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Hoff the Harmonica Case Man in action. Photo: Meredith Coeyman
Hoff the Harmonica Case Man in action. Photo: Meredith Coeyman

Listen: Hoff the Harmonica Case Man

You never know what there are world records for. David Sommerstein bumped into a man at the Saturday farmers market in Burlington who's sure he has the most harmonica carrying cases in the world. And his collection is a work of art. Bob Hoffman aka Hoff the Harmonica Case Man is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Hispanic men and women - some of them quite young - provide labor illegally on many dairy farms. Photo: David Sommerstein
Hispanic men and women - some of them quite young - provide labor illegally on many dairy farms. Photo: David Sommerstein

Lawmakers push visas for dairy workers

Lawmakers on both sides of Lake Champlain say Congress is making progress on immigration reform. And they want to make sure the dairy industry is a part of it.

North Country Congressman Bill Owens and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held a joint press conference in Burlington yesterday.  Go to full article
F-35A fighters such as these may be in use by the Vermont Air National Guard.
F-35A fighters such as these may be in use by the Vermont Air National Guard.

VT rep pushes back against F-35 jet at Burlington

The Air Force is considering basing its new fighter jet, the F-35, at the Vermont Air National Guard base at the Burlington airport. The plan has encountered fierce opposition from area residents who are worried about noisy training flights. Now a state representative is proposing legislation to slow down the plane's arrival.  Go to full article
Les Blomberg, noise expert, testifies to the Burlington Board of Health. Photo: Sarah Harris<br />
Les Blomberg, noise expert, testifies to the Burlington Board of Health. Photo: Sarah Harris

Burlington Board of Health holds F-35 hearing

The F-35, the Air Force's new fighter jet, may be coming to the Burlington airport. People are worried about noise from the plane, but there's also another concern: public health.  Go to full article

"Those Stars": Social Band's new constellation of songs

The Burlington vocal ensemble Social Band is out with a new recording, "Those Stars". They'll perform some of the new music at a series of concerts in the Champlain Valley starting this weekend.

The newest sixteen songs celebrate nature, the seasons, the night sky and life. Todd Moe talks with Social Band director Amity Baker, who says the latest CD continues a long tradition of performing the work of some of Vermont's best wordsmiths and tunesmiths.  Go to full article
Lake Champlain during Tropical Storm Irene, as seen from Charlotte, Vermont. Photo: Robert Coleburn
Lake Champlain during Tropical Storm Irene, as seen from Charlotte, Vermont. Photo: Robert Coleburn

Bells toll in Vermont for one-year Irene commemoration

Communities across Vermont and New York commemorated the one-year anniversary of tropical storm Irene yesterday. Last night at 7 p.m., bells in churches and town halls across Vermont tolled to mark the occasion.  Go to full article
The Bread and Puppet theatre troupe performs for protesters.
The Bread and Puppet theatre troupe performs for protesters.

After police clash last night, today's Burlington protests quiet

Burlington streets remained mostly quiet and peaceful Monday after the weekend's large protests ended with a clash between demonstrators and police.  Go to full article
Demonstrators form a "human oil spill." Photo: Sarah Harris
Demonstrators form a "human oil spill." Photo: Sarah Harris

Demonstrators, police clash at governors' conference in Burlington

A peaceful protest in Burlington turned violent late yesterday afternoon when demonstrators clashed with police. Approximately 500 protestors took the streets downtown to protest the 36th annual New England Governors conference. While New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers met at the waterfront Hilton Hotel to discuss energy policy, protestors demonstrated outside, voicing their opposition to a proposed pipeline across northern New England that would ship Tar Sands oil to Portland, Maine. Sarah Harris has our story.  Go to full article

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