Mean Girls

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Teenage girls can be notoriously mean to each other–from
spreading malicious rumors to gossiping to shunning others socially.  And the long term consequences of such "mean
girl" behavior can have impacts into adulthood.  We talk with UVM Assistant Professor of
Psychology, Annie Murray-Close who researches the ways young girls show
aggression towards each other.  And we
hear how girls can better cope and control their reactions to aggression. Listen 

Last week, Adjutant General Michael Dubie updated lawmakers
on the 1500 members of the Vermont Army Guard serving in Afghanistan,
and said the mission is challenging, but the soldiers are well-trained and
upbeat.  We get an additional update from
with Colonel Will Roy,
the commander of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which includes the
Vermont Guard soldiers. Listen

And, we walk in the woods to visit vernal pools.  These temporary pools of water are teeming
with activity this time of year and they’re crucial in the lifecycle of
amphibians and invertebrates. Listen

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