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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When the topic of insurance comes up, most people probably think about fender benders or trips to the emergency room before they think of flooding. But as scientists predict increasingly severe weather events in coming years, Vermonters will likely need to become better acquainted with it.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging Democrats to make certain that their top priorities are included in any upcoming Budget Agreement
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Sen. Bernie Sanders and his co-sponsors will introduce his "Medicare For All" act Wednesday afternoon. Sanders is streaming his announcement via Facebook Live.

Lt. Governor Zuckerman with two Syrian families resettled in Vermont.
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With his first legislative session as lieutenant governor under his belt, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman joins us to discuss the major issues facing the state and his focus going forward.

In Lebanon, New Hampshire, this summer sirens are not police officer's signature sound. Instead, you'll know they're coming when you hear the ice cream truck jingle.

Elementary school students in Kansas City, Mo., practice with their eclipse glasses. This post has what you need to monitor the eclipse from here in Vermont.
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Vermont will experience a partial eclipse Monday, Aug. 21. Here's everything you need to monitor the solar eclipse from Vermont.

'Brave Little State' host Angela Evancie.
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In an AMA Friday, VPR's resident podcast master Angela Evancie let the Vermont reddit community ask her "anything" and did her best to answer! Here are three things you don't want to miss.

As more and more people rely on cell phones to stay connected, landline services, especially in rural areas, are becoming a challenge for providers. But those same customers are often the ones unable to rely on cell phones.
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Live call-in discussion: For some Vermonters, landlines remain a lifeline, a crucial service without many viable alternatives. But as more and more people switch to cellphones, providers are struggling to ensure the future of the traditional landline.

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If you live in the United States, contracting cholera is probably not a top concern, but in war-torn Yemen an outbreak of the deadly disease affecting over 100,000 people is about to get worse.

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We’re changing the notifications you receive from the VPR mobile apps to give you more control over what you get from VPR. You can now control the categories of notifications you receive from VPR, rather than simply an all-or-nothing approach.

We've been thinking a lot about how we can turn what Vermont Edition airs live each weekday into a better podcast listening experience. And now it's time to fill you in on the changes we're going to make.

The PUC is hiring an independent expert to assess the burial depths of the Vermont Gas pipeline in Addison County. The expert is examining areas where Vermont Gas didn't bury the pipeline to the depth required by their certificate of public good.
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Vermont Gas Systems announced on Wednesday that it finally completed its natural gas pipeline through Addison County.

Photo: Nina Keck; Illustration: Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Update 2/21/17: The event is now full. If you'd like to join the wait list, please click here - we'll email you if tickets become available.

Join us for drinks and conversation with VPR’s Nina Keck following her return from reporting on the refugee crisis in Jordan. From there she reported on what life is like for the Syrian refugees awaiting resettlement, the process they have to go through and the impact they’re having on their host country.

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At 6:59 p.m. on election night, a minute before polls in Vermont had officially closed, the Associated Press called the state for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Because of that, it could be easy to overlook some of the nuances of Vermont's electoral breakdown in the presidential race.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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Who leads the race for president and the key statewide offices in Vermont? What are the top issues on voters' minds and how much do they trust some of Vermont's institutions? VPR has once again partnered with The Castleton Polling Institute to ask Vermonters what you think about the big issues facing our state and the choices voters face on Nov. 8.

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Green Mountain Power is the only electric company in the state using "Alternative Regulation" for its customer rates, and a VPR investigation found that regulators have allowed the company to collect millions of dollars from customers to cover costs that didn't meet the regulators' own standards.

Democratic candidate and former Windham County Sen. Peter Galbraith is one of three Democratic candidates for governor.

Former VTrans Secretary Sue Minter is one of three Democratic candidates for governor.

Matt Dunne of Hartland has worked in community relations for Google since 2008, and previously led the national AmeriCorps*VISTA agency. He's now one of three Democratic candidates for governor of Vermont.

Bruce Lisman is a Burlington native who spent years working in global finance, and now he’s running in the Republican primary for governor of Vermont.

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