Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

Sandy Hausman joined our news team in 2008 after honing her radio skills in Chicago.  Since then, she's won several national awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Radio, Television and Digital News Association and the Public Radio News Directors' Association. 

Sandy has reported extensively on issues of concern to Virginians, traveling as far afield as Panama, Ecuador, Indonesia and Hong Kong for stories on how expansion of  the Panama Canal will effect the Port of Virginia, what Virginians are doing to protect the Galapagos Islands, why a Virginia-based company is destroying the rainforest and how Virginia wines are selling in Asia.

Station News
4:22 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

Romance Without Finance

Charlie Parker
Credit www.arthub.ie

That's the title of a tune Charlie Parker recorded 70 years ago, along with the guy who wrote it, guitarist and singer Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes. The rhyming lines are shoehorned in a bit, describing the title situation as "a nuisance," one that "just don't make sense." Not exactly Hallmark card material with Valentine's Day approaching, but something to consider as we head through a week of fundraising on WRUR.

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Live form World Cafe Live
11:36 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Tinariwen from World Cafe Live 2/07 @ Noon

Tinariwen
Credit Marie Planeille

Join us at noon as Malian music collective Tinariwen performs a live midday concert on Friday.

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Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Music News
5:18 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Ira Gershwin's MOJO

Credit 45cat.com

"'MOJO is a commonplace part of the rhetoric of the culture of a substantial portion of the American people. As a figure of speech, the concept of having, or not having, one's MOJO working is not something in which any one person could assert originality, or establish a proprietary right." So the court ruled in Stratchborneo vs. Arc Music in 1973. The defendant?

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Music News
2:14 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

World Cafe, February 3-7

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, February 3, 2014

In this Vintage Cafe from 2012, guitarist Nils Lofgren talks about his prolific career as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Neil Young's Crazy Horse.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Following the overwhelming success of Icelandic artist Ásgeir's debut in his home country, the translated album, In the Silence, has been released in the States.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Steve has been with VPR since 1994, first serving as host of VPR’s public affairs program and then as a reporter, based in Central Vermont. Many VPR listeners recognize Steve for his special reports from Iran, providing a glimpse of this country that is usually hidden from the rest of the world. Prior to working with VPR, Steve served as program director for WNCS for 17 years, and also worked as news director for WCVR in Randolph. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Steve also worked for stations in Phoenix and Tucson before moving to Vermont in 1972. Steve was honored in 2007 with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting on VPR.

Gregg McVicar is former host of Earthsongs and producer of numerous other national projects. Among his loves are cycling, swimming, hiking, camping and attending music festivals. Gregg’s creative work has been recognized by a Peabody Award, an RTNA Golden Mic and multiple awards from the National Association of Community Broadcasters. He holds a master’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communication.

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