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Vermont Public Radio 2015 Murrow Entry: Overall Excellence

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Breaking news: Vermont officials fly to New Jersey to quarantine a Vermont man who may have been exposed to Ebola (3:23). October 28, 2014.

Story post: Vermonter At 'Extremely Low Risk' For Ebola In Voluntary Quarantine After Returning From West Africa

Breaking news: Vermont’s governor drops first-in-nation plan to develop single-payer health system (2:30 - fades). Dec. 17, 2014.

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Story post: Shumlin: It's 'Not The Right Time' For Single Payer

Investigative: Vermont child dies in foster care and Agency of Human Services is blamed for poor practices – part one of a five-part investigation (3:00 - fades). April 28, 2014.

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Story post: Protecting Vermont's Children, Part One: Reports Of Abuse

Full Series: Protecting Vermont's Children

Investigative: Police invest heavily in license plate readers, but are they effective? (3:00 - fades). Sept. 24, 2014.

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Story post: License Plate Scanners Raise Privacy Concerns, But Do They Help Police?

Hard news: Family takes in foster child and bedbug infestation occurs, is devastated by toxic bedbug treatment (2:30 - fades). Jan. 16, 2014.

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Story post: Bedbugs Turn Rutland Couple's Life Upside Down

Continuing coverage: Opiate addiction: one addict’s recovery (3:00) and web special of first person addiction stories, “Traces". June 3, 2014.

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Story post: His Pain Was The Addiction: An Overdose Death And A Family's Path Forward

Associated digital project: Traces, a collection of first-person stories of addiction

Weekday Public Affairs Program: Vermont Edition news magazine: Vermont Gubernatorial Debate (3:00 - fades). Sept. 23, 2014.

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Debate post: VPR Governor's Debate

Feature: The 95-second history of Vermont's famous ointment for cow udders –  and farmer’s hands: Bag Balm (1:35). Oct. 24, 2014.

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Story post: Listen: The 95-Second Story Behind Vermont's Iconic Salve For Cows And People

Feature: How to love the Vermont climate, as told by a 10-year old (1:33). Oct. 31, 2014. 

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Story post: How To Love The Vermont Climate, As Told By A 10-Year-Old

Feature: Mud season and Vermont’s dirty little secret (4:27). April 23, 2014.

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Story Post: A Dirty Little Secret: Some Towns Are Beating Mud Season

Sports, Use of Sound:  First Person Bobsled (4:59). Feb. 10, 2014.

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Story post: Thrills, No Spills, At Lake Placid Bobsled Track

Associated web project: Olympics 2014: Vermonters In Sochi web app

Statewide Reading Project Series:  Vermont Reads, ‘Wonder’ (2:50). May 19, 2014.

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Story post: Vermont Reads, 'Wonder': Everyone Is Fighting A Battle

Each year, VPR partners with the Vermont Humanities Council to present Vermont Reads, a statewide community reading program. The selection in 2014 was Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. The book follows fifth-grader August Pullman as he enters middle school after previously being homeschooled by his Mom. Auggie, as his family calls him, was born with a genetic disorder that has left him with severe facial deformities.

Commentary: Cheryl Hanna on Poetic Justice (3:38). July 29, 2014.

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Broadcast posthumously after the legal analyst/commentator took her own life.

Story post: Hanna: Poetic Justice

VPR Newscast with Alex Keefe on a gubernatorial candidate's last-minute campaign for legislative votes, the factors that went into the Gov. Peter Shumlin's decision to abandon a single-payer health system and the death of a popular dance instructor. Closes with a commentary on contemporary Vermont architecture. (10:09). Dec. 30, 2014.

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