VPR News

The empty site of the proposed mall redevelopment in downtown Burlington.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

Burlington Officials, Developers Tight-Lipped About Changes To Stalled Mall Project

After years of delays and broken promises, the Burlington city council apparently learned of more problems with the $200 million CityPlace redevelopment project Monday night. So far, however, no details have been shared with the public.

Read More

Subscribe To The VPR News Podcast

Young At Art

A man in a pink shirt stands by a pond.
Elodie Reed / VPR

'Unhinged Rhythms And Unbridled Expression': Composer Matthew Evan Taylor

For as long as he can remember, Matthew Evan Taylor has been intrigued by sound.

Read More

Look at a picture of the Apollo 11 launch and you'll probably notice the rocket's pointed tip and the fire coming from the five giant engines in the first stage of the 36-story-tall Saturn V rocket.

What you might miss is arguably the most important part of the entire thing: the command module.

Rebecca Holcombe, former Education Secretary, will run for governor of Vermont.
Taylor Dobbs / VPR File

Rebecca Holcombe, former education secretary, will run for governor of Vermont.

Seeing a doctor by video conference is becoming more and more common. According to one estimate, in just five years more doctor’s visits will happen virtually than in person in the U.S.

In New Hampshire, this explosion of telemedicine is being heralded by some as a solution to health care problems like long wait times, rural access, and workforce shortages.

But questions remain whether telemedicine will be able to deliver.

Two years after it released the first season of the show 13 Reasons Why with a graphic suicide scene, Netflix has announced that it has edited it out.

The idea of Champ being real is exciting, but "Vermont Edition" explores whether a sea monster could even exist in Lake Champlain.
Jennifer Morton / Flickr

Scores of people have seen Champ in Lake Champlain. And Memphre in Lake Memphremagog. So they've got to be real, right? Vermont Edition explores the lore and the biology of our beloved lake monsters.

Looking up at Green Mountain College entrance.
Nina Keck / VPR

The process of what comes next for three closed Vermont colleges has been a little different for each campus as they try to sell or reimagine how the physical infrastructure can be used. In at least one of these cases, that project has become mired in lawsuits.

Exterior of Granby Central School, a white building
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

There will soon be a local history museum in the Northeast Kingdom town of Granby. The organization opening the museum — inside a 19th-century schoolhouse — is the same group responsible for bringing electricity to the town decades ago.

The number of cases of children entering the foster care system due to parental drug use has more than doubled since 2000, according to research published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

A pile of ten books stacked on top of each other.
Mitch Wertlieb / VPR

Ten books have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Vermont Book Award, including two different works by the same writer. 

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill into law that provides a procedure for the annulment of arrests or convictions for possession of three-quarters or less of an ounce of marijuana.


Brave Little State

Chain-link fence surrounds an overgrown area in downtown Newport where buildings once stood.
Liam Elder-Connors / VPR

What's The Plan For The 'Pit' In The Middle Of Newport?

A development project gone wrong. A community living with the fallout. And an uncertain path forward.

Read More
More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.

Gunshots Series

A pistol on a whit background.
Taylor Dobbs, Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

Gunshots Project Update: Takeaways From 2018 Gun Death Data

More people died from gunshots in Vermont in 2018 than any year since at least 2011, according to the most recent update to the Vermont Public Radio gunshot database.

Read More

VPR Blog

Starting June 24, 2019, 'All Things Considered' host Henry Epp will be reading two extra local newscasts at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

More Local News Coming To All Things Considered

Beginning Monday, June 24, you will notice some changes to All Things Considered on VPR as we make room for more local news.

Read More

A Beginner's Guide To Podcasts

A Beginner's Guide To Podcasts

Not sure how the whole podcasting thing works? We're here to help.

Eye On The Sky

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids

Younggi-Kim / istock

What Is Electricity?

Where does electricity come from? What is electricity made of? Who invented it? How does electricity work? What are electrons made of? Where does static electricity come from? How is it generated? Why don't we use lightning as a power source? How does electricity power things? Electrical Engineer Paul Hines answers our questions, in part one of our live call-in program. Hines is a professor at the University of Vermont and co-founder of Packetized Energy.

Read More

2019 Summer Music Festival Guide

Your go-to resource for music events across the region this summer.

VPR Wins National Murrow Award For Overall Excellence

This award recognizes the full scope and impact of what a news organization produces — including breaking news, newscasts, features, continuing coverage and digital presence.