About Rumble Strip Vermont

_DSC0221Erica Heilman invites herself into living rooms, barns, bars, restaurants and offices to hear stories from Vermonters. It’s like a party with your neighbors except you don’t have to worry if it’s going to rain or if there will be enough drinks. The goal is to make programs that sound like where we live, and feature voices we’re not hearing on the radio. Join us for good conversation that takes its time.

Erica’s independent radio work has aired on NPR’s Day to Day, Hearing Voices, SOUNDPRINT and on major public radio affiliates across the country. She has taught all aspects of documentary production through the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, Vermont. Prior to her work in audio, Erica worked in documentary television in New York City. She produced programming for WNET, HBO and ABC News.

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Colin McCaffrey

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2 Responses

  1. Ruth
    Ruth November 22, 2013 at 9:55 am | | Reply

    It’s great. I love the interviews. I heard about your deer stories on Front Porch Forum. I saved the site to play it for my son when he came in from hunting. Thank you. I keep going back to listen to more interviews. I love those voices. It’s good the way you let people loose to tell you what they want to tell you.

  2. Charlene
    Charlene May 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm | | Reply

    I love the shows. They give me an entirely new perspective on Vermont and the people who live there.

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