Peter Biello

Producer/Announcer

Peter began his public radio career in 2007 at WHQR-FM in Wilmington, North Carolina. He served as Morning Edition host and reporter, covering county government and Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. His work has won several Associated Press awards and has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and PRI's This American Life. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Maine at Farmington, Peter enjoys writing, cooking and traveling.

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Regional Report
5:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Regional Report: South Burlington Considers City Center, And Selling A School

The city of South Burlington has long planned to build a more densely-developed pedestrian-friendly city center.

Now a developer has proposed building it—but the problem is the city would have to sell an elementary school.

April Burbank has been following that story for the Burlington Free Press, and she joined VPR’s Peter Biello for our Friday Regional Report.

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VPR News
10:07 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Writing Workshop Focuses On Addiction Recovery

A writing workshop in Burlington this summer is dedicated to writing and sharing stories of addiction and recovery.
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Writing about a difficult experience can be therapeutic for the writer and informative for those who read the finished product. A writing workshop in Burlington this summer is dedicated to writing and sharing stories of addiction and recovery. Montpelier-based writer Gary Lee Miller speaks about the "Writers for Recovery" workshops. Learn more about the workshops.
 

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VPR News
6:19 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Donovan Finds No DCF Wrongdoing In Toddler Death

The Department for Children and Families is charged with protecting the state’s most vulnerable population – abused and neglected children.

 

Yet the department has seen intense scrutiny in recent months because two toddlers that had been in state custody died after alleged physical abuse.

Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan asked the Vermont state police to investigate the latest case: the death of 15-month old Peighton Geraw of Winooski who died hours after being seen by a DCF caseworker.

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Public Post
12:46 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Public Post: Building Plans, Online Options, Cracker-Barrel Discussions

This week Public Post examines potential places for new fire and police stations in Norwich, as well as the possibility of a new town garage and town hall in St. Albans Town. And new and old forms of communication are being tested in Vermont towns, from wifi hotspots to cracker-barrel discussions.

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VPR News
8:28 am
Wed June 18, 2014

'Next Life Might Be Kinder': A Tale Of Love, Grief And Denial

Author Howard Norman.

In the early 1970s, Sam Lattimore and Elizabeth Church met in an art gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They fell for each other and married and moved into a hotel, where, less than a year into their marriage, Elizabeth was murdered by a bellman who had become obsessed with her.

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Public Post
10:33 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Public Post: Vermont Days, Outdoor Events, Colchester Commute

This week Public Post looks at weekend opportunities and events for Vermont Days and National Get Outdoors Day. And there are some big changes in the works for people who commute through Colchester, including a new onramp configuration for exit 17 off Interstate 89, a bike lane on U.S. Route 2 and a realignment of of the Milton Commuter bus route to serve a portion of Route 7.

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Public Post
11:13 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

Montpelier's first parklet is now open on State Street.
Amy Kolb Noyes VPR

Public Post reports on Montpelier's first parklet; the results of budget revotes in Colchester, Elmore, Fairfield, Fair Haven, Milton and Georgia; and the opening of Southern Vermont's new Valley Trail.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Plainfield, Brattleboro, Huntington, Norwich and more:

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Public Post
9:47 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

Some Vermont towns have banned smoking in outdoor public places and more towns are considering following suit.
Alan Diaz AP

Public Post reports on proposed smoking bans at outdoor public places and events; ice storm clean up in Montgomery and beautification efforts in Cornwall and Rutland; and a new way to consider Town Meeting appropriations in Plainfield and Worcester.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Norwich, Jamaica, Cambridge, Middlebury and more:

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Public Post
10:45 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

Public Post reports on a Wolcott seed company that is the first to have its products verified as non-GMO; State Parks and other attractions that are opening for the season; and a variety of Memorial Day observances around Vermont.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Enosburgh, Castleton, Eden,Woodstock and more:

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Public Post
10:35 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

Officials from the City of Rutland, groSolar, NRG Energy and Green Mountain Power were on hand for this week's ribbon cutting ceremony for a community solar project in Rutland.
Penny Inglee Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce

Public Post reports on an innovative community solar project in Rutland; some municipal building maintenance and construction projects around Vermont; and the first annual Water Quality Day at wastewater treatment plants around the state.
 

Broadcast on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Brandon, Colchester, Franklin, Mendon and more:

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