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Greg Palast: Why We Occupy: How Wall Street Picks the Bones of America 12/12/2011

Greg Palast, the BBC investigative reporter who busted open the theft of the election in Florida, is back with a new book, Vultures' Picnic, an investigation of The One Percent. From his four-continent sleuthing, he exposes the high-finance carnivores and petroleum pigs, the movers and shakers who move and shake us. Weird, eye-opening, funny, sick and insanely informative ... it's WHY we occupy. Download the first chapter free ––and check out the uncover films that go with the book––at VulturesPicnic.org . Warm up Act: Trailer screening of Sam Mayfield's forthcoming documentary: Gentle Uprising in Wisconsin. All are welcome. Donations appreciated. For more info. email shirleymayfield@gmail.com

Fair Game - Shay Totten Looks Back 12/09/2011

Journalist Shay Totten speaks with Lauren-Glenn Davitian on his time as 7Days columnist and reporter.

Local Media Show: Gordon Glover, Burlington College and Jonathan Ferguson, Champlain College 12/06/2011

With new, more participatory technologies, the line between consumer and producer is blurring. To be truly media literate now also means to be production literate. Gordon Glover runs Burlington's College's Cinema Studies & Film Production program along with Champlain College Gaming Development Instructor Jonathan Ferguson, share insights into these emerging programs and the challenges facing their students, digital natives, as they learn to navigate our media rich world with a critical eye. 

Common Good Vermont: Lobbying & Communications Bootcamp 2011 Part 2 of 2 11/15/2011

Part 2, Where the Rubber Meets the Road. Presented by  KSE Partners and Common Good VermontLobbying & Communications Bootcamp took place at the  State House in Montpelier on Tuesday, November 15. This brass tacks training will help you become better acquainted with advocacy best practices, the legal do's and don'ts of nonprofit lobbying, how to motivate your followers to take action and what really gets lawmaker's and media attention.

This program is geared towards organizations that want to pass legislation and for orgs and activists that want to raise their profile and relevance amongst lawmakers and media.

Common Good Vermont: Lobbying & Communications Bootcamp 2011 Part 1 of 2 11/15/2011

Presented by  KSE Partners and Common Good VermontLobbying & Communications Bootcamp took place at the  State House in Montpelier on Tuesday, November 15. This brass tacks training will help you become better acquainted with advocacy best practices, the legal do's and don'ts of nonprofit lobbying, how to motivate your followers to take action and what really gets lawmaker's and media attention.

This program is geared towards organizations that want to pass legislation and for orgs and activists that want to raise their profile and relevance amongst lawmakers and media.

Conversation on Race Now - How Do You Feel Today About Racism/Race in Vermont? 11/10/2011

Conversation on Race Now (C.O.R.N.) invites community members in a conversation exploring the question: 'How Do You Feel Today, November 10, 2011, About Racism/Race in Vermont?' With special guest keynote speaker/panelist: Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Ed.D., Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Multicultural Initiatives, UVM. Panelists inlclude: Robert Appel, Executive Director, Hurman Rights Committee, State of Vermont, Donna Bailey, Executive Director, Addison County Parent/Child Center, Dr. Laura Fishman, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Emerita, UVM, Major Jackson, M.F.A., Professor of English, UVM. Facilitated by Dr. Sherwood E. Smith, Ed.D Director, Center for Cultural Pluralism and Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Development Sciences, UVM. For more information: Vivian Mason: vhm84@hotmail.com, Susan Linskey hhskl47@myfairpoint.net

Local Media Show: Digital Media at a Cross Roads in VT 11/01/2011

CCTV's Lauren-Glenn Davitian brings new media resources to the table for discussion and reflects on the implications of the fast moving, digital media that promises while it threatens our community and family life.

Local Matters: Occupy Burlington Rally 10/09/2011

Occupy Burlington Rally in Support of Occupy Wall Street - October 9th in Burlington, VT.
Produced by Nick Carter, with Production Assistance from Don MacDonald.

Local Media Show: Vermont Web Marketing Summit Preview 10/04/2011

Hosted by Nick Carter and focussing on Vermont Web Marketing Summit, scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2011, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Main Street Landing Film House. 
More Info: http://vtwebmarketingsummit.com/  Joining Nick is Bibi Mukherjee, Founder, Curve Trends Marketing www.curvetrends.com

Vermont Access Network (VAN): Jeff Chester - Digital Media at a Crossroads Champlain College Talk 09/22/2011

Jeff Chester, Executive Director for the Center for Digital Democracy, lectures at Champlain College's Alumni auditorium on the topic of digital democracy, the role of online marketing agencies, changes to policy affecting internet users and their privacy, neuromarketing, and data profiling.

 

 

 

 

 

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Action Alert: Burlington City Council to Finalize BT Sale on 11/17

The City Council is scheduled to finalize the “sale-leaseback” of Burlington Telecom to Bluewater Holdings. This agreement was approved by the Vermont Public Service Board in late October. The sale of BT to Bluewater Holdings enables Burlington to generate $6 million of the $10 million settlement agreement reached with Citibank to resolve the City's $33 million loan default of 2009. 

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