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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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VPR Blog
2:16 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Listen Up: VPR Now On iTunes Radio

To better serve our audience, VPR has been working hard to provide our distinctive programming on as many platforms as possible.

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Inside VPR
1:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Leaving Their Legacy

Theodore and Donald Boniface, members of the Phillips Legacy Society.
Credit The Bonifaces

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.

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VPR Blog
10:30 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Join Us Sunday At The Listener Picnic

2013 VPR Picnic
Herb Ross

Update, 7/26/14: While there is a chance of rain in the forecast, the site has a large pavilion for cover as well as the gallery in the barn and restaurant.

This year's VPR Listener Picnic is on Sunday, July 27 from 11-2 at Lareau Farm, home of American Flatbread, in Waitsfield. Admission to the picnic is free and we'll be there rain or shine.

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VPR Blog
10:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

The Takeaway And Science Friday Coming To VPR At 2 P.M.

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

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.

The Takeaway

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Morning Edition
9:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 7/21/14

Monday, July 21:

5:59am: Jeff Hamilton Trio: "On and On", from "Red Sparkle."

6:20am: Omaha Diner: "Wishing Well", from "Omaha Diner."

6:49am: Steve Miller Band: "Wild Mountain Honey", from "Fly Like An Eagle."

6:58am: Phish: "Half the Way To the Moon", from "Fuego."

7:20am: Colman Brothers: "Momo", from "Colman Brothers."

7:58am: Soulive: "Revolution", from "Rubber Soulive."

8:20am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Good Times Roll", from "Cars."

8:39am: Regina Carter: "See See Rider", from "Southern Comfort."

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VPR Blog
8:34 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Choosing Vermont: Who Are The State's Young Professionals?

Outdoor attractions like Camel's Hump add to the active lifestyle that keeps some young Vermonters in-state. But many others see more opportunity for career growth in major cities.
ErikaMitchell Thinkstock

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?

Morning Edition
8:58 am
Mon July 14, 2014

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

Monday, July 14:

5:59am: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: "Caravan", from "Money Jungle."

6:20am: Lemongrass: "Fritz the Cat", from "Future Jazz Cafe, Vol. 2."

6:49am: Pete Huttlinger: "I Wish", from "Finger Picking Wonder."

6:58am: New Mastersounds: "Minx", from "Your Love Is Mine."

7:20am: Zane Carney: "Gambit", from "Amalgam."

7:58am: The Mills Brothers: "Glow-Worm", from the album of the same name.

8:20am: Bill Frisell: "Wildwood Flower", from "Ghost Town."

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