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

University of Vermont

It may seem as though social media sites like Twitter are full of griping and negativity, but it turns out this may not be entirely true.

VPR/Angela Evancie

We think of Town Meeting as a hallowed institution and a hallmark of local democracy in action, but the fact is fewer of us are participating.

Town meeting attendance continues to decline despite efforts to boost participation. 

What else can we do?

We talk with Susan Clark and Frank Bryan whose revised edition of All Those In Favor, a study of Vermont's Town Meeting tradition, has just been released.

Post your questions or comments here or email vermontedition@vpr.net.

Ice Ice Baby

Feb 26, 2015
Toby Talbot / AP

Spring will eventually be here, along with the potential for ice jams and river flooding. On the next Vermont Edition, we learn about the conditions that cause ice jams, and how our rivers behave as winter turns to spring.

Kayla Kizer

A group of women from Vermont ventured north to Montreal this winter, some for the first time, to take photos of the city and build confidence through the creative process.

Angela Evancie / VPR

Election day in November brought welcome news for state Republicans. They gained nine seats in the House and two in the Senate. In addition, Scott Milne came close to wresting the governorship from Peter Shumlin and Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott was easily re-elected.

Elizabeth Farrell

Many have heard of pop-up galleries, boutiques and restaurants, opening up seemingly out of nowhere and closing just as fast. But, how many have heard of a pop-up university?

The town of Bethel is about to start its second year of Bethel University, a pop-up community school that offers a wide variety of free classes open to anyone, Bethel resident or beyond.

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Small schools are expensive and don't provide as many educational possibilities as large schools. That's part of the premise that has some state officials pushing for a consolidation of small schools. But that's controversial among people who say that the school is the heart of their town.

Toby Talbot / AP

Childhood vaccines: for the vast majority of parents it's a necessary part of protecting the health of their children. But for some parents, concerns over the number of vaccines, the schedule of taking them, and possible side-effects lead them to a different conclusion.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

The state budget has a $112 million hole in it, the possibility of school consolidation has many small towns worried, and controversy lingers over rules for vaccinating kids. Those are some of the issues on the desk of Governor Peter Shumlin, who is our guest on the next Vermont Edition.

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Whether it’s eating organic, trying supplements or jumping on board with trends such as the Paleo diet, it seems that everywhere we look there is advice on how to eat healthy. And frankly, a lot of the advice can be conflicting and confusing.