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This Juneteenth, a storyteller celebrates Black joy in Vermont

Storyteller Ferene Paris Meyer and VPR's Myra Flynn.
Matthew F. Smith
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VPR
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 is the host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Tedra worked on Vermont Edition as a producer and editor from 2022 to 2024.