Anna Van Dine


Anna Van Dine is a reporter and co-host of The Frequency, VPR's daily news podcast, along with Henry Epp. She first joined VPR as an intern in 2019. Prior to that, she spent time at StoryCorps, the Vermont Folklife Center, and WNYU.

Anna grew up in the Mad River Valley. She is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study

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The slow expansion of electricity in Vermont. Plus, Ripton will try to withdraw its elementary school again, the UVM Health Network’s financial recovery, and hydropower in Fair Haven.

A rental assistance program launched last month could help thousands of struggling tenants. Plus, the potential for COVID restrictions to ease sooner, school-based vaccine clinics, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Former Governor Madeleine Kunin is out with a new book of poetry. Plus, a potential task force to address sexual violence on college campuses, Medicaid funds used for police in schools, and the world’s largest marble exhibit.

Starting a business after a job loss (in a pandemic). Plus, vaccines for 12-15 year olds, a formal apology for state-sanctioned eugenics, and the possible decriminalization of buprenorphine.

BIPOC vaccine clinics are bridging a gap in ways that could help mend a racist health care system. Plus, an investigation finds Bennington police discriminated against former legislator Kiah Morris on the basis of race.

A person smiling in a chair
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After 20 years at Vermont Public Radio and 40-some years of working in news, VPR senior reporter John Dillon is retiring. When he started, he was VPR’s first full-time reporter. Over the years, he’s served as news director and worked for the New England News Collaborative, and covered agriculture, energy and the environment – as well as the Legislature.

A lawyer and a retired teacher have been locked in a legal battle over a solar development for over half a decade. And we bid adieu to our colleague John Dillon.

Suits and counter-suits surround solar developer Thomas Melone. Plus, low COVID-19 case numbers, the potential for cross-border travel, and vaccine uptake among college students.

School buses.
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As Vermont's school districts become larger and more centralized, some kids will feel the impact in how they get to and from school.

School consolidation forces longer bus rides. Plus, a debate over how to spend federal COVID relief, and bird migration.

Starting a doughnut business during the pandemic. Plus, Scott signs the LGBTQ+ ‘panic defense’ bill, a call for more aid for BIPOC-owned restaurants, and deer teeth.

A student journalist covers Green Up Day. Plus, the mental health of Vermont’s young people, vaccination expansion, and Pfizer for 12-15 year olds. Oh, and did anyone lose a cell phone?

A Williston couple is highlighted in the Netflix documentary series ‘My Love.’ Plus, a #1 vaccination rate, a walkout at UVM, and Dr. Dynasaur for undocumented Vermonters.

Vermont has big plans for summer programs for kids, but who will staff them? Plus, a low vaccination rate among 18-29 year olds, a walkout at UVM, and farmworker housing.

Vermonters who receive federal disability benefits are sometimes faced with an impossible decision. Plus, conflict over a bill that would decriminalize buprenorphine, Champlain College’s new president departs, and responsible foraging.

Watching the coronavirus engulf India. Plus, new mask rules, lead testing, and COVID-19 numbers.

The state’s plan to stop providing hotel and motel rooms to unhoused Vermonters. Plus, hopeful trends in COVID-19 numbers, the search-for-work mandate is back, and a ban on the LGBTQ+ panic defense.

What the plan to merge Castleton with Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College means for the community. Plus, the first batch of 2020 Census data, Johnson & Johnson shots available again, and COVID-19 numbers.

The return of bald eagles. Plus, the Vermont state climatologist on what the climate crisis means for the state.

What actions have lawmakers taken to reform policing, and how are they being implemented? Plus, how the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause is affecting Vermonters who are experiencing homelessness.