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Madeleine Kunin's new book, "Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties", explores what it's like to grow old through the lens of her own life experiences. She'll be the guest for a special Vermont Edition with a studio audience on Wednesday, Sept 26.
Herb Swanson / For VPR

Be part of our studio audience for a Vermont Edition broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 26, when host Jane Lindholm will interview Vermont's first and so far only woman governor, Madeleine Kunin, about her new book about the process of aging.

Sunset in Montgomery Center on September 6.
Ty Robertson / VPR

On Aug. 29, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Orleans County, hosting a public event at the NEK Tasting Center in Newport. On Sept. 6, VPR visited Franklin County with an event at Montgomery Center For The Arts in Montgomery Center.

Your participation is critical to producing this essential public service. In short, you are VPR — and your support is at the heart of everything we do.
Illustration by Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

VPR’s membership drive is scheduled for September 10-21, but you’ll only hear program interruptions on about half of those days! Help VPR meet its goal with more programming and less fundraising.

'JOLTED' is VPR's five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, and the surprising things that did. It launches September 6, 2018.
Aaron Shrewsbury For VPR

Vermont Public Radio has launched JOLTED, a five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, the line between thought and crime, and a Republican governor in a rural state who changed his mind about gun laws.

There was a packed house at VPR's Tell Me More Tour event in Montpelier on August 24.
Ty Robertson / VPR

Smartphones, smart speakers — when you listen to Vermont Public Radio, you’re hearing at lot about all these “smart” devices.

But what if you can’t afford these gadgets? What if you don’t have the internet at home or use email? Should that make you feel “dumb"?

The VPR crew at K.T. Ray's On The Pond on August 17. Kira Parker, the engineer in this story, is second from the right.
Flora Liu

On Aug. 17, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Essex County, hosting an evening event at K.T. Ray’s On The Pond in Island Pond. 

On August 4, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Rutland County, spending the day at the Rutland Farmers Market.

An updated Morning Edition clock will eliminate one newscast each hour, making room for a wider variety of in-depth news segments.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Beginning Monday, August 13, you will notice some changes during Morning Edition as NPR implements changes to its program clock.

Mark Breen will explain where constellations, planets and other cosmic sights are during the Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party.
Kevin Clifford / AP

Take your radio or phone into the backyard and join VPR for our Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m.

CEO Scott Finn and News Director Sarah Ashworth talk with a Grand Isle County resident at Wally's Place in South Hero.
Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

On July 27, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Grand Isle County with a community event at Wally’s Place in South Hero.

Scott Finn speaks with a group at the Bennington Museum as part of the Tell Me More Tour on July 18.
Ty Robertson / VPR

On July 18, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Bennington County with a community event at the Bennington Museum.

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. to explore highlights, insights from James Stewart's new podcast series, 'Timeline: Elements'.
Illustration by James Stewart

VPR's newest podcast series, Timeline: Elements, explores how the four elements of antiquity — fire, water, earth and air — have shaped the way we think and express ourselves throughout history. It’s quite a ride and you can join host James Stewart on a guided tour of some of the podcast highlights on Tuesday, July 24 at VPR’s Stetson Studio One.

Join VPR on Wednesday, July 18 for a unique concert experience featuring a collaboration between the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Miller, singer and guitarist for the indie band Guster.
Illustration by Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

Join VPR on Wednesday, July 18 for an intimate concert event. Ryan Miller, Vermont musician and lead singer for the band Guster, teams up with a string quartet from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO).

Henry Epp filming the VPR News Minute with Vermont PBS on June 15.
Brian Stevenson / Vermont PBS

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced a new partnership bringing the TV station’s viewers a 60-second roundup of VPR’s top stories every week.

Scott Finn speaks with a group at the Fairbanks Museum in Saint Johnsbury as part of the Tell Me More Tour on June 28.
Herb Swanson

On June 28, VPR kicked off its Tell Me More Tour with a trip to Caledonia County and a community event at the Fairbanks Museum in Saint Johnsbury.

Special counsel Robert Mueller leaving the capitol in June 2017.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

More than a year into the Donald Trump presidency, special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting multiple ongoing investigations.

These include probes into whether Trump and his campaign accepted help from Russia to win the 2016 election, and whether the president himself obstructed justice after he did.

VPR won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for its news coverage in 2017.
VPR

Vermont Public Radio has won national Edward R. Murrow Awards for a Brave Little State podcast exploring the history of Vermont’s whiteness and a VPR News story about immigrants seeking asylum in Canada.

Come see Julia Caesar and Clever Girls 'Live From The Fort' on Thursday, June 28.
Courtesy / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie

Live From The Fort presents a double-bill featuring two of the most exciting bands in the Burlington area: Julia Caesar and Clever Girls. Come see the show on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. and be entered to win a pair of passes to the Grand Point North festival.

VPR's next News & Brews features Garrett Graff, journalist, historian and Robert Mueller's biographer. He will discuss  the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election with Morning Edition Host, Mitch Wertlieb.
Courtesy

The Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has dominated the news cycle.  If you’ve found yourself struggling to keep track of all the lawyers, links, testimonies and indictments, you’re not alone. Wouldn’t it be great to sit down with a national expert and a cold beverage to get it all sorted out?  

VPR's Tell Me More Tour will criss-cross the state from June-October 2018.
Illustration by Lara Dickson / Deep Dish Creative

VPR is hitting the road to visit all 14 Vermont counties during our Tell Me More Tour this summer and fall.

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