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From new gun laws to a nurses’ strike and the legalization of marijuana, 2018 brought a lot of change to Vermont. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reviews some of the benchmarks.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Another election has come and gone, and there’s still no grand bargain on immigration.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Peter Welch of Vermont wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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

How will Democrats and Republicans get along in the next Congress?
In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Peter Welch of Vermont speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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

Vermont is sticking with its Congressman for a seventh term.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. A note that this conversation happened before the Democratic caucus meeting on Wednesday.

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

List:

“The Winter Soldier” by Daniel Mason
“Transcription” by Kate Atkinson
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
“Gone So Long” by Andre Dubus III
“Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver
“How Do We Look” by Mary Beard

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The Vermont Health Department is urging everyone to protect themselves and others against hypothermia.

Vermont Statehouse
Photo by Pat Bradley

Democrats in the Vermont Senate are expected to pursue measures in the upcoming session that would ensure a woman's legal right to an abortion in the state.

Governor Phil Scott
Governor's office

Vermont's Republican Governor Phil Scott is headed for a second term as the state's top executive after fending off a challenge from a former utility executive whose had become the first transgender major party gubernatorial nominee in history.

Peter Welch
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Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, has easily won re-election to his seventh term as the state's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Senator Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senate

Vermont's independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to re-election to his third term in the Senate Tuesday easily defeating a little known candidate.

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Vermont's top political leaders and their challengers will learn their fates Tuesday after polls close in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Gun rights advocates have filed a second legal challenge over Vermont's new gun restrictions.

The demolition phase of a redevelopment project in the downtown of Vermont's largest city is done and constructions crews are ready to move on to the excavation phase.

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A judge has rejected an argument from lawyers for a Vermont man facing a second federal death penalty trial that a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling should be used to declare his potential punishment unconstitutional.

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Vermont is going to get nearly $19 million for clean water projects.

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After a 2016 referendum formalized the new position of town administrator in Pownal, Vermont, it’s been a long road to filling the seat. Now, two and a half years later, Michael Walker — formerly of Wappinger Falls, New York — has been hired to take the job. He spoke with WAMC about how he came into the position, what is expected of him as the inaugural town administrator, and how the people of Pownal can make sure he hears their needs.

Living Room Theatre is a boutique Equity company of New York professionals entering its seventh season that concentrates on classics (Chekhov, Shaw, Strindberg) and new plays done in intimate settings.

The company looks to explore material deeply before presenting it to the public. This summer they are presenting the U.S. premiere of Lucy Caldwell's Irish adaptation of Chekhov's “Three Sisters,” set in Belfast in the 1990s at the end of the Troubles directed by Christopher McCann.

Performances run from August 2-18 on the grounds of the Historic Park McCullough House in North Bennington, Vermont. To tell us more we welcome Living Room Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Randolyn Zinn, Founder and Co-Artistic Director Allen McCullough, and Director of “Three Sisters,” Christopher McCann.

Rep. Peter Welch
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Is the Affordable Care Act built to last?

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

Rep. Peter Welch
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President Trump’s influence on the Supreme Court could be felt for decades.

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

Rep. Peter Welch
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The Trump-Putin summit continues to reverberate.

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


"Fun Home" is a groundbreaking five-time Tony Award winning musical based on Vermont author and illustrator Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic memoir. The show features a book by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori. As the show unfolds, you meet Bechdel at three different life stages as she grows and grapples with her uniquely dysfunctional family, her sexuality, and her father’s secrets.

"Fun Home" runs on Weston Playhouse's Second Stage at Walker Farm through July 28.

Director Malcolm Ewen and Caitlin Kinnunen (Medium Alison) join us.

Photo by Pat Bradley

Vermont's State Police Marine Unit and Dive Team has located a body believed to be that of a missing kayaker in Lake Champlain.

This season the Weston Playhouse presents productions of "Anne of Green Gables," "Our Town," "Fun Home," "West Side Story," "A Doll's House, Part 2," "Million Dollar Quartet," and "Two Trains Running" on its two stages in Weston, Vermont. 

Steve Stettler is Weston's Producing Artistic Director.

Vermont's plan to pay people up to $10,000 to move to the state and work remotely might be working a little too well.

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With sky-high temperatures in the forecast Vermont's largest electric utility is warning people about the dangers of swimming near hydroelectric facilities.

The Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 41st Anniversary Season with Molly Smith Metzler’s "Cry It Out," directed by Marc Masterson, which will begin performances June 21st at the Dorset Playhouse and run through July 14th. The comedy looks at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and the ways in which class impacts parenthood and friendship.

The season will also include Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew" (July 19–August 4), Kate Hamill's "Pride and Prejudice," adapted from the novel by Jane Austen (August 9–25), Holland Taylor’s "Ann," starring Jayne Atkinson (August 29–September 1), and the Pipeline Series: Four New Works in Process - one each by Kate Cortesi, Melissa Ross, Frank Harts, and David Mamet.

Artistic Director Dina Janis joins us.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Governor Phil Scott received an update on Vermont revenues from the state’s economist this week. He says there are enough revenues this year that his office and the Democratically-led legislature should be able to reach an agreement on the 2019 state budget.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Some members of Congress are raising concern about American’s presence in Syria.

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

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

Is a constitutional crisis looming?

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

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

A changing of the guard is coming to Washington.

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

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