Neal Charnoff

Neal was a reporter and VPR's All Things Considered host from 2001 to 2014. He joined VPR in 1996, hosting VPR's jazz programming, including live performances from the VPR studios and the Discover Jazz Festival. Prior to VPR, Neal was a programmer and host for WNCS in Montpelier and WDEV in Waterbury. He holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

Legislation consolidating school districts across the state is on a fast track at the Statehouse.

Nonprofit organizations that help Vermonters find insurance on the new health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the program.

Commentator Ted Levin reminds us of the vulnerability of wildlife.

As lawmakers enter the final weeks of the session, they’ll debate a bill that addresses rising property tax burdens by shifting around who pays.

The owner of Santa’s Land in Putney and the theme park’s caretaker are scheduled to appear in court in Brattleboro

Commentator Brian Porto on inspiring performances by past Olympians.

An employee at the Agency of Human Services has filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont.

Businesses and non-profit groups are teaming up to shine a spotlight on what Vermont’s youngest children need – and may not be getting – to do well later in life.

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has announced plans to extend cellular phone service along hundreds of miles of Vermont roads.

The Vermont House has passed a measure calling for a study of marijuana legalization.

The Vermont Tax Department says there’s been a significant increase in the number of Vermonters targeted by a tax fraud scheme

Commentator Abigail Mnookin celebrates the kindness of strangers.

Courtesy Burlington Discover Jazz

Burlington Discover Jazz has announced its lineup for the 31st Annual Festival, which runs May 30 through June 8.

The Queen City will play host to hundreds of events, ranging from legends like Tony Bennett, contemporary artists such as Maceo Parker and Regina Carter, jazz greats Ron Carter and Benny Golson and emerging artists like Valerie June and Warren Wolf.

And of course, Vermont artists and student musicians will be featured throughout.

So why has this tiny corner of New England become such a magnet for jazz artists?

Vermont is set to become the first state in the country to require the labeling of most food products that contain genetically modified ingredients

A new report from a child advocacy group shows that many of  Vermont's children are not ready to start school. 

Commentator Annie Guyon on her son’s college tour.

Vermont officials are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a damage assessment in four Vermont counties. Legislative leaders are putting pressure on Governor Peter Shumlin to come up with answers on how he plans to finance his single-payer health care plan.  Champlain College plans to appeal a decision by the Burlington Development Review Board to deny a permit to build a new mixed-use student housing project.

A bill in the Statehouse has stirred up community outrage among fraternities and sororities at the University of Vermont.

A bill moving through the Legislature sets new broadband goals for Vermont. 

Commentator Deborah Lee Luskin on a village group that celebrates Shakespeare.

Thousands of Vermonters are stuck in  “insurance limbo” as the state works to iron out wrinkles in Vermont Health Connect.

More than 50 people showed up at a Bennington Career Day workshop.

Commentator Bill Schubart on governmental integrity.

It’s unlikely that governor Peter Shumlin will face a challenger from the Progressive Party in the November election.

Lawmakers investigating how the state handles child abuse cases are upset that state officials did not share information about the death of another child this month.

Vermont’s labor force continued to grow in March, and unemployment went down.