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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 score for this week's sing-along here...

Mass in B minor - J. S. Bach - from "Credo" to the end

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. 

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Don't think you can sing to save your life? Actually, yes, you CAN! Discover your singing voice with Helen Lyons and Linda Radtke. Join us for a virtual singing lesson!

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Learn what no-dig gardening is all about and how it's much less work for you and good for the planet!

VPR will feature audio of Vermonters reading their own poetry on the air throughout April.
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In collaboration with the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities, VPR is celebrating National Poetry Month with recordings of Vermont poets reading their own short, original works.

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.

A woman sits on a couch looking at a laptop screen. Her eyes are shut and appears overwhelmed. All around her are images of alerts, messages, and speech bubbles, representing all the messaging she receives while consuming the news.
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Join us for a virtual conversation with NPR’s Sam Sanders about establishing a balanced relationship with the information we consume and how to look after your mental health while staying informed.

More than half of VPR's annual funding comes from individual members.
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Listener contributions are the most powerful part of VPR’s funding base. Everything you hear on VPR is produced with the generous support of listeners. With so much essential reporting ahead, your strong support for VPR means we’ll be ready to respond to the great unknowns ahead.

Mickey Finn (center) with Michele, Scott and Beth Finn in 1976, with their TV nearby to the right. Scott says it was most likely turned on, and tuned to Iowa Public Television.
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As we prepare to merge Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS in July, I have a confession to make. Even though I’m the president of VPR, my first public media love was actually public television.

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. 

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If you missed joining us February 16th for the conversation with Brooke Gladstone and Garrett Graff you can watch it here

A student in the Good Citizen Challenge team Pierce's Peeps listens to an episode of 'But Why.'
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Vermont Public Radio is partnering with Seven Days and Kids VT to provide content for the Good Citizen At-Home Challenge.

In a year of unexpected challenges, our supporters have helped VPR meet the moment. Together with you, we came together for inspiration, connection, essential information - now, as we look ahead to a new year, we are ready to innovate and continue to serve you.  As we move forward with an urgent focus on inclusivity, innovation, and dynamic programming, we hope you'll include VPR in your year-end giving plans.

To provide some much-needed cheer to this season, the VPR Corporate Support team invited our underwriters in Vermont’s restaurant and beverage industry to share their favorite craft cocktails and mocktails. We hope you enjoy learning how some local pros create their beverages and they inspire you to toast the upcoming new year with your favorite.

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

Every gift to VPR through December 1 will be matched with 25 meals to the Vermont Foodbank, thanks to the Vermont Community Foundation.
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For the sixth consecutive year, Vermont Public Radio and the Vermont Foodbank are teaming up on Giving Tuesday to provide meals to Vermonters in need, while ensuring access to critical news and information. For every gift to VPR through Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Vermont Community Foundation will donate 25 meals to the Vermont Foodbank

A portrait of Beethoven, painted in 1820.
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Classical music lovers around the world celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth this December. Join VPR Classical for an on-air celebration of this historic milestone. Is there a piece by Beethoven that has special meaning for you?  Let us know what it is and why.  Send us an email and share your thoughts. You might hear your piece and comment on VPR Classical as we approach Beethoven 250.

Pumpkin pie
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Join us this Thanksgiving week for fresh holiday programming, beloved traditions, and great music.

Portrait of Moira Smiley
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This fall and winter, listen for special guests hosts on All The Traditions while Robert Resnik takes some time off from producing VPR’s weekly folk and world music program. 

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