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Franconia Lives

Franconia College students gather for a group photo (

Once, a utopian experiment burned bright and brief in the Great North Woods.

Though any physical traces of Franconia College have vanished under the saplings and overgrown grass, the educational experiment in the woods still shapes the area today.

Read the full story.

Plus, we feature an episode of Brave Little State, the people-powered podcast from Vermont Public Radio. Since the show began, listeners have been asking: why do so many young people leave the state? Is Vermont really losing its young people?

Justine Paradis is a producer and reporter for NHPR's Creative Production Unit, most oftenOutside/In. Before NHPR, she produced Millennial podcast from Radiotopia, contributed to podcasts including Love + Radio, and reported for WCAI & WGBH from her hometown of Nantucket island.
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