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Outdoors & Virtual: How The Pandemic Changed Vermont's Museums
The pandemic shutdowns were a financial hardship for many museums, but they also provided an opportunity for these institutions to rethink their roles as places of education, and revolutionized how they use outdoor and virtual spaces. Now, as the pandemic eases, the question is: what, if anything, will Vermont’s museums keep?
Reporter Debrief: The View From Canada Of Extended Border Restrictions
Starting Aug. 9, vaccinated travelers from the U.S. will be able to enter Canada for non-essential trips for the first time since March of 2020. But Canadians won't be able to enter the U.S. at least until Aug. 21. That was decided by an order from the Biden administration this week, and members of Congress who represent some border districts from both parties have expressed frustration at this mismatch. But what's the reaction like in Canada?
In The Northeast Kingdom, A Sawmill Owner Reflects On Life In The Lumber Industry
In the last 25 years, nearly 150 of Vermont’s sawmills have gone out of business, but Dave Stratton has more orders than he can fill. Independent producer Erica Heilman stopped by to talk with Dave at his sawmill in Hardwick.
When A Mechanic Was Robbed, He Went After A Man With A Gun. Now His Town Is Rallying Behind Him
In a small town in Orange County, a popular car mechanic was robbed. When the police didn’t help he got a gun and took matters into his own hands. Now many in town are defending his actions, citing policing shortages and lenient criminal justice policies.
'Freedom To Really Fulfill My Life': A First-Time Homeowner Reflects On Art, Race & The Stars In The NEK
Poet and musician Toussaint St. Negritude recently became a landowner in Caledonia County, thanks to a handful of volunteer carpenters and over $60,000 donated to him as reparations.
Back On Track: Vt. Transportation Secretary On Amtrak Restart, And Future
On Monday, Amtrak service returns to Vermont for the first time in over 15 months. The service shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. And while Amtrak trains began running a few months later, in many parts of the country, they didn't come here.
Vermont is a very progressive state at and the podcast reflects it.
Play the entire thing.
Half the time they don’t even update the morning vpr sessions. Very disappointing when that happens
Pure progressive propaganda