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'How The Iowa Caucus Works, In 2 Minutes (Starring Legos)' won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video.
Angela Evancie & Taylor Dobbs / VPR

A podcast exploring the status of Abenaki Native Americans in Vermont and a video that uses Legos to explain the Iowa caucus won Vermont Public Radio two awards in the national Edward R. Murrow journalism competition.

Milk Street Radio Host Chris Kimball stands in the kitchen at Milk Street headquarters in Boston.
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, courtesy

Our listeners have spoken! Through a survey and in dozens of emails, scores of VPR listeners told us they love Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio!  It will now have a permanent home on our program schedule Sunday afternoons at 2!

Artwork by Joanna Bodenweber

On Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. VPR hosted a new, streamlined version of the annual Commentator Brunch at our recently expanded Colchester facility on the theme: SLEUTH! UNCOVERING THE TRUTH!

Sara Simon / VPR

In recent months we’ve heard from more listeners using Alexa, and similar intelligent personal assistants, to listen to Vermont Public Radio. We wanted to give you an update on what works, and what we’re working on to make VPR news, music and podcasts easily accessible when you need it.

Anna Ste. Marie

If you've tuned into the evening news recently, you may have noticed a new voice behind the mic. That's Henry Epp, a life-long public radio listener and seasoned reporter who joined VPR as local host of All Things Considered in May. Get to know Henry in our latest Staff Spotlight!

Thanks to amazing support from our community, we have raised more than $9.9 million towards our $10 million goal for the VPR Next Capital Campaign.

Vermont Gives

VPR is a proud partner in Vermont Gives, a statewide 24­-hour challenge to celebrate and support the local nonprofits that are essential to our quality of life here in Vermont. Vermont Gives Day is Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. through Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m.

John W. Poole / NPR

Invisibilia returns to VPR for a four-week series this Saturday. Invisibilia is Latin for "the invisible things" and the program explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Invisibilia weaves incredible human stories with fascinating new psychological and brain science in in a way that may help you see new possibilities for how to think, behave and live.

Robert Resnik will be taking some time away from VPR and All The Traditions this summer for a personal leave. In the meantime, we'll be rebroadcasting some of Robert's favorite programs from over the years.

The All The Traditions calendar will also be on hiatus during this time. To find upcoming shows in the area, please check out listings from the Vermont Arts Council and Seven Days.

Protect My Public Media

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration sent a full budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2018. Like the “skinny budget” blueprint released earlier this spring, it proposes elimination of federal funding for public media. Visit protectmypublicmedia.org to contact Congress, tweet your support and recruit your friends and neighbors to become advocates for public media.

VPR 107.9 in Burlington and VPR Classical 106.9 in Woodstock will be off the air for maintenance at various times this month. You can listen online here at VPR.net or via your stream player of choice.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

We’re changing the notifications you receive from the VPR mobile apps to give you more control over what you get from VPR. You can now control the categories of notifications you receive from VPR, rather than simply an all-or-nothing approach.

We recently published our 2016 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 explore the report here. Thanks so much for listening to and supporting VPR, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Photo: Angela Evancie/VPR / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie/VPR

This event has been postponed. The legislature is late in adjourning so we're delaying News & Brews until May 24th, 6:00 at Stowe Cider. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend. We hope to see you there.

Update 5/12/17: This event is now full. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, email Ty Robertson at trobertson@vpr.net.

VPR

Brian Donahue, VPR’s Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration, will leave the station in June to become Chief Operating Officer of the new Essex Westford School District.

NEPR

Broadcast journalist Henry Epp will join Vermont Public Radio this month as the local host and reporter for the afternoon NPR news program All Things Considered.

Henry comes to VPR from New England Public Radio (WFCR) in western Massachusetts, where he was the local host of Morning Edition. He got his start in radio as an intern at WFCR in 2011, later becoming a reporter and frequent substitute host of All Things Considered.

Milk Street

Starting this Sunday, Milk Street Radio With Christopher Kimball will air several weeks on VPR for a test run. It’s a new program that seeks to change the way we think about food by exploring culture and cooking around the world. We’re asking you to take a listen and respond to our survey to let us know what you think.

The boom in podcast popularity may have you wondering: What exactly are podcasts, where do I find them, and how do I listen?

Photo: Courtesy Apartment 3 / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie/VPR

We're recording the next Live From The Fort show and you’re invited to be part of the audience. Come hang out in VPR’s Studio One for a live performance by Burlington garage rock band Apartment 3 on Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Patti Daniels
VPR

Patti Daniels, executive producer of Vermont Edition, VPR's flagship public affairs program, will step down from her position at the end of August.

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