Michelle Owens

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Michelle manages VPR's strategic and day-to-day marketing and communications. A graduate of Boston University's College of Communications, Michelle moved to Vermont on a whim and joined VPR in 2002. Prior to that, she was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Michelle is a founding member of the Green Mountain Derby Dames, Vermont's first roller derby league, and competed for six seasons under the public radio-esque pseudonym Susan Slamberg.  She loves anything to do with the outdoors, traveling, and cooking. She lives in Burlington with her husband and dog.

Ways to Connect

VPR's renovated and expanded headquarters provides a flexible and collaborative space for VPR to do its best work, as well as a public performance studio.
Jim Westphalen

After three years and donations from more than 2,000 supporters, Vermont Public Radio surpassed the $10 million goal for its VPR Next Capital Campaign on June 29.

The successful completion of the campaign positions VPR to embrace the opportunities of a dynamic and changing media landscape, while solidifying its strong foundation built on 40 years of public service.

'How The Iowa Caucus Works, In 2 Minutes (Starring Legos)' won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video.
Angela Evancie & Taylor Dobbs / VPR

A podcast exploring the status of Abenaki Native Americans in Vermont and a video that uses Legos to explain the Iowa caucus, and breaking news coverage of the Northeast Kingdom EB-5 scandal have won Vermont Public Radio three national journalism awards for its work in 2016.

Thanks to amazing support from our community, we have raised more than $9.9 million towards our $10 million goal for the VPR Next Capital Campaign.

Vermont Gives

VPR is a proud partner in Vermont Gives, a statewide 24­-hour challenge to celebrate and support the local nonprofits that are essential to our quality of life here in Vermont. Vermont Gives Day is Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. through Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m.

Protect My Public Media

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration sent a full budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2018. Like the “skinny budget” blueprint released earlier this spring, it proposes elimination of federal funding for public media. Visit protectmypublicmedia.org to contact Congress, tweet your support and recruit your friends and neighbors to become advocates for public media.

VPR 107.9 in Burlington and VPR Classical 106.9 in Woodstock will be off the air for maintenance at various times this month. You can listen online here at VPR.net or via your stream player of choice.

We recently published our 2016 Annual Report, which includes financial information, photos and a look at VPR's impact in the community, thanks to the help of loyal members and listeners like you.  

You can explore the report here. Thanks so much for listening to and supporting VPR, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Photo: Angela Evancie/VPR / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie/VPR

This event has been postponed. The legislature is late in adjourning so we're delaying News & Brews until May 24th, 6:00 at Stowe Cider. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend. We hope to see you there.

Update 5/12/17: This event is now full. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, email Ty Robertson at trobertson@vpr.net.

VPR

Brian Donahue, VPR’s Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration, will leave the station in June to become Chief Operating Officer of the new Essex Westford School District.

NEPR

Broadcast journalist Henry Epp will join Vermont Public Radio this month as the local host and reporter for the afternoon NPR news program All Things Considered.

Henry comes to VPR from New England Public Radio (WFCR) in western Massachusetts, where he was the local host of Morning Edition. He got his start in radio as an intern at WFCR in 2011, later becoming a reporter and frequent substitute host of All Things Considered.

Photo: Courtesy Apartment 3 / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie/VPR

We're recording the next Live From The Fort show and you’re invited to be part of the audience. Come hang out in VPR’s Studio One for a live performance by Burlington garage rock band Apartment 3 on Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Patti Daniels
VPR

Patti Daniels, executive producer of Vermont Edition, VPR's flagship public affairs program, will step down from her position at the end of August.

Emily Alfin-Johnson / VPR

We're recording our next Live From The Fort concert and you’re invited to be part of the audience! Come hang out in VPR’s Studio One for a live performance by The NEKTones on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Vermont Edition, VPR’s daily public affairs program, has been honored with a 2017 Gracie Award® for a November show entitled “Ladies, Let’s Talk.”

American Public Media

After more than 20 years of exploring the world of food as host of The Splendid Table, Lynne Rossetto Kasper is retiring at the end of this year. Award-winning The New York Times Magazine columnist and Top Chef Masters judge, Francis Lam will become the new host of the program as of March 10.

Sustainer Sprint race bib
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

VPR’s Sustainer Sprint is a 30 hour race to welcome 300 new Sustaining Members to the VPR Family. The sprint begins Friday, March 10 at 6 a.m. and ends at noon on Saturday, March 11.

VPR Contest Rules

Mar 9, 2017

VPR is giving away a number of prizes during its membership drive. Learn more about available prizes, eligibility, how to enter and odds of winning in the complete contest rules. 

VPR Classical Now Available In Stowe
Photo: blackred, iStock; Illustration: VPR

VPR Classical, Vermont’s 24-hour classical music network, is now available in Waterbury, Stowe, Morrisville and Hyde Park at 96.5 FM.

Angela Evancie / VPR

On Wednesday, a new era begins in Vermont state government when the new Legislature convenes, and new leadership takes over in the House and Senate. Vermont Edition is broadcasting live from the Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse for the opening day of the Legislature.

Alex Keefe, Annie Russell, Peter Biello

Alex Keefe, VPR’s local host of All Things Considered and co-host of the podcast Brave Little State, will be leaving VPR next month to return to his hometown of Chicago as senior editor for government & politics at public radio station WBEZ in Chicago, Illinois.

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