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VPR Newscast for 02/28/21 at 10:04 a.m.
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VPR Newscast for 02/28/21 at 10:04 a.m.


VPR Newscast for 02/27/21 at 12:04 p.m.
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VPR Newscast for 02/27/21 at 12:04 p.m.


Audio Postcard: 'My Kids Spontaneously Wanna Start Skating!'
Last Saturday at 1:54 PM

After nearly a year of cancelled and postponed social gatherings and sporting events due to COVID-19, The Town of Middlebury's recreation department, its school district and local volunteers created a place for the community to enjoy a favorite winter pasttime. As school-aged students in Middlebury, as well as many districts around Vermont, have spent the better part of the school year learning remotely or a combination of in-person and learning from home, the community wanted to create an outdoor space where young people and their families could gather safely. In this audio postcard, the town's recreation program coordinator, Scott Bourne...


VPR Evening Newscast for Friday, Feb. 26
Last Friday at 10:10 PM

VPR Evening Newscast for Friday, Feb. 26


Reporter Debrief: To Sell Or Not To Sell Pot? About 20 Communities Will Consider It At Town Meeting
Last Friday at 10:02 PM

On Town Meeting Day next week, residents of about 20 cities and towns around the state will decide whether to allow cannabis stores and growing operations to open in their communities. But the state still needs to finalize regulations around legal marijuana sales, which are likely over a year away.


VPR Midday Newscast for Friday, Feb. 26
Last Friday at 5:53 PM

VPR Midday Newscast for Friday, Feb. 26.


Vermonters Share Their Hopes For Travel When Pandemic Is Over
Last Friday at 3:16 PM

People who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 can now leave Vermont and see friends and family without quarantining . As the vaccine rollout continues, more and more people can look forward to traveling and seeing loved ones they haven’t seen in months.


VPR Morning Newscast for Friday, Feb. 26
Last Friday at 11:12 AM

VPR Morning Newscast for Friday, Feb. 26.


'If You're Safe, Then I'm Safe.' Singing The Praises Of COVID Vaccines To Vt.'s African Community
Last Friday at 10:09 AM

Music is a universal language. And If you may not be able to understand the language that local health officials are using to warn you about a deadly pandemic, music can provide another way to communicate. That's how the group KeruBo is discussing the COVID-19 vaccine among Vermont's African community, with the new song Chanjo .


Reporter Debrief: A Rundown Of The 2021 Burlington Mayoral Race
Last Thursday at 10:47 PM

Next Tuesday is Town Meeting Day, and voters in Vermont's largest city, Burlington, face a choice: Give another term to incumbent Mayor Miro Weinberger or pick a new city leader.


VPR Evening Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 25
Last Thursday at 10:10 PM

VPR Evening Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 25


VPR Midday Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 25
Last Thursday at 4:42 PM

VPR Midday Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 25.


VPR Morning Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 25
Last Thursday at 11:19 AM

VPR Morning Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 25.


VPR Evening Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 24
Last Wednesday at 10:52 PM

VPR Evening Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 24


VPR Midday Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 24
Last Wednesday at 4:36 PM

VPR Midday Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 24


A Most Unusual Year For Town Meeting Day
Last Wednesday at 3:36 PM

If you want to understand how civil affairs are conducted in Vermont, it's important to know about the annual tradition of town meeting.


VPR Morning Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 24
Last Wednesday at 11:17 AM

VPR Morning Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 24


VPR Evening Newscast for Tuesday, Feb. 23
Last Tuesday at 10:09 PM

VPR Evening Newscast for Tuesday, Feb. 23


'A Public Health Issue': Chittenden Co. State's Attorney On Drug Decriminalization
Last Tuesday at 6:43 PM

A total of 134 Vermonters have died from opioid overdoses through November of last year, a 35% increase from the 99 deaths reported in all of 2019. A group of lawmakers met last week to discuss potential policies, and one idea stood out: decriminalizing drugs in Vermont.


VPR Midday Newscast for Tuesday, Feb. 23
Last Tuesday at 4:42 PM

VPR Midday Newscast for Tuesday, Feb. 23


VPR Morning Newscast for Tuesday, Feb. 23
Last Tuesday at 11:38 AM

VPR Morning Newscast for Tuesday, Feb. 23


'There's Some Gaps': Racial Justice Advocate Calls For Vt. To Revisit COVID Vax Plan
02/22/2021

As Vermont works to expand who can get vaccinated for COVID-19, state officials say they are committed to ensuring those disproportionately affected by the virus, including those who are Black, Indigenous and people of color, have equitable access to the vaccine. But what does equitable mean, and is the state's plan achieving it?


VPR Evening Newscast for Monday, Feb. 22
02/22/2021

VPR Evening Newscast for Monday, Feb. 22


‘Exercise In Social Solidarity’: On Town Meeting Day In Kirby, Vt.
02/22/2021

Town meeting day in Vermont is the first Tuesday in March. This year many towns are moving to Australian ballot because of the pandemic. But not all: Up in Kirby, the clerks, select board and town moderator will meet on March 2, but just long enough to entertain a motion to move the meeting to May or June, when they can hold the meeting outside.


VPR Midday Newscast for Monday, Feb. 22
02/22/2021

VPR Midday Newscast for Monday, Feb. 22


VPR Morning Newscast for Monday, Feb. 22
02/22/2021

VPR Morning Newscast for Monday, Feb. 22


VPR Newscast at for 02/21/21 at 11:04 a.m.
02/21/2021

VPR Newscast at for 02/21/21 at 11:04 a.m.


VPR Newscast on 02/20/21 at 9:04 a.m.
02/20/2021

VPR Newscast on 02/20/21 at 9:04 a.m.


New Owner Purchases Blue Benn Diner And Changes Nothing (Except Adding COVID Safety Protocols)
02/20/2021

The sign propped up in the parking space in front of Bennington's Blue Benn Diner reads, "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!" And since new owner John Getchell left his home in Southern Maine to purchase and run the Bennington landmark, he has changed very little about it.


Sen. Bernie Sanders: COVID Relief Bill Is The Only Chance To Raise Minimum Wage This Session
02/19/2021

Another major COVID-19 relief bill is working its way through Congress. The $1.9 trillion package is expected to be voted on by the House next week, and it'll then go to the Senate.


VPR Evening Newscast for Friday, Feb. 19
02/19/2021

VPR Evening Newscast for Friday, Feb. 19


VPR Midday Newscast for Friday, Feb. 19
02/19/2021

VPR Midday Newscast for Friday, Feb. 19.


'Ghosted': Students Disappear From Vermont Classrooms During Pandemic
02/19/2021

Education officials across Vermont say they’ll need help from the state in order to reconnect with chronically truant students that have “ghosted” school during the pandemic.


VPR Morning Newscast for Friday, Feb. 19
02/19/2021

VPR Morning Newscast for Friday, Feb. 19.


'We Can Create Our Own Magic': JAGFest Goes Virtual, Celebrates Love Via Radio
02/18/2021

For the past five years, JAGFest, a festival celebrating Black theater, has brought a group of artists to Vermont in the middle of winter to develop, workshop and perform new works. This year, as with so many things, an in-person workshop and festival were not possible due to COVID-19. So, the producers adapted by tapping into another medium.


VPR Evening Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 18
02/18/2021

VPR Evening Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 18


VPR Midday Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 18
02/18/2021

VPR Midday Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 18.


VPR Morning Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 18
02/18/2021

VPR Morning Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 18.


Reporter Debrief: Expanding Vt. Broadband Could Involve Elon Musk, Lawmakers and Gov. Scott
02/17/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the glaring inequities in broadband internet service in Vermont. Reliable and affordable internet is essential for virtual schooling , work and accessing health care . Now, three different ideas — from three widely different entities — are being considered as ways to boost high-speed internet access.


VPR Evening Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 17
02/17/2021

VPR Evening Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 17