Charlotte Albright http://nhpr.org en Conference Takes Aim At Sexual Crimes On College Campuses http://nhpr.org/post/conference-takes-aim-sexual-crimes-college-campuses Sexual assaults on college campuses are making <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?_r=0">troubling headlines nationwide</a>. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:31 +0000 Charlotte Albright 51970 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Legislature Gives Green Light To Pre-Kindergarten http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-legislature-gives-green-light-pre-kindergarten <p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">Every three, four, and five-year-old &nbsp;in Vermont will be eligible for state-subsidized preschool, under new legislation &nbsp;that Governor Shumlin has promised to sign into law. Many school districts already offer early education&nbsp;<a href="http://education.vermont.gov/documents/educ_prek_program_directory.pdf" style="color: rgb(24, 95, 159);">programs</a>, but they vary widely in structure and quality. So a lot of details have to be worked out as the state sews together what is now a patchwork of programs. Wed, 07 May 2014 17:43:37 +0000 Charlotte Albright 48083 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Legislature Gives Green Light To Pre-Kindergarten Students Sit In At Dartmouth Over Diversity Issues http://nhpr.org/post/students-sit-dartmouth-over-diversity-issues <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">About 35 students staged a sit-in in Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon’s office Tuesday. They have been pressuring the College to increase enrollment of black, Latino and Native American students to at least 10 percent each, and to hire more faculty from minority groups. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:41:39 +0000 Charlotte Albright 46075 at http://nhpr.org Students Sit In At Dartmouth Over Diversity Issues At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Actors Fake Dementia To Train Caregivers http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitchcock-actors-fake-dementia-train-caregivers <p>About <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/facts.htm">90 percent of Americans who need long term care get it from unpaid family members</a>. That puts a strain on a lot of relatives who have neither enough time nor the training to care for loved ones with brain disorders such as dementia.</p><p>So Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., gives classes to family caregivers, <a href="http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/spring09/html/vs_actors.php">and recruits actors to play the patients</a>.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:53:16 +0000 Charlotte Albright 43073 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-wild-game-church-supper-feeds-multitudes The wild-game supper has traditionally been a way for rural America to share the harvest before winter sets in. Food historians trace the ritual back to Colonial times, when families had to hunt in order to eat well, and some providers were better shots than others.<p>In fact, you could think of Thanksgiving in Plymouth as the first neighborhood potluck. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 39160 at http://nhpr.org In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes In Vermont, During Fall, Money Grows On Trees http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-during-fall-money-grows-trees Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>OK, it's getting a bit colder in many areas of the country. We've got those brisk mornings and chilly evenings. Great weather. Football weather for many of us. For many state tourism offices, of course, it means gearing up for a lucrative time of year known as foliage season. Travelers can use websites and apps to learn where and when fall colors are supposed to be the most brilliant. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:13:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 35513 at http://nhpr.org Don't Buy That Picnic Salad; Find It Near The Blanket http://nhpr.org/post/finding-salad-bar-your-backyard For one Vermont couple, "local" doesn't mean heading to the farmers market. It means finding a natural salad bar at your picnic spot — or maybe even in your backyard.<p>Nova Kim and Les Hook live on a lush farm between a large lake and the Connecticut River near the Vermont-New Hampshire border. Over the decades, they've become skilled gatherers of edible wild foods, which they sell to high-end restaurants. But on this drizzly day, they're in their own kitchen, making dressing for a picnic green salad.<p>With her gray hair in a skinny braid down her back, Kim grinds dried wild ginger root. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 29942 at http://nhpr.org Don't Buy That Picnic Salad; Find It Near The Blanket Immigrant Investor Program Succeeds In Vermont http://nhpr.org/post/immigrant-investor-program-succeeds-vermont A development project in a remote area of northeast Vermont is one of the largest in the country to bring in funds using the federal EB-5 immigrant investor program. It allows qualified foreigners who invest $500,000, and create at least 10 American jobs, to get green cards. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 19411 at http://nhpr.org