Teen pregnancy rate inches upwards

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The number of teens having babies declined steadily for more than a decade, but in the last few years that trend has reversed itself both in Vermont and across the country. We talk with Barbara Rachelson, director of the Lund Family Center, about what’s behind that troubling trend. And one young woman shares her story of being a teen mom shares in hopes of preventing other teen pregnancies. (Listen)

Sotomayor’s Vermont connection
Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be reviewed by the Judiciary Committee, chaired by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. But she also has another Vermont connection: Sotomayor was a close friend of longtime Vermont judge Jim Oakes and remains friends with his widow, Mara Williams Oakes of Brattleboro. We talk with Williams Oakes about Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and how her legal work has been characterized in news reports. (Listen)

Town postcard from Sudbury
Around the turn of the century, nearly everyone in the small Rutland County town of Sudbury worked at one place, Hyde Manor. The huge inn was a vacation destination for wealthy Wall Street types. Sudbury’s town clerk explains what became of that grand old establishment. (Listen)

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