Becca Balint is on the cusp of making history.
Author: David Goodman
Vermont Conversation: Stroke survivors bike across America to raise awareness and hope
“This metaphor of cycling is an adaptive activity that enables us to continue to live the kind of life we want to live."
Vermont Conversation: Vermont's anti-Republican Republican congressional candidate Liam Madden
Madden has renounced the Republican Party. The Vermont Republican Party has returned the favor and renounced Madden as its candidate.
Vermont Conversation: A child of the radical Weather Underground reconsiders its legacy
Zayd Ayers Dohrn, 45, spent the first five years of his life on the run while underground with his parents.
Vermont Conversation: From homelessness to Harvard
Emi Nietfeld was like many high school seniors, dutifully filling out college applications. But unlike most other applicants, she was trying to get into an Ivy League school while writing college essays in the front seat of her Toyota Corolla, where she was living.
Vermont Conversation: From performing for presidents to making music for mental health
Michael Colburn has gone from conducting some of the finest musicians in the world to leading a Vermont group “that really welcomes all musicians without fear of being judged.”
Vermont Conversation: Will local news survive?
The Community News Service at The University of Vermont thinks it has an answer to this growing blight: student journalists.
Vermont Conversation: Delivering justice from Island Pond to Kosovo
“I would sit here with a heavy conscience if we had done nothing and had been faced with a dead child,” Dean Pineles said.
Vermont Conversation: The human cost of America's forever wars
Nearly half of troops returning from post-9/11 deployments report having reintegration problems, almost double the number reported by earlier veterans.
Vermont Conversation: Chamber music for the people
You never know where you will hear chamber music in Vermont. You could encounter a string quartet performing in a bookstore. In a café. At a bar. Or a retirement community.
Vermont Conversation: What the world can learn from South Africa
As countries around the world, including the U.S., confront rising authoritarianism, one country may offer insight into how democracy can triumph over minority rule.
Vermont Conversation: Have Supreme Court justices become 'politicians in robes?'
Rodney Smolla has been analyzing and arguing before the Supreme Court for decades.
Vermont Conversation: What happens to abortion rights after Roe?
Against this backdrop, Vermont is moving to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.
Vermont Conversation: The 'courageous doctor' who helped legalize abortion in Vermont
The case that legalized abortion in Vermont featured “Jacqueline R.,” an unmarried server who wanted to end her pregnancy, and an OB/GYN resident at the University of Vermont named Jackson Beecham.