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Vermonters Oppose the Wasteful Killing of Wildlife

Vermonters Oppose the Wasteful Killing of Wildlife

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Dear Editor, The University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies included the following question in their 2017 Vermonter Poll: “Vermont wildlife policies allow certain species, including coyotes, crows, porcupines, skunks and weasels to be killed without limit even when there is no intent to consume or use the remains. This is called “wanton waste” killing. Should Vermont wildlife policies prohibit the “wanton waste” of wildlife, except when these animals are causing damage to property or agricultural products?” The result of the survey indicates that 70.5% of Vermonters who responded, opposed the intentional and wasteful destruction of Vermont’s wildlife. Killing wildlife without pur…
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09/18/2017Vermonters Oppose the Wasteful Killing of Wildlife
The Challenge of Serving Vermonters

The Challenge of Serving Vermonters

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Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” In a recent show they interviewed Al Gobeille, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources (AHS). He has quite the backstory, having graduated from Norwich University, served in the US Army, is a restauranteur, former Chair of the Green Mountain Care Board and now Secretary of AHS. Al said his secret to success is to surround himself with experts in their field who share his values. Appointed as a member of the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) in 2011, Al was elected Chair in 2013. He said this assignment changed his life. He commented it is hard to grasp and explain the importance and complexity of health care to…
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09/18/2017The Challenge of Serving Vermonters
Support Your Independent, Socially Just Radio

Support Your Independent, Socially Just Radio

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Dear Editor, WGDR/WGDH, Goddard College Community Radio is made up of its many listeners, producers, volunteers, underwriters, and partners. This station gives voice to an under represented set of societal values that have become increasingly threatened by the fragmenting effects of digital connection. This small, but mighty station is now one of the most rare and precious of resources in a media landscape overrun by corporatized, mainstream propaganda and sensationalism. The preservation of this community station is a responsible action we share here in Central Vermont, but also one we’ve begun to share with the world. WGDR’s fall pledge drive runs Monday, 9/25 through Monday, 10/2. O…
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09/18/2017Support Your Independent, Socially Just Radio
Max's Views

Max’s Views

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Offshore Incorporated: *** A few years back, Conservatives believed in the positive power of the free market. Their fundamental mission was to keep meddling government out of the way of business. Meanwhile, Liberals believed in the positive power of government. Their fundamental mission was to use the power of the State to keep naughty corporations in check. Those days are gone. I don’t see that the Left and the Right have any philosophical differences anymore. We are just two tribes of sworn enemies. We are separated by the fact that we read completely different news sources. Both sides are being bamboozled. There is no battle going on between big government and big business; the batt…
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09/18/2017Max’s Views
The Storms of Life

The Storms of Life

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By G. E. Shuman “Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall.” Remember that old song? We all can see that in that title rain is depicted as a negative thing. (There’s nothing like a rain storm to ruin a day at the beach.) A seemingly opposite thought is expressed in the Bible, in the verse which says: “He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45. In that case, the rain is seen as a good thing, as a blessing. Life requires water, and a rain storm provides that. (There’s nothing like a drought to ruin a crop.) The thought of receiving “showers of blessings” strengthens that idea more. To be sure, every person experiences b…
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09/11/2017The Storms of Life
State of Marriage

State of Marriage

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Max's Views: ** It’s amazing how quickly and completely the Gay Marriage movement conquered the Western World. Gay marriage activists went from a disdained minority around the turn of the century to undisputed champions by 2015. The Gay Marriage lobby is the NRA of the Left. Like the NRA, the Gay Marriage lobby won legislative and court victories. And more importantly, they changed people’s minds. There are plenty of Democrats who quietly accept the fact that guns are legal. And there are millions of Republicans now who would be delighted to attend a gay wedding. Like most people at the turn of the century, I was opposed to the State granting marriage licenses to gay people. Not for the re…
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09/11/2017State of Marriage
Public Art Instills Meaning & Strengthens Identity

Public Art Instills Meaning & Strengthens Identity

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Dear Editor, Public art is often site specific, meaning that it is created in response to the place and community in which it resides. The many blue tabs that span the North Branch of the Winooski River, which are designed to reflect the water and move with the wind, are an excellent example of a public art installation right here in Montpelier. If you haven’t seen the installation, it is best viewed from the State Street bridge and is certainly worth a visit. At first glance, the installation may appear simple, but with 12 strands of wire spanning the water, and 1200 painted blue tabs attached to the wires, it is an impressive and enjoyable addition to the waterfront. Rivers in Montpelie…
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09/11/2017Public Art Instills Meaning & Strengthens Identity
New Scholarship to Support Local Students

New Scholarship to Support Local Students

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By Katie Moritz   Cristina Burt, mother of Brittany Burt, wants her daughter to be remembered not for her tragic death, but for her compassionate life. To do this, Cristina has set up the Brittany Burt Memorial Scholarship at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. She hopes that this scholarship, in honor of her daughter and her daughter’s love for animals, will help local students co…
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09/06/2017New Scholarship to Support Local Students
Improving Responses to People in Mental Health Crisis

Improving Responses to People in Mental Health Crisis

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by Pat McDonald   Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” They have covered Vermont’s mental health crisis in several shows in the past few months. In a recent show, Mary Moulton, Executive Director of Washington County Mental Health Services, and members of her staff spoke highly about a new program called Team Two. The program is about bringing mental…
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09/06/2017Improving Responses to People in Mental Health Crisis
What the Health

What the Health

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Max’s Views ***1/2   Everybody has an opinion about which foods are good for you and which are bad. Most people will claim that their diet is healthy and they’ll urge you to try eating like them.   I listen to what people say, but I don’t believe them. When it comes to food, people are passionate and biased. And no one really knows for sure what the perfect diet consists of. If a really old skinny person is telling me what she eats, I’ll listen up. But, in the end, we’re all just eating what we want and hoping for the best.   Kip Anderson, the star of “What the Health,” isn’t just hoping for the best. He believes that he has found the perfect diet: veganis…
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09/06/2017What the Health
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Vermonters Oppose the Wasteful Killing of Wildlife

Dear Editor, The University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies included the following question in their 2017 Vermonter Poll: “Vermont wildlife policies allow certain species, including coyotes, crows, porcupines, skunks and weasels to be killed wi...

Read More

The Challenge of Serving Vermonters

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” In a recent show they interviewed Al Gobeille, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources (AHS). He has quite the backstory, having graduated from Norwich University, served...

Read More

Support Your Independent, Socially Just Radio

Dear Editor, WGDR/WGDH, Goddard College Community Radio is made up of its many listeners, producers, volunteers, underwriters, and partners. This station gives voice to an under represented set of societal values that have become increasingly threate...

Read More

Max’s Views

Offshore Incorporated: *** A few years back, Conservatives believed in the positive power of the free market. Their fundamental mission was to keep meddling government out of the way of business. Meanwhile, Liberals believed in the positive power of...

Read More

The Storms of Life

By G. E. Shuman “Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall.” Remember that old song? We all can see that in that title rain is depicted as a negative thing. (There’s nothing like a rain storm to ruin a day at the beach.) A seemingly opposite thought is exp...

Read More

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