Angela Evancie

Managing Editor for Podcasts

Angela Evancie is VPR's managing editor for podcasts and the host of VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, Brave Little State.

Angela joined VPR's news team in 2013 as as a digital producer; she became the station's first digital editor for news in 2015. Her work on the team helped earn VPR numerous national awards, including a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Video award for a Lego explanation of how the Iowa caucus works, a 2015 Associated Press Media Editors (APME) Community Engagement award for VPR's Traces Project and a 2014 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) award for VPR's multimedia campaign coverage. In 2015, her story about the difficulty of determining what's local at Trader Joe's was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award in the writing category.

In 2016, Angela and former VPR All Things Considered host Alex Keefe launched Brave Little State, a podcast about curiosity and Vermont that aims to make journalism more inclusive, more transparent and more fun. The fifth episode of the show, about Vermont's Abenaki Native Americans, earned a national Edward R. Murrow award for news documentary. 

Angela has contributed work to NPR, This American Life and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She launched her journalism career with a 2010 Compton Mentor Fellowship and a 2011 Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. 

Angela attended Middlebury College and holds a master of arts degree from the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English. A native of Addison County, she now lives in the Upper Valley.

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In many towns, this weekend's storm lay a thick sheet of ice over everything. Winter berries. Bird feeders. I-89.

But somehow, between the ice-scraping and power-losing and white-knuckled-driving, VPR listeners managed to capture beautiful shots of the ice, in all its destructive glory. Here, we present some of our favorites.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! We received hundreds of images from more than 50 people via e-mail and Twitter. 

University of Vermont

Undergraduate film students at the University of Vermont are preparing to screen films that incorporate unusual material: original footage shot by the celebrated German director Werner Herzog.

The student films include portions of a three-and-a-half minute reel that Herzog, best known for the documentaries Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams, shot with a circa 1975 Super 8 camera this fall.

Herzog has stipulated that the films must be called "WHERE'S DA PARTY AT?", based on graffiti of the same phrase in the source footage he provided to the class.

UVM Landscape Change Program / Vermont State Archives and Records Administration

One of the biggest changes to Vermont’s landscape came in the middle of the last century with the construction of the Interstate Highway system. If you’re zipping down Interstate 89 today, it might be hard to visualize what the state was like without it.

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By now, white nose syndrome -- a disease that's threatening vast numbers of bats -- is probably a term familiar to even the most pedestrian wildlife observer. The highly infectious disease, caused by an invasive fungus in caves in North America, is particularly threatening to bats that hibernate in caves and mines. In Vermont, that's two out every three bats.

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Burlington Police fatally shot a man on Randy Lane in Burlington’s New North End Wednesday afternoon.

Burlington police Chief Michael Schirling said officers were responding to a call from Ruthine "Dolly" Brunette, who said her son was acting irrationally and destroying property at their Randy Lane home.

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Beginning Feb. 19, 2014, a low-cost travel company will offer nonstop service from Burlington to Orlando via Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Allegiant Travel Company, the Las-Vegas based company that operates Allegiant Airlines, announced the new route on Tuesday afternoon. The airline will offer the flights twice weekly; one-way fares begin at $67.

"We hope this is the beginning of a long productive relationship between Burlington and Allegiant," Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said at a press conference at Burlington International Airport (BTV).

T-Bar Films

When brothers Tyler and Elliot Wilkinson-Ray were growing up in Richmond, their parents were hesitant to put them on skis. “It sounded like an expensive sport to them,” says Elliot Wilkinson-Ray. But a daycare provider suggested they try Cochran’s Ski Area, a small, affordable family hill. “She brought us [there], and it changed our lives,” he recalls. “Over 20 years later, we’re still passionate about the world of skiing.”

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