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  Who gets to decide the rules of the internet?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss net neutrality.

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A new law restricting smoking in Vermont went into effect Tuesday. Its provisions include banning smoking in cars when children under 8 are in the vehicle.

    Syria has become a violent, failed state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that we must be careful when arming the rebels.

    Immigration, spending, the Middle East, poverty, violence — Congress has plenty of issues to worry about. But what about cheddar cheese?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the European Union is overstepping.

    

  Ron Mancini has been a professional candy maker since 1977, who owns and operates Mother Myrick’s Confectionery with wife Jacki Baker in Manchester Center, Vermont.

Mancini has been the past president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the Chamber’s Community Affairs Committee.

He is currently the chairman of the Manchester Town Marketing Committee and joins us this morning to tell us what is happening in Manchester over the next few weeks.

    Vermont has two Senators but only one Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the three need to work together well to be successful.

    In a self-deprecating fashion, Mud Season chronicles Ellen Stimson’s transition from city life to rickety Vermont farmhouse.

When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that “improvements” are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they’d always been.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin focused on a single issue during his State of the State speech Wednesday afternoon.

Former Vt. City Manager Wants New Trial

Nov 29, 2013

A former city manager of Winooski, Vermont, fired more than five years ago is asking for a new trial, saying a jury got it wrong when it found the city didn't dismiss him on religious grounds.

Joshua Handverger was dismissed in 2008 after nearly a year as city manager. Handverger, who is Jewish, sued the city, saying the dismissal hearing scheduled by the City Council fell on Rosh Hashanah. He said that interfered with his right to practice his religion with his family in Massachusetts.

  Formed by five New York actors in 1972, the Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT is thrilled to be celebrating their 42nd Anniversary!

Oldcastle began as a touring company, settled in a few different spots between 1977 and 2012 when it moved to its new artistic home in downtown Bennington at 331 Main Street.

Plays developed at Oldcastle have been produced in more than 25 states and in such foreign countries as South Africa, Canada, Spain and Argentina.

Oldcastle Theatre Company’s current show is The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig. It’s a mad-cap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.

Founding member and Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson joins us.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch discusses the Farm Bill with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The IRS scandal has invited criticism from both sides of the aisle.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that the public trust has been violated.

  Student loan debt is close to crisis levels for many people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that interest rates must not increase.

  The debate over Social Security now includes the phrase “Chained CPI.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that benefit programs like Social Security are in fine shape for the future.

  The income gap is wider than ever.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time to ask the 1 percent to do its fair share.

  America’s health care system is in line for some major changes.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that primary care needs to be addressed right away.

    We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight Vermont and specifically, the evolution of sports writing.

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The automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration have begun and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is raising concerns about the potential impact on Vermonters. 

   From her modest beginnings to becoming the tenth woman--and third American woman--to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams is here to describe the ups and downs of her tumultuous and remarkable life.

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Vermont  lawmakers are considering dropping the state's traditional maple syrup-labeling system in favor of an international one.

The Vermont Senate has passed and sent to the House a resolution that supports the Agency of Agriculture’s proposal to adopt an administrative rule to implement international maple grading standards. Vermont Maple Sugarmakers’ Board Chair Jacques Couture explains that the international grading system is brand new.

    Europe’s financial fortunes have influenced the world economy for years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss Welch’s study group on Europe.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their discussion of bipartisanship in the House.

MONTPELIER, VT. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is pushing legislation to stop corporations from sheltering income in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens. The legislation also would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs and factories overseas.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Travel is getting back on track for trains, ferries and airlines following a snowstorm that dropped record amounts of snow on parts of northern New England.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after several vehicles crashed on Interstate 89 in South Burlington during the snowstorm.

Police say a trooper was helping a driver who had gone off the road on Friday when another car slid off the interstate. Police say a man who stopped to help the second vehicle was struck by a third vehicle that then hit the second car head on.

  Partisanship is rampant in Washington, where a permanent campaign has taken hold. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that he is working to forge partnerships across the aisle.

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In a counter move to Governor Peter Shumlin’s budget address, a group of advocates have released what they call a “People’s Budget” for Vermont.

A Senate committee is taking testimony on the bill that would require judges to consider the financial costs of possible sentences before imposing them.

Supporters say the intention is to improve results and save costs.

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The administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it wants more time to firm up the financing for a single-payer health plan to be in place by 2017.

A health care law passed two years ago gave the administration until this month to develop a financing plan. But hopes were then for a federal waiver that would allow the planned Green Mountain Care program to start in 2014. That waiver hasn't been forthcoming, pushing the date back three years.

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One week later than originally planned, Vermont’s Governor outlined the state’s 2014 spending plan Thursday in his annual budget address

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need bold transformation and targeted  investment.

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