Special programming at archive.wgdr.org:
a bilingual radio production of The Migrant Experience in Vermont, produced by Montpelier High School students

WGDR and Montpelier High School
As part of their final unit of the school year, Montpelier High School students investigate life for Latino immigrants living and working on dairy farms in Vermont.  Students connect what they’ve learned about root causes of migration and national trends in immigration with the reality of what is happening right here in the state.  The unit incorporates many authentic learning experiences including a tour of a local dairy farm and face-to-face interviews with experts in the field including migrants living locally.   The final product that comes out of this work is a bi-lingual radio program meant to educate the community about the migrant experience in Vermont.

Gratitude for Collaboration with WGDR
The public nature of the radio program adds a level of accountability and authenticity that is often hard to find in class assignments.  The result

is that students’ individual investment is strengthened, pushing them to dig deeper in order to truly understand the information and make connections.  Their questions in the interviews, attention to detail in the translations, and clarity in their presentation of the information were all notably improved over previous years’ work.  Finally, the students take pride in their work!
– Many thanks to Montpelier High School Spanish teacher Colleen Purcell and WGDR’s Jackie Batten for a successful collaboration.

To All Of Our Supporting Listeners And GDR Champions: THANK YOU!!!
What a wonderful fundraising season for WGDR. With your support, WGDR has raised more than $35,000 toward its summer goal of $40,000. The feedback and support rallying behind courageous, activistic and creative community radio is deeply heartening.

Community Radio at WGDR and WGDH is worth supporting
If you haven’t yet had the chance to give to WGDR this season, there’s no time to waste, as two thirds of the station’s long-running funding sources (licensee and CPB funding) have either ended, or majorly diminished. It’s now up to you, our listeners, to become WGDR’s lifeline to sustainability. Give now securely by clicking on the donation button on each page of this site, or by sending your check to 123 Pitkin Rd. Plainfield, VT 05667.

From all of us here at WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio, we want to thank you for claiming WGDR as a necessary service for Washington and Lamoille Counties, and online around the world.


Kris Gruen
Director, WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio

Below are just a few of the many notes of gratitude and encouragement we received during the early summer fundraiser:

Can’t imagine life without it. From Gathering Peace to the Curse of the Golden Turnip to the Woodwarblers Jazz Grass show. I think I’ve become a WGDR junky! When I miss a show, I stream it later on.” – listener in Barre, VT

Please, please, please keep the lights on!!!” – listener in Marshfield, VT

We are great fans of your station and content, especially Curse Of The Golden Turnip; Weather With Bob; Thom Hartmann; Acoustic Harmony; Box Of Blues; Geezer Rock; Peter Bochan; and Wood Warblers Jazz Grass. Thanks to everyone for the work you do!” – listeners in Barnet, VT

Please please please don’t turn GDR off! – Montpelier listener

I never stop listening— you are one of my most treasured sources for everything I learn about the world.” – listener in Worcester, VT

Thank you all for the best radio station on the planet. You’re worth far more than the hundred dollars I can give at this time. I hope you find a way to keep it going.” – listener in Barnet, VT

Here’s a small contribution toward your excellent programming. Thanks to you and all your volunteers. You mean a lot to this community. – listener in Calias, VT

Can’t live without you guys. You dig for the truth. $400.” – listener

Thanks to everyone. I listen to learn from Alan LePage every Sunday (online). Keep it coming!” – listener in Hull, MA

Keep up the great work -especially Gathering Peace with Joseph Gainza!!!” – listener in East Montpelier, VT


WGDR is where several hundred people work together to foster local and global community building and resilience with social justice news, audio arts, and moderated dialogue… mission

Just for being here now, we thank you very much for your interest and support of non-profit, non-commercial, community radio. Every dollar donated here  supports building solidarity and resiliency in service, struggle and purpose.

WGDR is the soundtrack of social justice, environmentalism, multiculturalism and responsible community action in Central Vermont. By being a listener, and contributing to this courageous broadcast, you become part of this transformative action.

WGDR gives voice to cultures of rigorous inquiry, collaboration and life-long learning. When you invest in WGDR, you become a community educator.

WGDR is programmed by individuals who take imaginative and responsible action in the world through community radio — your community radio. Every dollar you give buys another day of these brave and creative productions. Check out more than 50 locally produced social justice programs, and over 80 in all.

Give now securely here, or by sending a check to
123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT  05667

From all of us to all of you, thank you for listening, and for supporting WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio, serving Washington and Lamoille counties, and online around the world.

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