Anna Ste. Marie

Audience Services Associate

Anna Ste. Marie joined VPR in 2017 as Audience Services Associate. Prior to that, she interned with Vermont Edition while receiving her B.A. in Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts from St. Michael’s College in 2016. She is a self-published author and avid traveler, most recently spending three months in Uganda volunteering at an orphan home. Anna grew up in Troy, Vermont and now resides in Burlington. 

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Secretary Of State Jim Condos is seeking his fifth term in that office in the Nov. 6 election.
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After serving four terms as Vermont’s Secretary of State, Jim Condos says there is still unfinished business he would like to accomplish. That's why he is seeking a fifth term in office and will be the Democratic candidate on the ballot on Vermont's Nov. 6 election.

Anya Tynio is challenging incumbent Rep. Peter Welch for Vermont's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Political newcomer Anya Tynio is using her first run for political office to try to unseat six-term incumbent Democrat Peter Welch in the Nov. 6 election.

At 25 years old, Tynio is the youngest an individual can be to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She says her fresh perspective is an advantage for taking on big issues facing Vermont and the country.

Ray Vega's Latin Jazz Sextet will perform during VPR's Friday Night Jazz Pledge Party on Friday, September 14.
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Join VPR in putting the fun in fundraising at our first-ever Friday Night Jazz Pledge Party on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

A national study commissioned by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that children who aren't proficiency by third grade are four times less likely to graduate high school.
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Literacy is typically thought of as the ability to read and write, but experts say it’s a much broader skill set, encompassing vocabulary, storytelling and more.  We look at early childhood literacy and what’s being done in Vermont to get children ready to read, write and communicate well before they reach school age.

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. to explore highlights, insights from James Stewart's new podcast series, 'Timeline: Elements'.
Illustration by James Stewart

VPR's newest podcast series, Timeline: Elements, explores how the four elements of antiquity — fire, water, earth and air — have shaped the way we think and express ourselves throughout history. It’s quite a ride and you can join host James Stewart on a guided tour of some of the podcast highlights on Tuesday, July 24 at VPR’s Stetson Studio One.

Join VPR on Wednesday, July 18 for a unique concert experience featuring a collaboration between the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Miller, singer and guitarist for the indie band Guster.
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Join VPR on Wednesday, July 18 for an intimate concert event. Ryan Miller, Vermont musician and lead singer for the band Guster, teams up with a string quartet from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO).

Come see Julia Caesar and Clever Girls 'Live From The Fort' on Thursday, June 28.
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Live From The Fort presents a double-bill featuring two of the most exciting bands in the Burlington area: Julia Caesar and Clever Girls. Come see the show on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. and be entered to win a pair of passes to the Grand Point North festival.

VPR's next News & Brews features Garrett Graff, journalist, historian and Robert Mueller's biographer. He will discuss  the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election with Morning Edition Host, Mitch Wertlieb.
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The Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has dominated the news cycle.  If you’ve found yourself struggling to keep track of all the lawyers, links, testimonies and indictments, you’re not alone. Wouldn’t it be great to sit down with a national expert and a cold beverage to get it all sorted out?  

Broadcast studio engineer Frank Alwine (back left) conducts a training session on the new equipment on Tuesday May 15, 2018.
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VPR’s engineering staff will be busy this weekend replacing the digital audio equipment in our broadcast studios. Despite huge behind-the-scenes changes, you’ll most likely notice just a few small differences in our programming this weekend, May 19-20, 2018.

Join VPR's Investigative Reporter, Emily Corwin, and Vermont Edition's Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri for an evening of drinks and discussion on the culture, business and impact of dairy farming in Vermont.
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Agriculture and the environment are fundamental to Vermont's politics, economy and daily life. Join us at VPR's next News & Brews event Thursday, April 5 to go on a deep dive into dairy farming with VPR's Investigative Reporter, Emily Corwin, Senior Reporter, John Dillon, and Vermont Edition producer, Ric Cengeri.

Art Hounds ®  with Mary Williams will be discontinued on March 30 as VPR incorporates more arts reporting into news coverage.
VPR File

We know our listeners tune into VPR not only for independent news and classical music, but also for expansive coverage of our local arts community. That’s why we’re pleased to announce some exciting changes you’ll be hearing in our arts reporting starting this month!  

'Planet Money/How I Built This' will be joining VPR's Sunday lineup starting on March 4, 2018. The program is a marriage of two popular podcasts that share common themes of business and money, and tell amazing stories in different ways.
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A special broadcast version of two of NPR’s most popular podcasts — Planet Money and How I Built This — is coming to VPR’s Sunday program schedule starting on March 4, 2018. These back-to-back programs will air at 4 p.m. and On The Media will move to 10 a.m.

Join VPR's capital bureau reporters Bob Kinzel and Pete Hirschfeld to discuss the issues at play in the 2018 legislative session.
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Water quality, property taxes, family leave, and more! There’s so much at play in the legislature, it might make your head spin. Join us for News & Brews: A Legislative Half Time Huddle for an insider's view from our Statehouse reporters!

Local comedian Tina Friml performs at "Comedy And Crepes" at The Skinny Pancake in Burlington on Nov. 27, 2017.
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Tina Friml, an up-and-coming local comedian, set the stage of a recent performance by describing herself as “a bit of an enigma.”  At age 24, she has quickly gained popularity for her unique — and almost taboo — style. She avoids some of the more typical comic fodder like dating and the workplace. Instead, Friml jokes about what it’s like to live with a disability.

Facebook announced changes to their News Feed in early 2018. Posts from publishers and organizations will be lower priority in your feed. Here's how to stay up to date with VPR and NPR.
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Facebook is making significant changes to its News Feed algorithm, which could limit the posts you see from VPR and other media sources. Instead of prioritizing posts based on how popular they were, now you'll be seeing more posts that spark “meaningful interactions” between people, by prioritizing posts from your friends over post from publishers and other organizations that you follow. 

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Not sure how the whole podcast thing works? We're here to help.

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Vermont’s police departments face a workforce shortage as older officers approach retirement. Some forces are in year-round recruitment mode, as they could see 20 to 30 percent of their officers retiring in the near future. Experts say more diversity in police ranks could increase the public’s trust and cooperation, which creates safer communities.

An array of cheeses is displayed at a cheese festival. Many Vermont cheeses have won national and international awards. Dr. Paul Kindstedt tells Vermont Edition why.
Catherine Hays / VPR File

Vermont cheesemakers frequently earn prestigious titles in national and international cheese competitions. At the World Cheese Awards last week, Jasper Hill’s “Little Hosmer” garnered the title of Best New Cheese. “Little Hosmer” and Vermont Creamery’s “Cremont” were both awarded Super Gold medals, making it among the top 66 cheeses in the world. 

But while many in enjoy Vermont cheeses, can you describe why?

Gov. Phil Scott has suggested capturing and selling phosphorus before it gets to the state's waterways and lakes.
VPR File

Phosphorus runoff from farms and other sources is a nuisance for Vermont’s lakes. Phosphorus loading can lead to toxic algae blooms that threaten the health of our waterways. This is a well-known problem for Lake Champlain, but now Vermont’s second-largest body of water, Lake Memphremagog, is in the spotlight for a new plan developed to correct its water pollution issues.

Cameron Russell and Noah McCarter bike through the mountains of Peru.
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Three cyclists will reach Vermont this week, ending a 12,000-mile ride that began in Ushuaia, Argentina almost a year ago.

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