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Take your radio and a blanket into the backyard and tune in to VPR for our Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party on Tuesday, August 11 at 9 p.m.

VPR's Ric Cengeri speaks with Mark Breen, Planetarium Director of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He answers your questions about the stars, planets and constellations. 

Snap Judgment Host Glynn Washington
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NPR’s Snap Judgment comes to VPR on Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. beginning August 1, 2015.

The new version of the VPR App is now available for Android. Visit Google Play to install the app or update it if you already have it. (UPDATED 7/21/2015)

A Prairie Home Companion Host Garrison Keillor
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A Prairie Home Companion Host Garrison Keillor has announced that he will retire as host after next season. He told the Associated Press in a video interview that his plan “is to be a gray eminence” and “fade away into well-deserved obscurity.”

“I have a lot of other things that I want to do. I mean, nobody retires anymore. Writers never retire. But this is my last season. This tour this summer is the farewell tour," the 72-year-old Keillor said.

VPR Board of Directors Chair Charlie Kireker
Daria Bishop

Charlie Kireker, Chair of Vermont Public Radio’s Board of Directors, has been elected to the NPR Foundation Board of Trustees for a three-year term.  

Vermont Public Radio has been honored with national awards for its news coverage – for community engagement, commentary, and multimedia presentation.

“As a public broadcaster, we are accountable to the community we serve,” said VPR News Director John Dillon. “We are honored to receive these awards because they go to the heart of VPR’s mission to provide an essential and trusted independent voice for news and information in our region.”

Over the last year, VPR’s Live From The Fort music video series has brought you some of the best musician’s from Vermont diverse music scene.

This Friday, July 3 at 12 p.m. and Monday, July 6 at 8 p.m., join VPR’s Ric Cengeri  for an hour-long "mixtape" special featuring musicians who’ve played on Live from the Fort. You’ll hear a wide range of genres: rock, pop, folk, R’n’B and more! Check out the playlist below.

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Nothing says summertime like taking in a baseball game! We’ll be cheering on the Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday, July 24 at Burlington’s Centennial Field and we want you to be our guests. We’re giving away 12 pairs of tickets to the game. Enter to win here – the deadline is July 17 at noon.

Hope to see you there, and go team! Click here for the contest rules.

Share Your News Tip Or Story Idea With VPR

Jul 1, 2015

If you have an idea for an interesting story or a news tip, share it with the VPR staff or our news director.

There are multiple ways to reach out to the staff and newsroom:

Thanks to all the enthusiastic foodies and travelers who attended our Eating 251 event at Arts Riot! Below you'll find a map of all the places to visit and eat that Ric discussed, as well as establishments recommended by attendees.

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