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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18-year-old Jack Sawyer, of Poultney, enters Rutland Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon wearing handcuffs.
Glenn Russell / Burlington Free Press / Pool

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.

Rosina Wallace, center, and her brother K. Alan Wallace are pictured here on Monday at their family's dairy farm, following Sunday's destructive fire at the farm.
Lisa Rathke / Associated Press

The Wallace Farm, which has been in the same family for more than 150 years, was destroyed by a fire Sunday.

Mike Groll / AP

Earlier this week, two more Vermont counties confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer. The invasive species is known for causing devastation to millions of ash trees around the country.

Dirty Mayor cans on the canning belt at Citizen Cider in Burlington.
Henry Epp / VPR

Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on some imported steel and aluminum went into effect late last week. Several countries have received exemptions from those tariffs, but still some industries in the U.S. are wary of them — including craft beer and cider makers.

Jim Jeffords, Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy holding glasses of milk in 1999 in Montpelier.
Toby Talbot / Associated Press

On Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the state's Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to a U.S. Senate seat, replacing Sen. Thad Cochran. With that appointment, Vermont is now the only state to never send a woman to Congress.

Allie Brown, a senior at Burlington High School, spoke at the rally. She urged her peers to call their state representatives about supporting a bill that would requre background checks for all gun purchases.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

While a number of planned walkouts were rescheduled Wednesday due to weather, rallies did take place across the state as part of a nationwide protest. 

A wooden gavel on a table with a blurry bookshelf in the background.
vladans / iStock

Last month, police arrested 18-year-old Jack Sawyer, after he was accused of plotting a school shooting at Fair Haven Union High School in Vermont. Among the charges Sawyer is facing: attempted murder. 

Michael Roche, of Waterbury Center, urged fellow residents at town meeting Tuesday to consider higher pay for town officers. The meeting was in a gym.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Tuesday was Town Meeting Day for most towns in Vermont, and along with residents casting votes and voicing opinions, researchers and students from three colleges attended meetings to measure participation and “democraticness.”

The exterior sign of Camp Hill Prison in Pennsylvania
Marc Levy / Associated Press

The state of Vermont is looking into options for the 200 inmates its housing out of state. Those prisoners have been in Camp Hill prison — a state-run facility in Pennsylvania since last year — due to a lack of space in Vermont's prisons.

Since their move to Pennsylvania, several prisoners have died. Now, it's come to light that a Vermont corrections official witnessed a Pennsylvania guard threaten Vermont inmates.

David Moats sits in front of a microphone at VPR's Norwich studio.
Betty Smith / VPR

Earlier this week, the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus newspapers eliminated the position of editorial editor. This ends the tenure of David Moats, who has been with the Herald since 1982. In 2001, he won a Pulitzer Prize for editorials he wrote in favor of same-sex civil unions in Vermont.

Burlington voters will go to the polls on Town Meeting Day to pick the next mayor of Vermont's largest city. Democrat incumbent Miro Weinberger is running for re-election against two independent challengers: Infinite Culcleasure and Carina Driscoll.

VPR spoke to Weinberger about issues facing Burlington, including development and affordability, and about criticism of his administration's handling of public processes.

Burlington voters will go to the polls on Town Meeting Day to pick the next mayor of Vermont's largest city. Independent candidate Carina Driscoll is running for the office against Democrat incumbent Miro Weinberger and independent Infinite Culcleasure.

VPR spoke to Driscoll about issues facing Burlington, including development and affordability, and about highlighting her connection to her stepfather, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Burlington voters will go to the polls on Town Meeting Day to pick the next mayor of Vermont's largest city. Independent candidate Infinite Culcleasure is running for the office against Democrat incumbent Miro Weinberger and independent Carina Driscoll.

VPR spoke to Culcleasure about issues facing Burlington, including development and affordability, and about why voters should choose him to be the city's mayor.

L-R: Henry Epp; Liam Elder-Connors; Taylor Dobbs / VPR

Burlington voters will go to the polls on Town Meeting Day to pick the next mayor of Vermont's largest city.

After a wild temperature swing, along with rain and snow, downtown Johnson flooded on Saturday.
Courtesy Dan Noyes

Officials in two Vermont towns hit by ice-jam flooding last month are preparing for another round of rising water levels over the next few days.

Exterior of the Logic Supply building in South Burlington on a cloudy day.
Henry Epp / VPR

Among the proposals Gov. Phil Scott has made this year to expand Vermont’s workforce is adding more “enhancements” to the state’s signature business incentive program. But one top state official has long questioned a core principle of that program.

Provided by Sen. Patrick Leahy

One of Vermont's best-known entrepreneurs, Antonio Pomerleau, has died at the age of 100.

The Tram Haus Lodge at Jay Peak was one project invested in by foreign investors through the EB-5 program. The federal government has terminated the state-run Regional Center that oversees EB-5 projects in Vermont.
Angela Evancie / VPR File

The alleged perpetrator of a major financial fraud in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom will pay tens of millions of dollars to settle a federal lawsuit.

Trade negotiators have finished a round of talks in Montreal. Last September, representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada met in Mexico City, seen here.
Marco Ugarte / Associated Press

Trade negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada have wrapped up their sixth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The representatives spent the last week in Montréal, renegotiating the free trade deal.

Juan Conde, a first-year medical student at UVM, speaks to reporters about how the DACA program allowed him to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.
Kathleen Masterson / VPR

As Congress debates immigration legislation, there's ongoing uncertainty for a group of immigrants who've received protections under the program known as DACA.

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