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Positively Vermont: Purple Hearts Reunited 01/12/2015

Host Dennis McMahon speaks with Zachariah Fike, Founder of Purple Hearts Reunited and current Captain in the Vermont Army National Guard, as well as Hannah Doyle, Development Director for Purple Hearts Reunited on the evolution and mission of the organization.

Purple Hearts Reunited was established in Vermont in 2012, locating lost or stolen Military Medals and returning them to Veterans or their families in order to honor their sacrifice to the nation. To date, Purple Hearts Reunited has conducted more than 100 returns and is currently working on over 200 lost medals that need a home. If a Veteran or family cannot be found, a home of honor is located for the medal, such as a military museum. Purple Hearts Reunited also takes time to enroll these heroes into the Purple Heart Hall of Honor and has successfully enrolled over 1000 recipients.

Feminist Media Review: Beyond the Nylon Curtain - Author Gerard Colby 01/12/2015

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks with author Gerard Colby on his recent book 'Behind the Nylon Curtain' about the DuPont dynasty. 

Nuclear Free Future: Vermont Yankee Post Mortem: Environment, Health and Safety? Economics? Activism? with Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education and Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear 01/09/2015

Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear and Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer with Fairewinds Energy Education to discuss environmental, health and safety, economic implications with the closing of Vermont Yankee. Fairewinds Energy Education's mission is to educate the public about nuclear power and other energy issues.  Information at www.fairewinds.org    Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic.  info: www.beyondnuclear.org

Judge Ben: Marijuana Industry Math 01/07/2015

Judge Ben Joseph speaks with Bob Doyle, Chair of Colorado SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Coalition.

In Transition, In Vermont: Fairpoint Workers in Transition 11/26/2014

Host Jim Fouts speaks with Sherry Willey, member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Anita Rodrigue and Paul Allard, both Communications Workers of America, all three striking Fairpoint workers, on the strike issues.

Vigil for Michael Brown and Rally Against Police Violence 11/25/2014

Vermonter community members gather after the Grand Jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson for trail in the killing of Michael Brown. Speakers share their frustrations and feelings as well as their experiences with racism in Vermont.

University of Vermont Veterans Day Commemoration 11/11/2014

Hosted by the UVM Student Government Association and the UVM Student Veterans Association, Lt. Gov, Phil Scott, Mayor Miro Weinberger deliver remarks along with featured remarks from student veteransRyan Britch, David Carlson, Natasha Durand, and Randi Diabo.  National Anthem sung by Zest A-cappella. Posting of the Colors by UVM Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 11/10/2014

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

Progressive Cities and Neighborhoods 11/07/2014

Pierre Clavel, Lead Contributor to 'Progressive Citites & Neighborhood Planning' shares his interest in the “politics” of planning and community development, referencing his work and observations of Burlington, Vt.. More information: progressivecities.org

Conversation on Race Now - Interracial Love...Living the Difference: Emily Bernard - Interstates 11/05/2014

Hosts Vivian Mason and Susan Linskey speak with Author and Teacher, Emily Bernard.  www.emilybernard.com

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Channel 17 Welcomes New Trustee for Winooski, Michele Palardy

It would be great to get more people involved in voting. I’ve stood at the senior center on voting day and I wish voter turnout was bigger. Maybe the media could help spur that on more? Community media could be used for getting important topics out there to the people of Winooski. A lot of things that people don’t know - They don’t know there is a community center, that there is a group against the F35s, general information about the city. Until the F35 issue came up, I paid my taxes, loved Winooski, but wasn’t involved. Now that I’ve gotten involved, I’ve met people and I have made real connections.

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