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12:31 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Diversity Workshops At VPR

Keith Woods leads a workshop with VPR staff
Michelle Owens

This week, the VPR staff participated in two days of workshops on diversity. The sessions were led by Keith Woods, NPR's Vice President of Diversity in Programming and Operations, and Luis Clemens, editor of NPR's Code Switch project.

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VPR Blog
11:23 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The Moth Story SLAM Series Comes To Vermont

Another packed house for the April 15 StorySlam at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington
Angela Evancie

Updated April 16: The first two StorySlam competitions at Skinny Pancake were sold out events, and testament to the incredible storytellers we have here in Vermont! 

We've received a few questions about how to get tickets. They are available directly from The Moth's website, and they generally go on sale one week before the event. 

All the stories are being recorded for possible broadcast or feature on The Moth's You Tube channel.

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VPR Blog
3:18 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Thank Your Mom With A Mother's Day Gift From VPR

You brush your teeth. You’re kind to animals. And you support your public radio station. This Mother's Day, show your mom what a good kid she raised by saying thanks with a Lemon LuLu cake or a Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Package from VPR.

Order online or call 1-800-639-6391 by Friday, May 2. We’ll send you a great gift for Mom and you’ll get more of the news, music, and conversation you love.  

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VPR Blog
9:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

VPR's Online Donation Form Not Affected By Heartbleed Bug

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We want to assure our supporters that VPR's online donation page is safe from the Heartbleed Bug, an online security vulnerability. 

We use Blackbaud Payment Service, Blackbaud Merchant Services, and Netcommunity to process our membership payments. Last week our vendor assured us that all sites remain secure and your personal information has not been compromised. 

Morning Edition
9:01 am
Mon April 14, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/14/14

Monday, April 14th:

5:59am: McCoy Tyner: "Contemplation", from "Guitars."

6:20am: Sun Ra: "I'll Get By", from "Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue."

6:49am: David Cullen: "Sugar Magnolia", from "Grateful Guitar."

6:58am: Brad Mehldau: "Got Me Wrong", from "Where Do You Start."

7:20am: Ben Flocks: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", from "Battle Mountain."

7:58am: Doug Perkins: "Snowflake Jig", from "Music for Flat-Top Guitar."

8:20am: RJD2: "All For U", from "Magnificent City Instrumentals."

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VPR Blog
2:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Explore The Gardens And Food Of Barcelona And Provence With Charlie Nardozzi

Fall in the Mediterranean. It's a blend of gardens still in bloom, food markets overflowing with produce, pleasant weather, and lots of fun. Join VPR’s Garden Journal host, Charlie Nardozzi, on this VPR trip to explore the gardens and food of Barcelona, Spain and Provence, France September 16- 25, 2014.

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VPR Blog
2:20 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Discover Morocco With Steve Zind

VPR’s Senior Reporter and Special Projects Producer Steve Zind provided listeners with absorbing reporting from Iran in 2004, 2005 and 2009. This June he’ll be exploring the wonders of Morocco, and you can travel along with him!

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VPR Blog
1:07 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Read VPR's 2013 Annual Report

VPR's 2013 Annual Report
VPR

We recently published our 2013 Annual Report, which includes financial information, photos, and a look at VPR's impact in the community, thanks to the help of loyal members and listeners like you.  You can download VPR’s 2013 Annual Report here. Thanks so much for listening to and supporting VPR! 

Dorothy's List
3:14 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Dorothy's List: Introducing The New DCF List

HMH Books for Young Readers

The annual cycle for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s book award begins in the spring, when the nominating committee releases the Master List of 30 titles. The books on the list are aimed at readers in grades four through eight. The committee aims to have something on the list for every reader in that age range – from novels to nonfiction picture books. To be eligible to vote for the winner, students must read at least five books on the list.

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Morning Edition
9:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/7/14

Monday, April 7th:

5:59am: Steely Dan: "Do It Again", from "Can't Buy a Thrill."

6:20am: Bud Powell: "Jor Du", from "Bud Powell in Paris."

6:49am: Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls: "A Phase Shifter I'm Going Through", from "Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls."

6:58am: Crimson Jazz Trio: "Three of a Perfect Pair", from "King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 1."

7:20am: Aaron Parks: "Nemesis", from "Invisible Cinema."

7:58am: Grateful Dead: "The Wheel", Live from Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI., 8/7/82.

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