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Senator Bernie Sanders: Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Legislation to Make College More Affordable 05/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announces legislation to help children from working families go to college. Sanders is joined by Vermonters who will share how carrying heavy student debt loads has affected their lives. Speaking on the issue: Emily Sutton, Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy; Dr. Christine Mahoney, Community Health Center of Burlington; Jazmin Spear, Junior at Castleton State College; Liz Beatty-Owens, Senior at Johnson State College.

 

Sanders plans to introduce legislation in the Senate early next week to help students earn college credits while still in high school. That would cut the time and the cost of earning a college diploma.

 

The legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

2014 Immune3 Dysfunction (ME/CFS) Awareness Panel 05/12/2014

Monday May 12 is International Awareness Day for ME/CFS. Because of the overlap of ME/CFS with Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease, ImmuneDysfunction. org, a 501(c)3 private foundation, hosts a panel discussion to explore the ramifications of these diseases in Vermont, and the current specifics and trends in research, and clinical care. Panelists have a combined experience of over one hundred years with these diseases in Vermont. Kenneth J. Friedman, Ph.D. Adjunct Instructor, Natural Sciences, Castleton State College - David W. Maughan, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, The University of Vermont - Terence Naumann, M.D. Volunteer Physician at Open Door Clinic in Middlebury and Vergennes,and at The Peoples Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre, VT Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Practice, University of Vermont, College of Medicine - Carol Joy Gardner, D.O. Osteopathic Medical Physician, Nutritional Medicine Family Practice, Colchester,VT. - Rik Carlson Author: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Politics of Disease, Director: INVISIBLE: a 60 minute
documentary film.   More information available at:  www.ImmuneDysfunction.org   

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

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

3rd Annual Mayor's Multi-Modal Tour: Mayor Weinberger Promotes Active Transportation Options 05/09/2014

Mayor Miro Weinberger promoted active transportation options by leading the 3rd annual Mayor’s Multi-Modal Tour around the City by foot, bike, bus, electric vehicle, and vanpool. The tour concluded with a news conference at the ArtsRiot restaurant and events space, Mayor Weinberger highlighted the completion of the City’s short-term pedestrian safety improvements on Pine Street, the new partnership with AARP Vermont, Local Motion, and others to achieve recognition as a national leader in active transportation and recreation as part of the “Go for Gold” initiative, and plans to engage in a planBTV process for Burlington’s South End.

Burlington Business Association - Our Neighbor's on the Hill 05/06/2014

Find out why downtown Burlington's relationship with The University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen is important to you and your business!  Hear from: Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Fletcher Allen CEO Dr. John Brumstead, and UVM President Tom Sullivan.

Veritas: Governor Shumlin - Show Us a Financing Plan! 05/02/2014

Host Brett Gaskill speaks with Wendy Wilton, Rutland Treasurer and former Rutland County State Senator, former advisor to Vermont Small Business Development Center, on the issue of there not being a financing plan for the proposed Vermont Single Payer Healthcare System. Sponsored by the Green Mountain Patriots.

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 05/01/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the citizens of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month. Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street.

Vermont in Focus: Financing Plan for Green Mountain Care 05/01/2014

In this segment of Vermont in Focus, we look at the issue of a financing plan for Green Mountain Care, Vermont's ground-breaking universal health care plan slated for roll out in 2017. Who's job is it? When will we know how we'll pay for it

Observation Status and Vermonters 05/01/2014

'Observation Status' is a Medicarie designation for a hospital stay that patients experience as inpatients receiving care, but that Medicare considers outpatient.  Increasingly, many Vermonters, like seniors across the country, have already suffered financial hardship particularly with rehab and nursing home bills when they transfer from the hospital from a short stay because Medicare will not cover them if they have been on 'observation status'.  Virginia Milkey, Executive Director of the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), Statewide Senior Health Insurance Program coordinator, Michael Richards, and Rachel Seelig, Vermont Long Term Care Ombudsmen, through Vermont Legal Aid, provide insights into the issue.

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