Season's Greetings from CCTV 12/20/2012

Our love and our thanks to friends here and there:
You join us in spirit and labor “on air”.

This year we frolicked on ground without snow,
ringing in the Town Meeting with Mayor Miro.

New models of health care were looking alive,
along with the big noise of F-35.

Too soon, more elections, with requisite drama:
the presidential visit of Mr. Obama,
the very close race for VT AG
and the Treasurer’s seat! We think you’d agree:

2012 was jam-packed with change, big and small.
We look forward to sharing ‘13 with you all--

Working to build our community bright,
Happy New Year to you—keep up the good fight.

Best wishes from your friends at
CCTV, Channel 17  & Common Good Vermont

Local Media Show: From Ivory Coast to Vermont 12/04/2012

Lauren-Glenn Davitian and Eric Agnerotalk about using media in the Ivory Coast and Vermont to mobilize social change.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger: Sustainability Installation at Burlington International Airport 11/28/2012

Mayor Miro Weinberger and Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles unveil a new interactive sustainability installation at Burlington International Airport and highlight the success of recent efficiency projects which have collectively reduced electricity usage at the facility.  Joining the Mayor and Secretary are Gene Richards III, Interim Director of Aviation, Jim Merriam, Director of Efficiency Vermont, and Barb Grimes, General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department.

Channel 17 Testimonials: Channel 17 Testimonial - Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger 10/24/2012

Channel 17 Testimonial - Why does Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger appreciate community access?

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger: Vermont International Film Festival Tribute to George Stoney, Father of Public-Access Television 10/23/2012

Mayor Miro Weinberger promotes a tribute by the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) to George Stoney, documentary filmmaker, educator, and father of public-access television. Weinberger is joined at the event by Orly Yadin, filmmaker and executive director of the VTIFF, Lauren-Glenn Davitian, executive director of CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, and Doreen Kraft, executive director of Burlington City Arts.

Conversation on Race Now - Listening to the Voices of Youth 10/11/2012

Conversation on Race Now (C.O.R.N.) invites community members in a listening session to the voices of youth. Facilitated by: Dr. Stacey Miller. Students from area high schools/colleges engage in a facilitated dialogue addressing thier experiences in relationship to race intheir lives and our community.  More informatoin:


Media Maven: 7th Annual Media Maven Luncheon: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Data Visualization for Nonprofits 09/21/2012

At the 7th Annual NPO Luncheon, CCTV and Common Good Vermont presented a lively panel to outline what it takes for your organization to become a data driven culture and use data visualization (Maps and Infographics) to tell your organization's story. Panelists include: Lauren-Glenn Davitian (on the data driven nonprofit), cartographer Bill Morris (on Burlington Neighborhoods Mapping Project), Leslie Pelch (Vermont Center for Geographic Information) and Peter Kriff (of SILK on Best Practices in Infographics). Complete links and Resources may be found here.

Local Media Show: Amanda Levinson: Social Media Activist 09/04/2012

Lauren-Glenn Davitian interviews Amanda Levinson, social media activist, about her current projects including NetSquared, Burlington Neighborhood Mapping and a new project that visualizes the federal budget.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Role of the United States - Jeremy Ben-Ami 06/13/2012

Emotions run high when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of the United States in helping to resolve it. Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street's founder and a former policy advisory to President Clinton, makes a compelling argument for why, particularly in this election year, there needs to be an alternative Jewish voice in Washington that can positively impact American Middle East policy and bring about a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine stalemate. Ben-Ami outlines how our current policies towards Israel are largely based on a handful of assumptions that do not hold up against current realities, and explains the urgent need for a pro-Israel agenda that includes compromise and engagement with the opposition. Ben-Ami’s prescriptive direction for both American policy and conversation within the American Jewish community was described recently by the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof as, “a clarion call for American reasonableness in the Middle East.” 

Jeremy Ben-Ami founded J Street after a 25-year career in government, politics and communications, in the United States and in Israel. Jeremy has served in a number of senior government positions including as President Bill Clinton's Deputy Domestic Policy Adviser and Policy Director on Howard Dean's Presidential Campaign. Jeremy was most recently Senior Vice President at Fenton Communications. He also has served as the Communications Director for the New Israel Fund and started the Israeli firm Ben-Or Communications while living in Israel in the late 1990s. Jeremy's father was born in Tel Aviv, and much of his family lives in Israel.

Sponsored by Ohavi Zedek.

Local Media Show: Webskillet - Digital Strategy//Smart Communications 06/05/2012

Host Lauren-Glenn Davitian speaks with Jonathan Kissam about the worker-owned co-operative, Webskillet.  Webskillet works to ensure that community organizations, nonprofits and small businesses have the tools to connect with members, donors and customers using cutting-edge digital strategy.

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