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Ask Me Another

10 hours ago

VPR is piloting a new show beginning this Saturday. NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another host, noted comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg, guides listeners with her witty banter aided by the comedic riffs and songs of house musician Jonathan Coulton.

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About five years ago, if you mentioned hard cider in the U.S., you were pretty much talking about Woodchuck. Now the industry has exploded, and there’s a lot more going on in the state. Melissa Pasanen, who writes for the Savorvore section of the Burlington Free Press, has been watching the cider world grow and evolve.

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I'm a bit of a fruit freak. While others travel to exotic climes to enjoy the scenery, beaches and culture, I'm always looking for the fresh food markets to taste durians, dragon fruit and cherimoyas. While these sound exotic, we actually can grow some cool, unusual fruits in our climate too. One of my latest discovering is the honeyberry.

Photo courtesy, Spruce Peak Arts

Musician and journalist Louis Erlanger of Brattleboro recommended Daptone recording artist Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens in concert at Next Stage in Putney on March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Young Writers Project: 'Imagine What It Feels Like'

Mar 2, 2015

During the first two weeks in January, the eighth grade students of English teacher Steven Glazer at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, N.H., reflected on the life and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They began by looking at the context of King's Letter from Birmingham City Jail – photographs, newspaper articles, oral history and Birmingham's city ordinances – and looked for powerful quotes that spoke to them.

Burlington Free Press

With the cold, bitter weather not letting up, it seems fitting to explore a variety of hearty meals to help keep warm in the winter months.

Sally Pollack, food writer for the Burlington Free Press, reached out to several local chefs for their favorite winter meals.

Malayna Johnson

Malayna Johnson is a senior at Harwood Union High School and March’s Student Composer Showcase. Her Latin-jazz inspired piece for brass quintet is called Limitless, referring to her desire to push musical boundaries. In it, horns growl, climbing into screeching high registers, pushing the limits of what the instruments can do.

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This common perennial flower is of two minds. One version is tall and tidy with beautiful white, blue or pink flowers. Another is a low growing, native ground cover with blue, rose or white flowers that actually can become a weed. The common name speedwell, literally means to thrive. We mostly know this perennial as Veronica.

Young Writers Project: 'The Victim's Memorial'

Feb 23, 2015

Jessica Beliveau is an eighth grade student at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in Essex Junction. Jessica says she wrote The Victim’s Memorial in response to events in the news. "In light of recent events like Ferguson, I was having a lot of thoughts about our society and who is victimized. In this piece, I thought about the ‘suffocating’ qualities of multiple aspects of our culture," she says.

Glenn Russell / Burlington Free Press

Soup can seem like a basic dish, until you tuck into a beautiful, complex bowl of soup that warms you to the core.

Candace Page, food writer for the Burlington Free Press, recently went on a mission to learn how to make a great soup from some local masters. She choose three different Chittenden County restaurants to try to get a taste of different kinds of soup making, including Pauline’s Café, Pingala Café and Asiana Noodle Shop.