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Shirin Jaafari

PRI's The World

Small farmers in the US state of Vermont are concerned traditional business won't sustain their farms, but see potential in an unlikely and very expensive spice.

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Heavy snowfall for New England
Heavy snowfall has brought dangerous conditions to parts of New England in the USA

Christmas, and Alistair Cooke meets a computer

Alistair Cooke's trepidation upon meeting a computer that already knows all about him.
A 1940s style flight to Vermont brings Alistair Cooke to his family and a computer which has swallowed several libraries, a few archives and already knows all about him.

Christmas 1995

The joys of absolute silence, as experienced during a Christmas in Vermont.
A Christmas spent in Vermont, the joy of experiencing absolute silence and the progress of the federal government shutdown are discussed by Alistair Cooke.

Vermont, snowboarders, and Nancy Cruzan

A discussion of the campaign for the right to die by the family of Nancy Cruzan.
From his holiday retreat in Vermont, Alistair Cooke muses on the benefits of getting away from it all, ponders the plight of the snowboarder and discusses the right to die. 

Winter in Vermont

Everyday life in the deep snow of a Vermont winter.
Learning to live with winter temperatures way below zero in Vermont.

This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America programmes from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.

White Christmas in Vermont

Family Christmas holiday in snowy Vermont.
Christmas holiday in Vermont, the state which knows how to cope with snow.

The sound quality on this recording is variable/poor.

This archive edition of Letter from America was recorded by one of two listeners, who between them taped and labelled over 650 Letter From America programmes from 1973 to 1989. It was restored by the BBC in 2014.
Clinton

Projected for Clinton

State projected at: 19:00 EST (00:00 GMT)

3 electoral votes

Congress

Senate
2 seats, 1 up for election

Democrat Patrick Leahy has been re-elected, defeating Republican Scott Milne. The other seat is held by Independent Bernie Sanders.

Democrats

1 seat
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Republicans

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Independents

1 seat
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Elected senator

Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

Democrat

House of Representatives
1 seat, up for election

Democrats

1 seat
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Republicans

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Independents

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

State governor

Republican Phil Scott defeated Democrat Sue Minter to succeed Democrat incumbent Peter Shumlin/

Phil Scott

Phil Scott - elected

Republican