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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.

  • Capitol Recap. Screen timeout
    More than half of Vermont middle schoolers spend at least three hours a day on their screens, and a lot of that time is devoted to social media. Yet there’s growing evidence that social media is bad for kids’ mental health. That’s why Vermont lawmakers are considering regulating major apps. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Where to go
    Debate over when to roll out a law that would allow 19-year-olds to enter the juvenile justice system instead of adult court. Plus, lawmakers advance legislation to tweak the state’s education finance formula, they consider lowering the reimbursement rate for hotels and motels in the state’s emergency housing program, Addison County’s state’s attorney takes a medical leave, and some confusion over the Addison Selectboard. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • An artists' refuge
    Exploring a former artists’ workshop in Montreal through our Made Here film series. Plus, lawmakers are asked to spend more money on the state’s judicial system, weighing whether to ban seeds coated with pesticides, delays finding space in Dartmouth Health’s emergency department, and a new study shows growing food and foraging helped with food insecurity during the pandemic. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Friend zone
    Description: A new non-profit strives to fight loneliness. Plus, both Vermont senators vote against an aid package for Israel and Ukraine, changes coming to the state’s education funding system are making things difficult for municipal clerks as Town Meeting Day nears, a no-snow record not seen since the 19th century, and a Vermonter breaks her own record for the fastest indoor mile run by an American woman. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Weaving community
    Remembering a Middlebury craftsperson known for her creativity and generosity. Plus, sports betting is exceeding revenue projections in Vermont, the Addison County state’s attorney is arraigned for alleged drunk driving, one of Vermont’s wealthiest residents weighs in on a wealth tax, and some potential changes to USPS service here. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Throwing shade
    Description: Veteran meteorologist Mark Breen talks about the upcoming and historic total solar eclipse and why Vermont is a prime viewing spot. Plus, the Vermont Senate approves direct financial aid to towns and cities slammed by summer flooding, the House advances a bill scuttling a tax break in an effort to reduce education spending, why two local substance abuse programs are shutting down, and GE Aerospace takes a financial hit for alleged hiring discrimination against women at its facility in Rutland. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Capitol Recap: Overhauling education funding
    With Town Meeting Day just one month away, Democratic lawmakers announced a plan to rewrite the state’s education tax laws to induce at least some districts to go back to the drawing board and cut their budget proposals. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Growing concerns
    Vermont lawmakers may tweak the state’s medical cannabis program and potency limits for retail weed. Plus, Town Meeting Day votes on school budgets may face delays as lawmakers ponder major changes to education funding, developers of a big housing project in Burlington scale back apartment construction in favor of hotels, the head of Vermont’s Criminal Justice Council blasts comments made about migrant workers by a former council member, new details on setting up temporary shelters for unhoused Vermonters exiting the state’s motel housing program, and a stretch of warm days scuttles an annual pond hockey game. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • More than numbers
    Why it’s difficult tracking how many Vermonters don’t have a place to live. Plus, Republican Gov. Phil Scott agrees with Democrats who want to postpone school budget votes this year, why there aren’t more Vermonters signed up for a program covering the cost of health screenings, there’s still no date for an anticipated methadone clinic to open in Bennington, and January was the cloudiest month in the Burlington region in more than seven decades. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Screen time
    What it’s like experiencing a mammogram for the first time, and why the screening is so important. Plus, fast-tracking changes to Vermont’s school funding mechanism, a grant provides financial planning and literacy services to survivors of domestic violence, union membership in Vermont reaches an all-time high, Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team clears a hurdle toward possible unionization, and a Vermont House bill in would ban the licensing of cannabis cultivation in densely populated areas. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Still waiting
    Relatives of a man who died in a Vermont prison from a fentanyl overdose are frustrated at the pace of the investigation into his death. Plus, the Vermont House considers a ban on a pesticide beekeepers say is killing pollinators, local lawmakers are in the dark about USPS plans to replace the damaged Montpelier post office, efforts to resolve air quality and contamination problems at a farm food center in Rutland near completion, and a Vermonter heads home from Los Angeles with a Grammy Award. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.
  • Stormy weather
    Vermont’s farmers and sugarmakers struggle with the cumulative impact of a series of damaging storms. Plus, short-term rental bookings are piling up in advance of April’s solar eclipse, a delay in the construction of a state-run cannabis lab, revenues from retail cannabis sales are higher than expected, a family settles a lawsuit against the Green Mountain Union School District, and the Vermont House approves a bill prohibiting racial discrimination based on hair types and styles. And now that Mitch Wertlieb is settling in as the new host of The Frequency, we want to hear your feedback on the show. What’s working for you? What doesn’t? What do you wish was in the podcast that you’re not hearing? Your input helps us make the best show we can – one you’ll look forward to hearing every day. So please share your thoughts at thefrequency@vermontpublic.org.