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Young Writers Project
6:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Young Writers Project: Cows

Keenan Thygesen is this week's Young Writers Project author.

Keenan Thygesen, now a fifth grade student at Tunbridge Central School, lives on a farm in Tunbridge that has been in his family for 10 generations. Keenan says he loves cows and farming – and is inspired by his father Kyle and his grandparents.

By Keenan Thygesen
Grade Five, Tunbridge Central School

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VPR Cafe
6:02 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

VPR Cafe: The 500 Mile Beer Run

Kerrie Montgomery fills a customer's order at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro.
Glenn Russell Burlington Free Press

Vermont has become a destination spot for beer because of our award winning specialty breweries. Beer lovers come from all over the country to buy Vermont beer, spending hundreds of dollars to bring it home. Sally Pollak, who writes for the Burlington Free Press Savorvore Section, talked to brewers around Vermont and their customers about this million dollar tourist attraction. You can read more about Vermont brews in Sally's Free Press article.

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VPR Classical
12:08 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Walter Parker's 30th Anniversary!

Walter Parker
Ben Resnik

Walter Parker's 30th anniversary at Vermont Public Radio is the first day of October, and we're celebrating! Join us for a live concert broadcast from the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, October 1st at 11:30.

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VT Garden Journal
10:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Vermont Garden Journal: Tuberous Begonia

The tuberous begonia is in full bloom at this time of year.
Botbin Wikimedia Commons

This common annual flower is in full bloom now, gracing hanging baskets and containers with its colorful double, sometime fragrant, blooms. It's origins go back to the Andes Mountains and it was all the rage in the late 1800's in Europe. But it wasn't introduced to North America until around World War I when a soldier, Carlton Lowe, saw it growing in Belgium and brought seeds back home to Ohio. What's the name of this globe trotting flower? It's the tuberous begonia.

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Art Hounds
4:26 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Art Hounds: Pastels, Pete Sutherland & Jazz

Vermont fiddler Pete Sutherland
Photo credit, Buddy Spicher

Kay Carriere of Windsor and Susanna Colby from Sharon suggested The Vermont Pastel Society's juried show at the Arabella Gallery on 65 Main Street in downtown Windsor through September.

Nelson Jacquay recommended Pete's Posse with fiddler Pete Sutherland and friends at the Old Tinmouth Firehouse in Tinmouth on Friday, September 12th.

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VT Garden Journal
8:50 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Vermont Garden Journal: Tomato Hornworms

A hornworm sits on a flower bud.
Daniel Schwen Wikimedia Commons

There's been a lot of talk in the news lately about insects as food. In many parts of the world insects are a common delicacy. Its estimated that 2 billion people around the globe regularly eat insects. And why not? They're a great source of protein and there certainly are lots of them. While I did dabble in eating ants in Thailand in the Peace Corps many years ago, there's one insect in my garden I'd love a recipe for. It's the tomato hornworm.

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Art Hounds
4:13 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Art Hounds: Sculptures, Gallery Walks & Garcia

A piece at SculptureFest in Woodstock
Artist, Bruce Hathaway

Amelia Rappaport of Brownsville recommended SculptureFest in Woodstock through foliage season on the properties at The King Farm and Prosper Road in Woodstock.

Former art gallery owner and Woodstock resident Rebecca Brettell suggested the Woodstock Arts Festival weekend, beginning Friday, September 5th with a Gallery Walk and Saturday, September 6th with more than 30 New England artists displaying and selling their works on The Green.

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VPR Classical
7:53 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Student Composer Showcase: Ethan Duncan

Student Composer Ethan Duncan
Sandi MacLeod

September's Student Composer Showcase is Ethan Duncan, who enters 8th grade at Williston Central School this fall. Ethan whistles while he works - literally working out his melodies with a whistle before committing them to the page.

Listen Monday at 11:30am; Wednesday at 8:30am; Friday at 4pm, and Saturday at 9am.

The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP's online mentoring program. Find out more at music-comp.org

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VPR Cafe
2:50 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

VPR Cafe: A Bit Of Vermont In Portland, Oregon

Smoked duck is served with steamed dumpling at BTU Brasserie in Portland, Oregon.
Candace Page

Candace Page sees a lot of similarities between Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Oregon -- especially the food culture. Portland has a strong localvore ethic and many restaurants that specialize in ingenuity. Candace, who writes for the "Savorvore Section" of The Burlington Free Press, is vacationing in Portland. She tells us about the popularity of BTU Brasserie, a Chinese brew pub that veterans of the kitchen of Burlington's A Single Pebble restaurant have opened in Portland.

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VT Garden Journal
10:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Vermont Garden Journal: Trees and Shrubs

Deciduous trees provide shade in a forest.
lightfoot Morguefile

You start seeing signs around Labor Day at local garden centers. They start with a quiet 20 percent off and by October the signs are screaming up to 75 percent off! What's on sale? Trees and shrubs.

Fall is good time to buy trees and shrubs. Many nurseries and garden centers don't want to carry their stock through the winter, so they're eager to move plants. But, as with any shopping, you need to discriminate between healthy and not so healthy plants. Here are some tips.

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