Ric Cengeri

Vermont Edition Producer

Ric is a Vermont Edition producer. Prior to joining VPR in 2007, Ric was the morning show host at WNCS in Montpelier. Before that, he hosted the morning show at WOXY in Oxford, Ohio.

Interwoven with his radio experience, Ric has been a senior copy writer and account supervisor for McGuire & Associates, a Florida-based advertising agency. He has also taught media writing classes at Miami University.

An expert in polo and British soccer, Ric holds a B.S. from the University of Dayton and an M.S. from St. Thomas University.

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Seven Days food writer, Julia Clancy, gives us the 4-1-1 on Boston chef, Cara Chigazola Tobin, her attraction to Vermont food culture and the new restaurant she's opening in Burlington. 

Gov. Phil Scott made several recommendations about the state's corrections system in his budget address on Tuesday.

Vermont Department of Transportation

Vermonters have been getting their cars inspected since 1935. Some believe the system we've been using dates about that far back. But that's about to change.

Angela Evancie / VPR

While Phil Scott was running for governor, he vowed to limit growth in the state's budget to the growth in the underlying economy.

Vermonters have now had an opportunity to see what Gov. Scott has in mind for the state.

Amy Noyes / VPR

Saturday's Women's Marches on Montpelier and on Washington, D.C. drew crowds that surpassed expectations. An estimated 15,000 protesters descended on Vermont's Statehouse alone.

Melissa Pasanen / Burlington Free Press

Food writer, Melissa Pasanen, shares her experiences judging apple pie contests and offers advice about entering such contests.

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The general assumption has been that the higher the student loan debt, the more likely for a young adult to "boomerang" back to their parents' house. According to a recent study though, it's a more complicated than that.

Eric Draper / AP

It all seemed so easy when you could trust your daily news sources. And for the edgier, sensationalized reports, you grabbed the supermarket tabloid. This was real, that was fake.

Matthew Otero / AP File

F-35 fighter jets are expected to be delivered to Vermont in 2019, but as President-elect Donald Trump mentioned in his press conference last week, there have been cost overruns and scheduling delays in the production of the fighter jet.

Kate McCann, who teaches high school mathematics at U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier, was recently named Vermont's 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Lake sturgeon look like the fish you don't want to meet in a dark alley. They are big, old, and mean looking.

Sarah Priestap / Seven Days

Find out how the French seafood stew, Bouillabaisse, has evolved over the past few decades and how it's being prepared in 2017 at one Vermont restaurant.

Meg Malone / VPR

During each legislative session, there are some in Montpelier getting their first taste of statewide politics. That's the case for two new lawmakers from Brookfield this year: Democrat Rep. Jay Hooper and independent Rep. Ben Jickling.

Joshua Brown / UVM

That map that was hung at the front of your grade school classroom included one large land mass close to Canada and the United States that went virtually ignored. There it was to the north and the east and covered with ice. Yes, Greenland.

image courtesy of Chelsea Green

Seven Days food writer, Hannah Palmer Egan, tells us about Chelsea Green Publishing; a Vermont publisher that produces books on a wide array of food topics.

Angela Evancie / VPR file

The Vermont Legislature is back in session. We spent Wednesday checking in with the House. Now, we'll give the Senate a nod.

Jim Cole / AP

New Hampshire's legislative session opens this week, and Republican Chris Sununu will be sworn in as the state's new governor on Thursday.

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When it's time to renew your driver's license, there is that one question you have to answer about whether you agree to have your vital organs used upon your death to save some else's life.

Photo: Joanna Dubaj, Public Domain; Illustration: Jake Rusnock, VPR

Seven Days food writers, Hannah Palmer Egan and Julia Clancy, look back at the food that made our mouths water in 2016.

VPR Cafe: Tourtiere

Dec 22, 2016
Justin Barrett / Piecemeal Pies in White River Junction

In this episode, food writer Melissa Pasanen stops by to talk about Tourtiere; the classic French-Canadian meat pie.

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