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Morning Edition
9:01 am
Mon September 1, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 9/1/14

Monday, September 1: Happy Labor Day!

5:59am: Herbie Hancock: "Scarborough Fair", from "The New Standard."

6:20am: Shawn Lee and the Ping Pong Orchestra: "Mystery Train", from "Miles of Styles."

6:49am: Thelonius Monk: "Work", from "Thelonius Monk and Sonny Rollins."

6:58am: The Waybacks: "Mind Your Own Business>Andy Griffith Theme", from "Way Live."

7:20am: Penguin Cafe Orchestra: "In the Back of a Taxi", from "Broadcasting From Home."

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VPR Blog
10:36 am
Thu August 28, 2014

A Fond Farewell To Our Summer Intern

Catherine Clare Hays, showing off the mad skills she learned this summer in audio editing.

Each semester and summer, VPR's Journalism Fund provides funding for the News Department to hire an undergraduate college intern, who learns the ropes of public radio and assists with the production of Vermont Edition. This summer, we were blessed with the talents and southern charm of Middlebury College student Catherine Clare Hays. As she begins her fall semester, we share with you some of her parting thoughts on interning, public broadcasting and what it's like behind the scenes at VPR.

Would you mind spelling that?

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Morning Edition
9:01 am
Wed August 27, 2014

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 8/27/14

Wednesday, August 27:

5:59am: Ryan Miller: "Hairy Arms", from the soundtrack to the film "Safety Not Guaranteed."

6:20am: Thelonius Monk: "I Mean You", from "Straight, No Chaser."

6:49am: String Cheese Incident: "Take 5", from "Carnival '99."

6:58am: Laurence Juber and Preston Reed: "Last Train", from "Groovemasters, Vol. 1."

7:20am: The Bad Plus: "Gold Prisms Incorporated", from "Inevitable Western."

7:58am: Doug Perkins: "Patagonia Waltz", from "Music For Flat-Top Guitar."

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VPR Blog
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.

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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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