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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: www.beyondnuclear.org

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


 

Nuclear Free Future: Why Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Climate Change with Arnie Gundersen 09/24/2014

Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education.  www.fairewinds.org

The Anonymous People 09/19/2014

A feature documentary about the 23 millioin Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Text, Talk, Act : What Will You Do When Your Friend Needs Help? 09/17/2014

Sue McCormack shares a new approach to addressing mental health issues in our communities with the launch of 'Text, Talk, Act', designed to help young people talk openly about mental health.

Rafting Through the Grand Canyon 09/09/2014

Eric Kaza speaks about his recent rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Hosted by Mike Cohen.

Representative Peter Welch: Coordinated Care for Seniors in Medicare 09/08/2014

Rep. Welch is joined by Vermont healthcare leaders, including Fletcher Allen CEO Dr. John Brumsted and OneCare CEO Todd Moore, in making an important announcement regarding coordinated care for seniors in Medicare.

http://www.welch.house.gov

Feminist Media Review: Host Peggy Luhrs 09/08/2014

Host Peggy Luhrs speaks to issues of the day.

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