Kathleen Masterson Kathleen is VPR's Morning Edition producer. Broad Jurisdiction Of U.S. Border Patrol Raises Concerns About Racial Profiling By Kathleen Masterson • Oct 9, 2017 Listen Listening... / Some civil rights advocates have raised concerns that U.S. Border Patrol may be infringing on people's civil rights as it carries out stops in its vast jurisdiction. To Keep Native Medicinal Knowledge Alive, Leaders Organize Plant Walks By Kathleen Masterson • Oct 2, 2017 Listen Listening... / To prevent their collective cultural knowledge about medicinal plants from disappearing, some Vermont tribal nations are sharing their expertise with those outside the native communities. To Restore Healthy Rivers, Conservationists Find Success Removing Small Dams By Kathleen Masterson • Sep 12, 2017 Listen Listening... / Unlike large hydropower dams, where there's often serious political and emotional resistance to removal, conservationists are finding many landowners of small dams are happy to have them removed. As Vermont Solar Grows, National Companies Want In On The Market By Kathleen Masterson • Jul 25, 2017 Listen Listening... / After years of encouraging solar development, Vermont seems to be attracting the attention of national solar companies. Learning To Love The Water: Teaching Resettled Refugees Swimming Safety By Kathleen Masterson • Jun 29, 2017 DOUG BISHOP / GREATER BURLINGTON (VT) YMCA For many Vermonters, swimming is learned early and central to summer fun. But for children who are new to the United States and still learning English, swimming can be a completely foreign concept. Clinic Helps Refugees Settled In Vermont Work Through Stress, Trauma By Kathleen Masterson • Apr 12, 2017 Listen Listening... / Many refugees who arrive on U.S. soil finally feel safe after decades of war or torture or loss of family members. But just because they're removed from physical harm, it doesn't mean the pain is over.