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This Juneteenth, a storyteller celebrates Black joy in Vermont

Matthew F. Smith
Storyteller Ferene Paris Meyer and VPR's Myra Flynn.

Ahead of Monday’s Juneteenth holiday, Vermont Edition co-host Mikaela Lefrak will be joined by VPR engagement producer Myra Flynn and Ferene Paris Meyer, storyteller and founder of All Heart Inspirations.

They will talk about the latest installment of Brave Little State’s Homegoings series, which features a conversation between Flynn and Paris Meyer about artistic inspiration, the act of storytelling, and creating community in Vermont.

This hour they'll also discuss what Juneteenth means to them and how they plan to celebrate.

HOMEGOINGS: Ferene Paris Meyer

Mikaela Lefrak joined VPR in summer 2021 as co-host and senior producer of 'Vermont Edition'. Prior to that, she was a reporter and host at WAMU in Washington, D.C.
Tedra joined VPR as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.