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12:30 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/25/14 : Unions

Bus drivers in Vermont’s largest county are in the second week of a strike, after a weekend of failed negotiations with county transportation officials. It has created quite a stir in the region.

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12:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/4/14 : Ukraine

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The U.S. is showing its support today for Ukraine's new leadership as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the capital. Kerry’s visit to Kiev, lasting just hours, comes as Ukraine's government grapples with a Russian military takeover of Crimea—a mostly pro-Russian region in southeastern Ukraine.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/24/14 : Ukraine

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  As Ukraine struggles to piece itself together under the looming threat of economic disaster, the possibility of distancing itself from Moscow and turning westward has major implications for the balance of power in Europe—and the rest of the world.

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1:27 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” This past year has been full of international challenges for the United States—including escalating situations in Syria, Sudan and North Korea. But the question of which vexes us the most and which we should be devoting our greatest energies to lingers.

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12:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/11/14 : Shirley Temple

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The world has lost several iconic folks in the last few months. Nelson Mandela, Pete Seeger, and now Shirley Temple. They lived long and impactful lives, and their loss has been felt deeply by many who found inspiration in their life’s work.

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1:00 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/21/14 : Marriage

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The concept of marriage has gotten a lot of attention in the media lately. Whether it be states wrestling with legalizing gay marriage, proposed legislation to require pre-marriage education classes or the latest scandal involving a politician’s marital infidelity—for better or for worse, we still view marriage as the happily ever after. But what is the recipe for a good marriage? What makes it stick?

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2:12 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/14/14 : Christie and Bridgegate

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But “Bridgegate” is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.

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1:31 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 1/7/14 : Surveillance and J. Edgar Hoover

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As the world continues to react to the intelligence leaks sparked by the likes of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, an unsolved leak carried out 40 years ago is making news. A new book is finally revealing the identity of burglars who broke into an FBI office in the spring of 1971 and stole files detailing the Bureau’s surveillance of American citizens under J. Edgar Hoover.

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1:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/31/13 : Drunk Driving

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We are joined in the studio today by two New York State Troopers, Major Martin Hansen and Technical Sergeant Doug Paquette, and we’re talking about the dangers of drunk driving. Are you worried about the roads tonight?

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1:36 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/26/13

Today on the Vox Pop, 2014 is almost upon us. So it’s time to make our annual political predictions for the New Year. Who will run for president? Who will make a power grab? Who is going to be the center of the next scandal?

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