VPR Presents

VPR's occasional series featuring compelling thoughts and ideas from a wide variety of people.

Visit the archive of VPR Presents for more discussions with politicians, justices, artists, and other thought leaders during their visits to Vermont.

VPR Presents
6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

VPR Presents Tom Ashbrook

Tom Ashbrook began hosting On Point shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But his career as a journalist years earlier. Ashbrook spoke about his career as a journalist in Manchester on November 6, 2013 as part of the Vermont Humanities Council's "First Wednesdays" series.

In this hour-long talk, Ashbrook shares his insights on the newspaper industry, the secrets to producing On Point, and why it takes ten public radio producers to make the show happen while most AM station talk shows have no producers at all.

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VPR Presents
3:00 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

VPR Presents Richard Russo

Credit (c) Elena Seibert

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm. On the day he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel, Empire Falls, Richard Russo didn't sit around waiting for a phone call from the prize committee. He spent the day playing tennis with a friend instead. When he returned home, his wife, Barbara, was standing on the front porch.

"The look on her face was one I had not seen before," Russo says. He recalls thinking that "either someone has died or I've won the Pulitzer."

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VPR Presents
10:42 am
Thu June 6, 2013

VPR Presents Tom Bodett

Credit Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett, author and regular panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me never finished college. He dropped out and began an adventure that led him to a variety of places, including Alaska. He recently spoke to graduates of the Community College of Vermont as part of their commencement ceremony. In his speech, he shares the lessons he has learned on his unconventional path.

This commencement address was recorded on June 1st at Norwich University, where CCV held its ceremony.

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Inside VPR
12:00 am
Sun September 30, 2012

VPR.net Archive

On April 15, 2013 we launched a new VPR.net. Much of the program content from the past 6 months, along with several weeks of news, migrated to the new site. The remaining news, program, and playlist content is still available in our archive.

If you're looking for something, try the site Search: it searches across the current site and the archives.

To explore the archive, visit www.vpr.net/archive.

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