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The Frequency: Daily Vermont News

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

  • A taxing process
    An update on the processes tax sales, which allow municipalities to seize the property of delinquent taxpayers. Plus, Gov. Scott asks for civility after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, the state gives updates on road closures following last week’s floods, Peacham deals with its own flooding impacts, Vermont homeowners are still waiting to hear about property buyouts from last year’s flooding, and police release more information about last weekend’s shooting in Burke.
  • High water
    Some folks in the Northeast Kingdom have been displaced from their homes following last week’s flooding. Plus, hot and humid weather increases heat risks for at least another 24 hours, some towns that experienced severe flooding remain under boil water notices, a dam in Barnet appears safe after concerns it might have been heavily damaged in the flooding, the release of town highway funds is being ramped up to help communities suffering major road and bridge damage from the flooding, and Sen. Bernie Sanders reiterates his support for President Biden following an assassination attempt against former President Trump.
  • A kick in the stomach
    Barre City was among the hardest hit municipalities during last week’s flooding – just like it was last July. And we ask Vermont’s state climatologist about the link between climate change and extreme rain. Plus, police confirm a second death tied to the flooding, Gov. Scott urges Vermonters to report damages so the state can qualify for federal relief, Vermont’s health commissioner urges flood victims to prioritize their mental health, officials discourage swimming due to flood-related water contamination, and Sen. Welch hopes a group of candidates will seek the Democratic presidential nomination if President Biden drops out.
  • Bitter irony
    Our latest coverage of the severe flooding caused by the heavy rain dropped by Hurricane Beryl on the very day last summer’s flooding 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.
  • Preparation and adaptation
    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.
  • The long road to recovery
    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.
  • Rebuilding Barre & goats of East Calais
    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.
  • One year later
    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.
  • Making it rain
    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.
  • Floodway fears
    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.
  • Mailing it in
    Explaining Vermont’s early voting process for the primary in August. Plus, Vermont Emergency Management takes steps to determine if the state qualifies for federal disaster funding from flooding last month, Stowe is asking for federal financial aid to clean up from its third major flood event in the last year, a service that provides referrals for housing and health resources gets funding to operate on a 24/7 basis, the executive committee of Vermont’s Republican party backs former president Trump for the upcoming election, a new battery recycling law has gone into effect, and Vermont’s Elle St. Pierre qualifies for two events at the Paris summer Olympics.
  • Broken promises
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s failure to deliver help and relief for many Vermonters devastated by last summer’s historic floods. Plus, seven Vermont communities receive funding to help expand child care, housing, and community centers, a Vermont emergency rescue company is honored for a swift water rescue made during flooding last summer, new zoning changes will allow for more housing development in Bennington, roads have reopened in Stowe but a lot of clean up is still needed after a weekend storm flooded a local brook and cut off some people from their homes, and a new tactile sign with Braille lettering at Burlington’s waterfront will help blind and visually impaired people orient themselves and get more information when they visit.