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.

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In the days since the Paris terrorist attacks, security and humanitarianism have been at odds in a debate over whether the U.S. should accept refugees from the Syrian civil war. 

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After almost three decades of working in corrections, Lisa Menard was named the department's commissioner on October 1. She takes charge just months after Vermont's out-of-state prisoners moved to a new facility in Michigan. And at a time when our inmate population has dropped to its lowest total since the early 2000s.

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No matter how you choose to give thanks, food plays a central role in how we have come to celebrate Thanksgiving. For some, each dish come with it’s own story, and a recipe passed down generations. Others treat the menu each Thanksgiving as a brand new adventure: the perfect opportunity to try out new flavors and combinations on your friends and family.


A partnership between a Vermont wood products company and the Rainforest Alliance aims to help preserve biodiversity and improve the local economy in the Petén region of Guatemala.

The death of Lara Sobel, a social worker for the Department for Children and Families who was fatally shot outside a state office building in Barre in August, was deeply unsettling. And it raised serious concerns about safety for Vermont social workers.  

If one Vermont high school's experience is any measure, sexting is commonplace among students. And while adults may consider the sending of explicit photos of oneself to be deeply problematic, teens think about it differently.

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Vermont has a poverty rate of 12.2 percent. And almost a quarter of the state's jobs are considered low wage. Advocates say that the crisis of poor Vermonters is deepening. The Council on Pathways from Poverty recently presented their report on how to reduce poverty to Governor Shumlin.


On Monday of this week the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf served more people in a single day than ever before. Meanwhile, USDA statistics show that the hunger rate in Vermont has not improved over the past several years.  We're talking about hunger in the state: how widespread it is, who's hardest hit, and what can be done to help hungry Vermonters.

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The state has a collection of colorful place names like Ticklenaked Pond, St. Rocks, Goose Green and Lemon Fair River. But how do names get bestowed on places today?

Recently, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names received a request to designate a body of water in Plainfield as Garth Brook. The request was turned over to Vermont's Geographic Naming Committee, part of the state's board of libraries. They chose to give it the Abenaki name of Mskaskek Brook.

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Many people in our state are financially struggling. We're talking to a financial coach who helps low and moderate income Vermonters. From tackling identity theft, to planning for big purchases, to building up good credit - we'll talk about strategies, advice, and support that can help Vermonters find greater economic security.