WATCH NOW: Leahy Retirement Announcement; Voices of Sears Lane; My Brother's Keeper; Celebrate Wanda Hines; Torture and the Constitution

November 17, 2021

Senator Patrick Leahy Announces His Retirement

On Monday, Senator Patrick Leahy announced he will not seek re-election after his current term ends. Our colleagues at VTDigger were on hand to record his historic announcement.

Watch it now.

Sen. Leahy's retirement creates an opportunity for new leadership, so stay tuned for an exciting Primary and General Election season in 2022!

Community Media Brings Democracy to the People 

In 2008, Sen. Leahy described public access television as "grassroots democracy." Over the past 40 years, CCTV and Town Meeting TV have provided access to government meetings and local elections, offered a forum for new and challenging ideas, delivered critical media education, and preserved local history through our video archives. With your support, we can continue to protect democracy, promote diversity, and create new ways to be in community.  

Voices of Sears Lane
Members of the community living at Sears Lane share their stories as the City of Burlington threatens to disperse the encampment. 

Thanks to Town Meeting TV Field Producer Travis Washington for covering this important issue. We'll be telling you more about our Production Team soon!

My Brother's Keeper Students Interview Dixie Lee Smith
Boniface, Olivier, and Jeremia of the My Brother's Keeper program in Burlington, VT interview Dixie Lee Smith of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Puerto Cabezas was established in the 1980s as one of Burlington's sister cities.

Watch more interviews conducted by MBK students.

Celebrate Life: Wanda Hines
Gary De Carolis interviews Wanda Hines, Executive Director of JUMP (Joint Urban Ministry Program). Says Gary,  this is the "story of a Burlington Gem who is all heart and soul!"

Watch other shows in the Celebrate Life series.

What's Going On?: Torture and the US Constitution
Sandy Baird and Kurt Mehta talk about Guantanamo Bay, the people who have been imprisoned and tortured there, and the legal and ethical ramifications of those actions.

Sandy Baird is a veteran commentator on local and international issues, a lawyer, a former teacher at Burlington College, and co-founder of VICII and The People's Law School.