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Congolese Man Teaches Dance And Music Of His Native Culture
Friday, 04/12/13
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has been focused on helping Vermont's immigrant communities preserve the traditions of their home countries. For one Congolese man, that's meant teaching young people the dance and music of their native culture
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Social Justice Series Explores The Death Penalty With "Dead Man Walking"
Friday, 04/12/13
By Neal Charnoff
St. Michael's College has developed a three-part, campus-wide Theater and Social Justice series focusing on the death penalty which culminates in a theatrical presentation of "Dead Man Walking". 
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Handing Down The Art Of Stonecutting
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Steve Zind
Stonecutter Master George Kurjanowicz, teaches the art of stonecutting at the Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
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VPR News
Discovering Poetry In The Lines Of A Good Novel
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Jane Lindholm
James Moore, a Winooski playwright, speaks about Pulitzer Remix, which features 85 artists making poetry from all 85 Pulitzer Prize winning works of fiction.
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Discover Jazz Announces 2013 Lineup
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Neal Charnoff
The lineup for the 30th Annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival includes Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin and John Scofield. 
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Harrington: Cafe Culture
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Elaine Harrington
Elaine Harrington is a big fan of Vermont's growing café culture, but when she recently experienced the legendary cafés of Paris, she couldn't resist doing a bit of comparing.
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Basket Maker Now Teaches Skills She Learned 20 Years Ago
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Steve Zind
Basket maker, Jeanne Brink is co-author of A Western Abenaki Language Guide and she gives talks and workshops on Abenaki culture. She also was one of the first apprentices in the The Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
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Art Hounds
Art Hounds: Nature Of Things
Thursday, 04/11/13
Poetry in Bennington, interpreting nature in Plainfield, a glee club in Manchester.
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VPR News
Latest Craven Movie Models New Kind Of Filmmaking
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont film-maker Jay Craven's new film, "Northern Borders", will premiere this week in five venues around the state. 
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Series and Specials
Keeping Traditional Arts And Skills Alive
Monday, 04/08/13
By Steve Zind
This week Vermont Edition look at The Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, which has helped keep alive a variety of traditional arts and skills.
VPR News
Film Looks At The Framework Of The War On Drugs
Monday, 04/08/13
By Nina Keck
Vermont filmmaker Eugene Jarecki talks with Vermont Edition about making the film, The House I Live In. The documentary that is largely an indictment of the legal, political and social framework of the war on drugs.
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Preservation Trust Of Vermont Continues Effort To Save Marble Museum
Monday, 04/08/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor closed in 2012, after the private owners decided they wanted to sell the museum and its collections. The Preservation Trust of Vermont has stepped in to try to buy the museum and its artifacts.
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Opera About Radio Pioneer Previews At The Hopkins Center
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Charlotte Albright
Radio lovers owe a debt to a brilliant engineer named Nikola Tesla. The inventor from Croatia revolutionized the study of electro-magnetism.
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VPR Café
Cooking Class Taste Test
Sunday, 04/07/13
Sally Pollak talks with Ric Cengeri about cooking classes.
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Art Hounds
Art Hounds: Play On
Thursday, 04/04/13
A play, a new gallery and art amongst the pizza.
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VPR News
Choral Concerts Focus On Vermont Composers
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont vocal ensemble Counterpoint performs three concerts this weekend celebrating Vermont composers.   
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Commentaries
McCallum: Poetry Month
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Mary McCallum
Besides being mud season in Vermont, April is also National Poetry Month, which has Mary McCallum thinking about the importance of poetry in everyday life.
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Barlow: Asylum Cemetery
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Daniel Barlow
Daniel Barlow has spent the last two years visiting as many Vermont cemeteries as he can. And while he's found that they all have stories to tell - some are darker than others.
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VPR News
Philanthropist, Businessman And Hiker Bob Northrop Dies At 92
Monday, 04/01/13
By Steve Zind
Bob Northrop devoted his life to support a variety of Vermont institutions.  He was best known for his efforts to protect the Long Trail. Northrup hiked the trail end to end many times over the years, most notably in 2001 at the age of 80. Northrup died this weekend at his home in Underhill.  He was 92.
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Student Composers
Student Composer Showcase - Justin Gates
Monday, 04/01/13
By Joe Goetz
Justin Gates of Franklin, VT is our featured Student Composer for April.  You can hear his string quartet entitled "What I Knew Would Come," as well as an interview with Justin about his work. Listen online.
Commentaries
Henningsen: The Four Freedoms
Monday, 04/01/13
By Vic Henningsen
In 1941 Franklin Roosevelt defined four essential human freedoms that Americans would enter World War II to defend. By 1943, they'd been forgotten. Vic Henningsen explains how, seventy years ago, a Vermont artist and his neighbors made the Four Freedoms an enduring American memory.
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VPR News
Arts Council Awaits Budget Approval
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Neal Charnoff
VPR's Neal Charnoff gets the latest news from the Vermont Arts Council.
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VPR Café
VPR Cafe: Niche Foods
Sunday, 03/31/13
Sweet potatoes, home grown trout and unique maple products.
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Sandglass Theater Explores Lives Of Elderly With Dementia
Friday, 03/22/13
By Susan Keese
Putney's Sandglass Theatre is known internationally for using puppets together with human actors to address weighty themes. The company's newest production explores the inner lives of five elderly puppets with late-stage dementia.
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