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Congressman Peter Welch
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  The Keystone pipeline has been a rallying point for Republicans and a non-starter for the White House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his thinking on the issue.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Immigration was a politically charged issue before President Obama outlined executive actions.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a reasonable bill might be able to pass the House — if it ever got to the floor.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Vermont’s gubernatorial race was an unexpected barnburner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Peter Shumlin hasn’t shied away from the tough issues.

Green Mountain Power

Vermont's largest electric utility says its crews have restored power to all customers left in the dark by the first major snowstorm of the season.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, the only statewide Republican office holder in Vermont, is going back to Montpelier for two more years.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Peter Welch has easily won a fifth term as Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, turning aside the second challenge in as many elections from Republican Mark Donka.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Polls have closed around Vermont in a mid-term election that appears to have drawn light turnout in many parts of the state.

  The Windsor Mountain School in Lenox, Massachusetts was an ahead of its time boarding school that honored diversity and became the first co-ed integrated boarding school in the Berkshires.

After being a target of the Nazi regime, Max and Gertrud Bondy came to America and opened their school in Windsor, Vermont and later moved to Lenox in 1944.

Families like the Belafontes, Poitiers and Campanellas were attracted to the school for its multi-cultural and international curriculum. Then the school closed in 1975.

8/19/14 Panel

Aug 19, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Jim Jeffords Dies at 80
Ferguson
Glens Falls Civic Center
Mail carriers at risk
The Cost of Raising A Child

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80.

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During a meeting in Montpelier Tuesday, state Republican leaders responded to a recent downgrade in revenue growth projections by the state’s economists.

  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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