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

Lara Dickson / For VPR

Don't think you can sing to save your life? Actually, yes, you CAN! Discover your singing voice with Helen Lyons and Linda Radtke. Join us for a virtual singing lesson!

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Learn what no-dig gardening is all about and how it's much less work for you and good for the planet!

Lara Dickson / For VPR

If you missed joining us February 16th for the conversation with Brooke Gladstone and Garrett Graff you can watch it here

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The holiday season is upon us and this year things are quite different as we scale down our meal planning. Join VPR and Bistro de Margot for a virtual cooking class December 14th at 7:00 PM and you'll have a front row seat for Chef Hervé Mahé's demonstration as we learn how to prepare a spectacular holiday meal for four that anyone can make. 

Photo: Angela Evancie / Illustration: Lara Dickson for VPR

With all that's going on in the news, you may be struggling to make sense of the election that's less than a month away. VPR's Statehouse Reporters Bob Kinzel and Peter Hirschfeld are here for you to walk you through what we know and discuss how it might affect our future.

They will be sharing their observations and taking your questions. This event will not be recorded, so be sure to sign up here and join us on October 14 at 7 p.m. to be part of the discussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTe8h-4n81Q
Courtesy KidsGardening

Last week VPR and Charlie Nardozzi teamed up with Sarah Pounders of Kids Gardening for a virtual event about fall gardening projects for kids. Now you can see the webinar on YouTube.

Join us on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. for a statewide radio prom on VPR.
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VPR is teaming up with the Agency of Education and Big Heavy World to present Prom Goes #VTstrong. Burlington DJ Craig Mitchell hosts this statewide radio prom on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

Printable coloring pages are now available for select episodes of But Why!
Jory Rafael / For VPR

Listening to But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids is now even more fun! We asked Vermont artists to illustrate some of their favorite episodes to create coloring pages that you can download and print for your little (and not so little) But Why fans to color while listening to our show. 

VPR Hosts "The Same Moon" at Stetson Studio One on January 17 at 7 p.m.
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Join VPR and KCP Presents for 'The Same Moon', an evening of storytelling by new Vermonters, on Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at VPR's Stetson Studio One.

An Evening With Audie Cornish
Stephen Voss / NPR

Join VPR’s Henry Epp and Mary Engisch for a live conversation with Audie Cornish, co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. They’ll discuss what lies ahead for journalists covering politics in the 2020 election year.

Update 11:05 a.m.  11/5/19: We're sorry but this event is now sold out. We are going to be recording the talk and hope to be able to share some or all of the audio either on the air or on-line. Thank you for your interest in attending a VPR event. We'll hope to see you next time!

But Why Live! Nov 3
Lara Dickson / For VPR

How do owls spin their heads around? Why do bird sing at dawn and dusk? How do peregrine falcons fly? But Why, VPR’s podcast for curious kids, comes to life on Sunday, November 3 for two interactive shows all about owls and other birds.

Charlie Nardozzi, host of Vermont Garden Journal
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Join us on Sunday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. at VPR's Stetson Studio One in Colchester for a fall gardening talk with Charlie Nardozzi

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.
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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?"

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