Featured Programs

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We're recording our next Live From The Fort concert and you’re invited to be part of the audience! Come hang out in VPR’s Studio One for a live performance by The NEKTones on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Young Writers Project: We Don't Care

Apr 21, 2017
Courtesy, Susan Reid

This week's young writer, Lonna Neidig, a junior at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, says she has always wanted to write something “comparing how we process tragedies."

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Fill your calendar this week with a documentary film series, summer concerts, Earth Day celebrations and choral music.

top, Steve Solberg, from r to l, courtesy Seven Days, Caleb McKenna and Karen Kevra

This weekend, Marshfield classical composer and musician Evan Premo will premiere a song cycle he's written, which sets late Vermont writer David Budbill's poems to music. Budbill, a poet and playwright and musician, died in the fall of 2016.

Roy Pilcher

The arrival of the American Woodcock is one of the exciting signs of spring in Vermont.

Awesome Etiquette: How To Extract Yourself From A Dull Dinner Party

Apr 20, 2017
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Let's be honest — not all dinner parties are great. The fun-factor might be low and the food could be subpar. So how do you know when to make an exit without making it seem as though you're rushing out the door?

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Music has always been created with a specific venue in mind. The composer may not know who will be in the audience or how it will be received but they know it has to be played on an instrument or sound system in a place. Throughout all of history, whether it was a church, a ballroom, a dance hall, an opera house or a dive bar, music was written to fill that location.

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Before her tribe was recognized along with three others in Vermont in 2011 and 2012, Vera Longtoe Sheehan wasn't able to call herself an "Abenaki artist."

Young Writers Project: 'Happy Ballerina'

Apr 14, 2017
Courtesy, Alexandra Contreras-Montesano

she dances her way out of everything/soaring/arms curled cruelly around her head.
passe/develope/grande jete/and she's off/
i was a fool to think she could keep her eyes away from the mirror.
she glances/face glistening at her reflection/punctuating every tondu with a gaze.
i tell her to be happy and she laughs/her feet bleeding as she jumps again.
'i am happy' she replies/casting a longing look at the stage.

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Lavender is a beautiful plant in the landscape with gray-green leaves and sweet-scented, colorful flowers. There's nothing like viewing and smelling a field of lavender in bloom.

Awesome Etiquette: What To Do If Your Cat Is Cheating

Apr 14, 2017
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In this episode of Awesome Etiquette, we tackle the issue of a roaming cat that cozies up with neighbors and even stays with them for dinner!

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Celebrate poetry month with events at venues statewide, take in a play about parenting, buy some local artwork and hear a Vermont artist whose been making it on the Nashville music scene.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week's My Place program is the conclusion of a two-part profile of session guitarist Hugh McCracken.

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In the 20th century no medium affected culture more than film. The music written to accompany the images, story and dialogue has become a huge part of the movie-going experience. In many cases it’s impossible to separate the musical theme from the film itself; the two become one in our minds.

If you're looking for a tough plant to grow in your shade garden with Hostas and Hellebores, look no further than Astilbe.

Awesome Etiquette: Should You Reply To An Email You're CC'd On?

Apr 7, 2017
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Chances are you've been "cc'd" on an e-mail message at work. But is it okay to reply to the group if your name is not in the "to" field?

Geoff Gevalt

He had soft brown eyes and a forgiving soul.
He had a hug that consumed me in warmth.
He had lips that curled up at the ends and dimples when he laughed.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Hugh McCracken was one of New York's most skilled, first-call studio guitarists. He played on countless sessions with top-name artists over a four-decade period.

Maxim Shumlin

From jazz to world to folk music, book discussions, political puppetry and comedy for a good cause, there's lots to do around the state this weekend!

K-Films Amérique

The Global Roots Film Festival is a program of the Vermont International Film Foundation which aims to bring movies made about and by many diverse cultures. This year, the movies screening in downtown Burlington will focus on the cinema of Québec.

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