May 9, 2016: Nels and Robert talk about the bigger picture around the Vermont Marijuana Bill vote, the opiate epidemic and its effect on our society especially the children and their families.
Host Margaret Harrington discusses the Vermont fracked gas pipeline situation with special guest Alex Prolman from Rising Tide Vermont. For the second time in less than a month, on Monday, April 18th, opponents of Vermont Gas Systems’ fracked gas pipeline have taken to the trees to prevent pipeline construction in Addison County.
For more information visit: Rising Tide Vermont
Maggie Gundersen, Chiho Kaneko, and Caroline Phillips of Fairewinds Energy Education discuss the nuclear risk concerns for children not only near the nuclear disaster sites of Fukushima-Dai-ichiin Japan and Chernobyl in Ukraine, formerly the Soviet Union, but globally where areas near all nuclear power plants are contaminated with radiation. Since mothers in Japan especially bear the responsibility to protect children, they experience greater hardships in an environment where just expressing one’s concern about radiation is seen as a treasonous act. Even 30 years later, the Belarus government recognizes the merits of relocating children away from radiation contaminated areas but the children of Japan are socially forced to stay put in highly contaminated areas.
For more information visit: Fairewinds
Each year KidSafe Collaborative has the privilege of honoring a number of outstanding individuals and groups in our community who have made a significant contribution to improving the safety and welfare of children in Chittenden County by having the Annual KidSafe Collaborative Awards.
For more info: http://www.kidsafevt.org/
Burlington City Market The Dish: A Series For Inquisitive Eaters: Farming in the Time of Climate Change 04/27/2016
Vermont’s weather is evolving in wild, unpredictable ways. Long-term meteorological trends show the state becoming warmer and wetter. How will farmers adapt to the environmental upheaval and keep food growing through fast-shifting weather patterns? How will these changes ripple through the distribution chain — and how will they affect what Vermonters eat in restaurants, institutions, and at family tables?
Listen to a panel of local experts for a lively discussion on the challenges and rewards of growing food in a changing climate — now and into the future. Part of the Intervale Center and City Market Dish Series.
Speakers include: Andy Jones, Intervale Community Farm; Joshua Faulkner, UVM Extension; Jeff Jones, Vermont Hydroponic Produce; Eleanor Tison, Green Mountain College
Vermont Health Care Innovation Project: Core Competency Training Series - Disability Awareness Training 04/27/2016
Vermont Health Care Innovation Project Core Competency Training Series: Day 2 - Disability Awareness Training, Part 1
- Introduction to disability awareness
- Disability and wellness
- Person Centered Care
Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis discusses her city's energic efforts and successes towards becoming a more liveable, pedestrian, and bicycle-friendly city. Minneapolis recently became the only American city to make The 2015 Copenhagenize Index of Bicycle-Friendly Cities.
Safe and Sustainable Streets for Everyone is a conversation about activism, leadership, and making change happen, co-sponsored by the University of Vermont, AARP Vermont, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, and the Office of Mayor Miro Weinberger.
Lauren Pyatt, Burlington Lead Program Outreach Specialist, talks with Joanne Bottger, Burlington Lead Program Project Specialist.
Burlington CEDO Office's monthly show.
10:30 AMGreat Streets BTV
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