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.

Promotion of Film Project 'I Am In Here' 05/24/2012

Emily Anderson, Producer and Mark Utter, Screenwriter of 'I am In Here' talk about their movie project exploring the life and thinking of Mark Utter. For more information visit their facebook page or to donate to the project visit their kickstarter site:

Local Media Show: NTEN Round Up: Report from the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference 05/01/2012

Host Lauren-Glenn Davitian offers the highlights of the NTEN Conference held in San Francisco in April 2012. Attended by 1700 nonprofits and circuit riders, the event focused on data visualization, mobile innovation, online collaboration and more. Find selected resources here at the Common Good Vermont blog.

Alliance Francaise - Francophone Newspapers in New England 04/14/2012

This lecture and discussion at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT is about French language newspapers in New England led by Dr. Carole Salmon, Assistant Professor of French Studies and Culture for UMASS at Lowell.

Local Media Show: Vermont Energy Independence Day Film 04/03/2012

Meghan O'Rourke speaks with Jon Erickson, Professor and Managing Director of UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

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