Senator Patrick Leahy: Returns From Heading Bipartisan U.S. Senate Delegation To Cuba 06/29/2015

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), this weekend headed a bipartisan U.S. Senate delegation to Cuba. Leahy’s delegation met with Cuban Government officials, business representatives, local religious leaders, foreign ambassadors and others. The delegation’s focus was on the unfolding progress toward normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba. An announcement by the two governments is expected soon about the opening of embassies. The three-member bipartisan delegation left Washington on Thursday night (June 25) and will return on late Sunday (June 28).

VT Agency of Natural Resources Announces Implementation date of the Universal Recycling Law 06/25/2015

ANR Secretary Deb Markowitz will gather with partners to highlight the provisions of the landmark Universal Recycling Law that will make recycling more accessible to Vermonters and that takes effect on July 1. She will also unveil a new marketing campaign designed to reinvigorate Vermonters’ recycling efforts.

Fay Webern Reading From The Button Thief of East 14th Street 06/23/2015

Author Fay Webern, 88,reads from her book “The Button Thief of East 14th Street: Scenes from a Life on the Lower East Side 1927-1957 at The Light Club Lamp Shop connected to The Radio Bean in Burlington. Introduced by Peg Tassey who has been producing video readings of Fay's writing and put together this live showing.

"Fay Webern was born to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents on the Lower East Side of NYC in 1927 and grew up living at the Lavanburg Homes, the first experimental utopian housing communities for low-income families in America. Her stories capture the struggle, the heart and the humor of a poor and tightly knit community living through the Great Depression, and continue into the 1950’s as the postwar arts scene in NYC, which Fay was part of, blossomed.

Fay writes about her mother, descended from Russian Socialist revolutionaries, who did everything from chicken-plucking to peanut-peddling to keep the family going, and her father, a garment worker paid by the piece with four children to feed."

On the Waterfront: BREAKAWAY - An On-Line Game to End Violent Behavior Against Women & Girls 06/17/2015

Host Melinda Moulton speaks with Professor Ann DeMarie, Associate Dean and Director of Champlain College's Emergent Media Center, and Jennifer Adrian, Creative Communication Coordinator at the Emergent Media Center regarding BREAKAWAY - An on-line game to end violent behavior against women and girls .

Senator Patrick Leahy: Multi-Million Dollar Biomedical Research Grant 06/12/2015


Senator Patrick Leahy, University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan and representatives of nine Vermont colleges and universities announce major five-year federal grant to keep Vermont on the cutting edge of biomedical research.


Partner institutions include Saint Michael’s College, Lyndon State College, Castleton State College, Norwich University, Green Mountain College, Middlebury College, Johnson State College, the Community College of Vermont and Landmark College.

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 06/08/2015

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

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Road to Recovery - Screening and Assessments For Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Role of Primary Care 06/01/2015

Road to Recovery - Screening and Assessments For Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Role of Primary Care

Senator Bernie Sanders: Presidential Campaign Kickoff 05/26/2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders kicks off his presidential campaign at a rally on the Burlington waterfront.

South Burlington Memorial Day Ceremony 05/22/2015

Held at the South Burlington Veterans Memorial, and sponsored by the South Burlington Veteran's Memorial Committee.  The ceremony includes placing of the wreath, SBHS Chamber Singers, and a Tribute for Memorial Day.

Tiny Homes 05/19/2015

Created by Channel 17 intern, Hollee Candido. This video outlines the project of Madeleine Hatoum, a senior at the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, creating a display of tiny homes to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness and the work of Spectrum.

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