Angela Evancie

Managing Editor for Podcasts

Angela Evancie is VPR's managing editor for podcasts and the host of VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, Brave Little State.

Angela joined VPR's news team in 2013 as as a digital producer; she became the station's first digital editor for news in 2015. Her work on the team helped earn VPR numerous national awards, including a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Video award for a Lego explanation of how the Iowa caucus works, a 2015 Associated Press Media Editors (APME) Community Engagement award for VPR's Traces Project and a 2014 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) award for VPR's multimedia campaign coverage. In 2015, her story about the difficulty of determining what's local at Trader Joe's was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award in the writing category.

In 2016, Angela and former VPR All Things Considered host Alex Keefe launched Brave Little State, a podcast about curiosity and Vermont that aims to make journalism more inclusive, more transparent and more fun. The fifth episode of the show, about Vermont's Abenaki Native Americans, earned a national Edward R. Murrow award for news documentary. 

Angela has contributed work to NPR, This American Life and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She launched her journalism career with a 2010 Compton Mentor Fellowship and a 2011 Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. 

Angela attended Middlebury College and holds a master of arts degree from the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English. A native of Addison County, she now lives in the Upper Valley.

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Vermont Rep. Peter Welch has thrown his support behind the presidential candidacy of his fellow congressional delegate, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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What does a political revolution sound like? If you're Bernie Sanders, it's an eclectic medley of rap, blues, rock n' roll, country and reggae.

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When we asked our audience (that's you) for questions about the Iowa caucuses, a lot of people were curious about the unorthodox process of caucusing.

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As 2015 draws to a close, we've taken a look through our archives for the sound that best captures some of events that unfolded this year. 

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The Monkton-based musician Jamie Masefield has been improvising on the jazz mandolin for decades. Like many musicians, he has a second job – and it involves some heavy lifting.

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The forest fires in California and the Pacific Northwest may feel very far away, but crews of local firefighters and Forest Service employees have been rotating out to those locations all summer to provide relief and assistance in fire suppression.

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If you're a parent, the thought of talking to your kids about sex might strike fear into your heart. But you should be having these conversations by the time your kids are in first grade, according to Cindy Pierce

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Green burial, an eco-friendly alternative to conventional steel-lined caskets and embalming, has risen in popularity within the funeral industry in recent years. A new state law codifies Vermont's approach to natural burial and the creation of green cemeteries.

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The state of Vermont has partnered with a Westminster farm to sell food at a new year-round market set to open in Boston next month. 

Harlow Farm will operate Harlow's Vermont Farmstand at the Boston Public Market, and will sell its own organic produce, in addition to dairy and maple products from around the state.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is breaking out the Ben & Jerry’s for the formal kickoff of his presidential campaign on Tuesday. There are a lot of moving parts, but here’s what we know for sure:

The Event Will Be At 5 p.m. In Waterfront Park In Burlington On Tuesday, May 26

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Back in January, Vermont Edition aired an interview with the National Geographic photographer Nathan Benn, whose 1970s photographs of Vermont and beyond are on display at the Shelburne Museum in an exhibit called Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures, 1972-1990. One of the photos from the exhibition that we posted online showed a man that several people recognized, more than 40 years later.

Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a release posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The voluntary recall, announced on April 8, includes Sabra Classic Hummus packages of various sizes (10 oz, 30 oz, 32 oz), the Sabra Classic Hummus six-pack and Sabra’s Classic/Garlic Hummus dual pack.

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Debate about school funding has long involved discussions about tuitioning, where students attend schools in districts other than their own with funding from their home districts.

These can be public schools, independent schools — even, in some cases, schools out of state or in Canada. In South Burlington, there are many schools enrolling school choice students just miles away from one another, including the public South Burlington High School and the independent Vermont Commons School.

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The Alchemist brewery has joined 23 breweries across the country in a pledge to reduce their operations' greenhouse emissions and to join the call for substantive action on climate change.

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As Vermonters, we're used to our cheese and our beer and our spirits cleaning up at national and international competitions. But a San Francisco-based award recently bestowed on two Vermont producers recognizes culinary achievement in an unorthodox category: preserves.

Nathan Benn / Shelburne Museum

When Nathan Benn was a very young photographer in the early 1970s, he got an assignment from National Geographic to go shoot pictures of Vermont. When you look at those photographs now, many of which were never published in the magazine, they are so clearly from a different era.

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Your Christmas tree may be dry and droopy and dropping its needles, but as far as the goats at Pine Island Farm are concerned, it's looking pretty tasty.

That's according to Karen Fruedenberger, project manager at the Vermont Goat Collaborative in Colchester, which is currently soliciting unwanted Christmas trees, a.k.a. goat snacks, on its Facebook page.

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Today, the term farm-to-table signifies the epitome of local food. But nearly 200 years ago, it meant something entirely different when Thanksgiving turkeys traveled hundreds of miles from Vermont farms to Massachusetts tables — on foot.

"Turkey drives" were an autumnal tradition from the 1800s to the early 1900s, and involved the overland strolling of flocks of turkeys from all corners of Vermont to their destination — and demise — in Boston.

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Before a recent batch of the Cellars at Jasper Hill's Bayley Hazen Blue cheese was finished aging, before it was ready to sell, and before it would be crowned – or rinded? – "World's Best Unpasteurized Cheese" at the World Cheese Awards in London, its makers knew they had something special.


Food grown and produced in Vermont may soon be making an appearance at a new market opening in Boston. The initiative is part of a new "domestic export program" called for by an economic development bill signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin earlier this year.