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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.

Update for June 15: Thank you! VPR met its June 2015 membership drive goal of $325,000 early Saturday morning, after just three days and two hours of traditional pledge drive fundraising. It was one of the shortest drives in VPR history. More than 3,000 listeners contributed to the effort.

Looking for that song you heard during Morning Edition? Check out the Morning Edition program page to find the list of "music beds" Mitch played; if you still have questions (or feedback) send us an email. Thank you!

Monday, June 15:

5:59am: Branford Marsalis: "Bullworth", from "Requiem."

6:07am: McCoy Tyner: "The Greeting", from "The Greeting."

After five generations, Emily Post’s family continues the tradition of bringing etiquette advice to the airwaves with Awesome Etiquette, a weekly feature on VPR.

Monday, June 8:

5:59am: Bud Powell: "Jor Du", from "Live In Paris."

6:07am: Happy Apple: "The Treetops Of A Bad Neighborhood", from

6:18am: Sex Mob: "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand", from "Dime Grind Palace."

6:30am: Charlie Hunter: "Fine Corinthian Leather", from "Baboon Strength."

6:41am: Dj Dimi: "Trippin'," from "Zen Lounge."

6:50am: Soulive and Karl Denson: "Spark", from "Spark!"

6:59am: Medeski, Martin, and Wood: "Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself", from "It's A Jungle In Here."

This week, Vermont Public Radio broke ground on an $8 million expansion and renovation of its headquarters, located in Colchester’s historic Fort Ethan Allen district.

“This project represents the next step in VPR’s evolution as a public media organization serving the state of Vermont,” said VPR President Robin Turnau. “Our improved facilities will allow us to enhance and expand our public service while engaging the community in new and innovative ways.”

Monday, June 1:

5:59am: Charles Mingus: "Theme For Lester Young", from "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus."

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

6:30am: Shawn Lee Ping Pong Orchestra: "Hey Ya", from "Hits the Hits."

6:41am: Jeff Coffin: "A Half Sleep", from "Into the Air."

6:59am: Rock Candy Funk Party: "Root Down", from "We Want Groove."

7:18am: Bill Frisell: "The Big One", from "Big Sur."

7:30am: Soulive: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", from "Rubber Soulive."

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