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Bernie Sanders' Burlington Political Roots

Bernie Sanders in September 1981, six months after he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont. It’s where Sanders’ political career began — and where his policies continue to shape the city. (Donna Light/AP)
Bernie Sanders in September 1981, six months after he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont. It’s where Sanders’ political career began — and where his policies continue to shape the city. (Donna Light/AP)

Bernie Sanders might be from Brooklyn, but he’s spent his political career in Vermont. Anthony Brooks of Here & Now contributor WBUR, traveled to Burlington, where Sanders’ political career began, and where the passion for his political agenda still shapes the city.

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