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In this week’s episode, we’ll explore the influence the reformation and counter-reformation had on the world of music including the work of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.


Join VPR's Reuben Jackson for a special this Saturday morning on VPR Classical called Where Have We Met Before: Classical Pieces By Pop Icons. We'll hear works by Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Vernon Duke and others.

Listen on VPR Classical at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th, and 8 p.m. on Monday, July 6th.

Young Writers Project: 'Sunken Ship'

Jun 29, 2015

Grace Lu, who has just completed Grade 8 at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in Essex Junction, says she was inspired to write this song “when some of my friends didn't seem to be my friends anymore.” She wrote the lyrics, plays the piano and sings in the audio version, and made her own video of the song as well, using her camera, a tripod and stop-motion animation.

Awesome Etiquette: Buying Very Personal Items At The Drugstore

Jun 26, 2015
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What is the proper etiquette for waiting in line behind someone buying personal items at the drugstore? Especially in a small town, or even a small college town, this can be an awkward situation.

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Ben Franklin once said, “A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.” Yes, with all the rain lately, weeds are having a hay day! Controlling them can be the bane of a gardener's existence and often the reason novice gardeners throw in the hoe and head for the beach come summer.

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Middlebury College theater professor Dana Yeaton suggested, Pirate Birthday Party from local film director Peter Ferland. See the film Sunday, June 28th at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Ralph Culver

Vermont poet Ralph Culver attended Goddard College in Plainfield in the 1970s and has called the state his home ever since.

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This week, we’ll discuss the music of the 15th century French composer Guillaume Dufay and how the lines that defined secular and sacred music began to blur in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Young Writers Project: 'Wherever You Are'

Jun 22, 2015

Ella Staats, who has just completed her freshman year at Burlington High School, has had her work published by Young Writers Project many times, including this piece which recently appeared in YWP’s digital magazine, The Voice.

Awesome Etiquette: Breakfast For Dinner ... At A Wedding?

Jun 19, 2015
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Breakfast for dinner is an epic-level move. Putting together a fun wedding is, too. Does it work to combine the two? What will the family think?