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UPDATED: What an amazing day! Our original goal for our Giving Tuesday effort was 1,700 gifts, which would have matched last year's campaign. Instead, we received 1,826 gifts! As a result, 33,846 meals will be provided to Vermonters in need via the Vermont Foodbank, thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation. Your incredible generosity of spirit continues to astound us. We feel so fortunate to be able to serve this community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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This Thanksgiving holiday, join VPR and VPR Classical for entertaining and insightful programming and beautiful classical music as you spend time with family and friends.

As we are all witnessing, the election has pulled at the fabric of our country like few elections before. Regardless of politics, the election of a new President is a time of transition and uncertainty for many. It is more important now than ever before to have a source of independent, fact-based news where you can hear multiple perspectives on issues and events; investigative journalism that holds public officials accountable; and where you can engage with people whose politics are informed by different beliefs from your own.

UPDATED: 107.9 WVPS and 90.9 WOXR were temporarily off the air on Friday, November 18, 2016. This also affected our translators at 99.5 and 94.7 in Montpelier. The outage began around 1 p.m. Reception has now been restored.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

The Eye On The Night Sky podcast has moved: make sure you update your podcast subscriptions so you don't miss an episode.

We want to extend a huge thanks to our 12,500 Sustaining Members - and offer you a chance to save money for VPR, see your support go further and enter for a chance to win an iPad Air!

Vermont Public Radio will broadcast six live candidate debates leading up to the General Election on November 8, moderated by Bob Kinzel, Peter Hirschfeld and Jane Lindholm.

Most of our live debates will air during Vermont Edition. The debate schedule is as follows:

Attorney General: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12-1 p.m.

  • Deb Bucknam (R)
  • TJ Donovan (D)

State Treasurer: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12-1 p.m.

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From Tuesday Oct. 25 through Thursday Nov. 3, VPR will host debates for statewide offices – and we want to include your questions in each forum.

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Vermont Public Radio has elected three new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms.

Sudershan Adhikari, a Nepalese refugee has lived in Vermont since 2012. He opened The Spice Trader's Kitchen restaurant in Winooski less than three years later and now employs five people including Bhakta Pradhan at work behind him.
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Listenwise helps teachers use stories from VPR in their classrooms. To find more public radio stories and lessons for your middle and high school ELA, social studies, and science classrooms you can sign up for a free Listenwise account!

Nancy Harrington applies epoxy to filters to attach them to aluminum rings. Harrington is one of the 106 worker-owners at Chroma Technology in Rockingham, which will be expanding in a $19 million deal that could eventually add 26 well-paying jobs.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Listenwise helps teachers use stories from VPR in their classrooms. To find more public radio stories and lessons for your middle and high school ELA, social studies and science classrooms you can sign up for a free Listenwise account!

What a week! We’re thrilled to report that VPR raised more than $402,000 during the launch of the “grassroots” phase of the VPR Next Capital Campaign, which has been matched 100 percent by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. Overall, we’ve raised more than $8.75 million of our $10 million goal from more than 1,500 supporters. 

Here's how one listener summed up why she supported VPR Next:

Read on for frequently asked questions about the VPR Next Capital Campaign.

What is the Next Campaign?
The VPR Next Campaign is a VPR Next is a $10 million campaign that will transform and allow VPR to serve its community better than ever before. The initiative will fund a renovated and expanded facility, news and programming innovation, and a public studio for convening events, discussions and music performances.

No Makeup is a new VPR partner podcast sharing authentic stories of women who ‘take off their makeup’ and tell us about their lives. They talk about their personal and professional challenges and share a few words of advice.

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Vermont Public Radio has received a $1 million commitment from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation in support of the VPR Next Campaign.

VPR Classical’s Rutland station at 92.5 is moving to 99.1. 

 

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We are thrilled to share with you that VPR Classical Managing Producer Kari Anderson and her husband Neel welcomed a son to the world in late July. All are doing well and we have it on good authority that Aki has already become an avid listener.

Kari will be away on maternity leave until late October and we hope you’ll enjoy classical music on weekday mornings from VPR Classical's Linda Radtke.

Please join us in congratulating Kari and her growing family!

As part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour, StoryCorps is coming back to Burlington! The MobileBooth — an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio — will be parked at the Burlington Waterfront right outside of the ECHO Center August 4 through September 2 to collect stories from Vermonters like you!

Oh, Baby!

Aug 8, 2016
Courtesy of Jane Lindholm

VPR's youngest listener was born on Thursday. We're pleased to announce that Vermont Edition host Jane Lindholm gave birth to daughter Carys Ray on August 4. The nine-pound, two-ounce redhead was welcomed by the whole family, including big brother Dylan.

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