Jane Lindholm

Host, Vermont Edition

Jane Lindholm hosts the award-winning Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition. Jane joined VPR in 2007 to expand Vermont Edition from a weekly pilot into the flagship daily newsmagazine it is today. She has been recognized with regional and national awards for interviewing and use of sound.

Before returning to her native Vermont, Jane served as director/producer for the national program Marketplace, based in Los Angeles.  Jane began her journalism career in 2001, when she joined National Public Radio (NPR) as an Editorial/Production Assistant for Radio Expeditions, a co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society. During her time at NPR, she also worked with NPR's Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition Saturday.

Jane graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology and has worked as writer and editor for Let’s Go Travel Guides. In her free time, Jane enjoys nature writing and photography. She has had her photojournalism picked up by the BBC World Service and combines photography and nature writing on her blog, CommonWanderer.com. She lives in Monkton.

Ways to Connect

Felipe Dana / AP

As more countries report cases, concern over the Zika virus has been growing. The primary worry is the effect the virus has on the fetuses of pregnant women who are bitten by mosquitoes that carry the virus. What does all this mean for Vermonters?

Jean-Christophe Bott / AP/Keystone

Vermont's Kevin Pearce was one of the bright young stars of professional snowboarding when tragedy struck. During half-pipe training in Park City, Utah, Kevin hit the ground head first while attempting a cab double cork.

Al Goldis / AP

There are a lot of things people think they know about tattoos, and tattoo historian Anna Felicity Friedman is here to set the record straight.

Matthias Rietschel / AP

Two years ago, the Legislature created an Enterprise Fund, designed to provide assistance for businesses trying to create new jobs in the state. It's supposed to be available when other funds or incentives can't meet the need.

Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer reviews the awards and says there’s little scrutiny applied to doling out Enterprise Fund money.

Sam Gale Rosen / VPR

When the results from Iowa are out, that's when all eyes turn to New Hampshire - so that's where we're going. We're broadcasting live from the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.

We'll unpack the results from the Iowa Caucuses and look ahead to the New Hampshire primary with some top politics watchers.


Potential presidential candidates start lining up a couple years before the election. It's hard to avoid their speeches, debates and campaign ads. But it isn't until the first caucus and primary election that the real fun starts.

Lisa Rathke / AP

Blue-green algae or cyanobacteria stinks. It also discolors our lakes and ponds. And it can cause nasty stomach problems and skin irritations. But wait, there's possibly more!

A new study suggests that toxins found in blue-green algae can trigger neurological symptoms like those seen in Alzheimer's or ALS.

John Dillon / VPR

If you get the flu, are you able to take the day off from work? Most workplaces would prefer not have sick people on the job, but some workers can't afford to take a day off. Vermont lawmakers are debating a bill that would require businesses to offer paid sick days, and we'll look at the pros and cons.

Sam Gale Rosen / VPR

From humble beginnings in Burlington in 1930, the Vermont Farm Show has outgrown two facilities and now calls the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction home. The event attracts over 140 exhibitors and almost 14,000 spectators each year.

There they'll catch a glimpse of the latest farm machinery, taste locally produced foods and learn what else is new in the ag industry. And they'll get reacquainted with their friends in farming.

We broadcast live from the Farm Show for the third consecutive year.

Tony Talbot / AP

You may or may not have picked out who you're voting for in the coming year's elections. But how do you make those decisions? We're taking a step back from the horse race, opening up the conversation, and diving into the values, concerns, and ideologies that lead Vermonters to decide how to cast their votes.

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When Gov. Peter Shumlin voiced his support for legalizing recreational marijuana, he made a specific exception: edibles — pot infused cookies, brownies, butters and goodies.

A new book by a longtime Vermont educator posits that curiosity might be the single most vital ingredient of an effective education - along with exploring the outside world, early and often. It's called: Wild Curiosity: How to Unleash Creativity and Encourage Lifelong Wondering.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

Plans have recently been presented for large-scale redevelopment of two big malls in Burlington and South Burlington. At the same time, in malls across Vermont, stores are struggling and closing, leaving the malls as shells of their former selves. We're checking in on the retail landscape in the state - both indoor malls and other kinds of shopping centers - what's changing and where it's headed.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Let's say it's a cold night, after a quick freeze in early January. You're woken up at 3 a.m. by a loud booming noise and the house shakes.

Ric Cengeri / VPR

As you wander around the state's small towns and villages, it's usually the church steeple that towers above the landscape. In some instances, you might see people suspended from cranes working on those steeples.

Sam Gale Rosen / VPR

Right now, amateur and professional thespians are memorizing their lines. Scenery is being built. Directors are choosing cast members. Winter theater in Vermont is preparing for opening nights of comedies, dramas and musicals.

We sneak a peak behind the curtain at numerous theater companies around the state.

Mic Smith / AP

The Democratic presidential candidates met this weekend, at a debate that capped off a week of twists and turns in the race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders.

Toby Talbot / AP

Two years ago, Gov. Peter Shumlin unveiled Vermont's dirty little secret. The state had an opiate abuse problem.

In his 2016 State of the State address, he pointed out that the problem still lurks among us and he drew a direct connection to addiction caused by the over-prescribing of pain medication. And he has called for limits on what can be prescribed for minor procedures.

Toby Talbot / AP

This week the Vermont Senate has taken up a wide-ranging electronic privacy bill that would apply to data from a broad array of sources: license-plate readers, phone calls, even drones. We're exploring what the bill covers, and whether it strikes the right balance between the privacy rights of individual Vermonters and the needs of law enforcement. 

Four stories that span investment policy, classical music, scientific exploration and an improvisational jam band.