Vermont Folklife Center Media

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Founded in 1984, the Vermont Folklife Center (http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org) documents and presents the cultures and traditions of Vermont. Beginning in 1990 with our Peabody Award winning series, "Journey's End: The Memories and Traditions of Daisy Turner and Her Family" we have produced audio documentaries on rural culture in Vermont, life in New England and the experiences of World War II veterans that have aired on local and national NPR affiliates. In 2006 with Erica Heilman we established the statewide program, Youth Radio Vermont (http://www.youthradiovermont.org) that trains young people in ethnographic methodology and audio documentary production.

Series

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12 Pieces

A twelve-part documentary series that offers a first-hand look at the world of deer hunting.

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20 Pieces

In this Peabody Award winning (1990) documentary series, Daisy Turner of Grafton, Vermont recounts family stories from her life and the life of her father, Alec who was born a slave on a Viginia plantation.

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25 Pieces

Youth Radio Vermont is a program of the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT that trains kids in the art of radio documentary production.


Pieces

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When I was 13, I lived in Florida with my mother. This is a story about a hurricane we lived through together, and how our lives changed in the aft...

Bought by WAMC, The Nature Podcast, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 3
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I asked people in Middlebury, Vermont, "What makes you happy?" This is what they said.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1
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For the past couple years, my dad has been in and out of jail. This story is about why. And it's about how my father's troubles have affected me.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 1
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John Halligan talks about the loss of his son to suicide.

Bought by KFAI, YouthCast, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 19:53
  • Purchases: 3
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I wrote this piece to show a typical night out with my dad.

Bought by WAMC and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 2
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Story of a man who must end a loving marriage when he comes to terms with his homosexuality.

Bought by KUT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUNM, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Daisy Turner was proud of her heritage and understood the value of her family tradition. This is the concluding program in the series, Journey's End.

Bought by PRX to iTunes and KZYX


  • Added: Jan 10, 2007
  • Length: 02:48
  • Purchases: 2
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At the time of Alec Turner's death in 1923, Journey's End had been his home for 50 years.

Bought by PRX to iTunes and KZYX


  • Added: Jan 10, 2007
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
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At 40 Daisy became engaged to Joseph Bonet. When he later broke off the engagement, Daisy sued him--and won!

Bought by PRX to iTunes and KZYX


  • Added: Jan 10, 2007
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 2
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By the turn of the century the Turner household had become a kind of community social center. This program explores the texture of these gatherings.

Bought by KGOU, PRX to iTunes, and KZYX


  • Added: Jan 10, 2007
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 3