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VPR Newscast: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, a number of groups sprung up to help people recover. Two groups critical of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant want state regulators to consider the financial condition of plant owner Entergy Corporation as they prepare to decide whether to give the plant a new state permit. U.S. Forest Service employees of the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont and the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York are taking part in a food drive to help area food shelves. Police say a Wilmington man has died from injuries he suffered in a weekend crash in Brattleboro following a police chase.

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station WBUR...as a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
Annie Russell was VPR's Deputy News Director. She came to VPR from NPR's Weekends on All Things Considered and WNYC's On The Media. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
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