Joseph Arana Sanchez (center) rehearses on his guitar ahead of a benefit concert for fellow Ukrainians living in Vermont.

This Vermont couple created a home for Ukrainian refugees with a focus on children with disabilities


Theresa and Scott Cianciolo founded Agape Ministries, a Christian nonprofit that works with children and adults with developmental disabilities in Ukraine. After they stopped traveling to Ukraine due to the war, they raised money to create a home for refugees and children with disabilities in Vermont.

A traditional dish from the Isaan region of Thailand served at the Vermont restaurant Saap

Self-taught chef introduces rural Vermonters to traditional Thai cuisine

Multilingual liaisons work as "cultural brokers" to support students who are refugees in Vermont.

Multilingual liaisons are ‘cultural brokers’ for refugee students in this Vermont school district 

On Course
Dozens of people turned out at a rally in Newport in June of 2019 to protest the detention of three migrant farmworkers there

Migrant farmworkers fight to end collaboration between Vermont police and US Customs and Border Protection

A comic of a sitting man with a black background

These comics help combat mental health challenges for migrants in Vermont

Burlington, Vermont based African group A2VT

This Afropop band’s founders are both refugees from Africa, but they met on a Vermont soccer field

Global Hit

The name of the Afropop band A2VT stands for Africa to Vermont. Based in Burlington, Vermont, the band’s founders were originally refugees from Africa.

Grand Escalante

US interior secretary recommends altering some national monuments for commercial use


A leaked report says Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke wants to shrink or alter some national monuments in order to allow greater commercial use of the land.

Eugene Hutz of the band Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello’s front man on what it means to be Ukrainian


Ukraine-born Eugene Hutz is the lead singer of the band Gogol Bordello. Although the band is based in New York and Hutz himself has lived there for years, identity and Ukraine help define the band.

Veteran Sarah Nolin shows cartoonist J.D. Lunt her photo album of her deployment to Afghanistan.

Women veterans are finally getting their due — in cartoons


These women vets are sharing their stories for a cartoon book about their time in the service.

Greentown Labs in Somerville, Mass. has become the nation’s largest clean technology incubator, housing more than 50 small companies.

Massachusetts pushes to brew up new green businesses to help fight climate change


Solar and wind power are important, but really solving the climate crisis will take a whole new generation of energy-efficient technologies, and even new companies to develop them. But there’s a growing force in the field — the green tech incubator.