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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"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!

Aug 8, 2016
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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