Holiday Programming

Join VPR this Thanksgiving for a holiday tradition and some new programs, too!
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Join VPR this Thanksgiving for a holiday tradition and some new programs, too!

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Live From The Fort features musicians from around the state performing live at the VPR studios in Colchester. Through music and casual conversation, the series connects music lovers with Vermont-based musicians.

Bill Hurd, Capitol Steps Press Secretary

Happy Independence Day! Vermont Edition has the holiday off and returns at noon and 7 p.m., on Wednesday, July 5. In the meantime, you can relax with special holiday programs on  VPR and VPR Classical.

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In the United States, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, but its significance to this country runs far deeper. "Dreams of the Fallen: Music of Honor and Remembrance for Memorial Day" seeks to recognize and memorialize, through music and poetry, those who have protected our country – often at great sacrifice – from before its founding to the present.

Broadcast Monday, May 29th at 6 p.m.

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When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened, The Washington Post asked people to submit objects that made up their own lived experiences of black history. These objects were then used to curate a "people's museum" of personal artifacts, family photos and more.

2016 Holiday Programs On VPR And VPR Classical

Dec 22, 2016
Amanda Shepard

This holiday season, make VPR and VPR Classical part of your celebrations and enjoy a variety of special programs, ranging from traditional to new.

In spite of the freezing cold, which the wood stove fire could not entirely abate, I enjoyed so much making wreaths and centerpieces with my gardener friends Linda and Edwin. For a few hours in their cabin in the woods we had a Santa-like workshop going on to fit the season.

I love holiday cards. As soon as I get one, up it goes in our kitchen, and there it will stay for months. Sometimes I don’t even make it past the mailbox before I’ve opened the latest arrival to savor the good wishes and see the smiling faces of our friends and family.

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This Thanksgiving holiday, join VPR and VPR Classical for entertaining and insightful programming and beautiful classical music as you spend time with family and friends.

King's College, Cambridge

The annual live broadcast from King's College, Cambridge, featuring the King's College Choir.  Link to this year's program book.

Broadcast Thursday December 24 at 10 a.m.

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This holiday season, make VPR and VPR Classical part of your celebrations and enjoy a variety of special programs, ranging from traditional to new.

Bill Hurd, Capitol Steps Press Secretary

Happy Independence Day! Vermont Edition has the day off and returns Monday: today at noon listen to Reveal  and at 7 p.m. enjoy the Capitol Steps' hour-long special, Politics Takes a Holiday.

Reveal, from PRX, is "for anyone who is interested in stories that break news and change our understanding of how the world works. Reveal examines what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view".

Help roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and our annual year-in-review awards ceremony. It's all in our hour-long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all-new awards, such as:

Holiday Programs

Dec 24, 2013

Make VPR and VPR Classical part of your holiday celebrations and enjoy the many traditional and new programs!

Thursday, December 19th
8 p.m. on VPR Classical: Hear A Chanticleer Christmas, the 12-voice men's choir from San Francisco.
9 p.m. on VPR Classical: Enjoy A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London.

Favor Johnson

Dec 24, 2013

"Favor Johnson" is the story of a hound named Hercules, a flatlander doctor, homemade fruitcake and the real spirit of Christmas.

Snow was falling softly past the street lamps in the village, muffling the sounds of the occasional car and the rattle of the brook down behind the post office and the general store. From almost every chimney, smoke drifted up through the falling snow. A few houses were hung with wreaths and colored lights around the front doors. Through the front windows gleamed lights on Christmas trees.

This week Joel Najman's annual Christmas week edition of My Place presents an hour of vintage Blues and  Rhythm & Blues  songs for the Holidays.

Memorable recordings by the Drifters, Amos Milburn and the Penguins are among the selections featured.