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Senator Patrick Leahy: U.S. Senate Field Hearing In Vermont On Open Internet Rules 07/01/2014

Senator Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, holds a field hearing in Vermont on “Preserving an Open Internet: Rules to Promote Competition and Protect Main Street Consumers.” A panel of four witnesses testify at the hearing, including Michael Copps, a former Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission; Martha Reid, Vermont State Librarian; Cabot Orton, proprietor of the Vermont Country Store; and Lisa Groeneveld, co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of the South Burlington-based Logic Supply Inc.

The Judiciary Committee field hearing focuses on the need to restore open Internet rules to replace FCC rules that were struck down earlier this year by the D.C. Circuit Court, including the rule prohibiting broadband providers from blocking lawful content and the rule barring them from unreasonably discriminating against lawful Internet traffic. The FCC currently is accepting public comments on a new set of proposed open Internet rules.

Leahy recently introduced legislation to require the FCC to ban so-called “paid prioritization” agreements between broadband providers and content providers, to help prevent creation of a two-tiered Internet system. The legislation, the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, would ensure that start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses, like the Vermont Country Store and Logic Supply, have ready access to the marketplace.

The Senator is joined by Vermont's sole Representative to Congress, Peter Welch (D).

Burlington Free University: Education for Ignorance - Education for Human Potential 06/19/2014

Community members, Peter Garritano, Sandy Baird, Charles Simpson, Mannie Lionni and Marc Estrin continue their roundtable conversation.

Common Good Vermont: Applications and Lessons Learned in Policy and Community Development 05/30/2014

Facilitator: Tom Barefoot, GNHUSA. Presenters Mark Anielski, Genuine Wealth Inc., John de Graaf, Take Back Your Time, Tony Cortese, Second Nature, Yvette Jarreau, Eileen Fisher, Inc, Anne Lezak, Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, Anthony Pollina, Vermont State Senator. Part of the 'Happiness & WellBeing: Building a National Movement' conference, the fifth North American Conference focused on the topics of Gross National Happiness, well-being as a policy focal point, and measuring what matters. It is inspired by the High Level Meeting: Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm held at the United Nations April 2-4, 2012.

Common Good Vermont: Measuring What Matters: Vermont's Progress in a Culture of Accountability 05/30/2014

Measuring What Matters: Vermont's Progress in a Culture of Accountability - Moderator Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Anne Lezak, Senator Diane Snelling, Sen. Anthony Pollina, Susan Zeller, Susan Bartlett and Eric Zencey. Part of the 'Happiness & WellBeing: Building a National Movement' conference, the fifth North American Conference focused on the topics of Gross National Happiness, well-being as a policy focal point, and measuring what matters. It is inspired by the High Level Meeting: Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm held at the United Nations April 2-4, 2012.

Common Good Vermont: Measuring Happiness and The Power of Data 05/29/2014

Using Data to Inform Policy for the Wellbeing of Our Children - Kathleen Eaton Paterson, Dave Lapointe, Kelly Myles, and Sarah Teel Part of the 'Happiness & WellBeing: Building a National Movement' conference, the fifth North American Conference focused on the topics of Gross National Happiness, well-being as a policy focal point, and measuring what matters. It is inspired by the High Level Meeting: Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm held at the United Nations April 2-4, 2012.

Common Good Vermont: Data, Data Visualization, Happiness and WellBeing Indicators 05/29/2014

Wizard of Us w/John Havens, Laura, Kathleen, Lauren-Glen, Rickey, Jane Part of the 'Happiness & WellBeing: Building a National Movement' conference, the fifth North American Conference focused on the topics of Gross National Happiness, well-being as a policy focal point, and measuring what matters. It is inspired by the High Level Meeting: Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm held at the United Nations April 2-4, 2012.

Common Good Vermont: Global Leadership 05/15/2014

Lori is founder of 'Global Round Table Leadership' and works with people and teams who care to cultivate flourishing relationships for high performance. She draws on these essential qualities in her work as an advisor, human centered designer and facilitator.  More information: www.globalroundtableleadership.com

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 05/12/2014

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

Nuclear Free Future: Nuclear Industry Profit Before Nuclear Safety 05/07/2014

Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education.  www.fairewinds.org

Common Good Vermont: Make Data Work for You 05/01/2014

So you've learned the Results-Based Accountability framework. The next step is to build systems of accountability within the organization? This short course offers the "brass tacks" in building a data collection, presentation and analysis assembly-line with your staff. Michael Moser, from the Vermont State Data Center and Shelagh Cooley from Common Good Vermont provide examples, tools and concrete next steps that you can implement immediately. Watch live online and call-in with your questions.

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