Nina Keck


Nina has been reporting for VPR since 1996, primarily focusing on the Rutland area. An experienced journalist, Nina covered international and national news for seven years with the Voice of America, working in Washington, D.C., and Germany. While in Germany, she also worked as a stringer for Marketplace. Nina has been honored with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards: In 2006, she won for her investigative reporting on VPR and in 2009 she won for her use of sound. She began her career at Wisconsin Public Radio. 

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An innovative program first launched by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond is expanding to other parts of Vermont to make it easier for needy families to get locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Vermont Council on Rural Development

The public is invited to a panel discussion on Wednesday evening at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre to brainstorm ways to turn the challenges of climate change into economic opportunities.

Nina Keck / VPR

The recent murder of DCF caseworker Lara Sobel has focused attention on the safety of counselors, social workers and others who deal with families in potentially volatile situations. 

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization that creates parks and protects land for public use, says they are closing in on their goal to create a new state forest named in honor of former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords.

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This week, Bedlam – recently named one of the best young theater companies in New York City by – will perform two nights at the Paramount Theatre, offering early glimpses of Pygmalion and a brand new play called New York Animals.

Andrea Krause

Rip Jackson, long time music director at Rutland’s Grace Congregational Church, leaves Vermont next week for a new job outside Boston.

Weston Playhouse Theatre

Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1950. Five years later, Marlon Brando, in a rare singing role, stared alongside Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blain and Jean Simmons in the film version.

This month, audiences can enjoy the classic musical comedy at the Weston Playhouse Theatre.

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Write ups in USA Today, The New York Times and several travel guides have made the Dorset Quarry one of the most popular swimming holes in Vermont. YouTube videos and Facebook posts have meant even more visitors. And while many think the historic quarry is a public park, it’s privately owned by a couple who says it might be time for more help in running the area.

David Mullinix Photography / Vermont Summer Festival

For six weeks every summer, the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset becomes a Mecca for horse lovers. The 40-plus acre site, just off Route 7, plays host to the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show.

Event officials says close to 1,000 horses and 3,000 people will take part in this year’s show, with more than $750,000 dollars up for grabs in prize money.

Efficiency upgrades can save homeowners a lot of money. But nonprofits can benefit from tightening up as well.