Jonathan Butler

Director Of Digital Strategies

Jonathan is the Director of Digital Strategies and is part of the team that helps meet VPR's mission of public service through digital services and products.

He joined VPR in 2007 with over a decade of experience leading digital teams, developing web sites and applications for a wideranging set of clients, including start-ups, a museums and even a sailing center. Since then, he has managed VPR's digital team during the evolution of, the emergence of mobile platforms and social media and the growth of podcasts and on-demand listening. In that time, VPR's digital service to the audience has grown, and even won some awards.

In his current role, Jonathan helps ensure that VPR's digital platforms and sites are all working well for the audience, so if you have any issues or feedback with, our live streams, podcasts or mobile apps, please Contact Us.

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UPDATE: We just released new versions of the VPR apps for iOS and Android devices and both are available for update/install from their respective app stores. Here's what you need to know. is changing to
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Vermont Public Radio’s website and digital products changed from to While you’ll notice this change when you hear our website referenced on the air, all of the online services will redirect automatically and the change should be a seamless experience. Maintenance

Oct 12, 2018
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Follow this post for information about maintenance work on the weekend of 10/12/18.

Update: All VPR Online Streams came back online around 2:20 p.m. If you still have trouble with the streams, or any VPR service, please send us a message. Thanks again for your patience during this planned maintenance: we don't anticipate another service outage any time soon.

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In recent months we’ve heard from more people using Alexa and similar "smart speakers" to listen to Vermont Public Radio. We're using this post to give you the latest information along with tips for the easiest ways to use Alexa to hear the latest VPR news, music and podcasts. uses the comment platform Disqus to enable comments by visitors to
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We’re changing the notifications you receive from the VPR mobile apps to give you more control over what you get from VPR. You can now control the categories of notifications you receive from VPR, rather than simply an all-or-nothing approach.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

The Eye On The Night Sky podcast has moved: make sure you update your podcast subscriptions so you don't miss an episode.

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Who leads the race for president and the key statewide offices in Vermont? What are the top issues on voters' minds and how much do they trust some of Vermont's institutions? VPR has once again partnered with The Castleton Polling Institute to ask Vermonters what you think about the big issues facing our state and the choices voters face on Nov. 8.

As a VPR listener, you're probably aware that we've been working hard for the past several years to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio landscape.

Our goal is to continue to provide the news, music and programming you want and in the way that you want it, so I'm inviting you to share your feedback about technology in our eighth annual Public Radio Tech Survey conducted with Jacobs Media.

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What do Vermonters think about the coming election? What about renewable energy? Guns? Marijuana? School consolidation? The VPR Poll has some answers.

The new version of the VPR App is now available for Android. Visit Google Play to install the app or update it if you already have it. (UPDATED 7/21/2015)

We're rolling out a new VPR Audio Player at 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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NPR Music returns to Austin for coverage of the 2014 South by Southwest Festival.

Listen to the live webcast Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The lineup includes Perfect Pussy, Eagulls, Kelis, Damon Albarn and St. Vincent. On Friday at noon tune in for the SXSW keynote address delivered by Lady Gaga.

View the schedule and hear the performances from NPR Music's SXSW Showcase 2014.



This stream was updated on 6/24/14. The content and schedule were changed to add All The Traditions with Robert Resnik! Check out the new stream, VPR Replay, and review the frequently asked questions.

Original Post, 1/28/14


The VPR iPhone App has been completely redesigned and it's now available for free from the App Store.

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NPR Music presents Arcade Fire live in concert from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The Montreal-based indie rock band will perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, the follow-up to their Grammy winning 2011 release The Suburbs.

When Tropical Storm Irene raged through Vermont it shattered homes and businesses, roads and bridges. 1,400 households were displaced.  Many people were left with nothing, except the muddied remnants of their belongings. Some lost their homes and their jobs. The storm had eroded the foundations of many people’s lives. But others reached out to help.

Interactive Map Of FEMA Funds Distributed/Allocated In Vermont

Updates To

Apr 15, 2013

Today we rolled out some major updates to Since you're reading this blog post, you may have noticed some of them. The key upgrades to the site include: