Senator Bernie Sanders: FairPoint Communications Worker Strike 10/28/2014

U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and leaders of the IBEW and CWA (Mike Spillane, business manager, IBEW Local 2326, Don Trementozzi, president, CWA Local 1400, Mike O’Day, vice president, CWA District 6) hold a press conference on the FairPoint Communications strike. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communication Workers of America have called on Wall Street hedge fund managers, who hold major shares in the company, to force FairPoint to return to the bargaining table with the unions that represent some 1,700 workers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The strike began October 17th after the North Carolina-based company slashed health benefits and froze workers’ pensions.

Community as a Foundation for Change - Howard Dean 10/21/2014

Howard Dean, Founder, Democracy for America; Former Governor of Vermont; Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee speaks on 'Community as a Foundatoin for Change', part of UVM's Marsh Lecture Series and sponsored by the Office of the President.

Artful Word: Ethan Allen Homestead and Blacksnake History 10/11/2014

James Gero's video from the Ethan Allen Homestead.


Wide Version of David Breaux - Compassion Tour 2014 10/10/2014

Sylvan Zeitlyn interviews David Breaux while he is in Burlington, VT, about his trip through the US asking people about their understanding of compassion.  

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David Breaux - Compassion Tour 2014 10/10/2014

Sylvan Zeitlyn interviews David Breaux while he is in Burlington, VT, about his trip through the US asking people about their understanding of compassion.  

Families on the Edge: Too Little or Too Much? 10/09/2014

The purpose of this program is to share stories and ideas about success in
meeting life’s challenges with an eye on the family. Host Mercy Burton Russell is a clinical social worker and
consultant trained in the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory to challenges
that face individuals, families and organizations. As Faculty Chair of the Vermont
Center for Family Studies, Mercy's guest is Kathleen B. Kerr, from the Bowen Theory Academy

Nuclear Free Future: Nuclear Issues Drive Climate Change Debate with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear 10/08/2014

Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear on the recent Climate Action March in NYC.  Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic.  info:

Marina Sitrin - Horizontalism and Direct Democracy 10/05/2014

As mobilizations around the country gain momentum around issues of climate change and racial justice it is necessary to think about their intersection with questions and proposals about direct democracy. Marina Sitrin, Occupy Activist and internationally renowned scholar of social movements joins Toward Freedom and The Peace & Justice Center to understand current movements for social change in a local context.  The event focuses on topics of direct democracy and "horizontalism" a term that has been widely used by occupy and other grassroots movements hoping to move away from hierarchical or "vertical" types of leadership models and create a more collective process. She is a facilitator and co-author, with Dario Azzellini, of the recently published "They Cant Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy"

F-35 Update 09/30/2014

Rosanne Greco, Jimmy Leas and Attorney Jim Dumont share the status of local opposition to siting the F-35 aircraft at the Burlington International Airport.

Who Knows About Kids These Days? 09/24/2014

Part of the University of Vermont Dan and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series, 'Who Knows About Kids These Days? Understanding the Travel Behavior of Teens and Young Adults' with Brian Taylor, PhD, FAICP.  Brian Taylor studies travel behavior, transportation finance, and the history and politics of planning, mostly conducted in collaboration with his terrific students. Much of his scholarship examines equity - who pays for transportation systems and how these systems in turn serve the needs of people who - because of low income, disability, location, or age - have lower levels of mobility. His most recent research examines time use and travel among young people and those living in non-traditional households.


A native of California, Professor Taylor joined the UCLA faculty in 1994 after serving as a faculty member in City & Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and prior to that he was an Analyst with the San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission


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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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