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Preservation Burlington: Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption 04/28/2016

Host Ron Wanamaker and Co Host Liisa Reimann, of the Preservation Burlington Education Committee, interviews Vermont author Adam Krakowski about his new book "Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption."

Adam Krakowski has worked at museums, historical societies, art galleries and restoration firms all over New York and New England. Adam co-authored Vermont Beer: History of A Brewing Revolution. He writes for Yankee Brewing News, a brewing industry newspaper. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Weston Cate Jr. Research Fellowship from the Vermont Historical Society on the project “A Bitter Past: Hop Farming in Nineteenth-Century Vermont.”

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Vermont Prohibition from Acadia Publishing

Preservation Burlington

Liisa Reimann Rivera - Originally from England, Liisa has lived in Burlington since 2006. She earned her Master's in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and is a principal with Blue Brick Preservation. Liisa lives in a 1954 ranch house, whose historic wooden windows she thinks are of a genius design seldom seen since, in Burlington's New North End. Liisa's passions include historic industrial buildings, firehouses and little-known builder-architects of the vernacular landscape.

Ron Wanamaker - Ron has been a member of the Board since 2007 and has served as Vice President and President. A passionate preservationist, he continues to serve on the Education Committee for Preservation Burlington and is also a member of Burlington’s Design Advisory Board. A contractor since 1988, he has lived and worked in Burlington since 1998 and managed Wanamaker Restoration as well as Champlain Valley Millworks.

Local Media Show: Author Dana Walrath - Like Water on Stone 04/14/2016

Host Barrie Silver speaks with anthropologist and author Dana Walrath about her book 'Like Water on Stone' an intense survival story written in poetic verse set during the Armenian genocide of 1915.

Learn more about her work at http://www.danawalrath.com/

Quiet Rebel - Lynn Martin's Story 03/31/2016

The locally produced film Quiet Rebel: Lynn Martin’s Story will show on BCTV Channel 8. The 80 minute film on the life and work of a unique Brattleboro figure, just turned 80–poet, activist, painter, retired AIDS prevention volunteer, is produced by Paul Bennett and Vidda Crochetta. It is being presented with the help and support of BCTV and Write Action.

Write Action, Inc., a community-based nonprofit writer’s organization formed to strengthen a community of writers in the Brattleboro area, and to promote the literary arts in the tri-state region.

For more information email info@writeaction.org or call Vidda at (802) 579-1833

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Speaks on Indigenous People's History and the Roots of America's Endless Wars 03/29/2016

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a longtime feminist, native rights, antiwar, and antiracist activist. She is a teacher and the author of five books, including "An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States." This is part of the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series

Sponsored by:

International Socialist Organization Burlington Chapter • United Academics • Toward Freedom • Global Justice Ecology Project • Will Miller Green Mountain Vets for Peace • UVM Sociology Department

Chelsea Green Book Talks: Carbon Farming Solutions with Eric Toensmeier 03/25/2016

A public lecture by Eric Toensmeier on Carbon Farming hosted by Chelsea Green Publishing and NOFA VT at Shelburne Farms in partnership with Edible Landscapes.

Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens. Eric is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, a Senior Fellow with Project Drawdown, and an international trainer. He presents in English and Spanish throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean. Eric has studied useful perennial plants and their roles in agroforestry systems for over two decades, and cultivates about 300 species in his urban garden.  Eric is currently writing: Carbon Farming: a Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices.  More of his writing can be viewed online at perennialsolutions.org.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: One Family, Four Generations, Two Hundred Years 03/20/2016

Jane Williamson, Director of the Rokeby Museum, tells the story of early VT resident Thomas Robinson and his descendants, one of Vermont’s most influential families.

For more information, contact the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum at (802) 865-4556.

Ohavi Zedek Lunch & Learn - Dr. Anna Hajkova on The Children of Terezin 03/17/2016

A presentation prepared and presented by Dr. Anna Hajkova, Professor of Modern Continental History at the University of Warwick, UK in connection with the Theatre Kavanagh production of Brundibar. Brundibar was performed in Burlington, VT over the weekends of March 11-13 and again March 18-20 in 2016 at Contois Auditorium in City Hall.

First Wednesdays - Gothic Magnificence 03/02/2016

Part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesday Lecture Series, Dartmouth professor Cecilia Gaposchkin discusses the power of Gothic architecture in thirteenth-century Paris, including the cathedrals of Notre-Dame and Sainte-Chapelle.

Cleophace Mukeba Updates his 2015 Trip to South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 02/29/2016

Cleophace Mukeba, Founder and Director of the Vermont IBUTWA Project, speaks with Meghan O'Rourke about his August 2015 trip to South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the positive impacts Vermont IBUTWA has made, and the challenges that lay ahead.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/ibutwa

Gospel Fest 2016 02/27/2016

Gospel Fest 2016 features: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir, Montpelier Community Gospel Choir, and The New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church Children's Choir.

Gospel Fest is an annual Christian music ministry hosted by the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church. Gospel Fest's anchor choir, the Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir (BEC), is now in its 23rd year. BEC is made up of performers from different religious denominations and walks of life; their mission is the educate the community about Black History Month through music.

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