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Lexi Krupp will join Vermont Public Radio in June as a Report For America journalist, the station has announced. She will cover the Upper Valley and Northeast Kingdom regions, with a special focus on the challenges and opportunities in rural communities.
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Lexi Krupp will join Vermont Public Radio in June as a Report For America journalist, the station has announced. She will cover the Upper Valley and Northeast Kingdom regions, with a special focus on the challenges and opportunities in rural communities.

Vermont Public Radio has won three 2021 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its journalism in 2020 from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have hired Fran Tobin as Vice President of People & Culture.
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Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the appointment of Fran Tobin as Vice President of People & Culture. 

Podcast producer Josh Crane and musician Myra Flynn, VPR's new engagement producers.
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Podcast producer Josh Crane and musician Myra Flynn will join VPR’s newsroom as engagement producers later this month, the station has announced.

Vermont Public Radio has hired Marlon Hyde as its first News Fellow, the station has announced.
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Vermont Public Radio has hired Marlon Hyde as its first News Fellow, the station has announced.

Vermont Public Radio has hired journalists Connor Cyrus and Mikaela Lefrak as the new co-hosts and senior producers of Vermont Edition.
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Vermont Public Radio has hired journalists Connor Cyrus and Mikaela Lefrak as the new co-hosts and senior producers of Vermont Edition, the station has announced. 

This week, VPR and Vermont PBS received the regulatory approvals needed to proceed with the intended merger announced in September.
Scot MacMillen / Vermont PBS

This week, VPR and Vermont PBS received the regulatory approvals needed to proceed with the intended merger announced in September. The FCC has granted permission for the license transfer, and the IRS has granted tax-exempt status, clearing the way for the new organization to launch in July 2021.

Vermont Edition Host Jane Lindholm
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After nearly 14 years as host of Vermont Edition, Jane Lindholm will move into a new role at VPR in February, expanding But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids, as well as producing special news projects for the station.

Vermont Public Radio and Seven Days have won a 2020 National Edward R. Murrow award for their 2019 series 'Worse For Care,' a joint investigation into Vermont's assisted living and residential care homes for the elderly.
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Vermont Public Radio and Seven Days have won a 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for their 2019 series “Worse For Care,” a joint investigation into Vermont’s assisted living and residential care homes for the elderly. The award for Investigative Reporting in the Small Market Radio Division was presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association on October 10.

Vermont Public Radio has launched the Diverse Voices Initiative, a comprehensive approach to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts both internally and in delivering greater public service to audiences everywhere.
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Vermont Public Radio has launched the Diverse Voices Initiative, a comprehensive approach to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts both internally and in delivering greater public service to audiences everywhere. 

VPR and Vermont PBS are collaborating on a series of debates ahead of the 2020 general election.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the 2020 VPR–Vermont PBS Debates, a series of pre-recorded debates among candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and U.S. House of Representatives. The debates will be moderated by Bob Kinzel and Jane Lindholm during VPR’s program Vermont Edition and broadcast by Vermont PBS.

Results from the third of three statewide public opinion surveys will be released on Tuesday, September 22.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

How are Vermonters feeling about the upcoming national and local elections, the state’s handling of the coronavirus, and the reopening of schools and universities this fall? Next week, VPR and Vermont PBS will release the results of the third of three statewide public opinion surveys, providing valuable insight into the minds of Vermonters in the 2020 presidential election year.

A second season of Vermont Public Radio's "Safe & Sound" Vermont music series premieres this Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
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A second season of Vermont Public Radio’s “Safe & Sound” Vermont music series premieres this Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m.

The boards of VPR and Vermont PBS have voted to join together to create a new public media organization, to better serve the community.
Scot MacMillan / Vermont PBS

The boards of Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS voted today to join together to create a new public media organization, to better serve the community.

Results from the second of three statewide public opinion surveys will be release on Tuesday, August 4.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

How are Vermonters feeling about the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and racial bias? Next week, VPR and Vermont PBS will release the results of the second of three statewide public opinion surveys, providing valuable insight into the minds of Vermonters in the 2020 presidential election year.

A logo reading VPR and Vermont PBS debates.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS today announced the 2020 VPR–Vermont PBS Debates, a series of pre-recorded primary candidate debates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor leading up to Vermont’s primary election on August 11.

Vermont Public Radio has won four national awards for its news coverage in 2019 from the Public Media Journalists Association (formerly Public Radio News Directors Incorporated). The winning pieces included an episode of VPR’s people-powered journalism project Brave Little State,  and This Land, VPR’s collaboration with Vermont PBS about the changing story of rural Vermont:

VPR Classical will increase hours of locally-hosted music from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on weekdays, and Saturday evenings on VPR News will add a mix of new, local and Latin Alternative music to favorites like My Place and American Routes.
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Vermont Public Radio is making changes to its schedules, broadening its music lineup with more local programming and new shows.

As Vermont students move through major milestones of graduating from elementary, middle, and high schools, Vermont Public Radio will honor and celebrate that achievement with a statewide graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 27 at noon.
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As Vermont students move through major milestones of graduating from elementary, middle, and high schools, Vermont Public Radio will honor and celebrate that achievement with a statewide graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 27 at noon. 

Friday Night Jazz Host Ray Vega will host a special week of evening jazz programs on VPR June 8-12, as part of the Burlington ReDiscover Jazz Festival.
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Friday Night Jazz Host Ray Vega will host a special week of evening jazz programs on VPR June 8-12, as part of the Burlington ReDiscover Jazz Festival.

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