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Local news, reporting and newscasts from Vermont Public.

Local News Podcast Vermont Public Radio

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    • 4.2 • 30 Ratings

Local news, reporting and newscasts from Vermont Public.

    In the Upper Valley, fighting back against Parkinson's with a one-two punch

    In the Upper Valley, fighting back against Parkinson's with a one-two punch

    Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system. It muddles how the brain sends signals that coordinate movement. In Vermont, it's estimated that one out of a thousand people over age 55 have it.There’s no cure. But research shows vigorous exercise — and even a punch or two — can help those with Parkinson's slow the disease.

    • 6 min
    Vermont towns are considering changes in their zoning regulations to spur more housing

    Vermont towns are considering changes in their zoning regulations to spur more housing

    The state is encouraging towns to make small changes to their zoning codes to encourage more housing.

    • 5 min
    Vermont composer celebrates high-flying women in new piece

    Vermont composer celebrates high-flying women in new piece

    If we think about women in aeronautics, we tend to remember the ones who came to tragic ends: Amelia Earhart, Christa McAuliffe. One Vermont composer researched women in STEM fields and found uplifting stories, too, and put them to music.

    • 7 min
    Vermont is weighing new rules to require car, truck manufacturers to supply more electric vehicles to the state

    Vermont is weighing new rules to require car, truck manufacturers to supply more electric vehicles to the state

    Vermont is in the process of adopting new regulations that will push auto manufacturers to dramatically ramp up the number of electric vehicles they supply to dealerships in the state.These new regulations will apply to cars and big trucks. And by 2035, every new car sold in Vermont will have to be powered by electricity or by hydrogen.

    • 8 min
    Refugee resettlement director honored for community contributions

    Refugee resettlement director honored for community contributions

    Joe Wiah directs the Ethiopian Community Development Council’s Multicultural Community Center in Brattleboro. His work involves helping refugees settle in their new Vermont communities and connect with resources tied to employment, housing, education and medical care.

    • 7 min
    Kayaking 120 miles along Vermont's largest watershed

    Kayaking 120 miles along Vermont's largest watershed

    A new documentary follows a Vermonter who paddled 120 miles along Lake Champlain to explore its beauty, and the challenges impacting the state’s largest watershed. Vermont Public’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke with the paddler and cinematographer behind the documentary, No Other Lake.

    • 6 min

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