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VPR's Online Comments Policy

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Visitors to VPR.net post hundreds of comments every month. We welcome and value your comments, the overwhelming majority of which are thoughtful and constructive. Every day, listeners contribute to Vermont Edition, provide feedback to our reporters and add important perspective and information to our coverage via the comments section.

Membership Drive FAQ

Mar 20, 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about VPR's membership drives, but were afraid to ask!

What do you mean by "all the funding in March, skip the drive in June?"
When listeners help us meet our $410,000 goal during the March 2017 membership drive, we will skip the pledge drive in June.

Protect My Public Media

The Administration's FY 2018 budget blueprint, released March 16, proposes to end future funding for public broadcasting. Take action now by signing the petition at protectmypublicmedia.org to urge Congress to protect federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

American Public Media

After more than 20 years of exploring the world of food as host of The Splendid Table, Lynne Rossetto Kasper is retiring at the end of this year. Award-winning The New York Times Magazine columnist and Top Chef Masters judge, Francis Lam will become the new host of the program as of March 10.

Sustainer Sprint race bib
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

VPR’s Sustainer Sprint is a 30 hour race to welcome 300 new Sustaining Members to the VPR Family. The sprint begins Friday, March 10 at 6 a.m. and ends at noon on Saturday, March 11.

VPR Classical Now Available In Stowe
Photo: blackred, iStock; Illustration: VPR

VPR Classical, Vermont’s 24-hour classical music network, is now available in Waterbury, Stowe, Morrisville and Hyde Park at 96.5 FM.

Join Vermont Public Radio’s Reuben Jackson, Joel Najman, and Robert Resnik for an evening of music and conversation, exploring the work of the artists featured in Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography. $10 adults/$5 for children.
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Join Vermont Public Radio’s Reuben Jackson, Joel Najman and Robert Resnik for an evening of music and conversation, exploring the work of the artists featured in "Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography".

Photo: Nina Keck; Illustration: Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Update 2/21/17: The event is now full. If you'd like to join the wait list, please click here - we'll email you if tickets become available.

Join us for drinks and conversation with VPR’s Nina Keck following her return from reporting on the refugee crisis in Jordan. From there she reported on what life is like for the Syrian refugees awaiting resettlement, the process they have to go through and the impact they’re having on their host country.

Fresh Air

VPR is updating our program schedule on Sunday morning and Tuesday night. Backstory With The American History Guys is no longer being produced as a radio program. It will be replaced with Fresh Air Weekend on Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. and Snap Judgment Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m.

Sara Simon / VPR

In recent months we’ve heard from more listeners using Alexa, and similar intelligent personal assistants, to listen to Vermont Public Radio. We wanted to give you an update on what works, and what we’re working on to make VPR news, music and podcasts easily accessible when you need it.

Courtesy WNYC

VPR presents a 14-week special series called Indivisible. It's a weeknight call-in radio show to bring Americans together for a national conversation in a time of transition.

Simone Dinnerstein
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

World-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs on the new VPR Steinway concert grand piano, recorded live in VPR’s Studio One in Colchester.

Angela Evancie / VPR

On Wednesday, a new era begins in Vermont state government when the new Legislature convenes, and new leadership takes over in the House and Senate. Vermont Edition is broadcasting live from the Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse for the opening day of the Legislature.

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.

Alex Keefe, Annie Russell, Peter Biello

Alex Keefe, VPR’s local host of All Things Considered and co-host of the podcast Brave Little State, will be leaving VPR next month to return to his hometown of Chicago as senior editor for government & politics at public radio station WBEZ in Chicago, Illinois.

VPR Classical is throwing a holiday-themed sight-reading party on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Hotel Vermont in Burlington.

Bach & Brews is VPR Classical's chamber music open mic series: classical musicians and vocalists are invited to get together to play music together while having a few drinks (if you want!). The goal is to bring classical music to unexpected places, without all the formalities of a traditional concert.

As we wrap up 2016, VPR is thinking about how we can start the new year with renewed energy and focus. Our news team has many important upcoming projects to consider, so we've decided to bid farewell to an existing favorite.

UPDATED: What an amazing day! Our original goal for our Giving Tuesday effort was 1,700 gifts, which would have matched last year's campaign. Instead, we received 1,826 gifts! As a result, 33,846 meals will be provided to Vermonters in need via the Vermont Foodbank, thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation. Your incredible generosity of spirit continues to astound us. We feel so fortunate to be able to serve this community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

VPR

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.

As we are all witnessing, the election has pulled at the fabric of our country like few elections before. Regardless of politics, the election of a new President is a time of transition and uncertainty for many. It is more important now than ever before to have a source of independent, fact-based news where you can hear multiple perspectives on issues and events; investigative journalism that holds public officials accountable; and where you can engage with people whose politics are informed by different beliefs from your own.

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