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Reuben Jackson To Leave Vermont Public Radio

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Reuben Jackson, host of "Friday Night Jazz" on Vermont Public Radio, announced Tuesday via Facebook that he is leaving the show in April. He has helmed the popular weekly jazz program since 2012 when he replaced George Thomas. Thomas had hosted "Jazz with George Thomas" on VPR for over a decade.
"Basically, I am leaving because it is time," Jackson wrote in an email to Seven Days.

Jackson, who is a Washington D.C. native as well as a poet and jazz scholar, did not indicate what he plans to do next. His final VPR broadcast will be Friday, April 27.

The 61-year-old Jackson is the latest in a string of VPR employees to exit the station in 2017. These include former deputy news director Annie Russell, digital reporter Taylor Dobbs (who joins Seven Days in December) and president and CEO Robin Turnau. The last will step down in March.

"Friday Night Jazz" airs weekly on VPR at 8 p.m.

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