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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.

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.

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.

Broadcast studio engineer Frank Alwine (back left) conducts a training session on the new equipment on Tuesday May 15, 2018.
Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

VPR’s engineering staff will be busy this weekend replacing the digital audio equipment in our broadcast studios. Despite huge behind-the-scenes changes, you’ll most likely notice just a few small differences in our programming this weekend, May 19-20, 2018.

Musician, composer and educator Ray Vega is the new host of Friday Night Jazz on VPR.
Seth Cashman

Trumpeter, percussionist, composer, arranger and educator Ray Vega will join Vermont Public Radio this month as the new host of Friday Night Jazz.

VPR won four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its news coverage in 2017.

Vermont Public Radio stories about immigrants seeking asylum in Canada and the increase in millennial farmers in Vermont, a podcast about the history of Vermont’s whiteness and VPR’s digital news content have won four 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Photograph courtesy of Willem Lange / via The Valley News

VPR has learned of the passing of Ida Lange, wife of many years to long-time commentator Willem Lange, who’s written a remembrance of her that appears in today’s Valley News.

Listeners may remember that Ida made frequent appearances in Willem’s columns and commentaries, but never by her given name.

Morning Edition Host Mitch Wertlieb will be away from the mic for several weeks this spring.
Daria Bishop

Morning Edition Host Mitch Wertlieb will be off the air for several weeks this spring as he recovers from hip replacement surgery.

"I'm going fully bionic!" Mitch says. He had his other hip replaced several years ago.

We’ll all miss Mitch’s in-depth interviews, quick wit and exceptional music beds. Some of us will miss his enthusiasm for the Red Sox. While he’s away, Jake Rusnock and Henry Epp will be waking up early to bring you the news.

Please feel free to leave your well wishes for Mitch in the comments!

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

Reporters Emily Corwin and Liam Elder-Connors model the new Brave Little State t-shirt.
Angela Evancie / VPR

VPR’s spring membership drive begins Tuesday, April 3 with a goal of $425,000 to help keep VPR strong and independent throughout the year.

But Why will be live at WBUR Boston's Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate Sunday, April 29! Here's how to come by and check us out!

Join VPR's Investigative Reporter, Emily Corwin, and Vermont Edition's Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri for an evening of drinks and discussion on the culture, business and impact of dairy farming in Vermont.
Illustration by Anna Ste. Marie / VPR File

Agriculture and the environment are fundamental to Vermont's politics, economy and daily life. Join us at VPR's next News & Brews event Thursday, April 5 to go on a deep dive into dairy farming with VPR's Investigative Reporter, Emily Corwin, Senior Reporter, John Dillon, and Vermont Edition producer, Ric Cengeri.

Scott Finn will join VPR as president & CEO on May 7, 2018.

The Vermont Public Radio Board of Directors has appointed Scott Finn as its new President and CEO.

Art Hounds ®  with Mary Williams will be discontinued on March 30 as VPR incorporates more arts reporting into news coverage.
VPR File

We know our listeners tune into VPR not only for independent news and classical music, but also for expansive coverage of our local arts community. That’s why we’re pleased to announce some exciting changes you’ll be hearing in our arts reporting starting this month!