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Monday, December 15:

5:59am: Kevin Eubanks: "The Dirty Monk", from "Zen Food."

6:18am: Jason Marsalis: "Blues For Now", from "The 21st Century Trad Band."

6:41am: Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood: "Sham Time", from "Juice."

659am: Steely Dan: "Your Gold Teeth II", from "Katy Lied."

7:07am:  Jerry Garcia Band: "Pig's Boogie", from "Let It Rock."

7:18am: Pulp Fusion: "Groovealicious", from "Record Store."

7:30am: Oz Noy: "Twice In A While", from "Schizophrenic."

Did you know that if you 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.

Monday, December 8:

5:59am: Bill Frisell: "Just Like A Woman", from "Have A Little Faith In Me."

6:18am: Lee Morgan: "The Sidewinder", from the album of the same name.

6:30am: Dirk Quinn Band: "Over A Girl", from "Dirk Quinn."

6:41am: M.Ward: "Duet For Guitars", from "Transfiguration of Vincent."

6:50am: Bei Bei and Shawn Lee: "Little Nature", from "Into the Wind."

6:59am: Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain: "Funky Xena", from "Global Drum Project."

7:07am: Thunderball: "Road To Benares", from "AOL Music DJ Sessions."

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The goal for VPR's December Membership Drive is $350,000. VPR's programming and services are broad and diverse, but their common thread is you. Your financial support has had a real and powerful impact, making Vermont Public Radio an incredible resource for the entire region.

Please make a difference with a year-end gift to VPR today. And be sure to check back here throughout the drive for updates.

Monday, December 1:

5:59am: Russ Barenberg: "The Man In the Hat", from "When At Last."

6:18am: Matthew Garrison: "I Told Ya So", from "Shapeshifter."

6:30am/6:32:30am: Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls: "A Phase Shifter I'm Going Through", from "Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls."

6:41am: The Specials: "A Message To You Rudy", from "Specials."

6:50am: El Michel's Affair: "C.R.E.A.M.", from the soundtrack to the film "Chef."

6:59am: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman: "Bag's Groove", from "So What."

Monday, November 24:

5:59am: Joe Sample: "Hippies On A Corner", from "Old Places, Old Faces."

6:18am:  RJD2: "All For U", from "Magnificent City Instrumentals."

6:30am/6:32:30am:  Pete Huttlinger: "Sir Duke", from "Fingerpicking Wonder."

6:41am: Laurence Juber: "Blue Guitar Blues", from "PCH."

6:50am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Let's Go", from "The Cars."

6:59am: Bob Marley: "Exodus", from "Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub."

Get to know Alex Keefe, VPR's new All Things Considered host. You'll hear him weekday afternoons from 4-7 p.m.

My name... Alex Keefe

VPR employee since... November 10, 2014.

My job at VPR... local All Things Considered host and reporter. You'll hear me on the radio each weekday afternoon. My goal: Get you the information you need at the end of your day, help you make sense of the news and (hopefully) show you parts of Vermont you didn't know existed. Also: Ask a lot of questions.

Monday, November 17:   All Hail The New Clock/Time Change!

5:59am: Salsa Rosso: "Time After Time", from "The Guitar Collection."

6:18am: Bill Frisell: "Turn Turn Turn", from "Guitar in the Space Age."

6:30am: Fred Benedetti: "Time In A Bottle", from "Moondance: Acoustic Guitar Classics, Vol. 3."

6:32:30: Joshua Redman: "The Times They Are A-Changin'", from "Timeless Tales (For Changing Times)."

6:41: Chicago: "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", from "Chicago Transit Authority."

Monday, November 10:

5:59am: Justin Hurwitz: "Fletcher's Song In Club", from the soundtrack to the film "Whiplash."

6:20am: Go Go Penguin: "Kamaloka", from "V2.0."

6:49am: Jazz Pistols: "Mr. Smithers", from "Special Treatment."

6:58am: Bill Frisell: "Rebel Rouser", from "Guitar In the Space Age."

7:20am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Blue Pepper", from "Duke Ellington."

7:58am: Chris Joss: "Danger Buds", from "Sticks."

8:20am: Skeewiff: "Giggity", from "Private Funktion."


You may have heard the startling news recently that the CBC - Canada's public broadcaster - suspended and then fired Jian Ghomeshi, who hosted Q. He has a since been publicly accused of subjecting numerous women to violent assaults during sexual encounters.