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Vermont Public Radio

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Listener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont's only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation, NPR programming, and much more. For more information about VPR News and VPR Classical, a list of frequencies and streaming audio from all of VPR's services, visit VPR.net.

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Caption: But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids, Credit: VPR
On But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids, we take questions from kid listeners all over the world and find interesting people to help answer them. We...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 55:08
Caption: The Cape Cod National Seashore represents a new type of partnership between the National Park Service and communities to preserve areas of land across the country., Credit: NPS
These parks are all large areas of public land managed by the National Park Service. But there are few such opportunities anymore; all the land is ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: As sea levels rise, we may have to begin deciding which monuments and parks to save, and which to document and let go., Credit: NPS
Birthdays are a time to celebrate, but an opportunity to look forward as well. There are many challenges the national parks must face in the 21st ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  Parks such as Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site have been established and interpreted to tell the difficult stories of atrocities against indigenous people. , Credit: NPS Archives
Though the national parks have famously been called “America’s best idea”, this sentiment is not universally accepted. Native Americans were dispos...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bison along Rose Creek in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. Often the boundaries of parks are defined by politics more than ecological realities., Credit:  Neal Herbert / NPS
Visitors to our national parks may notice that the boundaries of many parks are marked by straight lines. These lines are political boundaries that...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alaska's Gates of the Artic Wilderness encompasses more than 7 million acres — more than three times the size of Yellowstone National Park., Credit:  Sean Tevebaugh / NPS
The 1964 Wilderness Act was a milestone in American environmental history. After hundreds of years of clearing away the wilderness, the official po...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: National park boundaries that don’t comport with ecological realities make it challenging to protect animals that range outside the parks. It's just one of the challenges facing the National Park Service., Credit:  Tim Rains / NPS
The National Park Service finds itself in a seemingly paradoxical circumstance: widely admired, but increasingly uneasy about its ability to carry ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Deep Ravine Trail at Little Big Horn National Monument in Montana., Credit:  Brandon Blackburn / NPS
National parks have famously been called “America’s best idea." This expression is commonly interpreted as meaning preservation of America’s iconic...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: ncreasingly, Distance learning centers like this one at the Grand Canyon National Park are giving students around the country a window into the national parks., Credit:  Mike Buchheit / Grand Canyon Association
American education is embracing "high-impact” practices such as engagement with real places and problems, experiential and service learning, intera...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Radio Newark


  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 2
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The numbers for 2015 are in and they’re impressive; there were 305 million visits to the national parks last year. And while it’s wonderful that so...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Radio Newark


  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rocky Ocean Drive on the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park, Maine. The Park Loop Road allows visitors to experience Acadia by car. , Credit:  Kristi Rugg / National Park Service
I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite national park?” It’s a question that gets me excited, thinking about all the parks I’ve been fortunate to vi...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Radio Newark


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Six million-acre Gates of the Arctic National Park was established in 1980. , Credit: Ben Minteer
There were national parks even before there was a National Park Service. Yellowstone National Park was the first in 1872. More big western parks fo...

Bought by Radio Newark and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Denali Star Trails as seen from Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce, Utah. Increasingly, the sky above national parks is considered as much a resource to protect as the land below., Credit:  Jacob W. Frank | The National Park Service
It’s an understatement to say that the views in the national parks are striking. Take Bryce Canyon National Park, for instance, with its legions of...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Radio Newark, Spokane Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 5
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As Bernie Sanders’ political campaign continues across the country, Vermont Public Radio examines the rise and record of the Democratic presidentia...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRGY, WNPR, KZYX, KVMR and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Crisp, fizzy and refreshing -- we learn to mix the perfect summer cocktail.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 02:58
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We head out onto Lake Champlain to learn to sail 420s -- small, fast boats with two sails, popular with sailors of all skill levels.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:12
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Auctioneer Tom Broughton's Bridport, Vermont, barn is the scene of today's lesson in the art of auctioneering.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 02:56
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A lesson in a beach tradition: building an elaborate sand castle.

Bought by KMXT and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 02:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Dave Tuttle of Walpole, New Hampshire, provides a lesson on how to whittle.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:15
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Today's lesson concerns something we've all probably tried, but few of us have mastered: how to throw a boomerang (and have it return).

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 02:46