Media Advisory: Vermont Public Radio to Broadcast Vermont Edition Live from Brattleboro November 15

Vermont Edition, VPR’s daily newsmagazine program, will broadcast live from the Brattleboro Food Co-op’s Whetstone Café on Thursday, November 15 at noon. Jane Lindholm will host a conversation exploring some of the challenges the town has faced over the last several years, including the damage brought by Tropical Storm Irene and the downtown fire at Brooks House – as well as how the town is rebounding. The program will also focus on the influx of academic offerings in Brattleboro.

The live event commemorates VPR’s recently expanded service in Brattleboro. This fall, VPR launched a new, full-power station for VPR News serving Brattleboro and southern Vermont at 88.9 FM. The station can be heard from Bellows Falls in the north to Greenfield, Mass., in the south, and from Marlboro in the west to Keene, NH in the east; covering a total population of about 145,000.

Next week, VPR’s existing translator station in Brattleboro at 94.5 FM will increase power and move to 94.3 FM, and will begin broadcasting VPR Classical throughout Brattleboro and surrounding towns, including Vernon and Guilford, for the first time. The station will reach about 22,000 people.

To cover the live broadcast please contact Producer Ric Cengeri at rcengeri@vpr.net or 802-654-4372. For more information on VPR's expansion in southern Vermont, contact Michelle Jeffery at mjeffery@vpr.net or  802-654-4311.