First Wednesdays - Who Stole the American Dream? 04/23/2016

Who Stole the American Dream? - Hedrick Smith.

Representative Peter Welch: Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act 04/22/2016

Rep. Welch holds a press conference to highlight the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), signed into law earlier in the week. The OAA authorizes funding for critical services and nutrition programs that help 11 million seniors.

True North Reports TV: Prospects for Liberty in the Midst of a Cultural Shift 04/15/2016

Host Robert Maynard, Editor of True North Reports, speaks with State Representative Paul Dame (R-Essex Jct.) on what it will take for the trend towards public revolt and the crisis of authority and the prospects for these phenomena to result in the rise of liberty.  The basis for the conversation is from a book written by former CIA Agent Martin Gurri.  A brief summary of his book, The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millenium, can be found here.

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Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 04/11/2016

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks with Racial Justice Organizers Senowa Mize-Fox and Alyssa Chen as they prepare to launch their new organization Unify Vermont.

Representative Peter Welch: Congress on Your Campus - Champlain College 04/07/2016

Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) debuts “Congress on Your Campus,” a new initiative to meet with Vermont college students around the state to learn about issues of concern to them and to give an update about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. For this inaugural event, Welch meets with a section of Champlain College’s “Democracies” class. This initiative builds on Rep. Welch’s long-standing series of “Congress in Your Community” events.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Speaks on Indigenous People's History and the Roots of America's Endless Wars 03/29/2016

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a longtime feminist, native rights, antiwar, and antiracist activist. She is a teacher and the author of five books, including "An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States." This is part of the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series

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International Socialist Organization Burlington Chapter • United Academics • Toward Freedom • Global Justice Ecology Project • Will Miller Green Mountain Vets for Peace • UVM Sociology Department

Preservation Burlington: Hosts Ron Wanamaker and Liisa Reimann 03/24/2016

Ron Wanamaker and Liisa Reimann host.

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Liisa Reimann Rivera

Originally from England, Liisa has lived in Burlington since 2006. She earned her Master's in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and is a principal with Blue Brick Preservation. Liisa lives in a 1954 ranch house, whose historic wooden windows she thinks are of a genius design seldom seen since, in Burlington's New North End. Liisa's passions include historic industrial buildings, firehouses and little-known builder-architects of the vernacular landscape.

Ron Wanamaker

Ron has been a member of the Board since 2007 and has served as Vice President and President. A passionate preservationist, he continues to serve on the Education Committee for Preservation Burlington and is also a member of Burlington’s Design Advisory Board. A contractor since 1988, he has lived and worked in Burlington since 1998 and managed Wanamaker Restoration as well as Champlain Valley Millworks.

Panel Discussion on Preventing Gun Violence 03/20/2016

Ohavi Zedek Social Action Committee brings together a panel of perspectives on 'Gun Violence' in our society.

Movement to Save Our Democracy 03/16/2016

Host Lauren-Glenn Davitian is joined by Rick Hubbard, Vermont Coordinator for Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening events scheduled for April of 2016, Joanna Cummings, Concerned Citizen, and Ben Clark, Middlebury College Student and Organizer, to share event information and the movement that aims to save our democracy.

On April 2, the Democracy Spring march will begin at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and march to the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. More than 2,000 people have pledged to join the protest and risk arrest between April 11-18 in what is hoped to be the largest act of civil disobedience in a generation with the hope of opening the door to reforms once considered impossible and reclaim democracy. On April 16-18, Democracy Awakening will continue the event with teach-ins, sit-ins, and more.

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Institute For Civic Engagement: Burlington International Women's Day Celebration 2016 03/12/2016

A citywide celebration to honor and insure the rights of all women and girls to lead secure, creative, healthy, and free lives. Recorded by community volunteer Paul Bakeman and sponsored by Burlington College 'Institute for Civic Engagement.'

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