With tag: media
Radiolab: War Of The Worlds
In this special program from Radiolab, we take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history - Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. And we ask: Why did it fool people then? And why has it continued to fool people since?
Regional Report: WCAX-TV’s Roger Garrity
Fridays at this time, we turn to our Regional Report, speaking with local
editors and reporters about what's making news in their part of the state. This
week, with the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in the news, we're looking back at how
journalists covered that story in Vermont.
FairPoint Makes Progress In Extending Broadband
By Ross Sneyd
FairPoint Communications says it's extended high-speed broadband access to
almost 90 percent of its customers. The
company faced a state-imposed deadline last week to expand the number of people
who can get fast connections on their computers.
Series and Specials
Working With Studs
Radio producer, Sydney Lewis, worked side by side with Studs on his radio show and his books. For this remembrance, she brings together of crew of Stud's co-workers with their great stories along with wonderful previously-unheard tape of Studs himself.
Vt. 911 System To Go Online
State officials who run the state's emergency call system say a new
web-based program will allow people to call for help with a simple text
message or video.
VPR Presents Neil MacFarquhar
VPR presents a recent talk by New York Times Bureau Chief, Neil MacFarquhar, on the obstacles to democratic change in the Arab world. Fresh out of Cairo, he recently spoke in South Burlington and was part of the Elder Education Enrichment program.
Bringing Smart Grid To Vermont
By Jane Lindholm
In 2009, the Department of
Energy awarded Vermont $69 million in stimulus funds for smart grid implementation. The goal is to have a statewide smart grid in place by 2013. The state and utilities are now working to make that happen.
Shumlin Taps Into Social Media To Get Message Out
By Steve Zind
media Web sites have come of age. Young
people may still be their most active users, but many others are tapping into
Facebook and Twitter to get their message out. And they
include Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.
Like A Rolling Stone - The Music of Bob Dylan
Celebrate Bob Dylan's birthday with us during this week's VPR's Saturday Special . This program is brimming with rare-recordings and first hand accounts of Bob Dylan. Tune in at 4 on Saturday.
Humankind gets down to the nitty-gritty of the daily commute. We'll examine one family's pursuit of a low-carbon lifestyle, the pros and cons of high-speed rail systems, and the taxes you pay at the pump.