Ty Robertson

Coordinator of Community Engagement

Ty began her career at VPR in 1996 as a volunteer working as Robert Resnik's production assistant on All the Traditions and helping out behind the scenes at membership drives. She joined the staff in 1997 and has been producing engagement and donor events for VPR ever since.

With a background in the visual and performing arts and magazine publishing, she's still not sure how she landed in radio, but says she couldn't be happier than to spend her days working alongside some of the most interesting and dynamic people in the community!


Ways to Connect

But Why Live! In The NEK
Zachary Stevens / For VPR

VPR and Catamount Arts present Jane Lindholm and friends in a live version of the podcast But Why featuring live birds! Join us Monday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Alexander Twilight Theatre at Northern Vermont University — Lyndon for a fun family show.

Join us for VPR A Go Go on May 11
Vikki Day / For VPR

Dig out your bell bottoms and dance the winter away at VPR A-Go-Go: Spring Fling. Join host Joel Najman for VPR's first ever dance party and live broadcast of My Place on Saturday, May 11. 

Join us on Monday, March 11 for a conversation with the writers
Janelle Sing / For VPR and Writers for Recovery

In My Heart Still Beats, Writers for Recovery and Vermont Public Radio highlighted voices from Vermont's recovery community: people recovering from substance use disorder, and people helping those in recovery rebuild their lives. Join us on Monday, March 11 at the Turning Point Center in Burlington to continue the conversation.

Join us for a musical pairing experience featuring Paul Orgel performing works of J.S. Bach and Chopain on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Anna Ste. Marie

Music is just like wine and cheese — it gets better with age. By pairing the right cheese with the right wine, you add to the experience of both. Join VPR Classical as we experiment with a musical pairing of the works of J.S. Bach and Chopin performed by pianist Paul Orgel.

Join Vermont Public Radio’s Reuben Jackson, Joel Najman, and Robert Resnik for an evening of music and conversation, exploring the work of the artists featured in Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography. $10 adults/$5 for children.

Join Vermont Public Radio’s Reuben Jackson, Joel Najman and Robert Resnik for an evening of music and conversation, exploring the work of the artists featured in "Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography".

Simone Dinnerstein
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

World-renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs on the new VPR Steinway concert grand piano, recorded live in VPR’s Studio One in Colchester.

Garrison Keillor will be hosting A Prairie Home Companion for the last time Saturday, July 2. We think this calls for a celebration to honor Garrison!

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids
Jory Raphael For VPR

Join us for a celebration of the curiosity of children with a VPR listening party for the our new podcast for kids, But Why, on Saturday, June 25 at Shelburne Farms.

The show tackles questions submitted from kids, such as "why is the sky blue?" to "why don't cats have hands?" to "why do people have different religions?"

The Vermont Chamber Business and Industry Expo will be Thursday, May 26 the Sheraton Hotel in South Burlington, and VPR will be there. Come visit our booth on the second floor and meet your favorite VPR voices in person.

VPR's Live From The Fort is hitting the road to present a live showcase of local bands during Waking Windows on May 7 at oak45 in Winooski.

Line-up and set times:
The Smittens 2 p.m - 2:30 p.m
Enemy Self 2:40 p.m - 3:20 p.m
Violet Ultraviolet 3:20 p.m - 3:50 p.m

VPR is taking Live From The Fort on the road! We’ll be at The Skinny Pancake in Burlington on Thursday, April 28 to record three Vermont bands for our series.

Admission is free and shows start at 7 p.m. The line-up includes:



Abbie Morin

Hope to see you there!

You’re invited to the Monkey House in Winooski on April 19th for a podcast listening party. We’ll listen to a collection of stories exploring medical curiosities, including an episode of Radiolab about Henrietta Lacks and other podcasts.

VPR is pleased to support the arts community in Vermont by providing media sponsorships to arts presenters throughout our region. This year, VPR is media sponsor for nearly 200 events in Vermont and the surrounding area.

Courtesy of www.saysyou.net

I love words. I love word games, I can sit and read the dictionary for hours. I wish I could say this love of words makes me an exceptionally articulate speaker. But alas, my love of words is largely a one way affection - so I leave witty repartee to people who have the gift - like Richard Sher, creator and host of the public radio program, Says You!

Fall in the Mediterranean. It's a blend of gardens still in bloom, food markets overflowing with produce, pleasant weather, and lots of fun. Join VPR’s Garden Journal host, Charlie Nardozzi, on this VPR trip to explore the gardens and food of Barcelona, Spain and Provence, France September 16- 25, 2014.

VPR’s Senior Reporter and Special Projects Producer Steve Zind provided listeners with absorbing reporting from Iran in 2004, 2005 and 2009. This June he’ll be exploring the wonders of Morocco, and you can travel along with him!

Image courtesy of Charlie Nardozzi

Vermont Garden Journal host Charlie Nardozzi is getting ready for spring and wants to help you get in the mood, too!

Charlie will present "Early Spring Gardening Tips" on Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum.

We'll begin the evening with a delicious "grazing dinner" by Sugarsnap, and there will be a cash bar for beer and wine. Charlie will share a presentation about early spring gardening, and the take your questions for the rest of the evening.


This year's Listener Picnic will be Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Shelburne Museum. Our special guest will be Robin Young, host of Here and Now.