VPR-Vermont PBS 2022 Primary Debates: How to Listen, Watch and Submit Questions to Candidates


Vermont’s 2022 primary election will take place on Tuesday, August 9. VPR-Vermont PBS will be hosting a series of debates featuring candidates for the US Senate, US House, and other state offices – and we want your questions put to the candidates.

The program of debates*

All debates will be broadcast live during Vermont Edition at noon on VPR (unless otherwise stated). You can also watch live at noon on the Vermont PBS YouTube page and VPR Facebook page. The proceedings will air on Vermont PBS the same day at 7 p.m. You can also listen in the Vermont Edition podcast stream.

* Check back often as dates are subject to change.

Wednesday, June 1 Democrats for the US Senate [Host: Connor Cyrus]

Thursday, June 2 Republicans for US Senate [Host: Connor Cyrus]

Tuesday, June 7 Republicans for the United States House [Host: Mikaela Lefrak]

Wednesday, June 8 Democrats for Governor of Vermont [Host: Connor Cyrus]

Thursday June 9 Democrats for the United States House [Live at 7 p.m. and hosted by Mikaela Lefrak]

Wednesday June 15 Republicans for Governor of Vermont [Host: Connor Cyrus]

  • Candidates to be determined

Thursday June 16 Republicans for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont [Host: Mikaela Lefrak]

Tuesday, June 21 — possibility of additional or postponed debate

Wednesday June 22 Democrats for Vermont Lieutenant Governor [Host: Mikaela Lefrak]

Submit your questions

Each debate will allow time for questions from the VPR-Vermont PBS audience.

Although you can normally call Vermont Edition, the format is a bit different for debates. We ask that you compile your questions in advance for review, and you can send them to us in several ways:

  • Leave a voice message: Call 802-552-8899 and leave a message. Practice a few times before your call, then introduce yourself, say where you live, then ask your question…as a question!
  • Ask your question on our online form.
  • Write an email: Submit your question to us by e-mail. Just send a note to [email protected]
  • Record a voice memo: We like to include listener voices in our show, but we can only accept questions of about 30 seconds. We recommend that you practice your question a few times, tell us your name and location, and then ask your question (again, in question form!) You can use the voice memo app to a smartphone to save, then email the file to [email protected]
  • Message us on social media: Send us a direct message on VRP Twitter page or the VPR Instagram feed.

More information on the elections

The Vermont Secretary of State’s website is your source for upcoming election information. Go there to learn more about voter registration and where your polling station is.

And find more coverage from VPR’s 2022 campaign here (including Vermont Edition interviews with many candidates taking part in these debates).


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