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WVPS 107.9 will be operating at significantly reduced power while broadcasters atop Mount Mansfield are coordinating antenna work.
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Beginning on Monday, October 14, WVPS 107.9 will begin broadcasting at low power order to complete essential and significant engineering work. The work could last up to to five days and will result in a noisy or loss of signal for listeners who are more than 50 miles away from our transmitter site on Mount Mansfield.

An Evening With Audie Cornish
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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.

This fall, VPR and Vermont PBS are collaborating to present This Land: The Changing Story of Rural Vermont. The project explores the realities and rewards of living in rural Vermont through a statewide poll, news and analysis, a storytelling event and oth
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Our state's rural communities are critical to its identity, but will the next generation of Vermonters be able to live, work and thrive here? 

This fall, VPR and Vermont PBS are collaborating to present This Land: The Changing Story of Rural Vermont. The project explores the realities and rewards of living in rural Vermont through a statewide poll, news and analysis, a storytelling event and other special programming.

But Why Live! Nov 3
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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.

Join VPR and Vermont PBS for a live storytelling event where five central Vermonters share experiences that illuminate the issues and opportunities of living in rural communities.
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Can you live, work and thrive in Vermont? Will your children be able to? This fall, VPR and Vermont PBS are joining forces to create This Land: The Changing Story of Rural Vermont. Join us on Tuesday, October 29 for a live storytelling event in Randolph where we’ll share experiences that illuminate the issues and opportunities we face together.

You can be here for VPR and help meet our goal of $250,000 with a gift now.
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The news never takes time off, and VPR doesn’t either. Because VPR is here for you every day, we’re asking you to be here for news, music, community and so much more by supporting VPR during our September 2019 membership drive

Join 'Vermont Edition' on September 30 for a live broadcast conversation with Vermont author Archer Mayor discussing his newest release, 'Bomber's Moon'.
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Since 1988, Vermont author Archer Mayor has been bringing detective Joe Gunther to life, keeping readers wanting more. Be part of the studio audience for Vermont Edition on Monday, September 30 at noon, when Mayor will discuss his newest release, Bomber’s Moon.  

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

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

Tanzina Vega (left) is the new host of WNYC's 'The Takeaway'. Shankar Vedantam hosts NPR's 'Hidden Brain'. Both programs will join VPR's lineup starting the week of August 12, 2019.
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Vermont Public Radio will make changes to its program schedule beginning the week of August 12, adding popular programs The Takeaway and Hidden Brain, as well as a rebroadcast of Fresh Air

  Mark Breen will explain where constellations, planets and other cosmic sights are during the 2019 "Eye on the Sky" Stargazing Party.
Kevin Clifford / AP

Spritz on the bug spray, grab your smartphone or radio and look up! Join VPR for our Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m.

VPR reporters in the field.
Herb Swanson/Anna Ste. Marie/Eman Mohammed / For VPR

Across America and in Vermont, the number of journalists is in steep decline. This has disturbing implications for the future of our democracy and civic life.

VPR Reporter Amy Noyes will put her reporting fellowship from the Education Writers Association to creat a series on higher education business models at Vermont's small colleges.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Vermont Public Radio Reporter Amy Noyes has received a fellowship from the Education Writers Association as part of that organization’s ongoing efforts to support enterprising journalism projects.

Members of the VPR news team include, from left: Liam Elder-Connors, Olivia White (summer intern), Henry Epp, Mitch Wertlieb, Matt Smith, Mark Davis, Elodie Reed, Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri, Sarah Ashworth, Meg Malone, Emily Corwin and Sam Gale Rosen.
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Vermont Public Radio has won the 2019 national Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in the small market radio category from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Three colleges in southwestern Vermont announced they will close their doors this year: Green Mountain College (left), College of St. Joseph (center) and Southern Vermont College (right).
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Three Vermont colleges have recently announced they are closing their doors this year. Join us on Wednesday, May 22 for a live broadcast of Vermont Edition from the Rutland Free Library to take a look at the circumstances that led to the closure of these schools.

'Friday Night Jazz', hosted by Ray Vega (left), will join the VPR Replay stream along with 'My Place', hosted by Joel Najman (center), and 'All The Traditions', hosted by Robert Resnik (right).
Daria Bishop

On May 10, VPR will be implementing changes to our online jazz programming. Friday Night Jazz will be added to the programming rotation on the VPR Replay stream and we will no longer offer the Jazz24 stream.

Investigative Reporter Emily Corwin (left) and Reporter Liam Elder-Connors are among the finalists for 2019's Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Vermont Public Radio Reporter Liam Elder-Connors and Investigative Reporter Emily Corwin have been named finalists in this year’s Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in the local reporting category for their work on the podcast JOLTED.

The damage to the transmitter for 90.9 FM may affect listeners in the highlighted area.
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UPDATED: May 9, 2019
The damaged transmitter for WOXR 90.9 FM has been repaired. The broadcast signal is back to its previous strength. Thanks for your patience!

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.

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

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