Memorial Day Specials & Summer Festivals Guide

May 22, 2015

Listen to VPR Monday for the special programs Monumental Disagreements and We’ve Never Been the Same. Music lovers of all genres should check out the 2015 Summer Music Festivals guide at!

Listen Monday, May 25 at 12 p.m. to Monumental Disagreements.

Memorials often tell us more about their creators than what or whom they memorialize. This Memorial Day episode of BackStory , explores the idea of national remembrance. Looking at some of our country’s most iconic monuments, the History Guys ask what — and whom — Americans choose to remember and how.

Listen Monday May 25 at 7 p.m.  to We’ve Never Been the Same.

Over the course of five years, Adam Piore gathered the stories of the surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit; Jay Allison joined him for the last two years when it turned from a book into a radio story.  Adam Piore became dedicated to this group of guys and to their common story of trauma, guilt, courage, heartbreak, and reunion.

Summer Music Festivals Guide

Check out the updated guide for 2015 to find music classical, jazz, folk and music festivals of all genres happening in Vermont and the greater VPR listening area. The guide works on any computer, smartphone or tablet and includes the key days, details and directions to each festival. If you know of an event missing from the guide please let us know!