! And we spend the last hour discussing the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit with Lieutenant Detective Todd …

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The Career of Paul Costello, Book Show

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

After leading the Vermont Council on Rural Development for 21 years, Paul Costello is retiring this month. We’ll hear from Paul as he reflects on his more than two decades in charge. Then, we’ll open up the phone lines for a while. Our last hour of the show is our very popular Book Show with Claire Benedict of Bear Pond Books in …

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German Politics, VT Natural Habitats, Vacation Memories

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

On this episode of Vermont Viewpoint, guest host Lee Kittell talks with Anette Isaacs about German politics. There’s a big election for Chancellor coming up soon. Then, later in the show, Lee talks with Maeve Kim about How to make your yard part of Vermont’s Natural Habitats. Lee also talks about vacation memories, reviews, and suggestions

VT Refugees, Anson Tebbetts, Calvin Coolidge, Matt Dickinson

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Today, guest host Governor James Douglas talks with Tracy Dolan, director of the VT Refugee Resettlement Program. After that, he speaks to Anson Tebbetts, the Secretary of Agriculture. Following that, Amity Shales joins the show! She’s the CEO of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. And to wrap up the show, Governor Douglas speaks with Matt Dickinson who is a Professor …

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Multi-State Nursing Licensure Compact, VT Auditor of Accounts

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

On this episode, Guest Host Pat McDonald talks with Lauren Hibbert, Director of the Office of Professional Regulations with the Secretary of State’s Office. They discuss Act 64, also called the Multi-State Nursing Licensure Compact, and its costs. During the second half of the show, Pat talks with Doug Hoffer who is the Vermont Auditor of Accounts. They discuss a …

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Kelly Brush Ride, VT Forest Fires, Canadian Boaters, Cookbook Queen

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. We’ll learn about the foundation and the upcoming annual Kelly Brush Ride. Then we’ll discuss the threat of forest fires in Vermont and the state’s history with these blazes. After that, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in with the latest in world news. We …

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WDEV@90, Water St Cultural Heritage Walk, Jane Stickle Quilt

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We start the show celebrating WDEV @ 90 and getting to know the beloved Jack Donovan. Then, we open up the phone lines. After that, we hear about the Water Street Cultural Heritage Walk in Northfield that remembers the impact Tropical Storm Irene had on the Dog River 10 years ago. And we finish up by heading to the Bennington Museum, where it’s …

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VT Archaeology, Charlie Hunter: Semaphore, Caterpillar Lab

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll spend the first hour with Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson discussing the earliest Native inhabitants of Vermont, the Champlain Sea and how archaeology can reveal what the environment was like in the past. After that, we’ll explore “Charlie Hunter: Semaphore,” an exhibit currently on display at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.  And we finish by learning about caterpillars as the North Branch Nature Center …

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Tropical Storm Irene, Silo Skis, VT Organic Milk, The Boardroom

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

One person who had a front-row seat to the destruction of Tropical Storm Irene and the rebuilding that followed was Sue Minter. She joins us to recount what happened 10 years ago. Next up, we learn about Silo Skis, a Vermont company that makes your skis exactly as you like them. They’re all custom built in Richmond. After that, we’ll discuss the impact of the recent …

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Tainted Cattle Feed, VT Women’s Soccer, Gap Year, Green Sea

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll get the latest on the Hoyt Hill Farmstead, where the cows received tainted feed. And on the fundraising efforts to aid the Tunbridge organic dairy farm. Next, we learn about the Vermont Fusion Women’s Soccer team in Manchester and the upcoming discussion they’re hosting on the recent history of U.S. Women’s soccer. After that, we’ll discuss why some students are taking gap years before heading off to college and how they’re spending that …

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Hurricanes, New Restaurants during COVID, Canadian Border

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Ten years after Hurricane Irene became a tropical storm and reached Vermont, we dodged any damage from Henri. Roger Hill will spend the first hour discussing the science of hurricanes and why we might see more up here by the Canadian border. At 10, national correspondent Bob Ney checks in. Then we hear from Seven Days food writer Melissa Pasanen about restaurants that boldly …

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Irene, Spruce Peak, State Librarian, Gov. Phil Scott

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Waterbury Municipal Manager Bill Shepeluk saw the worst of Tropical Storm Irene a decade ago. He joins us to share what he experienced and what it took for the town to rebound. Next, we head to Spruce Peak in Stowe to learn about their lineup of events, including the upcoming Taste of New England. After that, we give a sendoff to State Librarian Jason Broughton and learn …

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Lessons from Irene, Filmmakers Festival, Vermont Gatherings

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’re going to be looking back at Tropical Storm Irene over the next few days. We start today’s program speaking with Kevin O’Connor about what the state has learned in the decade since Irene came roaring into Vermont. Next, noted film producer Jay Craven joins us to talk about the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, which begins today. After that, we have open phone lines to hear from listeners! And then we talk …

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NEK History Books and the Summer Wine Show

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Vermont’s Northland Journal publisher Scott Wheeler has written a series of books on the history of the Northeast Kingdom. To star the show, he’ll share stories from his latest, “Newport: Voices from an Evolving Community” and his other NEK histories. After that, we get wine suggestions from Lara Atkins of The Kitchen Table Bistro and master sommelier David Keck of the Vermont Wine Shepherd. 

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The Delta Variant, Warren Miller Scholarship Fund, Montreal Alouettes

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

State Epidemiologist Dr. Patsy Kelso joins us to discuss the threat of the COVID Delta Variant. Next, we hear about the scholarship fund created in the name of the late Warren Miller, who was known as the Mayor of Elmore. We’ll also learn about the Elmore Community Trust’s efforts to keep the Elmore Store as a vital part of the town. And then, as the …

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VT Census Data, Demolition Derby, Norwich Stone Arts, Unlawning

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Michael Moser, Coordinator of the Vermont State Data Center, helps us parse the numbers from last year’s census. No doubt about it, Vermont is growing, but how? Next, we do more math. This time combined with physics and learn how students from those two majors at NVU-Lyndon studied the safety of demolition derbies. Then, National correspondent Bob Ney provides an news update. After that we then move to Norwich University …

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Pandemic, Unemployment Insurance, National Park, Creemee

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

UVM Sociology Professor Alice Fothergill studies disasters. She has turned her attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on children and elderly populations and opens the show sharing what she has found. Next, as the extended unemployment insurance benefits come to an end, we’ll hear about what those people collecting unemployment need to know and about what local support is available to them. After that, we’ll learn about when …

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All Stars, Afghanistan, Afghanistan/ Vietnam Parallels, Jeudevine Falls

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

As we celebrate WDEV’s 90th Anniversary, we’re bringing back many of the voices you’ve grown to love through the years. We open the show by catching up with Dana Jewell, who retired last year. Then we spend the next hour getting some perspective on Afghanistan. First UVM Political Science Professor Peter Henne explains how Muslim states use religion in their foreign policies, and how ties between …

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American Precision Museum, Waterbury LEAP, Arts Riot

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start the morning in Windsor getting a tour of the American Precision Museum, that celebrates the manufacturing history of the country and is home to the largest collection of historically-significant machine tools in the nation. Then we hear about the work of Waterbury LEAP and the Electric Vehicle Fest being held on Wednesday. We finish the morning by meeting entrepreneur Alan Newman, founder of Gardner’s Supply, …

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Catland Vintage, Center for Cartoon Studies, Brocklebank Craft Brewing

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

Cats, comics and beer! What a way to start a week! To start the show, we meet the couple who have cat fanciers purring with the opening of Catland Vintage in Winooski. Next, we’ll open the phones to hear how you spent the beautiful weekend we just had. Then we head to White River Junction and the Center for Cartoon Studies. And we finish off in Tunbridge to hear …

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Sculpture Park, Rebel Mascot, Work Perks, 1883 Ely War

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We begin the morning in Enosburg Falls strolling around the Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, checking out the work of artist David Stromeyer. Next, UVM Film and Television Studies Professor Hilary Neroni discusses her essay on South Burlington High School changing its mascot from Rebels to Wolves.  After that, national correspondent Bob Ney stops by with his take on world and national news. Then Alison Novak of Seven Days discusses …

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Chaffee Art Center, Fishers, VT National Guard Investigation, NU Center

In Vermont Viewpoint by WDEV Radio

We’ll start in the arts with The Chaffee in Rutland as it gets ready for its 60th Annual Art in the Park event being held this weekend. Next, we learn about Ric’s favorite animal – the Fisher (sometimes referred to incorrectly as the fishercat). After that, Grace Elletson of VTDigger talks about the recent investigation into the Vermont National Guard that found a culture that perpetuated the harassment and abuse of female Guard …