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Awesome Etiquette: Fork Or Fingers

May 4, 2017

When feasting on foods like fried chicken, pork chops or lamb chops, is it okay to eat with your fingers?

Young Writers Project: A Mother's Love

May 4, 2017
Courtesy, Susan Reid

Abby Simmons, a high school junior from St. Albans, writes about the incredible power of a mother’s love.

She loves like water
Beneath our feet
Above our heads
Coursing through our bodies.
Ever present.

Her love shines
Like the warm sun above,
Touching all those
On this side of the earth.
Radiant.

In her soul,
Lies an endless mine
Full of passion
That will never run out.

Melissa Pasanen / Vermont Life

At colleges today, students and the local community are exposed to many exciting food adventures. Some of which are happening at The University of Vermont. After setting out to learn about Vermont-grown saffron, Melissa Pasanen, freelance journalist and Vermont Life food editor, stumbled onto a couple of interesting student-driven food events at UVM. One in honor of the Iranian celebration, Nowruz, and another featuring the cuisine of Puerto Rico.

Mojito cocktail with lime and mint in glass.
AnnaPustynnikova / iStock

This common perennial herb is known for its many medicinal and culinary uses. And since it's almost Kentucky Derby time, I'm talking about mint!

My Place: Tim Hardin

May 4, 2017
Courtesy, Joel Najman

During the dawning of the folk-rock era of the mid-to-late 1960's, singer/songwriter Tim Hardin wrote some of the most enduring confessional songs of love and life.

Courtesy, David Schein

What began as a theater space in the Ethiopian city of Awassa to educate community members about HIV/AIDS has strong Vermont ties.

Milk Street

Starting this Sunday, Milk Street Radio With Christopher Kimball will air several weeks on VPR for a test run. It’s a new program that seeks to change the way we think about food by exploring culture and cooking around the world. We’re asking you to take a listen and respond to our survey to let us know what you think.

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There is a long history of connection between the world of music and the world of mathematics.

Awesome Etiquette: Wedding Gift Protocol For The 'B' Crowd

Apr 28, 2017

When holding a second, informal wedding reception for friends or family not invited to an out-of-town wedding, is it okay to include the gift registry on the invitation?

Different colored foliaged perennials have become very popular. Silver is a color that is often overlooked which I like for brightening dark areas and adding contrast.

Beltrami Studios

Finally heeding her then pre-teen daughters' book recommendations to read the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Montpelier author Laurie Forest devoured and loved the books. And then she stepped into a writing realm that was entirely new to her: Fantasy fiction.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Drummer Hal Blaine is a charter member of Los Angeles's elite group of first-call studio musicians know collectively as "The Wrecking Crew."

Courtesy, Susan Reid

Sophia Cannizzaro, 17, of West Glover, writes about the importance of achieving balance and how tricky it can be to get there.

A Studs Terkel musical onstage in Middlebury, chamber singers in Lebanon and the student film slam awards in St. Johnsbury.

Sharing food photos through social media is becoming increasingly popular; especially on Instagram!

cbc radio

q from the CBC returns to VPR Monday night at 8. Since mid-January, VPR has aired the special series, Indivisible.

Produced by WNYC in New York, Indivisible aimed to be “public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change.” The program was specifically designed to follow the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and will be ending on April 27th. 

US-PD / Wikipedia Creative Commons

The art of writing down melodies, preserving sound in time, was not something that was first invented just 1,000 years ago. Humans have made music for most of our history, let's explore some of the earliest examples of musical notation. The first comes to us from a culture that’s nearly 3,400 years old.

mtreasure / iStock

Looking around yards in Vermont, it's clear that raised bed gardening is quite popular. That said, I've put together some tips on building raised beds.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Singer/songwriter Don Covay's music career encompassed constantly evolving genres of black music from 1950s retro doo-wop to early 1960s teen dances.

Emily Alfin-Johnson / VPR

We're recording our next Live From The Fort concert and you’re invited to be part of the audience! Come hang out in VPR’s Studio One for a live performance by The NEKTones on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

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