Karen Anderson

Traffic Associate

Karen is a Traffic Associate at VPR. She produced Sunday Bach, a program featuring the sacred Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, during its 8-year run on Vermont Public Radio. She has a BA in Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. She's worked for public radio since 2000, in areas of listener services, traffic, operations and programming. Karen served as the Assistant Program Director and On-Air Fundraising Producer for KWMU Radio in St. Louis, MO.

Children in red baseball uniforms hug each other
Phil Lux, Courtesy

Big dreams for Little Leaguers are within reach in Vermont.

A woman holds her arms up.
Elodie Reed / VPR

Drew Grant has been a Vermonter for about a month.  He's a professional ballet dancer who has performed and worked around the country, and on one recent morning, he taught an eclectic group of dancers: elementary and middle school-aged kids, plus one woman in her 80s.

A green book with the title "Higher Etiquette."
Elodie Reed / VPR

While there is no place to legally purchase marijuana in the state, law-abiding Vermonters can, if they already have it, consume it. As for how to do so politely, Lizzie Post, co-president of the Emily Post Institute, has provided a book called, "Higher Etiquette: A Guide To the World of Cannabis, From Dispensaries To Dinner Parties."

A statue of Ethan Allen outside the Vermont Statehouse on a blue-sky day.
Bob Kinzel / VPR File

Although a lot was packed into Hamilton about the life of the nation's first secretary of the treasury, some details were not told in the musical — including Alexander Hamilton's relationship with one of Vermont's founding fathers.

But biographer Willard Sterne Randall will fill in some of those gaps when he discusses Hamilton's connections to Ethan Allen with a talk at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Sunday.

The U.S. Capitol building at night.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press File

A newly released document by Vermont author Stephen Kiernan, called "Vermont To The Tenth Power," argues that the Green Mountain State should use its powers as defined under the 10th amendment of the Constitution to protect the state against harmful decisions made by the government at the federal level.

Bill McKibben at a podium in front of lawmakers gathered in the House chamber of the Vermont Statehouse
Toby Talbot / Associated Press File

Bill McKibben has been sounding the alarm on human activity adversely affecting the world's climate and ecosystems for a long time. Now the Vermont-based author has a new book titled Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?