Brave Little State What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a monthly podcast where you ask the questions, you decide what VPR investigates and then you work with us to find the answers. Be brave. Ask questions.
Brave Little State

Brave Little State

From Vermont Public Radio

What if you could decide what stories Vermont Public Radio should be covering, before they're even assigned? That's the idea behind Brave Little State, a monthly podcast where you ask the questions, you decide what VPR investigates and then you work with us to find the answers. Be brave. Ask questions.

Most Recent Episodes

How Can Vermonters Drive Less?

For a state that calls itself green, Vermont sure has a lot of drivers. So what can be done? That's what Eve Jacobs-Carnahan of Montpelier wants to know. Eve's question about public transportation forces us to confront some difficult truths about life — and travel — in Vermont. Check out our web feature to see photos from our reporting and much more. And here's our related episode on Vermont's housing crunch. Love Brave Little State? Support Vermont Public Radio. And remember: Be brave. Ask questions. Submit your question about Vermont at bravelittlestate.org, and vote on the question you want us to tackle next.

Will Burlington's Champlain Parkway Ever Get Built?

The highway project has been tangled in red tape for so long that there's a monument to bureaucracy in Burlington's South End. What's the status? In other news: We're excited to announce that we're going twice-monthly, so we can answer even more of your questions about Vermont! Our mid-month episodes will be a little different, so let us know what you think of the format. Love Brave Little State? Support Vermont Public Radio. And remember: Be brave. Ask questions. Submit your question about Vermont at bravelittlestate.org, and vote on the question you want us to tackle next.

Why Are Child Care Professionals Paid So Poorly In Vermont?

The typical angle for stories about child care is about how expensive it is for parents. But the professionals who educate and care for Vermont's youngest kids are struggling too. Bonus content: See photos of a day in the life of preschool teacher Nicole L'Esperance, featured in our episode. Love Brave Little State? Support Vermont Public Radio! And remember: Be brave. Ask questions. Submit your question about Vermont at bravelittlestate.org, and vote on the question you want us to tackle next.

Another Taste Of Star Pudding

Podcast extra! After we aired our story about Marshfield's Star Pudding Farm Road, former longtime resident Laura Johnson got in touch to tell us more about the special property. Looking for more? See paintings of Star Pudding Farm by Susan Abbott, and return to our original piece about the road, which includes Robert Coffin's poem "Star Pudding." Love Brave Little State? Support Vermont Public Radio! And remember: Be brave. Ask questions. Submit your question about Vermont at bravelittlestate.org, and vote on the question you want us to tackle next.

What Happens To Vermont's Recycling?

Are people following Vermont's new recycling laws, and where does our recycling end up? That's what Julie Ste. Marie of Troy wants to know.

A(nother) Brief History Of Vermont Road Names

We take on more of your questions about mysterious Green Mountain byways in our Second Annual Brief History of Vermont Road Names. Love Brave Little State? Support Vermont Public Radio!

Happy Third Birthday To Us!

We celebrate three years of people-powered journalism with a listen back to some memorable moments from our archive.

What's The Plan For The 'Pit' In The Middle Of Newport?

A development project gone wrong. A community living with the fallout. And an uncertain path forward.

Does Vermont Have Any Patches Of Old Growth Forest?

A question about Vermont's most elderly woods, from Andrew Wild of Burlington.

What Draws So Many Writers And Poets To Vermont?

This month on the podcast: Exploring the literary luminaries of Vermont, and why so many writers seem to thrive in the Green Mountain State.

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