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4:51 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

VPR A Go-Go... Again

My Place Host Joel Najman spins discs at the first VPR A Go-Go in 2013.
Michelle Owens VPR

VPR's epic 60's dance party with Joel Najman was such a success last year, we're doing it again! Join us on Saturday night, September 27 at Higher Ground in South Burlington for VPR A Go-Go part two.

Joel Najman, host of VPR’s My Place, will be back at the turntable for an evening of 60s dance music. Pull on your bellbottoms and let your hair down, spend the night dancing to tunes from the decade that took us from beach parties to Woodstock

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VPR Blog
2:25 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

We're Fighting Hunger In Vermont. You Can Help.

What if you could support your public radio station and fight hunger in Vermont at the same time?

Well, now you can. Vermont Public Radio has joined forces with the Vermont Foodbank and Hannaford Supermarkets to help our neighbors in need of food assistance. 

For every gift to VPR right now and through our September Membership Drive, Hannaford Supermarkets will donate 10 meals to the Vermont Foodbank.

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Morning Edition
8:56 am
Mon August 11, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 8/11/14

Monday, August 11:

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

6:20am: Earl Klugh: "Cast Your Fate to the Wind", from "The Best of Earl Klugh, Vol. 2."

6:49am: Chris Joss: "Charmer", from "Sticks."

6:58am: Lee Ritenour: "Fat Albert Rotunda", from "Rhythm Sessions."

7:20am: Adrian Legg: "My Blackbird Sings All Night", from "Inheritance."

7:58am: Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band: "Pie, Part 2", from "Throwback."

8:20am: Cory Henry: "Afro Brooklyn", from "First Steps."

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VPR Digital
2:10 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Listen With The New VPR Audio Player

A screen capture of the new VPR Audio Player

We're rolling out a new VPR Audio Player at VPR.net to work in more browsers, across more devices, to serve more listeners. The new player is available now here. Please try it out on your computers, smartphones and tablets, send us a message and let is know what you think

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Morning Edition
9:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 8/6/14

Wednesday, August 6:

5:59am: Pete Marinovich: "2nd Voice", from the album of the same name.

6:20am: Michael Reis: "Purple Rain", from "A Young Mind."

6:49am: Organissimo: "Play Nice", from "This Is the Place."

6:58am: Stephane Wrembel: "La Foule", from "Introducing Stephane Wrembel."

7:20am: Medeski, Martin, and Wood: "Nostalgia in Times Square", from "Free Magic."

7:58am: Cirkestra: "Cloud Swing", from "Alice."

8:20am: Twiddle: "Jamflowman", from "Live at Nectar's."

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VPR Blog
10:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

New 2 p.m. Programs: The Takeaway And Science Friday

VPR will begin airing The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Science Friday with Ira Flatow on weekdays at 2 p.m.

Two new programs debuted weekday afternoons at 2 during the week of August 4. You can now enjoy The Takeaway with John Hockenberry Monday - Thursday, and Science Friday with Ira Flatow on Friday.

The Takeaway

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Night Sky
11:21 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Eye On The Sky Star-Gazing Party

Meteorologist Mark Breen will help us identify the stars in Vermont's night sky.
kamuelaboy Morguefile

Take your radio and a blanket into the backyard and tune in to VPR for our Eye on the Sky Star-Gazing Party.

VPR's Ric Cengeri speaks with Mark Breen, Planetarium Director of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He answers your questions about the stars, planets and constellations. 

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1:40 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Innovation Hub Airs Saturday

Kara Miller, host of Innovation Hub, stands in the studio at WGBH in Boston, where the program is produced. VPR will air the program Saturdays at 1 p.m. from August 4 through August 30.
Innovation Hub

Listen Saturday at 1 p.m. for Innovation Hub, a new summer program series we're trying out.

Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers, from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation and more.

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Morning Edition
9:01 am
Mon July 28, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 7/28/14

Monday, July 28:

5:59am: Oscar Moore Quartet with Carl Perkins: "Samson and Delilah Theme", from "Oscar Moore Quartet with Carl Perkins."

6:20am: Allman Brothers: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", from "A Decade of Hits."

6:49am: String Cheese Incident: "Way Back Home", Live from the Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA., 10/26/02.

6:58am: Umphrey's McGee: "Black Water", Live from Wanee Music Festival, Oakland, FL., 4/12/14.

7:20am: Hiromi: "Ue Wo Muite Aruko", from "Sonicbloom."

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VPR Blog
9:28 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Host Neal Charnoff Leaving VPR

VPR's All Things Considered Host Neal Charnoff

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.

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