The Mockingbird Foundation and The Phish Companion, 3rd Edition, will get some news coverage over the radio waves (and through the interconnected series of tubes) on Tuesday morning, courtesy of Vermont Public Radio.
Mockingbird Foundation Board member, Phish Companion contributor, occasional fake narc, and generally swell guy John Demeter was invited to VPR's studio last week for an interview with Mitch Wertlieb to talk about the Companion, the Foundation, and our charitable mission.
If you live in or near Vermont*, there is a good chance you know Mitch (70+ Grateful Dead shows dating back to 1973) as VPR's long-time host of the weekday Morning Edition program. Beyond capably and comfortably delivering the news through our wake-up hours, he delights listeners daily with the music beds that run between stories, often starting us off on a bright note with interludes of the Dead, Phish, and other great sounds one might not expect to hear on a morning news program.
The story is scheduled to air as part of Morning Edition over the airwaves and via stream on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM EDT. It should be available for relisten on VPR's website shortly thereafter.
Editor's Note: Link to story - Phish Fans Publish New 'Guide' To The Band, To Raise Money For Music Education
We are grateful to Mitch and the Vermont Public Radio team for the opportunity to share a little bit or our story with Vermont and beyond.
* And if you don't live in Vermont, well ... you know how that goes.
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March 27, 1993
25 years ago
Set 2: Buried Alive > Halley's Comet > It's Ice > Bouncing Around the Room, Chalk Dust Torture, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, Poor Heart > Golgi Apparatus
 Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
 Fish on trombone.
 All Fall Down signal in intro.
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