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Sing-alonSing-along with some the masterworks of choral music on the VPR Choral Hour.g with Handel's "Messiah" on the VPR Choral Hour this week.
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Download the complete vocal score for this week's sing-along here.

As people all over the world discover that singing together — whether on porches, balconies, or inside our homes — raises spirits and connects us, the VPR Choral Hour will offer a beloved choral work to listen to and give you a chance to sing along!

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

As a media organization and cultural influencer in Vermont, we want to be especially clear about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We've outlined several steps over the next year to improve.
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It’s been three months since police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis and just weeks since law enforcement shot Jacob Blake in the back in Wisconsin. VPR has been processing these tragedies, plus COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color, and the resounding calls for all—but especially those in positions of power—to stand up against, and dismantle, white supremacy. 

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.

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VPR's listener-supported funding model gives us the capacity to create our news and programming, drive our growth and secure our future. More than half of our annual funding comes from individual listeners, with approximately 28,000 members individual donations in any amount. Join our community of supporters now

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTe8h-4n81Q
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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 'Brave Little State' for virtual trivia all about Vermont, our region and its people.
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Test your knowledge of Vermont, our region and its people in Brave Little State Trivia! Join Brave Little State Host Angela Evancie and Morning Edition's Mitch Wertlieb on August 27 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of virtual trivia inspired by VPR’s people-powered journalism project.

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.

On July 16, 2020, VPR learned of a data security incident by Blackbaud, the engagement and fundraising software service provider we use for our membership program. The incident affected nonprofits and higher education institutions around the world, including several in Vermont.

From open air to on the air, Free Shakespeare in the Park comes to VPR this week. WNYC and The Public Theater present William Shakespeare's Richard II in a serialized radio broadcast over four nights. Listen Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. as the last of the divinely anointed monarchs descends and loses it all.

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.

In order to fulfill our responsibility as a trusted news source and strengthen other ways of building community, VPR will discontinue comments on VPR.org on July 8.
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Accurate, timely information is more essential than ever. In order to fulfill our responsibility to you as a trusted news source and strengthen other ways of building community, we will discontinue comments on VPR.org on July 8.

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. 

Join VPR and Vermont PBS on for a virtual community conversation on race and policing in Vermont.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism have echoed across the country, including Vermont. Join VPR and Vermont PBS for a virtual community conversation on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Get to know the hosts of VPR's newest podcast in a virtual coffee hour event on Thursday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.
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Get to know the hosts of VPR’s newest podcast, The Frequency. Hosts Henry Epp and Anna Van Dine sit down with Mary Engisch for a virtual coffee hour on Thursday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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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