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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Newscast
12:18 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

VPR Newscast for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

According to a recent survey, chief executive officers of many of Vermont's largest employers are generally optimistic about the economy. Thirty-seven Vermont buildings will share more than half a million dollars in state preservation grants. Vermont Ski Areas Association says five ski resorts will remain open this weekend, with three planning to offer skiing and riding into May.
 

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Public Post
10:22 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

Parklets, or micro-parks, like this one in San Francisco, can enhance the downtown experience for pedestrians and cyclists.
Eric Risberg AP

Public Post reports on a debate in Hinesburg over what to do with the old police station; signs of spring in towns around the Green Mountain State; and seasonal micro-parks in the works for downtown Montpelier.
 

Broadcast on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Elmore, Franklin, Newfane, Weathersfield and more:

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VPR Newscast
8:04 am
Sat April 19, 2014

VPR Newscast: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:04 a.m.

It’s unlikely that governor Peter Shumlin will face a challenger from the Progressive Party in the November election.

The latest unemployment statistics show Vermont now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

A fire has destroyed a sugar house in the Vermont town of Swanton.

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Public Post
11:37 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

This Southern Vermont logo is part of a new regional marketing campaign.
SeVEDS

Public Post reports on a new marketing campaign for Southern Vermont; transportation topics in Quechee, Mount Holly and Rutland; and voters heading back to the polls for a school renovation bond vote in Wallingford.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Halifax, South Hero, Colchester, Middlebury and more:

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VPR Newscast
12:04 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

VPR Newscast: Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he has appointed Tommy Walz of Barre to fill the seat in the Vermont House of Representatives that had been held by Rep. Tess Taylor.

Vermont State Police have identified two officers shot by Timothy Foley of Leicester.

A small number of businesses in Vermont are now taking payments with the crypto-currency Bitcoin.

Prospects appear to be dimming for big changes this year in how Vermont governs and pays for its public schools.

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Public Post
9:08 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Public Post Weekly Roundup

Both Waitsfield and Warren will be holding bond votes next month for municipal solar projects.
Wilson Ring AP

Public Post reports on the results of the 2013 Vermont Home Energy Challenge; efforts to open food coops in Barre and Morrisville; and municipal solar projects planned for Waitsfield and Warren.

Here's a sampling of the week's Public Post Twitter updates from Barnet, Hartford, Pawlet, Swanton and more:

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VPR Newscast
12:23 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Newscast: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

That’s the sound of Chittenden County Transportation Authority buses running again this morning after a nearly three-week long strike has ended with the approval of a new contract. State officials and the contractor building Vermont Health Connect have reached an agreement that sets a new schedule for launching missing functions and includes additional financial penalties for missed deadlines. A Vermont senate committee has unanimously approved a genetically modified food labeling bill. Officials in Brattleboro say a shooting happened at a hotel, and that it involved police.

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Regional Report
8:24 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Regional Report: Review Board Rejects New Champlain College Housing

Earlier this week, Burlington's Development Review Board rejected a proposed project that would have brought 115 units of Champlain College housing to the city's downtown.

April Burbank of the Burlington Free Press has been following the story, and speaks with VPR's Peter Biello for our Friday Regional Report..

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VPR Newscast
7:34 am
Fri April 4, 2014

VPR Newscast: Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

President Obama yesterday afternoon signed a bill into law that will provide an additional $126 million for pediatric cancer research over the next 10 years.

A foster family that’s suing Vermont officials over a botched bedbug extermination, says they’re not getting enough answers about ongoing cleanup efforts at their Rutland City house.

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VPR Newscast
12:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Newscast: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

The bus drivers for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority are meeting this afternoon to vote on whether or not they’ll accept an agreement reached earlier today to end the strike.  The Vermont Health Department has issued an emergency rule to restrict how health care providers prescribe certain pain killers.
More than 50 experts and officials met in Putney yesterday to plan a national conference for regions and states facing nuclear plant closings.

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