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10:58 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Middle Schoolers: Tell Us What You Think

Random House

VPR and the Young Writers Project want to hear what middle schoolers think about middle school.

The Young Writers Project is looking for submissions of radio commentaries on middle school and/or the topics presented in the book, Wonder by R.J Palacio. The book is this year’s selection for the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads state-wide reading program.

VPR Blog
2:25 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Vermont Public Radio Wins Four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Vermont Edition Host Jane Lindholm won a regional Murrow Award for her reporting on Vermont's mental health care system.

Vermont Public Radio has been honored with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism, including recognition for Continuing Coverage, Audio Documentary, Hard News, and Website, from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). 

The winning coverage includes:

Continuing Coverage of the problems with Vermont Health Connect 

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Morning Edition
9:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/21/14

Monday, April 21st:

5:59am: David Holmes: "Stealing the Stock", from the soundtrack to the film Ocean's 12.

6:20am: The Backyard Heavies: "Soul Junction", from "Ultimate Soul Collection."

6:49am: Jesse McReynolds: "Bird Song", from "Songs of the Grateful Dead."

6:58am: Krom: "Trust Your Instincts", from "Krom."

7:20am: Ulf Wakenius: "The Dragon", from "Momento Magico."

7:58am: RJD2: "Incorporate Anthem", from

8:20am: Stanton Moore: "Driftin'", from "Conversations."

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VPR Blog
12:31 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Diversity Workshops At VPR

Keith Woods leads a workshop with VPR staff
Michelle Owens

This week, the VPR staff participated in two days of workshops on diversity. The sessions were led by Keith Woods, NPR's Vice President of Diversity in Programming and Operations, and Luis Clemens, editor of NPR's Code Switch project.

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VPR Blog
11:23 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The Moth Story SLAM Series Comes To Vermont

Another packed house for the April 15 StorySlam at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington
Angela Evancie

Updated April 16: The first two StorySlam competitions at Skinny Pancake were sold out events, and testament to the incredible storytellers we have here in Vermont! 

We've received a few questions about how to get tickets. They are available directly from The Moth's website, and they generally go on sale one week before the event. 

All the stories are being recorded for possible broadcast or feature on The Moth's You Tube channel.

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VPR Blog
3:18 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Thank Your Mom With A Mother's Day Gift From VPR

You brush your teeth. You’re kind to animals. And you support your public radio station. This Mother's Day, show your mom what a good kid she raised by saying thanks with a Lemon LuLu cake or a Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Package from VPR.

Order online or call 1-800-639-6391 by Friday, May 2. We’ll send you a great gift for Mom and you’ll get more of the news, music, and conversation you love.  

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VPR Blog
9:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

VPR's Online Donation Form Not Affected By Heartbleed Bug

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We want to assure our supporters that VPR's online donation page is safe from the Heartbleed Bug, an online security vulnerability. 

We use Blackbaud Payment Service, Blackbaud Merchant Services, and Netcommunity to process our membership payments. Last week our vendor assured us that all sites remain secure and your personal information has not been compromised. 

Morning Edition
9:01 am
Mon April 14, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/14/14

Monday, April 14th:

5:59am: McCoy Tyner: "Contemplation", from "Guitars."

6:20am: Sun Ra: "I'll Get By", from "Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue."

6:49am: David Cullen: "Sugar Magnolia", from "Grateful Guitar."

6:58am: Brad Mehldau: "Got Me Wrong", from "Where Do You Start."

7:20am: Ben Flocks: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", from "Battle Mountain."

7:58am: Doug Perkins: "Snowflake Jig", from "Music for Flat-Top Guitar."

8:20am: RJD2: "All For U", from "Magnificent City Instrumentals."

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VPR Blog
2:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Explore The Gardens And Food Of Barcelona And Provence With Charlie Nardozzi

Fall in the Mediterranean. It's a blend of gardens still in bloom, food markets overflowing with produce, pleasant weather, and lots of fun. Join VPR’s Garden Journal host, Charlie Nardozzi, on this VPR trip to explore the gardens and food of Barcelona, Spain and Provence, France September 16- 25, 2014.

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VPR Blog
2:20 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Discover Morocco With Steve Zind

VPR’s Senior Reporter and Special Projects Producer Steve Zind provided listeners with absorbing reporting from Iran in 2004, 2005 and 2009. This June he’ll be exploring the wonders of Morocco, and you can travel along with him!

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