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The Frequency: Daily Vermont News

The Frequency is Vermont Public's daily news podcast. Get up to speed on what's happening in Vermont, in under 15 minutes. Available every weekday morning by 6 a.m.

Latest Episode
  • Our latest coverage of the severe flooding caused by heavy rain Hurricane Beryl dropped on the region on the very day last summer's floods occurred. Plus, senior political correspondent Bob Kinzel speaks with U.S. Sen. Peter Welch after Vermont’s junior senator became the first Democrat in that body to call for President Joe Biden to withdraw from the 2024 presidential election.

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  • Vermont Public continues its week of coverage commemorating the one-year anniversary of last summer’s flooding, with a wary eye on potential new flooding related to the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. Plus, Montpelier business owners say they’re better prepared for a potential flood event even as painful memories of last year’s floods remain fresh, farmers across the region reflect on the community support they got to stay in business after last year’s storms, and a Northeast Kingdom ski resort tangled up in the EB-5 scandal might be sold by year’s end.
  • Vermont Public continues its week of coverage commemorating the one-year anniversary of last summer’s flooding. Today, how businesses in Montpelier and farmers in Burlington are faring a year out. And checking in with a Barre City couple that lost their home. Plus, Vermont braces for the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, and Rep. Becca Balint says most Vermonters contacting her office are asking for President Joe Biden to withdraw as the Democratic presidential nominee.
  • Vermont Public continues its week of coverage commemorating the one-year anniversary of last summer’s flooding. Today, we examine the slow pace of efforts to rebuild Barre as a place that would be more resilient to future flooding, and we travel to East Calais to check in with a farmer who used canoes to rescue part of her flood-ravaged goat herd. Plus, Vermont State Police investigate an incident in St. Johnsbury that left two people dead and several others injured, Barre City’s fire chief recalls the swiftness of the rising floodwaters last summer, why it will take several years to flood-proof the state office buildings damaged last year, a three-time Paralympic cycling medalist from Putney has been barred from competing in 2024 Paralympic trials after testing positive for a banned substance, and Vermont-made butter gets a shout-out on a hit television show.
  • Vermont Public’s beginning a week of coverage commemorating the one-year anniversary of last summer’s flooding. Today, we’re checking in with the struggling Weston Theater Company after the troupe’s playhouse was inundated, and revisiting with a Plainfield couple after the deluge destroyed much of their property. Plus, Vermont officials have more leeway to ban people from sleeping and camping in public places following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, renovation of the Windsor County criminal courthouse is delayed, Amtrak says about 15 minutes will be shaved off the train ride from Burlington to New York City, Vermont is one of three states to take part in a new federal health care reform program, and Goddard’s Plainfield campus is selling for more than $3 million, but the buyer is still unknown.
  • Why a multigenerational Jamaican band based in Vermont is more determined than ever to share their music. Plus, Montpelier’s holding an arts festival to commemorate the one-year anniversary of last summer’s flooding, state police identify a suspect in an October murder, Vermont has been approved to bill Medicaid for prison health care coverage, and a new film from Vermonter Jay Craven tells the story of two historical Green Mountain State figures.
  • The challenges of rebuilding – and why many think it’s wrong to do so – after a mobile home park in Berlin was washed out by historic flooding one year ago. Plus, a record number of Vermonters are currently in prison for crimes they’ve yet to be convicted of, a workplace safety complaint alleges staff at a state prison in Springfield are working in dangerously hot conditions, Sen. Peter Welch says Democratic leaders need to have honest conversations about whether President Joe Biden is the best choice for the party to defeat former President Donald Trump this November, members of the state’s congressional delegation rip the immunity ruling the U.S. Supreme Court issued in relation to the former president, and the first-ever public art installation in Vergennes has been unveiled.