Aaron Kimball

Announcer/Board Operator

A native Vermonter and long-time VPR listener, Aaron joined the staff part-time in 2001. Currently he works in the telecommunications field during the week and can be found most Sunday mornings at VPR.

He lived in San Francisco during the 1990s, working as an event and wedding photographer for two of the West Coast’s premier charter yacht and helicopter touring companies. While there, he experienced the Loma Prieta Quake of 1989, one of his most formative experiences out west.

A self-described life-long learner, Aaron regularly enrolls in new classes, from color theory and drawing to marketing, mathematics and IT technologies. He is married and has a son.

A new report on child welfare in Vermont finds the state lags the national average for young children getting the full series of recommended vaccines.

The citizens of Vergennes are taking a big picture approach to planning for the future.

Drivers in Vermont are being warned to be on the lookout for moose.

Trustees of Brattleboro’s Austine School for the Deaf have voted to close the 100 year old residential program at the end of this school year.

Sen. Bernie Sanders told a New Hampshire crowd he doesn't shy away from a Presidential platform based on a socialist agenda.

The state is revising its management and public access plans for the West Mountain Wildlife Management Area in the Northeast Kingdom.

Regional hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire will not be stocking a powerful new painkiller that officials fear could be easily abused.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that schools end the practice of sending kids with lice home from school.

A Vermont eighth-grader from Essex Middle School will be heading to Washington, D.C., next month to compete in the National Geographic Bee.

An independent review of the troubled roll out of the state’s health care exchange concludes that a combination of factors is responsible for many of the problems at Vermont Health Connect.

Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean will be speaking at Castleton State College tomorrow.

Vermont's Green Mountain Club, which maintains the Long Trail, has a new executive director.

Despite the slow start to the season, more than 85 sugar makers around the state are opening their doors to the public this weekend to show how maple syrup is made.

Negotiations between the Chittenden Country Transportation Authority and striking bus drivers appear to be at an impasse, after seven hours of mediated talks on Saturday ended without an agreement.

A new pilot program in Vermont will allow farmers to recycle the 500 tons of plastics they accumulate every year for free.

At least one class of temporary employees could soon be enjoying paid sick days.

Talk of reorganizing Vermont's school districts will be the focus of a public hearing this week.

Teams will cross-country ski and snowshoe through the night in Stowe next weekend to raise money to fight cancer.

The union that represents state employees says the Shumlin administration is relying too heavily on temporary workers.

Redemption centers and environmental advocates are opposing a measure in Vermont that would repeal the deposit on one liter or larger liquor bottles and beverage containers.

Trader Joe's says it will open its first Vermont store this spring.

Opponents of a mental health crisis home lost a major round in Lyndonville this week.

Drivers and the management of Vermont's Chittenden County Transportation Authority say a settlement has not yet been reached between the CCTA and the driver’s union.

A series of snowstorms in Vermont has piled up the snow in the mountains, and emergency planners are preparing for the possibility of flooding when that snow starts to melt.

The Valentine’s Day storm has snowmobilers rejoicing.

In all, this week's snowstorm dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of Vermont.

Vermont lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill to require employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers.

The state of Vermont is stepping in to help schools prepare for armed attacks, natural disasters and other events.

The National Science Foundation will be funding a new student research project on Lake Champlain.

A Vermont man pleaded not guilty last month to stealing a page from a 1791 book from a Burlington library and trying to sell it to the University of Vermont.

The Vermont State Police are trying to improve DUI rates this Superbowl Sunday.

U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont have announced a new 35-mile-per-hour speed limit for snowmobiles in the Green Mountain National Forest.

Officials are optimistic about Vermont's dairy industry.

This week, an exhibit opened at the D’Armour Museum of Art in Springfield, Massachusetts, exploring some of the most infamous art forgery scandals of the century.

The Vermont House is expected to take up legislation expanding a popular program allowing property owners to generate their own electricity and sell some of it back to their utilities.

The Vermont Arts Council has received $38,000 in grants to support a program that gives arts experiences to low-income children and their families.

A prominent business group is echoing concerns voiced recently by Governor Peter Shumlin about drug abuse, saying too many job applicants are failing drug tests.  Despite the recent warm wet weather, the state’s ski resorts say a recent drop in temperatures and several days of flurries have helped them regroup for the important Martin Luther King weekend. Voters in Cabot may be weighing in on a new Town Garage on Town Meeting Day.

The official leading a study seeking to determine if members of minority groups are treated more harshly by the Vermont criminal justice system says he expects to have results before the Legislature adjourns this spring. 

Circus Smirkus is holding auditions for their 2014 Big Top tour this weekend in Burlington.

Vermont's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. may soon be known as Keurig Green Mountain Inc.

The assessment of damages to Vermont’s woodlands caused by the recent ice storm continues. Senator Patrick Leahy is headed back the Washington this weekend as Congress prepares to get back to work after its holiday break. A history museum at Norwich University is readying its latest exhibition in a series on the Civil War.