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Reporter Debrief: Should Public Funds Go To Vt. Independent Schools?
When it comes to education, should public money go to nonpublic schools? A school board in Rutland County recently posed this question, and it’s not the first time — or the last — this issue has been debated in Vermont or elsewhere.
'MasterChef For Composers:' VSO Launches Composition Competition For Student Music Makers
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is asking students to write a new composition using a five-measure theme from a concerto. The original compositions can be in any musical genre, from classical to folk to hip-hop.
How Vermont Has Vaccinated Its Farm Workers
Farm workers are among the communities in Vermont that may face obstacles to accessing a COVID-19 vaccine — due to language barriers, long work hours or not having reliable transportation.With the help of community health partners, however, more than 1,500 farm workers in Vermont have gotten shots. But while the pandemic stretches on, the need for improved health care for farm workers continues.
'Baling Wire And Haystring': A Trip To The Demolition Derby At The Orleans County Fair
People come from all over the Northeast Kingdom to watch the demolition derby at the Orleans County Fair in Barton. This year, independent producer Erica Heilman stopped by to watch, and talk with some of the participants.
In Absence of Pandemic-Era Moratorium, Vermonters Facing Eviction Have Few Places To Go
More than $25 million have gone out to thousands of Vermont households to help them pay their rent, and there’s still tens of millions available. The federal money, part of one of the coronavirus aid packages, is meant to help needy families whose finances were hurt by the pandemic. But the availability of money hasn’t stopped evictions, which were halted for more than a year due to state and federal orders. Now those bans are gone, and for families at risk of losing their apartments, there are few places to go.
With ARPA Money Coming In, Vermont Towns Make Plans To Spend Millions
As federal COVID relief money is delivered to Vermont towns and cities, local governments are making plans to use the funding.
Vermont is a very progressive state at and the podcast reflects it.
Good content but it’s too quiet
This podcast sounds like whispers compared to the other podcasts I listen to. I can barely make out what they’re saying over the rumble of the road while I’m driving. I can’t turn up the volume because once this podcast and the next one ends up being really loud.
Play the entire thing.
Half the time they don’t even update the morning vpr sessions. Very disappointing when that happens