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VPR's award-winning show Brave Little State is expanding in order to answer more audience questions about Vermont. 

Join VPR reporters on November 19 for an evening of drinks and discussion about southern Vermont communities and issues.
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Update Nov. 15, 2019: This event has been postponed. Check back soon for updates on the new date and location, or share your contact information here and we’ll get in touch. Thanks for your interest!

WVPS 107.9 will be operating at significantly reduced power while broadcasters atop Mount Mansfield are coordinating antenna work.
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UPDATE November 1, 2019: WVPS 107.9 will be at low power or off the air for much of Saturday, November 2, in order for a tower crew to install the repaired antenna bay before winter weather sets in. You can always check transmitter status here and stream VPR.

See What's Playing On Your Radio

Oct 29, 2019
HD Radio simulator showing program and playlist information for VPR Classical
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Beginning this week, listeners of VPR Classical on 90.9 WOXR Burlington/Plattsburgh using an HD Radio will be able to see program and playlist information while listening, without having to visit VPR.org separately to see what’s now playing.

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have released the full results of a joint statewide poll that explores Vermonters' assessment of life in rural Vermont today and prospects for the future.
Graphic: Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

Colchester, Vt.—Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have released the full results of a joint statewide poll that explores Vermonters’ assessment of life in rural Vermont today and prospects for the future.

Vermont Public Radio has elected four new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms in FY2020.

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.

Update 11:05 a.m.  11/5/19: We're sorry but this event is now sold out. We are going to be recording the talk and hope to be able to share some or all of the audio either on the air or on-line. Thank you for your interest in attending a VPR event. We'll hope to see you next time!

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
Illustration: Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

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
Lara Dickson / For VPR

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.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

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.
Lara Dickson / For VPR

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.
Matthew Septimus for WNYC/Courtesy of NPR

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.
Ty Robertson / VPR

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.

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