The Frequency: Daily Vermont News

Available every weekday morning by 6:30 a.m.

Vermont Public Radio’s daily news podcast. Get up to speed on what's happening in Vermont, in under 15 minutes.

Hosted by Henry Epp and Anna Van Dine, and available every weekday morning by 6:30 a.m.

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How COVID-19 is impacting the specialty cheese industry in Vermont. Plus, what it’s like to be a home health care worker during the pandemic, the latest infection numbers and space medicine.

Due to financial troubles, some Vermont hospitals have to lay off staff, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, UVM nursing students are graduating early, concerns about Vermont’s declining dairy industry, and a man splits wood. 

In Vermont, COVID-19 case numbers are in the hundreds. In Quebec, cases have now passed 10,000. We check in on how COVID-19 is impacting our neighbors to the north. Plus, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plans now that he’s suspended his presidential campaign, and a look at the latest coronavirus data from the Vermont Department of Health. 

Town governments in Vermont are trying to keep services going during the coronavirus pandemic, and they’re getting creative to keep towns running while maintaining social distancing. Plus, the latest COVID-19 case numbers, the governor’s request for FEMA funding, and how one country store is keeping its doors open.

For one nurse at UVM Medical Center, the last few weeks have been filled with anger and sadness, but also hope. We’ll hear an audio diary she submitted to Brave Little State. Plus, Gov. Scott tells Vermonters to brace for the worst of the pandemic, the state reaches out to elder care facilities, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s still running for president, turns his attention to the COVID-19 crisis.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, life’s a little strange for all of us right now, including a tow truck driver in North Wolcott. Plus, the shift to online work and school is exposing the decades-old digital divide in Vermont, and the state sees a jump in COVID-19 cases as testing expands.

Vermont’s Department of Corrections says it's taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, but inmates tell a different story. Plus, the uncanny atmosphere on Burlington’s Church Street as shops and restaurants stay closed, and a warning from Ski Vermont against skinning up that mountain.

Vermont's ski towns grapple with concerns about second-home owners arriving from cities with large COVID-19 outbreaks. Plus, a call for medical volunteers, evictions, and an inn in Stowe locks its doors for the first time in over a century.

The Vermont National Guard sets up temporary clinics in case local hospitals get overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks. Plus: A Burlington makerspace tries to print PPE, pension funds, and hungry bears.

The Frequency is Vermont's daily news podcast from VPR. Get up to speed on what's happening every day in Vermont, along with deeper stories and interviews from VPR's team of journalists. Hosted by Henry Epp and Anna Van Dine, a 10 to 15 minute episode will be released every morning, Monday through Friday, by 6:30 a.m. Starting April 1.