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

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Tell us a story! Vermont Edition's annual music show is Friday, and this year we want to know what song encapsulates 2014 for you.  What music do you associate with your strongest memories of the last year?

It can be an old or new song, funny or serious, about your personal life or our collective memory.  Tell us about the soundtrack to your year by posting below or visiting our Facebook page.

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The publishing world has changed dramatically since the introduction of the Gutenberg press. Companies like Amazon have shaken up the relationship between the reader and publisher, causing some in the publishing world to think it’s becoming a commodities market.


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Governor Peter Shumlin said on Wednesday that the time isn’t right for single-payer health care, and pushing for it now would likely hurt Vermont’s economy. We talk to VPR's Peter Hirschfeld and Vermont Press Bureau's Neal Goswami about the decision. And we hear from Lawrence Miller, head of the Governor's health care reform efforts.

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Lowell Thompson and his band visited the VPR performance studio at Fort Ethan Allen to play live on Vermont Edition. The Burlington-based band performed several songs from their new album Stranger’s Advice. They played Lately I’m Down, Different Name, and Make Your Mark.

Thompson was accompanied by Brett Lanier on the pedal steel guitar, Kurt Flanagan on the bass, Steve Hadeka on the drums and Leon Campos playing piano.

Between songs, Thompson spoke with Vermont Edition about his creative process and the new album.

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The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has been operating since 1972. Now, we're less than two weeks away from the plant closing for good. And while it will stop producing energy, life will continue at the plant with the storage of spent fuel and the decommissioning of the plant.

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Last January, Gov. Peter Shumlin made Vermont's opiate addiction problem the focus of his State of the State Address. Now, the governor says we've made steady progress in the year since his speech.

Shumlin points to expanded treatment centers and 700 more Vermonters getting treatment as successes in the past year.

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At the beginning of this year, Governor Shumlin used his State of the State address to discuss Vermont's opiate addiction problem. The legislature followed up with a comprehensive bill addressing treatment, prosecution, and policing.

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One of the hallmarks of the holiday season for residents of northwestern Vermont is a vision of one of the SD Ireland concrete trucks rolling through town, decked out from head to tail gate in 25,000 Christmas lights.

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The Agency of Human Services is the largest division of state government, and it serves the most vulnerable Vermonters. It's also undergone a lot of turnover in leadership this year, with particular scrutiny on the Department for Children and Families. We speak with the new secretary of Human Services, Hal Cohen.  For the last 18 years, he's lead Capstone Community Action and now he brings that non-profit background into state government.

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In November of this year, there were seven reported deaths from heroin overdoses in the Upper Valley. All of them had used heroin laced with a drug called Fentanyl, an opioid sometimes mixed with heroin to make the latter more potent. Dr. Ben Nordstrom, director of addiction services at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, has had extensive experience with the drug.

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