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Get to know Alex Keefe, VPR's new All Things Considered host. You'll hear him weekday afternoons from 4-7 p.m.

My name... Alex Keefe

VPR employee since... November 10, 2014.

My job at VPR... local All Things Considered host and reporter. You'll hear me on the radio each weekday afternoon. My goal: Get you the information you need at the end of your day, help you make sense of the news and (hopefully) show you parts of Vermont you didn't know existed. Also: Ask a lot of questions.

Monday, November 17:   All Hail The New Clock/Time Change!

5:59am: Salsa Rosso: "Time After Time", from "The Guitar Collection."

6:18am: Bill Frisell: "Turn Turn Turn", from "Guitar in the Space Age."

6:30am: Fred Benedetti: "Time In A Bottle", from "Moondance: Acoustic Guitar Classics, Vol. 3."

6:32:30: Joshua Redman: "The Times They Are A-Changin'", from "Timeless Tales (For Changing Times)."

6:41: Chicago: "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", from "Chicago Transit Authority."

Monday, November 10:

5:59am: Justin Hurwitz: "Fletcher's Song In Club", from the soundtrack to the film "Whiplash."

6:20am: Go Go Penguin: "Kamaloka", from "V2.0."

6:49am: Jazz Pistols: "Mr. Smithers", from "Special Treatment."

6:58am: Bill Frisell: "Rebel Rouser", from "Guitar In the Space Age."

7:20am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Blue Pepper", from "Duke Ellington."

7:58am: Chris Joss: "Danger Buds", from "Sticks."

8:20am: Skeewiff: "Giggity", from "Private Funktion."

You may have heard the startling news recently that the CBC - Canada's public broadcaster - suspended and then fired Jian Ghomeshi, who hosted Q. He has a since been publicly accused of subjecting numerous women to violent assaults during sexual encounters.

Beginning Monday, November 17, you will notice some changes to Morning Edition as NPR implements some long-planned changes to its program clock. 

Download and print our handy guide to the new sound of Morning Edition here!

Monday, November 3:

5:59am: Vijay Iyer: "Human Nature", from "Solo."

6:20am: Papa Grows Funk: "Yakiniku", from "Live At the Leaf."

6:49am: David Cullen: "Blue Counterpoint", from "The Collection."

6:58am: Damian Erskine: "Costa Del Sol", from "Trios."

7:20am: Jazz Is Dead: "Unbroken Chain", from "Blue Light Rain."

7:58am: Morphine: "Bo's Veranda", from the soundtrack to the film "Get Shorty."

8:20am: John Zorn: "The Nameless God", from "Psychomagia."

Music beds from Morning Edition on VPR, with lots of great selections for Halloween week.

Monday, October 27:

5:59am: Stanley Clarke Band: "Bass Folk Song #7", from "Up."

6:20am: Led Zeppelin: "Ten Years Gone", from "Physical Graffiti."

6:49am: Adam Levy: "Town and Country", from the album of the same name.

6:58am: Medeski, Martin, Scofield, and Wood: "I Know You", from "Juice."

7:20am: Bill Frisell: "Just Like A Woman", from "Have A Little Faith."

7:58am: Aaron Parks: "Praise", from "Invisible Cinema."

Monday, October 20:

5:59am: Kurt Rosenwinkle: "Homage A' Mitch", from "Star of Jupiter."

6:20am: Preston Reed: "Ladies Night", from the album of the same name.

6:49am: John Scofield: "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?", from "A Moment's Peace."

6:58am: Jason Moran: "Blue Blocks", from "Ten."

7:20am: The Bad Plus: "Tom Sawyer", from "Prog."

7:58am: Mongo Santamaria: "Cold Sweat", from "Greatest Hits."

8:39am: Bill Frisell: "Come Together", from "All We Are Saying..."

Monday, October 13:

5:59am: Marcos Valle: "Os Grilos", from "Braziliance!"

6:20am: Stephane Wrembel: "Voyager", from  "Origins."

6:49am: Bill Frisell: "Telstar", from "Guitar in the Space Age."

6:58am: The Afro-Semitic Experience: "Descarga Ocho Kandelikas", from "Plea For Peace."

7:20am: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola: "Cold Cold Heart", from "Hank Williams."

7:58am: Moonstrance: "Little Field", from "Moonstrance."

8:20am: Oz Noy: "Cosmic Background", from "Fuzzy."

Monday, October 6:

5:59am: The Meters: "Here Comes the Meter Man", from the album of the same name.

6:20am: Takuya Kuroda: "Rising Son", from the album of the same name.

6:49am: Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood: "I Know You", from "Juice."

6:58am: Stanley Clarke Band: "Pop Virgil", from "Up."

7:20am: Booker T and the MG's: "Potato Hole", from the album of the same name.

7:58am: Scott Witte: "Bounce", from "Sound Shadows."

8:20am: Electric Sorcery: "The Nubian", from "Electric Sorcery."