Henry Epp

Host/Reporter, All Things Considered

Henry Epp is host of All Things Considered and a reporter at VPR.

Henry came to VPR in 2017 after working for five years as a host and reporter at New England Public Radio (NEPR) in Springfield, Massachusetts. At NEPR, Henry covered local and state elections, the development of a casino in Springfield, college football, a battle rap competition and many stories in between.

Henry was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2012.

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Lucas Campbell operates one of the few landing crafts on Lake Champlain. Here, he readies the boat to take off from Burton Island State Park.
Henry Epp / VPR

Lake Champlain has a long history as a commercial waterway. In the 1800s, it was a crowded passage for boats hauling lumber and other goods between New York City and Montreal and points in between.

Much of that industry is long gone, but there's still some work on the lake for those who want it.

Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, a San Diego businessman, is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Vermont.
Matt Volz / Associated Press

Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente is a San Diego businessman. Though he doesn't live in Vermont, he's filed to run in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate here on Aug. 14.

Burlington Community Boathouse Marina view from the lake on a blue-sky day.
Meg Malone / VPR

July was the hottest month ever recorded in Burlington, Vermont, according to records from the local office of the National Weather Service.

Paul Costello, left, and Peter Walke, are co-chairs of the governor's Vermont Climate Action Commission, which met for the first time Tuesday. They say Vermont can use emissions-reduction initiatives to advance the state economy.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

A report out Tuesday recommended ways the state of Vermont can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also encouraging economic growth.

Reporters Courtney Lamdin and Colin Flanders
Henry Epp / VPR

Reporting by Milton's local newspaper has led police there to investigate embezzlement within the Milton Broncos youth football program, which runs football teams for children in first through eighth grade.

Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont is trying out a program where some students will receive reduced tuition in exchange for a percentage of their income for a set time after they graduate.
Patti Daniels / VPR File

If you’re going to college this fall, instead of taking out a student loan to help pay tuition, how about getting some money up front from your school? But there's a catch: Your school will take a percentage of your income for a set amount of time after you graduate.

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.

Musician Bryan Blanchette performs at an Abenaki festival in Burlington.
Henry Epp / VPR

Abenaki artists, musicians and civic leaders gathered in downtown Burlington Saturday for a celebration of their tribes' history, art and culture.

Single-use plastic bags hang on a wall.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR File

Businesses in Brattleboro can no longer give out certain kinds of single-use plastic bags. And so far, according to Brattleboro Town Manager Peter Elwell, no residents have reported any violations of the ordinance that took effect July 1.

Prevention Works! VT is hoping to make marijuana a less desirable choice for youth in Vermont.
Jessica Hyde / istock

It's now legal to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana under Vermont law if you're over 21. The law, which was passed in January, took effect on Sunday.

Over 6,000 nonprofits operate in Vermont, taking in revenue of $6.8 billion in recent years. That’s what journalists at Seven Days found in their series, "Give and Take: Examining Vermont’s Nonprofit Economy."

The series looks at the state’s nonprofit sector from many angles, and includes a database based on thousands of tax filings by many of Vermont’s nonprofit organizations.

Deb Snell with the nurses' union at UVM Medical Center addresses reporters ahead of the July work stoppage.
Henry Epp / VPR

Union nurses at the University Of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington plan to go on strike next week if they're unable to reach a contract agreement with the hospital.

A pile of paperclips that are various shades of green.
Viorika / iStock

Act 86 makes it legal for those age 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in Vermont, as well as grow six plants (two mature, four immature) at home. But what’s appropriate at work?

Tedra Cobb, a former St. Lawrence County legislator in northern New York topped a field of five candidates in the Democratic primary for New York's 21st congressional district Tuesday night.

Director of Corporate Communication Jason Gorss confirmed Friday, "a small number of fab tools were impacted by a computer virus."
Steve Zind / VPR File

Vermont's Department of Labor expects GlobalFoundries in Essex Junction to lay off about 5 percent of its workforce beginning this week.

On Tuesday, Canada's senate passed a marijuana legalization bill. Retail stores could open in about two months.
Bilgehan Yilmaz / iStock

This week, cannabis legalization in Canada passed that country’s senate, the final hurdle for that legislation. So what will and won't be legal once the law takes effect?

Racial disparities in traffic stops by Vermont State Police are improving, but there are still gaps between the rate at which white and black drivers are stopped and searched.

The newspaper that serves the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire is cutting jobs, moving its print operation and shrinking the width of its paper.

"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.

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau standing outside at the 2018 G-7 summit.
Evan Vucci / Associated Press

Tuesday's headlines are all about President Donald Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but it was just a few days ago that Trump lashed out at one of the United States' closest allies: Canada.

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