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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 May 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Alexander Twilight Theatre on the campus of Northern Vermont University at Lyndon for a fun filled show for the kiddos.

VPR won four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its news coverage in 2018.

Vermont Public Radio has received the award for overall excellence and won five other 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association announced today.

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. 

'Live From The Fort' collaborates with the Flynn Center's New Voices Project to bring you a showcase of West African music from Sabouyouma on May 2, 2019.
Courtesy / Jesse Rosenfield

VPR and the Flynn Center’s New Voices Project come together to present Sabouyouma at the next Live From The Fort on Thursday, May 2.

When listeners help VPR raise $425,000 in March, we'll be able to skip the drive in June!
Illustration by Lara Dickson / For VPR

In our effort to bring you more news and music with less on-air fundraising, VPR is about to do something bold: when you help us meet our $425,000 goal during the month of March, we'll skip the drive in June.

Update 2:38 p.m. 4/2/19: Thanks to the 3,360 VPR listeners who made a gift during our March drive! We ended the campaign about $92,000 short of our overall goal. We weren't able to eliminate the June drive, but you've helped make it much shorter! Thank you again for supporting VPR.

VPR Statehouse reporters, Bob Kinzel (left) and Peter Hirschfeld will answer listener questions about the 2019 legislative session at the next News & Brews. This event on Apr. 11 will be broadcast live during 'Morning Edition'.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Vermont’s lawmakers are more than halfway through the 2019 session and many key pieces of legislation are still shaping up. VPR reporters will take your questions at our next News & Brews event during Morning Edition on Thursday, April 11 at Red Hen Bakery and Cafe in Middlesex.

VPR needs your feedback on our local programming.
Michelle Owens / VPR

VPR needs your feedback on our local programming. As Vermont’s statewide public radio network, public service is at the core of everything we do.

Update 10:00 a.m. 3/16/19: This survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback!

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.

Everything you ever wanted to know about VPR's membership drives, but were afraid to ask!

VPR app screen shots

UPDATE: We just released new versions of the VPR apps for iOS and Android devices and both are available for update/install from their respective app stores. Here's what you need to know.

Janelle Sing / For VPR

Colchester, Vt., February 25, 2019 — Vermont Public Radio and Writers for Recovery have launched My Heart Still Beats, a six-part podcast featuring conversation about addiction and original writing from the recovery community around Vermont.

You listen to us, so we should make a special effort to listen to you. That was the idea behind VPR’s Tell Me More Tour, to travel the state with no agenda — just a determination to listen to whatever you have to say.

Helen Lyons will share music on VPR Classical weekday mornings from 7-10 a.m.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Vermont Public Radio has named Helen Lyons as VPR Classical’s morning host. Lyons will share classical music with listeners weekday mornings from 7-10 a.m. beginning February 13.

VPR.net is changing to VPR.org
Michelle Owens / VPR

Vermont Public Radio’s website and digital products changed from VPR.net to VPR.org. While you’ll notice this change when you hear our website referenced on the air, all of the online services will redirect automatically and the change should be a seamless experience.

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.

But Why comes to the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT on Saturday, Jan. 26 for an interactive show all about owls and other birds.
Photo: Southern Vermont Natural History Museum / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie

How do owls see at night? And why do they spin their heads around? How do peregrine falcons fly? But Why?, VPR’s podcast for curious kids, comes to the Latchis Theatre on Saturday, January 26 for an interactive show all about owls and other birds.

Live From The Fort collaborates with the Flynn Center's New Voices Project to bring you a showcase of Latin dance music from Mal Maiz on Jan. 17, 2019.
Hannah Cormier / Courtesy of Mal Maiz

Update on 1/11 at 10:30 a.m.: This event is sold out! Thanks for your interest! Please join our wait list and we will let you know if any seats open up. If you can't get a seat this time, you can see Mal Maiz at The Flynn's New Voices: World Party on April 6.

Kick off 2019 with an evening of Latin dance music featuring Mal Maiz. Live From The Fort returns on Jan. 17 in collaboration with the Flynn Center’s New Voices Project.

As we approach the end of the year, many people consider the organizations they care about most and make a year-end gift. In fact, one-third of all charitable giving happens in December. That makes now an important time of year for many nonprofits like Vermont Public Radio that count on support from people like you!

This Giving Tuesday, every gift to VPR will also feed a Vermont family via the Vermont Foodbank.
Illustration by Lara Dickson/Photo courtesy Vermont Foodbank

Update 11/30/18: What an incredible campaign! Our collaboration with the Vermont Foodbank will provide 22,404 meals to 1,867 families who need a leg up. We are grateful for your support for VPR and your community. Thank you so much!

The VPR Staff on stage at ArtsRiot at Burlington's Tell Me More Tour event October 30.
Elvira Tripp / For VPR

On October 11, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Addison County, hosting a public event at Shacksbury Cider in Vergennes. Then, on October 18, VPR visited Windsor County with an event at Billings Farm & Museum. And the tour wrapped up in Chittenden County on October 30 with an event at ArtsRiot in Burlington.