Ari Snider

Summer 2018 Intern, Newsroom

Ari Snider is the summer newsroom intern at Vermont Public Radio. He started making audio stories four years ago with Now Here This, a student-run audio magazine at Brown University, and has also produced stories for a handful of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Maine.

Ari hails from Belfast, Maine, and is a senior at Brown University, majoring in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

UVM nurses holding signs outside the UVM Medical Center.
Ari Snider / VPR

Union nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center went on strike for two days last week after their contract expired and no new agreement could be reached. Now that the strike is over, both sides are coming back to the bargaining table, but difficult issues remain.

UVM nurses holding signs outside the UVM Medical Center.
Ari Snider / VPR

University of Vermont Medical Center's union nurses return to work Saturday after two days of picketing. The dispute between the union and the hospital remains unresolved.

The sign outside of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR File

Union nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center are hours away from a planned two-day strike. Negotiations are happening this afternoon, but nurses and the hospital administration have so far been unable to reach a contract agreement since they began talks in late March.

Protesters outside of the ICE complex in Williston. The agency operates a tip call center out of the facility that gets call from all over the country.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has roots here in Vermont, with a tip call center for suspected undocumented people located near a shopping center complex in Williston. VTDigger reporter Elizabeth Hewitt recently wrote about this ICE center in Chittenden County.

The U.S. Coast Guard Burlington station.
Meg Malone / VPR

The search continues Tuesday for a New Jersey man who is missing after his kayak overturned Monday evening near Shelburne Point on Lake Champlain.

Utilities like Burlington Electric are asking customers to turn off unnecessary lights and limit energy use during the hottest part of the day to conserve energy during this week's heat wave.
michaelmjc / iStock

In addition to creating personal discomfort, this week's heat wave is having an effect on how local utility companies opperate.

A bag of potato chips with a GMO label.
Kathleen Masterson / VPR

A new study from the University of Vermont shows that opposition to foods containing genetically modified ingredients in Vermont actually decreased after the state implemented mandatory GMO labelling.

Blue and red and white fireworks on a night sky.
Nikada / iStock

On Saturday, the town of Vernon will put on its annual Independence Day fireworks show. But paying for this year's pyrotechnics was no easy task.

Guard member on ground with a gun.
Spc. Avery Cunningham / U.S. Army National Guard

Starting July 1, it will be legal in Vermont for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. But Vermont National Guard soldiers might want to think twice before taking advantage of the new law.

A cluster of poison parsnip plants with yellow flowers.
KathrynSK / iStock

The Vermont Department of Health is warning people about the dangers of a common roadside plant known as poison parsnip.

The group of soon-to-be new citizens Friday.
Ari Snider / VPR

Fifteen people became American citizens on Thursday afternoon during a naturalization ceremony at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington.

The Coventry landfill in 2015.
Jane Lindholm / VPR

While Vermont is running out of room to throw away its trash, not everyone is happy with a proposal to expand the state's only operational landfill.

Gov. Phil Scott's Facebook profile, with a photo of him and a baby, and an option to send a message.
Facebook Screenshot

The American Civil Liberties Union of VermontĀ released a letter Wednesday challenging Gov. Phil Scott's social media policy.

Two soccer players fight for control of the ball.
Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

The 2018 World Cup kicked off this week in Russia, and the month-long tournament promises to be a thriller.

"Vermonters don't stand for that," said Attorney General TJ Donovan of Volkswagen's emissions cheating.
Henry Epp / VPR

Vermont has secured an additional $6.5 million from Volkswagen and its affiliates Porsche and Audi.