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But Why Live: Kid Press Conference with Governor Phil Scott

Gov. Phil Scott in May, speaking at one of his administration's briefings on pandemic.
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Vermont governor Phil Scott has been holding press conferences three times a week to answer questions from reporters about how he's handling the COVID-19 pandemic response in Vermont.

On Friday, June 5th at 1:00 p.m. Vermont Governor Phil Scott joined But Why Live on Vermont Public Radio for a special kid press conference. First, VPR reporter Peter Hirschfeld guided us through what a press conference is and how journalists think about what questions to ask. Then Governor Scott joined us for the rest of the hour to field questions from cub reporters.


This program is part of a collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Education to bring interactive educational opportunities to students while schools are closed.

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Melody is the Contributing Editor for But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids and the co-author of two But Why books with Jane Lindholm.
Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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