Featured Programs

Looking for a Program?

Program Directories 
Full Directory | All News/Talk | All Music

Program Schedules
VPR ScheduleVPR Classical Schedule | Printable Schedule - VPR & VPR Classical (PDF)

Local Programs
List Of Locally Produced Programs | Recent Program Posts

Below are the latest Featured Programs you may have heard about on the broadcast. Send us a message if you have feedback about the programs.

Hannah Palmer Egan

Some of Vermont's prisoners are helping to prepare Vermont-raised foods for their fellow inmates as part of a new "farm-to-prison" program. Seven Days food writer Hannah Palmer Egan visited the VPR Cafe to talk more about it.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Singer, songwriter and record producer Gary S. Paxton passed away in 2016 at age 77.

Awesome Etiquette: When Rampant B.O. Is In The Air

Dec 2, 2016

When you're in close quarters with a friend or co-worker and you repeatedly find that their personal hygiene isn't quite up to par, should you say something?

Young Writers Project: Road

Dec 2, 2016
Courtesy, Susan Reid

Don't play in the road. 
Crisp, stern mouth
pushes our feet faster.
Mother always told us
to be cautious.
But we were not cautious.

Courtesy, Amazon

The amaryllis bulb has become one of the symbols of the holiday season. Amaryllis bulbs have traditionally produced large, single flowers in the red, pink or white color range. Now there are unusual colored types with double flowers, striped flowers and dwarf selections.

SM Motion Graphics and Visual Effects, Artist Shaun Machia

From Cajun fiddling to a twist on classic ballet to printmaking and photography, find lots of diverse arts events this weekend all around the region.

Azaliya / iStock

Nothing says "home for the holidays" like curling up with a mug of something warm, and putting on some holiday tunes. Reuben Jackson and VPR Music have you covered with a "genre-free" playlist, sure to make your holidays merry and bright!

Sondra Paulson / iStock

'Tis the season for Handel's Messiah! Nearly 275 years after it was first performed, Messiah has become a holiday season staple. Check out our list of performances and sing-alongs planned for the next few weeks and share with us any we might have missed.

U.S. Public Domain

In music, there have been defining moments that change the world. A single piece, even a single performance, sends shock waves through the entire art form and suddenly things are never the same. The 1913 premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was one such moment.

Morris Levy was a music industry executive known for having founded Roulette Records in New York City in 1957. 

Courtesy, TW Wood Gallery

After the tofurkey and pie and leftovers and football, here are some arts events to be grateful for this holiday weekend and beyond.

Awesome Etiquette: Time To Go

Nov 24, 2016

When you're the consummate party host but the party is over, how do you get friends to head home for the night?

Courtesy, DoItYourself.com

The Farmer's Almanac and the National Weather Service are predicting a snowy, cold winter. This Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to get your shrubs ready.

Young Writers Project: Beautiful

Nov 23, 2016
Courtesy, Susan Reid

All day I sucked in,

​trying to hide

​any traces of fat

​on my body,

Melissa Pasanen

Keeping guests well-fed and happy is the key to a house full of holiday harmony. When Melissa Pasanen, writer for the Savorvore section of the Burlington Free Press, stopped by the VPR Cafe, she suggested some brunch ideas that she learned from savvy experts. 

Young Writers Project: Don't Tell Me I Can't Cry

Nov 21, 2016
Courtesy, Susan Reid

Don't tell me I can't cry

because I care.

Freeflowerpictures.net

One gardening question I hear often is, "How do I get my orchids to bloom again?" Here is a tutorial for how to get the easiest and most widely available orchid type - the moth orchid - to do just that.

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.

Kent McFarland / Vermont Center For Ecostudies

Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra visited a deer reporting station in Barre during Youth Hunting Weekend. They talked with biologist John Buck of the Vermont Fish And Game Department about how the state manages the deer herd and the role that deer play in Vermont's ecosystem. 

U.S. Public Domain

No other composer in recent history was able to adapt to the changing styles of his time like Igor Stravinsky. He was a composer of international acclaim with ties to Russia, Switzerland, Germany, France and even Hollywood. During his long life he saw war, revolution and dynamic shifts in artistic expression. Nevertheless, he was always in touch with his own compositional voice. His music of any style or genre sounds like Stravinsky.

Pages