Vermont Native Jane Lindholm to Host New Daily NewsmagazineVermont Public Radio is breaking new ground this August 13th. The state-wide public radio service is launching a daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, with new host Jane Lindholm. The new program, airing weekdays noon-1 p.m., has grown out of the weekly Vermont Edition which VPR began in 2005.”Listeners have been asking for a daily regional news program for a long time,” says VPR President and General Manager Mark Vogelzang. “We took small steps, first launching the five minute Midday Report, then a weekly version of Vermont Edition. We’re very excited about providing listeners with a robust daily mid-day news magazine.”The daily Vermont Edition will bring listeners more news and conversation about issues affecting their lives, plus a bit of the unexpected. The program will be broad-reaching, covering issues, art, culture and music in Vermont and the surrounding region.”We’re going to consider the context of current events through conversations with newsmakers and people who make the region buzz,” says Lindholm. “We’ll go behind the news, diving into what makes this region unique.”On Fridays, VPR’s veteran journalist Bob Kinzel leads a discussion on politics, government and considers the week in review. Reporter Steve Zind, who served as host of the weekly Vermont Edition, continues with the program, serving as the program’s editor. And the program will keep its signature “slice of life” feature at the close of each broadcast. That might include a competition for a new peace song or a tongue-in-cheek report from the black fly festival in Adamant; a moving essay or a live performance and interview from Vermont’s music scene.Lindholm, 28, joined VPR this summer having served as director and associate producer of Marketplace, public radio’s award-winning national business program. Born in East Middlebury, Jane graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology. She began her career writing and editing for “Let’s Go Travel Guides.” In 2001, Jane joined National Public Radio (NPR) as an editorial/production assistant for Radio Expeditions, a co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society. She’s also worked with NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition Saturday.The debut of the daily Vermont Edition falls on the 30th anniversary of Vermont Public Radio’s first broadcast day. It also launches as Vermont Public Radio prepares to expand to two distinct state-wide services: one offering news and cultural entertainment and VPR Classical, featuring classical music 24 hours a day. Public radio favorites such as Car Talk, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and A Prairie Home Companion will be on the VPR news service, along with locally produced music programs My Place, All the Traditions and jazz. The transition is expected to happen this fall.VPR can be heard at 107.9 FM in Burlington, 89.5 FM in Windsor, 88.7 FM in Rutland, 88.5 FM in St. Johnsbury, 94.3 FM in Bennington, 92.5 in Manchester, 94.5 in Brattleboro, 95.3 in Middlebury, 94.1 in Montpelier and online at vpr.net.VPR Classical can be heard at 88.1 in Norwich, 93.5 Bennington, 103.9 Hanover, 106.9 Manchester, 99.5 Middlebury,95.1 in Sunderland/Manchester, 99.5 Newbury, 106.9 Woodstock and online at vpr.net.Both VPR and VPR Classical are also available in HD Digital Radio in northern Vermont and the Upper Valley.
Radio NZ News 11 March 2020Family First Comment: “In a confused vote in Parliament, MPs have done away with all sections of the Abortion Legislation Bill that would have made legally protected ‘safe areas’ possible outside clinics.”Whoops! The bill had its second reading in Parliament last night, in which possible changes were debated and voted on ahead of the third and final reading.ACT leader David Seymour’s proposal was voted for in two parts – the first, to have the definition of Safe Zones removed from the bill, was narrowly voted down 59 votes to 56.However, MPs seemed unprepared for a second vote on the substance of his changes – doing away with all the provisions that would put safe zones in place.Up for debate were 150-metre safe zones that could be established around abortion clinics on a case-by-case basis, to prohibit intimidating or interfering behaviour.That second vote was on removing all the legal provisions for safe zones, including the ways in which the police could administer them so as to protect women from harassment as they sought abortions.That vote, to delete sections 15 through 17 of the bill, was taken in a voice vote only, and it passed – rendering the definition of ‘safe area’ redundant in the law.Deputy Speaker Anne Tolley passed it on a verbal vote.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/411409/mps-vote-to-remove-abortion-clinic-safe-zones-from-billAndrew Little will not try to re-insert ‘safe zones’ into abortion bill after procedural snafuStuff co.nz 11 March 2020Justice Minister Andrew Little will not try to re-introduce “safe zones” into his abortion legalisation bill after a procedural snafu saw them removed on Tuesday night.The proposed safe zones would set up a regime where protest and harassment of those seeking abortions could be barred within 150 metres of clinics.But some MPs are against the safe zones on free speech grounds, including several who support the wider abortion legalisation bill.Abortion is generally treated as a “conscience issue” – meaning MPs can vote freely of their parties, which can make things much more chaotic.On a late night sitting on Tuesday night those against the safe zones actually lost their first attempt to remove them, when an amendment deleting the definition of safe zones lost 59 votes to 56.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/120177061/andrew-little-will-not-try-to-reinsert-safe-zones-into-abortion-bill-after-procedural-snafu
Di Canio’s men head into Saturday’s clash with Arsenal having picked up just one point from their first three games – and also have fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester United soon to come. But Di Canio is adamant he has seen enough encouraging signs to shrug off suggestions that he could start feeling the pressure if his side slump to another defeat against the Gunners. Di Canio said: “I never feel pressure. Even in 20 games’ time if we still had one point I would feel responsible but not under pressure – it is different. “After three games I am not worried. I know by December we will be nearly in the middle of the table. I’m sure about that. In December, January, February we will win many games and take off. “I’m sure about my strategy and philosophy and methodology. But it is difficult because in football there is panic, the players sometimes don’t believe in things. You have to believe that in 20 games’ time you will be in a different position.” Di Canio believes a lack of communication has proved a crucial part in his side’s sluggish start, having signed 13 foreign players – including deadline-day buys Fabio Borini and Andrea Dossena – over the summer. And he has demanded his new boys take it upon themselves to learn English as he seeks to cut out the kind of silly errors which sent them to defeat at Crystal Palace a fortnight ago. Di Canio added: “I can help but I can’t become a school teacher for the foreign players every single moment. They have to think they have decided to come to England so they have to speak English. “If you are intelligent and you really want to gel with the others you have to think one day I will learn five or 10 key words for the match. It takes five minutes, and it is their responsibility. “The communication is crucial because it helps you react in time. We must communicate on the field otherwise we will pay a price.” Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has launched a staunch defence of his start at the Stadium of Light and vowed he will lead the Black Cats to a comfortable mid-table position by Christmas. Di Canio could be tempted to start with a brand new strike force against Arsene Wenger’s men, with Borini set for his debut and Steven Fletcher pushing for his first start of the season. Fletcher got off the bench to score at Selhurst Park and while Di Canio doubts if the Scot will be fit enough to play a full match after his long-term ankle injury, he is convinced he can make a big difference. “We will see during the game if he gets 50 or 60 minutes,” added Di Canio. “It is very difficult for me to see him getting 90 minutes at the level I want to see from my players. “But he is fit enough to score a goal and cause problems for our opponents, and give more belief to my players – give them more energy and motivation to push forward and give him the ball.” Di Canio is set to keep faith in Jack Colback at left-back after singing the Academy product’s praises this week. John O’Shea is suspended after his sending-off against Palace. Press Association
Imagine a hungover baseball team handing out Reese’s and KitKats to kids. What a time.In any case, the Nationals championship celly is probably still going strong, considering the start of the MLB season has been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When they do start playing games again, Washington will have to defend its crown without star third baseman Anthony Rendon, who is now on the west coast as a member of the Angels.Man, imagine being the guy having to tell Max Scherzer he’s been kicked out of a bar. So, what better way than to celebrate that with a drink? Or, several? Or, a lot more than several?In a Bleacher Report AMA, Nats lefty Patrick Corbin revealed that the team partied so hard, they were kicked out of the hotel bar, and then … just kept celebrating until the turn of the next morning.”We definitely celebrated,” Corbin said responding to a B/R user. “We got kicked out of the hotel bar, so we found another bar that we were at until 7 a.m. That was a blast.”The next day was Halloween. We chartered back in the morning to D.C. and got to hand out candy to the kids, but we were all in rough shape.”MORE: This dad’s reaction to his son mashing a dinger is sure to warm your heart Natitude meets Natty Light.The Nationals pulled off a near-miracle in 2019, winning the World Series after being down 3-2 heading back to Houston for the final two games of the Fall Classic. The entire Washington run of the 2019 postseason was adorned with miracles and impossibilites that were proven to be possible.