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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Penro Specialty Compounding sign outside the building in Colchester.
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The state suspended the license of a compounding pharmacy in Colchester this week, after an inspection revealed pharmacists at the facility gave their drugs expiration dates far beyond industry standards.

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An outdoor clothing company based in White River Junction has laid off a dozen employees, and more changes could be coming.

Montreal City Hall. This weekend residents in Quebec head to the polls for municipal elections. In Montreal, incumbent Mayor Denis Coderre faces a change from City Councillor Valerie Plante.
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On Sunday, residents of Quebec head to the polls for municipal elections. In the province's largest city - Montreal - incumbent Mayor Denis Coderre is running for re-election, and he's facing a challenge from City Councilor Valerie Plante.

An image of the Vermont state flag.
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We aren't endorsing it, but ... if Vermont did manage to secede from the United States, how would we fare?

A tree downed on a powerline in Monkton, Vermont. Thousands of homes and buisnesses have been without power since wind storms hit the region on Sunday.
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Every year, electric utilities clear trees and vegetation around power lines. With several thousand homes and business in Vermont still without power after Sunday's windstorm, could more clearing prevented these lengthy outages?

If you're still in the dark after this week's wind storm, it's probably time to empty the freezer, according to Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont's health commissioner.

A tree downed on a powerline in Monkton, Vermont. Thousands of homes and buisnesses have been without power since wind storms hit the region on Sunday.
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More than 150,000 Vermonters were without electricity Monday after severe winds felled power lines across the state, and utility officials say it could be days before some homes and businesses have the power back on.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court chose to hear a case over whether email providers must comply with government search warrants, even if the messages in question are stored outside the country. The state of Vermont is taking a central role in the case.

The National Assembly in Quebec City. A law passed by the National Assembly in Quebec essentially forces Muslim women and others to uncover their faces to receive public services or work in the public sector.
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A new Quebec law, passed by the province's National Assembly on Wednesday, essentially forces Muslim women and others to uncover their faces in order to receive public services or to work in the public sector.

In June, about 25 protesters showed up at the detention facility in South Burlington where Yesenia Hernández is being held for ICE. Migrant Justice is trying to get records related to the arrest of Hernández and several other members of Migrant Justice.
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Last week, a group that advocates for undocumented farmworkers in Vermont filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Burlington against three federal agencies that enforce immigration laws.

Headshot of Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcome pictured in 2014.
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The next Vermont legislative session is still several months away, but lawmakers, and state and local education officials, are already grappling with an expected gap in the state's Education Fund for the 2019 fiscal year.

In 2011, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl. The day is meant to focus attention on addressing challenges girls face around the world and promoting girls' empowerment.

Electric vehicles and a charging station in Burlington, where utilities and car dealerships announced new incentives for electric cars on Tuesday.
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A group of electric utilities, car dealerships and government officials in Vermont are pushing incentives aimed at making electric vehicles more affordable.

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As news develops after Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, how do Vermont hospitals prepare for the possibility of responding to large numbers of injured patients needing care?

Lauren Morrissey, left, is suing Norwich University. She appeared alongsider her lawyer, Jeff Herman, outside Burlington federal court Tuesday.
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A former Norwich University student is suing the school, alleging it failed to protect her from an alleged sexual assault.

UVM Professor Jay Garvey is the author of a new study looking at campus climate for LGBTQ undergraduate students.
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A new study out of the University of Vermont shows that experiences on campus for LGBTQ undergraduates at colleges around the country has been steadily improving over the last 70 years.

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After four school days on strike, Burlington teachers and the city's school board announced Tuesday evening they had reached a "tentative" deal that would allow classes to resume Wednesday.

A recent issue of Vermont Life magazine. A recent issue of Vermont Life magazine. The state is now accepting offers for the publication.
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The state of Vermont is taking offers for its iconic promotional magazine Vermont Life. A request for proposals was posted this week.

Michael Cannon, at podium, addresses the media Tuesday morning in Waterbury after his water rescue team returned from assisting with flood recovery in Texas.
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A team of first responders trained in water rescues has returned to Vermont from a deployment to Texas where they assisted with searches in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Late last month, an eight-year-old biracial boy in the predominantly white town of Claremont, New Hampshire was hospitalized after receiving rope burns around his neck.

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