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Representative Peter Welch: Importance of Advance Care Directives 01/05/2016

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) unveils his bipartisan legislation offering an incentive to Medicare beneficiaries for completing advance care directives which specify preferred medical treatment should they become unable to make their own decisions. Welch is joined by Cathy Frank, former chair of the Vermont Ethics Network, Dr. Bob Macauley, Director of Clinical Ethics at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, and Asaad Trina, a third year UVM medical student. The legislation has been endorsed by a broad coalition, including the American College of Physicians, the National Right to Life Committee, the American Nurses Association, and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.

Read a one-page summary of the legislation here: http://1.usa.gov/1OdT2Qn

http://www.welch.house.gov

Judge Ben: Why the Judiciary Matters 12/16/2015

Judge Ben Joseph speaks with Vermont attorney Vanessa Kittell, on the Vermont Judiciary.

True North Reports TV: Syrian Refugees 12/14/2015

Host Robert Maynard, editor of True North Reports speaks to this timely issue:  'The security risk is being overestimated and the potential plusses in waging the ideological side of the WOT (War On Terrorism), as well as the possibility of intelligence gathering from refugees who are admitted, is hardly even being discussed.'

More information at: www.truenorthreports.com

A Moral Call - People of Faith Confronting the Tragedy of Gun Violence 12/13/2015

Chittenden County faith communities join together in prayer, remembrance, contemplation, and action with a moral call to people of all faiths to work together to address this prominent and deadly symptom of our country's culture of violence.  This event coincides with a National Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend.

More information at faithsagainstgunviolence.org

For more information on this specific event contact Vermont Representative to the Northeast Justice Council of the Sisters of Mercy, Jean Markey-Duncan: jmarkeyduncan@gmail.com

Every year an average of 31,537 Americans are killed by guns, which includes murders (11,583),
suicides (18,783), accidents (584), police action (334), and those whose cause is indeterminate (252).

Channel 17 Testimonials: Senator Bernie Sanders Remix 11/25/2015

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shares his appreciation and the value of public access television and Channel 17/CCTV Center for Media and Democracy in light of the organization's 25th anniversary.    ACT NOW!

Want to see more vintage Bernie? Order a copy of our "Positively Bernie" DVD today!

True North Reports TV: Another Climate Gate? 11/20/2015

Host Robert Maynard, Editor of True North Reports shares information on a potential alliance between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Obama administration officials, with a goal of advancing a political agenda of 'global warming'.  More information on this at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/11/05/is-government-tinkering-with-global-warming-data.html

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-science-chief-threatens-prosecution-over-climate-study/article/2575687
www.truenorthreports.com

On the Waterfront: Stamp Out Money in Politics Campaign 11/18/2015

Host Melinda Moulton speaks with John Bauer of The Stamp Stampede, an organizing effort of over 50,000 Americans, and counting, legally stamping messages on our Nation's currency to #GetMoneyOut of Politics.  As the amount of stamped money grows, so does the movement to amend the Constitution.  More information at: http://www.stampstampede.org/

Trumping the Race Card - Rodney Patterson 11/16/2015

Rodney Patterson, Author of the recently released 'Trumping the Race Card - A National Agenda: Moving Beyond Race and Racism' speaks to the evolution of his writing this book, and how the solutions offered might help nationally and locally.

Mr. Patterson was the founder of Burlington's New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church, and has more recently served as a primary diversity resource and consultant for a wide range of clients. For more information on his book go to: http://www.trumpingtheracecard.com/

2015 VFW Burlington Post Veteran's Day Ceremony 11/11/2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 782 places fresh flowers and flags at the Battery Park memorial site in commemoration of lives lost by men and women of the military. 

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