Neal Charnoff, VPR’s longtime local host of All Things Considered, will be setting his alarm clock a bit earlier as the new host of Morning Edition at WFDD public radio in Winston-Salem, NC. The news of Neal’s departure from VPR was shared with his colleagues earlier this week. He cited long Vermont winters and a desire to be closer to stepchildren as reasons for his decision.
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.
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.
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?