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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By October 1st every year, colleges and universities around the country are required to report statistics about crime on their campuses, including sexual offenses. We're taking a look at those numbers, and talking about sexual assault at our local colleges - and how some of those schools are taking on the issue.

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Anyone who lives in Vermont sees roadkill. From porcupines and squirrels littering the sides of roads to the more dangerous deer on the highway. But squashed critters are just one part of a discussion about how important it is that wildlife can move around the state - to feed, mate, hunt, and maintain genetic diversity. We're talking about the effort to make driving safer for Vermonters and help the state's wildlife thrive as well.

The Burlington Police Department announced on Monday that it has opted out of a controversial Defense Department program that transfers surplus military equipment to police departments across the country.  The  "1033" program came under scrutiny last summer when images of heavily armed law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Missouri, exacerbated racial tensions in that city.

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Summer's end isn't all bad. It signals the start of leaf-peeping season and the beginning of apple season.

So with cooler, crisper temperatures comes the ability to pick your own MacIntosh, Cortlands, Empires, Honeycrisps and Romes. And try varieties with exotic names like Lamb Abbey Pearmain, Calville Blanc and Belle de Boskoop. Some are great for eating and some are perfect for pies.

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A massive scandal shook the auto industry when Volkswagen admitted that some of its diesel cars use software to fool state emissions tests. And there are nearly 3,000 cars in Vermont that could be affected. 


Pope Francis attracted seemingly endless news coverage during his week-long visit to the United States, and the head of the Burlington Diocese had a role in mediating that coverage. Bishop Christopher Coyne traveled with the pontiff's entourage as one of the media coordinators.

Vermont Edition spoke to Bishop Coyne about the media work he did while on the road and got his reflections on the papal visit.

On the role Coyne played

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Suicide deaths in Vermont outnumber those caused by motor vehicle accidents and homicides. Vermont's suicide rate of 17.9 people per 100,000 is also significantly higher than the national average of 13 per 100,000.

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  House speaker and now gubernatorial candidate Shap Smith has come out in favor of the legalization of  marijuana and says he'll push for a bill in the 2016 session. Momentum for legalization has been building in the state and many proponents have hopes for action next year.


This weekend, Miss Vermont decided to forgo dance shoes and sheet music during the talent portion of Miss America 2016 for more unconventional props: beakers, protective goggles and a lab coat.

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Five people have already announced they are running for Vermont's open governor's seat in the 2016 general election, and one of those candidates is Democrat Matt Dunne. He's our guest on Tuesday's Vermont Edition.