Emily Alfin Johnson

Senior Producer

Emily Alfin Johnson is a senior producer for Vermont Public Radio. Prior to joining VPR in 2015, she worked as a producer for NPR’s On Point and with the NPR Digital Services. She’s a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. 

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This Friday night, trumpeter, percussionist, composer, arranger and educator Ray Vega takes over as the new host of Friday Night Jazz.

To introduce you to the man behind the music, we asked Vega to share a few tracks that have played a significant role in his life and provide a peek at what he keeps on regular rotation.

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A TL;DR for the 2018 Vermont Legislative session, if you will.

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The Vermont State Police say a young man took his own life after being stopped by a state trooper in Newbury, Vermont on Wednesday morning.

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Vermont State Police continue to investigate the police shooting of a robbery suspect in Brattleboro Friday night.

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This Saturday is the 48th annual Green Up Day, when volunteers across the state collect litter from roadsides and public spaces.

Crews from New Brunswick, Canada, fixing downed power lines in Chittenden, Vt.
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Harsh winds after a weekend of slushy spring snow have left many through the state at risk of losing power Monday.

Here's the latest on conditions across our region:

18-year-old Jack Sawyer, of Poultney, enters Rutland Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon wearing handcuffs.
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An 18-year-old Poultney man, accused of plotting a thwarted school shooting earlier this year, cannot be held without bail, according to a decision by the Vermont Supreme Court Wednesday.

Gov. Phil Scott signs three pieces of gun control legislation amid boos and cheers on the front steps of the statehouse Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
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S.55, a bill that became the unexpected hot-button issue of the session so far, was signed into law Wednesday on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse.

The exterior sign of Camp Hill Prison in Pennsylvania
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State officials met Tuesday with prospective bidders looking to house out-of-state inmates. In February, the Scott administration announced plans to solicit bids for alternative housing arrangements for the over-200 Vermont inmates housed out of state at a facility in Pennsylvania.

The Roman goddess of Agriculture, Ceres, has been weathering the winter storms for over 70 years atop Vermont’s Statehouse in Montpelier. Monday, she decended (with the help of two cranes.)
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The 14-foot goddess of Agriculture was removed from the top of the Statehouse dome by crane Monday as the first step of a $2 million renovation campaign.

Lawmakers gathered in the Senate at the kickoff of the biennium in 2017. Now, lawmakers will return for a special session next week.
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A weeks-long debate in the Vermont Legislature over controversial gun legislation came to end on Friday when the Senate held a final vote on a bill known as S.55.

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So you want to know more about NPR One? We've got you covered.

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Bernie Sanders inspired a political movement with his insurgent 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet he's been reluctant to acknowledge that his campaign likely got some help from a Russian covert propaganda campaign.

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We wanted to take a second to introduce you to two new members of our team who are with us in Colchester for 14 weeks this spring: our interns!

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President Trump is speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. His comments come amid a debate about gun laws after a shooting a high school in Parkland, Fla.

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In an interview Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was unaware that Russian interference was promoting his 2016 presidential campaign.

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NPR is reporting that "a federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election."

Included in the indictment are details of how the accused allegedly used social media to disseminate information in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders' and Donald Trump's presidential campaigns.

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Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place after a traffic stop on Interstate 89 southbound Sunday, leaving one man dead.

Olympian Sophie Caldwell in a photo outdoors with her grandfather John Caldwell.
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You don't have to go far to pass the torch to the next generation of great athletes in Vermont, because in the Green Mountain State, Olympic bloodlines are all in the family.

A photo of the unclassified momo by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.
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A memo alleging that the FBI abused its surveillance authority became public on Friday after a push by House Republicans.

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