Senator Patrick Leahy: Vermont Funding Increase for Crime Victims 10/09/2015

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and representatives of Vermont organizations that advocate for crime victims announce major grants for Vermont Crime Victim Services and Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs. Leahy, a former prosecutor, has long led in support for crime victims. His bill to strengthen and renew the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law in 2013. He is the top Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the most senior member of the Appropriations Committee, which funds justice programs.

Vermont will recieve more than $8.7 million from the U.S. Department for Justice to support victims of crime and enhance programs that serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The Anthropological Citizen: UVM Distinguished Anthropology Alumna Lecture with Lauren-Glenn Davitian 10/02/2015

University of Vermont Distinguished Anthropology Alumna Lecture 2015 delivered by Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director of CCTV Center for Media & Democracy in Burlington Vermont. "The Anthropological Citizen" traces her background, influences, work in community media and key qualities that anthropologists bring to their work.

Veritas: "The Liberty Movement in School" 10/02/2015

Host Brett Gaskill speaks with guests Meghan Collins, 17 and a senior at Colchester High School and Jimmy Collins, 16 and a junior at Colchester High School. about "The Liberty Movement in School." Sponsored by

Judge Ben: Marijuana Commercialization Failing in Colorado 09/23/2015

Judge Ben Joseph speaks with Bob Doyle of Colorado Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), on the findings of a newly released report (The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado - The Impact, Volume 3) released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA).  The report can be found at:

Mr. Doyle suggests viewing a program produced by a Denver, CBS affiliate:

Lobbying in America - Eric Lipton 09/21/2015

'Lobbying in America: White Hats, State Troopers, Ski Resorts & Buckets of Money'. UVM alumnus Eric Lipton, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author who has spent the last decade at Washington Bureau of The New York Times, takes us on a guided tour, warts and all, of the ethically compromised, money-fueled world of influence in America. Lipton won a Pulitzer last year for a series examining the explosion in lobbying of state attorneys general by corporate interests. Sponsored by UVM and VTDigger.

Representative Peter Welch: Planned Parenthood and Federal Funding 09/16/2015

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), is joined by Meagan Gallagher, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Angelia Rorison, who is a receipient of medical care from Planned Parenthood , speaking on the movement to shut down the federal government as a tactic to strip federal funding for the organization. The Federal Government's fiscal year ends September 30th.

11th Annual Burlington Book Festival Preview 09/08/2015

Book Festival Director Rick Kisonak shares some of the activities and authors visiting the 11th Annual event, subtitled 'Three Days of Authorized Activity'.  The festival dates are September 25-27, 2015, happening in a variety of Burlington venues.  Like them on facebook and get more information at:

Veritas: The Growing Liberty Movement in Vermont 09/04/2015

Host Patricia Crocker speaks with Rep. Paul Dame (R-Chitt. 8-2) on the Rand Paul visit to Vermont on August 31st. Rep. Paul Dame is a native Vermonter living in Essex Junction with his wife and two children. He was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives in 2014 where he serves on the Human Services Committee and was a lead contributor to the House Republican’s Budget team. Paul also serves as President of the Vermont Young Professionals and, as the owner of his own financial services practice. He was named one of Vermont’s “Rising Stars” by Vermont Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 award.   Sponsored by

Representative Peter Welch: College Affordability Roundtable 09/01/2015

Rep. Welch convenes a roundtable discussion of students and parents to hear about the challenges they face in financing a college education.  He also outlines his legislative agenda to make higher education more accessible and affordable.

Vermont Republican's Summer Barbecue, with Senator Rand Paul 08/31/2015

The Vermont Republican Party welcomes United States Senator Rand Paul to Vermont.  The Senator is one of the Republican candidates running for the 2016 Presidential election.  More information on the Vermont Republican Party:   More information on Senator Rand Paul's Presidential bid:

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