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45 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
What AI like ChatGPT means for Vermont schools, government and the future of work
This hour, host Connor Cyrus talks with a state official and Norwich University educators about how artificial intelligence is already being used in state government and education, and its implications for the future.
46 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
Vermont's organic dairy farms are at a breaking point. Will help come?
Host Mikaela Lefrak talks with dairy farmers, farm workers and the state’s secretary of agriculture about solutions to the most pressing issues in the dairy industry, including saving struggling organic dairy farms.
12 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
Winter surfing, clean lakes and toast art: Check out the newest 'Made Here' films
Mikaela Lefrak speaks with Eric Ford, Vermont Public’s Director of Content Partnership and the producer of the Made Here series, to learn more about the unique voices and stories from local filmmakers premiering in the new series on Jan. 26.
33 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
Two-thirds of Vermont towns will reappraise homes this year. Here's what it means for you
This hour, host Connor Cyrus speaks with a state tax official about mandatory home reappraisals in Vermont and what they mean for homeowners and potential buyers.
33 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
How to help: Organizations seek volunteers to mentor kids, deliver food and firewood
Host Mikaela Lefrak talks with some volunteers and organizations that are looking for volunteers.
13 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
Vermont gun control bill would add age limit for semi-automatic weapons, among other measures
Host Mikaela Lefrak talks about gun legislation being considered by Vermont lawmakers with VTDigger political reporter Sarah Mearhoff.
12 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
Vt. Racial equity director Xusana Davis reflects on new report to lawmakers
Host Mikaela Lefrak speaks with the state's executive director of racial equity about her annual report to state lawmakers.
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
From Edna Beard to Becca Balint: Women who made Vermont political history
Host Connor Cyrus learns about notable women in Vermont political history with the Vermont Historical Society.
23 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
Middlebury high girls' basketball players share how racist comments affect their team
Host Connor Cyrus speaks with three student-athletes and the coach of the Middlebury Union High School girl's basketball team about their recent decision to skip a game against Enosburg Falls High School due to what the team described as a history of racist harassment.
36 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
What to see this winter at local museums, from rare Keith Harings to new artists
Host Mikaela Lefrak talks with museum curators about current and upcoming shows in the region.
11 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
Here's what one Vermont chef will be cooking this Lunar New Year
Host Mikaela Lefrak talks with a Burlington restaurant owner about her plans for the Lunar New Year.
35 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
What to know about cuts to extra federal food assistance
Host Connor Cyrus talks to advocates about cuts to federal food assistance and how it will affect Vermonters.
11 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
How Sen. Peter Welch is approaching legislating as Vermont's junior senator
Host Connor Cyrus speaks to Vermont's newly-minted Sen. Peter Welch about legislating in the Senate after more than a decade in the U.S. House.
47 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
Reinstated bus fares and other changes coming to Vermont's public transit systems
Host Mikaela Lefrak talks with public transportation leaders about changes coming to Vermont's bus services and routes.
47 minutes | Jan 16, 2023
Encore rebroadcast: Adoption and trans-racial families
In this rebroadcast of a show that first aired in March 2022, host Connor Cyrus talks with white Vermonters who adopted Black children, and hears from a Black woman about being raised by her adopted white family.
48 minutes | Jan 13, 2023
Vermont has no freestanding birth centers. Brave Little State looks into why
This hour, we'll hear a recent episode of Brave Little State about Vermont's lack of freestanding birth centers. And host Mikaela Lefrak talks to a certified nurse midwife in Vermont.
10 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
Vermont lawmakers start new session with Affordable Heat Act, other climate concerns
Host Connor Cyrus talks with Vermont Public’s climate and environment reporter Abagael Giles about what policies lawmakers in the Legislature are considering to tackle climate change in Vermont.
13 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
How Becca Balint is conducting her first business as Vermont's Congresswoman
Rep. Becca Balint chats with Vermont Edition host Connor Cyrus on her first couple weeks in Congress.
25 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
How Vermont's ski industry is coping with low snowfall this winter
Host Connor Cyrus talks with leaders in the Vermont ski industry to see how the mild winter is affecting business.
47 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
Sniffing out the connection between memory and smell
Host Mikaela Lefrak investigates the power of smell and its influence on our memories.
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