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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Media Note: Josh Crane and Myra Flynn Join Vermont Public Radio

Posted By on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 5:14 PM

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  • Josh Crane (left) and Myra Flynn
Podcast producer Josh Crane and singer-songwriter Myra Flynn, a former journalist at the Burlington Free Press, have joined Vermont Public Radio as engagement producers. They'll primarily support the station's Brave Little State podcast, an investigative program that uses audience-sourced queries as the foundation of its stories.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Judge Says Vermont Law School Can Cover Controversial Murals

Posted By on Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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In an order last week, a judge denied a preliminary injunction filed by artist Sam Kerson to stop his mural at Vermont Law School from being covered on the grounds that covering it would violate a federal statute protecting artwork. Kerson, the judge wrote on March 10, “is unlikely to succeed on the merits in this case.”

VLS is free to install acoustic panels on a frame in front of the mural, which the school says will not touch or damage the painting in any way. Kerson, who filed suit in December in U.S. District Court, wanted to halt that construction for the duration of the trial.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Bushy Tale of Peanut the Squirrel

Posted By on Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 8:12 PM

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Peanut, a squirrel with the backing of more than 9,000 humans, will live — contrary to the fears a Vermonter expressed in an online petition.

A blind squirrel who resides in a cage in Barre, Peanut will not be removed from her home with a wildlife rehabilitator, and the animal will not be euthanized, according to Col. Jason Batchelder, director of enforcement for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“As of this moment, I don’t have any plans to [take] it,” Batchelder told Seven Days. “And the wardens don’t have any plans to do that.”

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