11th Annual Burlington Book Festival Preview 09/08/2015

Book Festival Director Rick Kisonak shares some of the activities and authors visiting the 11th Annual event, subtitled 'Three Days of Authorized Activity'.  The festival dates are September 25-27, 2015, happening in a variety of Burlington venues.  Like them on facebook and get more information at:

Veritas: The Growing Liberty Movement in Vermont 09/04/2015

Host Patricia Crocker speaks with Rep. Paul Dame (R-Chitt. 8-2) on the Rand Paul visit to Vermont on August 31st. Rep. Paul Dame is a native Vermonter living in Essex Junction with his wife and two children. He was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives in 2014 where he serves on the Human Services Committee and was a lead contributor to the House Republican’s Budget team. Paul also serves as President of the Vermont Young Professionals and, as the owner of his own financial services practice. He was named one of Vermont’s “Rising Stars” by Vermont Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 award.   Sponsored by

Representative Peter Welch: College Affordability Roundtable 09/01/2015

Rep. Welch convenes a roundtable discussion of students and parents to hear about the challenges they face in financing a college education.  He also outlines his legislative agenda to make higher education more accessible and affordable.

Vermont Republican's Summer Barbecue, with Senator Rand Paul 08/31/2015

The Vermont Republican Party welcomes United States Senator Rand Paul to Vermont.  The Senator is one of the Republican candidates running for the 2016 Presidential election.  More information on the Vermont Republican Party:   More information on Senator Rand Paul's Presidential bid:

Conversations From The Open Road - Part II 08/21/2015

From the website: "Conversations From the Open Road is a Road-Trip to experience our world in a meaningful way. We are a citizen-journalism, media crew probing the challenging issues and individual stories in our communities." The New York City crew visited the Channel 17 studios to talk about their recent trip.  Crew members include: Ahri Messina, Amy Plambeck, Ava Kendrick, Ned McEleney, Aron Meinhardt, Mary Simons.  more information at:

2015 Vermont Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference - Captives 102: Basic Trails of Captive Taxation 08/11/2015

The experienced panel provides the building blocks for understanding of a captive’s taxation life cycle from formation to maturity, discussing the potential tax pitfalls along the way. Topics will include: how to qualify as an insurance company for tax; the implications of qualifying; special considerations in calculating tax expense; and tax elections to consider. The panel summarizes what other taxes the captive or its insured may be exposed to including premium taxes, excise taxes and state income taxes. And no session on taxation today would be complete without an update and overview of the Non-admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA).

2015 Vermont Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference - Captives 101: Base Camp 08/11/2015

VCIA's 30th Annual Conference! VCIA's captive insurance conference is well known for its high quality educational content. This session will recognize the many benefits and gain a basic overview of captive insurance companies and RRGs. An esteemed panel comprised of a Vermont regulator, a captive consultant, a captive owner and a risk retention group member will cover the basics of captives and RRGs from their unique perspectives.

Veritas: Welcoming America's New Pilgrims 08/07/2015

Host Patricia Crocker speaks with Robert Maynard, Web Editor of True North Reports, on the issues of immigration. Sponsored by

Road to Recovery - Preventing and Addressing Homelessness Among People With Mental And/Or Substance Use Disorders 08/01/2015

Road to Recovery - Preventing and Addressing Homelessness Among People With Mental And/Or Substance Use Disorders

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