Inaugural Addresses

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Governor Jim Douglas is preparing to take to the podium and
deliver his fourth inaugural address. And
as he makes his final revisions, Vermont Edition looks into the history of the speech
itself with Vermont state
archivist Gregory Sanford and longtime reporter Chris Graff. We explore what themes resurface time and
time again, and look at some of the most powerful and moving inaugural moments
in our state’s history.(Listen)

Also on the program, we hear about a statehouse mentoring
program called Girls Rock the Capital, sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of
Vermont. Carmel Quinn, director of Teen Programs for the scouts, describes what
happens when legislators serve as mentors to Vermont

And in our ongoing series on the Vermont
Statehouse, curator David Schutz takes us to the basement. It’s a room that’s out of public view and is
rarely used these days. But for legislators in the late 1800’s it was a place
that provided a necessary "relief." (Listen)

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