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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.

Vermont Public Radio has named Kari Anderson. left, as its new Director of Programming, and RaMona Sheppard, right, as its new Director of Human and Financial Resources.
From left: Daria Bishop / For VPR ; Courtesy RaMona Sheppard

Vermont Public Radio has named Kari Anderson as its new Director of Programming, and RaMona Sheppard as its new Director of Human and Financial Resources.

VPR's Tell Me More Tour criss-crossed the state from June-October 2018.
Illustration by Lara Dickson / Deep Dish Creative

Update 2/22/19: We've published a summary of our tour and what we learned here. If you didn't get to attend an event in person, you are always welcome to reach out with your ideas. Please contact us anytime here

The VPR crew at The Alchemist in Stowe on September 27.
Herb Swanson / For VPR

On September 27,  VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Lamoille County, hosting a public event at The Alchemist Brewery & Visitors Center in Stowe. On October 4, VPR visited Windham County with an event at The River Garden in Brattleboro.

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VPR and Vermont PBS are teaming up to air four live debates in October. The debates will include candidates for lieutenant governor, U.S. House, governor and U.S. Senate.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the VPR – Vermont PBS Debates, a new collaboration to broadcast four live candidate debates leading up to the General Election on November 6. The debates will be moderated by Bob Kinzel, Peter Hirschfeld and Jane Lindholm during VPR’s program Vermont Edition and broadcast by Vermont PBS.

On Sept. 13, VPR's Tell Me More Tour visited Orange County, hosting a public event at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph.
Ty Robertson/Lesli Blount / VPR

On Sept. 13, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Orange County, hosting a public event at the Chandler Center For The Arts in Randolph.

Sunset in Montgomery Center on September 6.
Ty Robertson / VPR

On Aug. 29, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Orleans County, hosting a public event at the NEK Tasting Center in Newport. On Sept. 6, VPR visited Franklin County with an event at Montgomery Center For The Arts in Montgomery Center.

'JOLTED' is VPR's five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn't happen, and the surprising things that did.
Aaron Shrewsbury For VPR

Vermont Public Radio has launched JOLTED, a five-part podcast about a school shooting that didn’t happen, the line between thought and crime, and a Republican governor in a rural state who changed his mind about gun laws.

There was a packed house at VPR's Tell Me More Tour event in Montpelier on August 24.
Ty Robertson / VPR

Smartphones, smart speakers — when you listen to Vermont Public Radio, you’re hearing at lot about all these “smart” devices.

But what if you can’t afford these gadgets? What if you don’t have the internet at home or use email? Should that make you feel “dumb"?

The VPR crew at K.T. Ray's On The Pond on August 17. Kira Parker, the engineer in this story, is second from the right.
Flora Liu

On Aug. 17, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Essex County, hosting an evening event at K.T. Ray’s On The Pond in Island Pond. 

On August 4, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Rutland County, spending the day at the Rutland Farmers Market.

An updated Morning Edition clock will eliminate one newscast each hour, making room for a wider variety of in-depth news segments.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Beginning Monday, August 13, you will notice some changes during Morning Edition as NPR implements changes to its program clock.

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

Take your radio or phone into the backyard and join VPR for our Eye on the Sky Stargazing Party on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m.

CEO Scott Finn and News Director Sarah Ashworth talk with a Grand Isle County resident at Wally's Place in South Hero.
Anna Ste. Marie / VPR

On July 27, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Grand Isle County with a community event at Wally’s Place in South Hero.

Scott Finn speaks with a group at the Bennington Museum as part of the Tell Me More Tour on July 18.
Ty Robertson / VPR

On July 18, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Bennington County with a community event at the Bennington Museum.

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. to explore highlights, insights from James Stewart's new podcast series, 'Timeline: Elements'.
Illustration by James Stewart

VPR's newest podcast series, Timeline: Elements, explores how the four elements of antiquity — fire, water, earth and air — have shaped the way we think and express ourselves throughout history. It’s quite a ride and you can join host James Stewart on a guided tour of some of the podcast highlights on Tuesday, July 24 at VPR’s Stetson Studio One.

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