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2:16 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Listen Up: VPR Now On iTunes Radio

To better serve our audience, VPR has been working hard to provide our distinctive programming on as many platforms as possible.

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Inside VPR
1:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Leaving Their Legacy

Theodore and Donald Boniface, members of the Phillips Legacy Society.
Credit The Bonifaces

Theodore and Donald Boniface of Jeffersonville and Burlington were auspiciously introduced to one another by a mutual friend 17 years ago and have been together ever since. While Ted is primarily a VPR Classical listener, Don prefers waking up with VPR News. Together, they enjoy programs that have live audiences, such as Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, A Prairie Home Companion, and From The Top.

Both say that the programming reflects the values and characteristics of Vermonters.

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VPR Blog
10:30 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Join Us Sunday At The Listener Picnic

2013 VPR Picnic
Herb Ross

This year's VPR Listener Picnic is on Sunday, July 27 from 11-2 at Lareau Farm, home of American Flatbread, in Waitsfield. Admission to the picnic is free and we'll be there rain or shine.

The picnic site is on Route 100, 1.7 miles south of Bridge Street in downtown Waitsfield. It is handicap accessible, well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome and cash is recommended for food vendors and t-shirt sales. We'll be selling the new VPR t-shirt, designed by Randolph 5th grader Mikael Luke-Currier, for just $10!

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VPR Blog
10:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

The Takeaway And Science Friday Coming To VPR At 2 P.M.

VPR will begin airing The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Science Friday with Ira Flatow on weekdays at 2 p.m.

Two new programs are coming to VPR on weekday afternoons at 2 p.m. beginning August 4. Listen Monday through Thursday for The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, and on Fridays for Science Friday with Ira Flatow.

The Takeaway

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Morning Edition
9:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 7/21/14

Monday, July 21:

5:59am: Jeff Hamilton Trio: "On and On", from "Red Sparkle."

6:20am: Omaha Diner: "Wishing Well", from "Omaha Diner."

6:49am: Steve Miller Band: "Wild Mountain Honey", from "Fly Like An Eagle."

6:58am: Phish: "Half the Way To the Moon", from "Fuego."

7:20am: Colman Brothers: "Momo", from "Colman Brothers."

7:58am: Soulive: "Revolution", from "Rubber Soulive."

8:20am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Good Times Roll", from "Cars."

8:39am: Regina Carter: "See See Rider", from "Southern Comfort."

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VPR Blog
8:34 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Choosing Vermont: Who Are The State's Young Professionals?

Outdoor attractions like Camel's Hump add to the active lifestyle that keeps some young Vermonters in-state. But many others see more opportunity for career growth in major cities.
ErikaMitchell Thinkstock

State officials have long encouraged young people to stay and work in Vermont. But still, many young Vermonters are choosing to leave the state to find opportunity elsewhere. To this end, the state launched a new jobs website last month, and the Vermont Strong Scholar Program seeks to reimburse tuition for Vermonters in some cases.

Tell us your story. Have you chosen to build a career in Vermont? Or have you made the decision to seek work elsewhere?

Morning Edition
8:58 am
Mon July 14, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 7/14/14

Monday, July 14:

5:59am: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: "Caravan", from "Money Jungle."

6:20am: Lemongrass: "Fritz the Cat", from "Future Jazz Cafe, Vol. 2."

6:49am: Pete Huttlinger: "I Wish", from "Finger Picking Wonder."

6:58am: New Mastersounds: "Minx", from "Your Love Is Mine."

7:20am: Zane Carney: "Gambit", from "Amalgam."

7:58am: The Mills Brothers: "Glow-Worm", from the album of the same name.

8:20am: Bill Frisell: "Wildwood Flower", from "Ghost Town."

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VPR Blog
10:15 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Your Turn: Meet Robin Turnau In Bennington July 14

VPR President and CEO Robin Turnau
Alison Redlich

Join VPR President Robin Turnau in Bennington, Vermont on Monday, July 14 for a conversation about how VPR is serving you. It’s your opportunity to ask questions and share feedback about VPR News, VPR Classical, and our digital services.  

Robin will be at the Crazy Russian Girls Neighborhood Bakery at 443 Main Street at 2 p.m.

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VPR Blog
1:08 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Unlock The FM Radio Hiding In Your Smart Phone

Did you know that if own a smart phone, you are also carrying an FM radio in your pocket?

Every smart phone manufactured today contains an FM chip, but unlike in Europe, most in the U.S. are not activated. Increasingly, the device that people use for connecting to the world is their smart phone. For that reason, NPR and APM are working with our friends in commercial radio and religious broadcasting to urge the major cell phone service providers to activate the FM chip that is already in all the mobile phones they sell.

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Morning Edition
9:02 am
Mon July 7, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 7/7/14

Monday, July 7:

5:59am: Christophe Beck: "Year of the Dog", from the soundtrack to the film of the same name.

6:20am: Jimi Hendrix: "Villanova Junction Blues", from "Am I Blue."

6:49am: Ron Levy: "Slinky", from "After Midnight Grooves."

6:58am: Grateful Dead: "Minglewood Blues", Live from the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA., 6/8/77.

7:20am: Soulive: "Steppin'", from "Turn It Out."

7:58am: Cal Tjader: "Tumbao", from "Latino Con Cal Tjader."

8:20am: America: "Sandman", from "America."

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