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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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.

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 And 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.

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.
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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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In recent months we’ve heard from more people using Alexa and similar "smart speakers" to listen to Vermont Public Radio. We're using this post to give you the latest information along with tips for the easiest ways to use Alexa to hear the latest VPR news, music and podcasts.

It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders debuts on VPR Saturday, October 7
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Listen for It’s Been A Minute from NPR on Saturdays at 10 a.m. beginning Saturday, October 7. 'It's been a minute' is another way of saying 'let's catch up.' Host Sam Sanders does just that in this weekly conversation with journalists, newsmakers, and listeners about news, popular culture and everything in between. 

One of public radio's most popular shows, Car Talk, will end production on September 30, 2017.

If laughter is the best medicine, Saturday mornings on VPR have been our tonic for the weeks’ stresses and the world’s woes. From brakes, ignitions and fuel pumps to mysterious noises and smells, to romance and parenting, Tom and Ray Magliozzi have shared wisdom and laughter Saturday mornings on Car Talk.

It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders will air on VPR Saturdays at 10 a.m. beginning October 7, 2017.

Changes are coming to VPR's program schedule in October 2017. Here’s everything you need to know about the new programs and when to listen.

Wooden Dinosaur will record a concert for our series Live From The For on Thursday, August 24..
Hart and Sol Photography | Illustration by Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

We're recording the next  Live From The Fort performance and you’re invited to be part of the audience! Come hang out in VPR’s Studio One for a live performance by the stripped-down and soulful Brattleboro-based folk group, Wooden Dinosaur on August 24. Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m

Reuben Jackson's listening party on July 20 will feature Brian McCarthy's new release, 'The Better Angels Of Our Nature'.
Photo: Seth Cashman / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

Listen now as Reuben Jackson speaks with local saxophonist, educator, composer, Brian McCarthy discussing material from his riveting new release The Better Angels Of Our Nature.

Chad Hollister Band will record a concert for our Live From The Fort series on Thursday, July 13.
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UPDATE 7/12: This event has been sold out. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please email

Henry Epp is VPR's local host of All Things Considered.
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If you've turned on the evening news recently, you may have noticed a new voice behind the mic. That's Henry Epp, a life-long public radio listener and seasoned reporter who joined VPR as local host of All Things Considered in May. Get to know Henry in our latest Staff Spotlight!