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The Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs, under the direction of Resident Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt. The production opens Thursday and runs through July 8th.

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. She is the screenwriter and director of the upcoming film Trouble, starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman, and David Morse. Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Associate Director of the Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and was also the assistant director of Dead Accounts.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott discusses budget veto
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott was grilled about his decision to veto the state budget yesterday at his weekly press conference in Burlington today.

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The “i” word is gaining some traction in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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The investigation into the White House’s ties to Russia is only just beginning.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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The latest terror attack has put the U.K. and the U.S. on high alert.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. Downstairs runs for 16 performances between June 22 - July 8, 2017.

Next up will be Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (July 13-29).

Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride (August 3-19) will be next. The comedy follows a broke Elvis impersonator who becomes a drag queen.

And then - Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis will star alongside Treat Williams in David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Aug. 24-Sept. 2).

We welcome Dina Janis, the artistic director at Dorset Theatre Festival.

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Should Democrats filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Peter Welch
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FBI Director James Comey’s testimony meant different things to different people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Lake Champlain (file photo)
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One of the Lake Champlain ferry crossings between Vermont and New York is closed due to high winds.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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The new secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting forums around the state in February and March to hear about Vermonters' experiences interacting with the agency.

Howard Frank Mosher
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Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author, often referred to as “The Voice of Vermont” died this weekend. A week after announcing he had cancer and was in hospice care, Mosher died Sunday morning at his home in Irasburg. He was 74.

His acclaimed fiction set in the world of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom chronicled intertwining family histories of natives, wanderers, outcasts, and fugitives.

A frequent guest on WAMC, Howard Frank Mosher made his last appearance with us on The Book Show in November 2016, discussing his career and most recent novel, God’s Kingdom.

We air part of that interview today, in memoriam. 

The fight against opioid addiction continues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Is the Affordable Care Act on life support?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Donald Trump won the Electoral College, but he lost the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what people in the Green Mountain State are thinking.

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Vermont's 911 emergency calling system — and state oversight of it — are coming under scrutiny after at least four outages in less than two years.

Howard Frank Mosher is one of America’s most acclaimed writers. His fiction set in the world of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom chronicles intertwining family histories of the natives, wanderers, outcasts, and fugitives.

His eleventh novel is God’s Kingdom.

U.S. Representative Peter Welch
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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont has coasted to re-election.

UVM green and Waterman Building
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The University of Vermont has issued a new study that shows the college has an economic impact of over a billion dollars on the state.

Vermont State Police say five people have been killed after a wrong-way driver caused several crashes on Interstate 89 in Williston.

How much should an EpiPen cost?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why his committee has been looking into that question.

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The first presidential debate is behind us.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he believes Hillary Clinton was the victor.

Lawmakers voted late last night to keep the government funded.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his priorities.

Please note: this interview was recorded before the final house role-call. 


  Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests is a brilliant comic trilogy telling the same story from the point of view of three different rooms: Living Together follows the romp in the living room; Table Manners times perfectly to show what happens in the dining room, and Round and Round the Garden depicts desperately funny activities in the garden.

Each play stands completely on its own, but together, they are a triumph of theatrical imagination.

Audience members have traveled from Northern Stage to Dorset Theatre Festival to see the first two plays. Now, Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont presents the third. Richard Gallagher has played Norman in all three productions and he joins us now.

Richard’s Broadway credits include The Lyons and Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Brian Bedford.

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  Who will Hillary Clinton pick for the ticket?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock who his favorites are.

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  Senator Bernie Sanders and his Democratic presidential primary rival Hillary Clinton are due to rally together tomorrow.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks Senator Sanders is going to help Democrats unify the party. This conversation was recorded before tomorrow's rally was announced.

  Vermont's Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is turning 80 and their summer 2016 season boasts a line-up that includes groundbreaking partnerships, collaborations with major stars, and the Vermont Premiere of one of Broadway's longest-running hits.

Producing Artistic Director, Steve Stettler, joins us now to tell us all about it.

A new rule is in effect to prevent invasive insects from entering Vermont's forests on untreated firewood.

Vermont City Marathon & Relay

About 3,000 people are expected to take part in the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington.

This week's Book Picks  come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddharta Mukherjee
Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont lawmakers have wrapped up their legislative session. Below is a transcript from Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin's End of Session Speech, delivered after midnight.

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