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.

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Oh, Baby!

Aug 8, 2016
Courtesy of Jane Lindholm

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.

Robert Ray / AP/file

"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.

Meg Malone / VPR

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.

Meg Malone / VPR

Three Democrats want their party's nomination to be lieutenant governor: Kesha Ram, Shap Smith and David Zuckerman. They'll debate each other live on the next Vermont Edition.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

The Democratic National Convention has wrapped up, with Thursday's main event being the acceptance speech by nominee Hillary Clinton. VPR's Emily Alfin Johnson and Peter Hirschfeld have spent the week with the Vermont delegates in Philadelphia and they joined Vermont Edition to share their last impressions from the DNC.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Much of the news coming out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week has focused on the convention hall — the speeches, the crowds and the tension between Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters and supporters of Hillary Clinton. But just outside the convention bubble, there's a different approach to political engagement underway.

Jane Lindholm / VPR

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Those swaying plants with the yellow flowers you see along roadsides or maybe even on your property this time of year may look benign, but they could be dangerous if what you're seeing is wild parsnip. Also referred to as "poison parsnip," the Vermont Department of Health and Agency of Agriculture recently sent out a warning to Vermonters that the sap from this plant can cause severe skin reactions.

Angela Evancie / VPR

How does Lyndon Johnson State College sound?  With the Vermont State College System struggling to keep up with rising costs, officials have recommended merging Johnson State and Lyndon State Colleges.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Vermont's delegates at the DNC spent Tuesday morning reflecting on whether to follow Bernie Sanders' exhortation to back Hillary Clinton. But a breakfast meeting with fellow Vermonter Howard Dean didn't move the Sanders faithful off of their stance.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

A year ago in August, Vermonters were horrified at the public murder of a social worker, Lara Sobel, in downtown Barre. Among the witnesses who intervened that day was Scott Williams, the Washington County state's attorney, who knew both Sobel and the woman accused in her murder.

John Locher / AP

The Republican National Convention ended last night, and the main event on the final evening was the speech by nominee Donald Trump. VPR's John Dillon has spent the week with the Vermont delegates at the RNC in Cleveland. Before flying home, Dillon spoke to Vermont Edition and shared reactions to Trump's speech.

John Van Hoesen / VPR

Even as it's under construction, the natural gas pipeline in Addison County continues to draw criticism for its price tag and environmental impact. Monday on Vermont Edition, we talk with Don Rendall, the president and CEO of Vermont Gas, and with one of the pipeline’s top critics, AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon.

Marco Vasini / AP/file

Vermont foodies will argue that it's worth paying a higher price for premium food products. But even then, how do you know that what's promised on the label is what you're actually getting?

Courtesy of Peter Graves

In addition to the many athletes preparing for a big trip to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics next month, there is a small army of other people who will also be making the trek, including coaches, trainers, health care workers and journalists. Among the Vermonters going is sports broadcaster Peter Graves of Thetford. He'll be doing live PA announcing at some of the Rio events.

UVM Medical Center and other stakeholders recently released the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment – a comprehensive, multi-year survey of community health challenges. The survey is a requirement of the Affordable Care Act.

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