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VPR presents a 14-week special series called Indivisible. It's a weeknight call-in radio show to bring Americans together for a national conversation in a time of transition.

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Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

UPDATED: The event is now full. We hope you enjoy listening to the live broadcast this Friday at 11:00 a.m. on VPR Classical.

ORIGINAL: Join VPR Classical's Walter Parker for a live broadcast with world-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein on Friday, January 20 at VPR’s Studio One in Colchester. This will be the debut broadcast of our new Steinway concert grand piano, which Ms. Dinnerstein helped select for VPR.

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On Wednesday, a new era begins in Vermont state government when the new Legislature convenes, and new leadership takes over in the House and Senate. Vermont Edition is broadcasting live from the Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse for the opening day of the Legislature.

2016 Holiday Programs On VPR And VPR Classical

Dec 22, 2016
Amanda Shepard

This holiday season, make VPR and VPR Classical part of your celebrations and enjoy a variety of special programs, ranging from traditional to new.

Alex Keefe, Annie Russell, Peter Biello

Alex Keefe, VPR’s local host of All Things Considered and co-host of the podcast Brave Little State, will be leaving VPR next month to return to his hometown of Chicago as senior editor for government & politics at public radio station WBEZ in Chicago, Illinois.

VPR Classical is throwing a holiday-themed sight-reading party on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Hotel Vermont in Burlington.

Bach & Brews is VPR Classical's chamber music open mic series: classical musicians and vocalists are invited to get together to play music together while having a few drinks (if you want!). The goal is to bring classical music to unexpected places, without all the formalities of a traditional concert.

As we wrap up 2016, VPR is thinking about how we can start the new year with renewed energy and focus. Our news team has many important upcoming projects to consider, so we've decided to bid farewell to an existing favorite.

UPDATED: What an amazing day! Our original goal for our Giving Tuesday effort was 1,700 gifts, which would have matched last year's campaign. Instead, we received 1,826 gifts! As a result, 33,846 meals will be provided to Vermonters in need via the Vermont Foodbank, thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation. Your incredible generosity of spirit continues to astound us. We feel so fortunate to be able to serve this community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Membership Drive FAQ

Nov 29, 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about VPR's membership drives, but were afraid to ask!

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This Thanksgiving holiday, join VPR and VPR Classical for entertaining and insightful programming and beautiful classical music as you spend time with family and friends.

As we are all witnessing, the election has pulled at the fabric of our country like few elections before. Regardless of politics, the election of a new President is a time of transition and uncertainty for many. It is more important now than ever before to have a source of independent, fact-based news where you can hear multiple perspectives on issues and events; investigative journalism that holds public officials accountable; and where you can engage with people whose politics are informed by different beliefs from your own.

UPDATED: 107.9 WVPS and 90.9 WOXR were temporarily off the air on Friday, November 18, 2016. This also affected our translators at 99.5 and 94.7 in Montpelier. The outage began around 1 p.m. Reception has now been restored.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

The Eye On The Night Sky podcast has moved: make sure you update your podcast subscriptions so you don't miss an episode.

We want to extend a huge thanks to our 12,500 Sustaining Members - and offer you a chance to save money for VPR, see your support go further and enter for a chance to win an iPad Air!

Vermont Public Radio will broadcast six live candidate debates leading up to the General Election on November 8, moderated by Bob Kinzel, Peter Hirschfeld and Jane Lindholm.

Most of our live debates will air during Vermont Edition. The debate schedule is as follows:

Attorney General: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12-1 p.m.

  • Deb Bucknam (R)
  • TJ Donovan (D)

State Treasurer: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12-1 p.m.

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From Tuesday Oct. 25 through Thursday Nov. 3, VPR will host debates for statewide offices – and we want to include your questions in each forum.

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Vermont Public Radio has elected three new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms.

Sudershan Adhikari, a Nepalese refugee has lived in Vermont since 2012. He opened The Spice Trader's Kitchen restaurant in Winooski less than three years later and now employs five people including Bhakta Pradhan at work behind him.
Nina Keck / VPR

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Nancy Harrington applies epoxy to filters to attach them to aluminum rings. Harrington is one of the 106 worker-owners at Chroma Technology in Rockingham, which will be expanding in a $19 million deal that could eventually add 26 well-paying jobs.
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Listenwise helps teachers use stories from VPR in their classrooms. To find more public radio stories and lessons for your middle and high school ELA, social studies and science classrooms you can sign up for a free Listenwise account!

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