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What's Vermont Doing To Improve Broadband Access?

What's Vermont Doing To Improve Broadband Access?

Related Programs: Related Programs: The pandemic has shifted even more of our lives online. So what's being done to address Vermont's internet inequities? That's what Maggie Eppstein of Hinesburg asked , VPR's people-powered journalism project. Note: Our show is produced for the ear. We recommend listening if you can! But we also provide a transcript below. Subscribe to Brave Little State, so you never miss an episode: Loading... The transcript Disclaimer: Transcripts are generated using a combination of speech recognition software and human transcribers. They may contain errors, so please...

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Heating With Wood?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Heating With Wood?

Related Program: Related Program: Burned out on election news? We've got you. Revisit our 2019 episode about the fuel that warms you twice. Editor's note: As always, we recommend listening to the audio! We released this episode on January 11, 2019. To hear the original audio, scroll to the bottom of the page. In the winter, Coco and Emmet Moseley keep their farmhouse cozy and warm with an antique wood stove — and Coco is wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of their heat source. The Moseleys live at the end of a dead-end road in Lincoln, surrounded by the Green Mountain National...

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Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID

Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID

Related Program: Related Program: Tyson Foods Inc., which says it produces of the beef, pork and chicken in the U.S., has suspended managers at an Iowa plant accused of participating in a betting pool on how many employees would become ill with COVID-19. President and CEO Dean Banks also announced on Thursday the company has launched an investigation led by former Attorney General Eric Holder into the allegations. The suspensions come one day after the family of a deceased employee filed a claiming "fraudulent misrepresentations, gross negligence, and incorrigible, willful and wanton...

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A Boom Year For Blooms: Toxic Algae Closes Beaches, Raises Concern About Water Supplies

A Boom Year For Blooms: Toxic Algae Closes Beaches, Raises Concern About Water Supplies

Related Program: Related Program: Listen Listening... 7:07 Call it the cyanobacteria summer for Lake Champlain and Burlington’s beaches.  The hot, dry weather came early and hung around for months. The heat made for perfect swimming days, but people seeking relief with a dip in Lake Champlain in Burlington were out of luck. Officials were forced to close the city beaches a record number of times this year because of blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, a microorganism also known as blue-green algae. The blooms pose worrisome health threats, especially if they contaminate drinking water. Yet...

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'Everyone's So Afraid Of Daniel Banyai': VTDigger Editor On Slate Ridge Investigation

'Everyone's So Afraid Of Daniel Banyai': VTDigger Editor On Slate Ridge Investigation

Related Program: Related Program: Listen Listening... 6:48 There’s no reporter byline on VTDigger’s story . But given its content, it's understandable. The investigation by several reporters describes neighbors in the southwest Vermont community who say they fear for their personal safety due to alleged threats and intimidation from the owner and patrons of a local firearms training facility known as Slate Ridge. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke with , founder and editor of VTDigger, for more on this story. As editor, Galloway worked with the reporters on the story and interviewed some of the...

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Vermont First State Requiring Secondary Schools To Give Out Free Condoms

Vermont First State Requiring Secondary Schools To Give Out Free Condoms

Related Program: Related Program: Listen Listening... 4:39 Vermont will become the first state in the nation to make free condoms available in public middle and high schools next year after Gov. Scott signed a bill last week that expands access to contraceptives across the state. Some of the country's largest school districts have free condoms available, but no other state requires its secondary schools to have them according to the National Coalition of STD Directors. Barre Republican Representative Topper McFaun , and says if teenagers have more access to contraceptives and health...

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How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character?

How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character?

Related Program: Related Program: If you’ve lived in a state for a long time, or grew up there, you probably have this feeling — when you drive into or out of it, you feel like you can tell the difference. For many people, this is very true for crossings in and out of Vermont. There’s a different look; there’s a different feel. For people who aren’t from here, there’s a different perception of what Vermonters are like, what they value. Most of this is completely subjective, and probably best attributed to the oft-cited "myth of Vermont exceptionalism." But when we’re talking about a very...

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