Chris Albertine

Chief Production Engineer

Chris has more than 20 years experience as an audio engineer. In addition to his work for Vermont Public Radio, he has supervised the sound for television documentaries for the Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcast, and the Arts and Entertainment Network.

Ways to Connect

Kent McFarland

When you're on the ski lift or hiking up Vermont's mountains, take a look around to see the life zones of the trees on the mountainside. Biologists Sara Zahendra and Kent McFarland of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, rode the gondola at Stowe Mountain Resort for the view from Vermont's highest peak, Mount Mansfield.

Eye On The Night Sky For December 26, 2014

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The smallest birds to winter in the New England woods, golden-crowned kinglets are about the size of a thumb and weigh as much as a nickel. They travel as a foraging flock and keep warm at night by cuddling together, creating more volume with less surface area exposed.


Kent McFarland / Vermont Center for EcoStudies

The tiny Northern Saw-whet owl is migrating south right now and naturalists are tracking them as they pass through Vermont. On Outdoor Radio this week, we’ll visit a banding station in Montpelier to hear how these elusive birds are captured and banded.  

Kent McFarland / Vermont Center for EcoStudies

Chipmunks may be Vermont's cutest critter, especially when their fat little cheeks are stuffed with seeds.  This month on Outdoor Radio, we find out what they do with those seeds and learn how such a tiny creature survives a cold Vermont winter. Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra also explain how climate change is effecting chipmunks.

Eye On The Night Sky For September 9, 2014

Eye On The Night Sky For September 3, 2014

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When the sun comes up, the dawn chorus erupts! Birds break out in song early in the morning, showing off their varied tunes and amazing vocal abilities. Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra were at the UVM Jericho Research Forest at 5:30 a.m. to listen, record and explain why and how birds sing. The program may help you identify some of the birds you can pick out of the chorus.  And Kent McFarland will demonstrate how the Wood Thrush can actually sing two notes at once!

Eye On The Night Sky For January 29, 2014

Eye On The Night Sky For September 16, 2013

Eye On The Night Sky For September 2, 2013

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