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Jane Lindholm finds interesting Vermonters

MIDDLEBURY — Celebrated and respected radio journalist, host, and commentator Jane Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio’s award-winning “Vermont Edition” is the featured speaker at the upcoming jointly sponsored Henry Sheldon Museum/Hawthorne Club public lecture. The event, free to the public, will be held Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury.
In her talk: “Let Me Ask You This: A Decade of Interviewing Interesting Vermonters,” Lindholm will reflect her 11 years with “Vermont Edition.” Listeners can count on Lindholm to ask incisive questions of her guests and callers, whether about local arts, politics, or pressing issues of the day. She is widely admired and respected for her excellent interview skills.
Lindholm is also the host and creator of But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids. She joined VPR in 2007 to expand Vermont Edition from a weekly pilot into the flagship daily newsmagazine it is today. She has been recognized with regional and national awards for interviewing and use of sound.
Lindholm spent her childhood in Middlebury, where she attended Mary Hogan Elementary School, before relocating to Massachusetts to attend the Brooks School where her mother was the Assistant Headmaster. But she returned to Vermont each summer to spend time with her father Middlebury College Professor Karl Lindholm.
Jane graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology and has worked as writer and editor for Let’s Go Travel Guides. Before accepting the position at VPR Jane served as director/producer for the national program Marketplace, based in Los Angeles. Jane began her journalism career in 2001, when she joined National Public Radio (NPR) as an Editorial/Production Assistant for Radio Expeditions, a co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society. During her time at NPR, she also worked with NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition Saturday.
In her free time, Jane enjoys nature writing, photography and wandering the woods and fields of New England. She has had her photojournalism picked up by the BBC World Service. She lives in Monkton with her husband Adrian Hicks and their two children.

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