VPR Evening News March 11, 2009

Vermont’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.8%; State asks for 5% pay cut to avoid layoffs; Governor of Massachusetts is coming to Vermont for regional White House Forum on health reform; Commentator Chris Wren says the financial crisis has reminded him of events he witnessed years ago – in communist China.

VPR Evening News March 4, 2009

The Vermont musician who won a Supreme Court case against a drug company hopes the ruling will help others injured by potentially dangerous products; Offials weigh the impact of Act 82 on school budgets this year;Guildhall debates the future of its town library; the rock band Phish asks a judge to block the sale of bootlegged merchandise at its upcoming concerts; Commentator David Moats ponders whether real change is possible in Washington.

VPR Evening News January 23, 2009

Agrimark dairy cooperative will phase out its use of a controversial growth hormone; Lawmakers want to look at other options before considering job cuts proposed by Governor Douglas;Commentator Henry Homeyer discusses growing ‘gardens and community’.

VPR Evening News November 14, 2008

Senator Leahy says Lieberman should not be allowed to keep his chairmanship; Three Vermont utilities are looking for new power supply contracts; Longest flying F-16c in the U.S. flies last mission in Vt.; Commentator Brian Porto discusses UVM football club.

VPR Evening News November 13, 2008

Lowell residents are concerned about exposure to asbestos; Four recounts have been requested in legislative races following last week’s election; Commentator Tim McQuisten tries to make sense of the current economic crisis.

30 years of VPR

Today is an historic day in the history of Vermont Public Radio: Thirty years ago VPR signed on the air from studios in Windsor. In three decades of broadcasting we’ve aired countless music and public affairs programs. We’ve heard from the far corners of the world, and from our neighbors down the road. We’ve witnessed historic events and documented the everyday rhythms of life in Vermont. Here’s just a sampling of 30 years of VPR broadcasts.