Patti Daniels

Executive Producer, Vermont Edition

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.

Patti has produced public affairs programs like VPR's symposia and election night coverage, and special projects like the documentaries, Phish: The Final Curtain and States of Marriage. A graduate of Bates College, Patti worked for several years on civil society projects in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans.  Patti is a marathoner and native San Diegan.

Ways to Connect

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A new report on hunger shows that Vermont's overall rate of food insecurity in improving, but advocates are concerned that that good news doesn't extend to seniors.

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Vermont is an eclectic place, and we're serving up an eclectic mix of topics in today's program - from technology that's changing the way we think about cardboard, to the fantasy sci-fi world of steampunk, to the serious work of protecting civil liberties.

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On September 21, 1938, a hurricane slammed into New England killing hundreds and devastating the region. The storm pre-dated accurate weather forecasting, and left long-lasting effects on the region's economy, landscape and psyche.

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Vermont's sole congressman is a Democrat, but he's also received enough primary write-in votes to be the Republican candidate for Congress, too. We invite listeners to join the live conversation with Rep. Peter Welch on a wide range of issues.

Long-distance hiking trails have an adventurous attraction to them. People set out on the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail with dreams of endurance, austerity, wilderness and distance. 

In Canada, they've been working on a slightly different kind of project called The Great Trail. While it doesn't have the same claims of wilderness as the AT and PCT, the Great Trail wins hands-down when it comes to distance covered.

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"When you see see your child so ... like a skeleton, it's terrifying," a mother says into the camera. "When we were in New York, people would walk up to her and say, 'Oh! You must be a model!' which made it even more horrific."  Maddy's is one of several stories told in the documentary All of Me, by Vermont filmmaker Bess O'Brien.

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About a year ago, Vermont's mental health community and gun-owners began work on a project to prevent the use of guns in suicide. The Gun Shop Project is one of the ways that Vermont is trying to lower its suicide rate.

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Returning from the holiday weekend, we'll be again sharing two memorable Vermont Edition pieces from this spring – one dealing with coincidences and the other about recycling containers.

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In the spring, a panel of Vermont cartoonists joined Vermont Edition. We're sharing that conversation again, as well as two pieces that weave together music and history: one about the "Polish Hour" radio show in Rutland that ran for 45 years, and another about the musical styles of ragtime, blues and jazz.

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We continue to highlight past segments from Vermont Edition, and we're sharing again our conversations from the spring with librarian Jessamyn West and writer Dana Walrath.

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During the next few weeks, we'll be sharing a few memorable past Vermont Edition segments. We invite you to listen again to an interview with the members of the slam poetry group "Muslim Girls Making Change," as well as to a discussion about the ukulele. Plus, a new conversation about an old painting in St. Johnsbury that will soon undergo major repairs.

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The family that owns the Rutland Herald announced late last night that it's selling the Herald and the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus to a company based in Maine that owns several newspapers and news web sites there. The announcement followed speculation about the papers' future after reports of financial problems surfaced last week.

Oh, Baby!

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VPR's youngest listener was born on Thursday. We're pleased to announce that Vermont Edition host Jane Lindholm gave birth to daughter Carys Ray on August 4. The nine-pound, two-ounce redhead was welcomed by the whole family, including big brother Dylan.

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"The exercise started out with the plague," says Chris Herrick, Vermont director of the Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, "then we had earthquakes." Herrick is describing the limit-testing scenarios that Vermont emergency responders managed during a massive 10-day drill that just concluded.

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Three Democrats are in the running for their party's nomination for governor: Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter. They face off in a live debate Thursday on Vermont Edition.

Democratic candidate and former Windham County Sen. Peter Galbraith is one of three Democratic candidates for governor.

Former VTrans Secretary Sue Minter is one of three Democratic candidates for governor.

Matt Dunne of Hartland has worked in community relations for Google since 2008, and previously led the national AmeriCorps*VISTA agency. He's now one of three Democratic candidates for governor of Vermont.

Bruce Lisman is a Burlington native who spent years working in global finance, and now he’s running in the Republican primary for governor of Vermont.

Phil Scott of Berlin has served as Vermont's Lieutenant Governor since 2011. He's now one of two Republican candidates for governor.

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