Williston Development Review Board - 12/12/2017

The Williston DRB consists of a seven member Board appointed by the Selectboard for staggered three year terms. This Board is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed development projects. This includes conditional use, variance, site plan, and subdivision approvals. The Board also reviews Certificates of Appropriateness as recommended by the Historical Preservation Committee.

Digital Civic Underground - 12/12/2017

Julia Vallera presents a friendly and engaging conversation about digital inclusion and digital accessibility in Vermont.


People of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities are invited to the first of many conversations that will bring people together, foster conversation and draw attention to the digital divide that impacts many diverse communities in and around Burlington, Vermont.

The F-35 Question - 12/12/2017

Charles Simpson seeks a more livable urban experience in Burlington, Vermont.

On this episode, Charles sits down with activist Jimmy Lees, retired Air Force Officer Roseanne Greco with Save Our Skies, and Carol Miller of New Mexico's Peaceful Skies Coalition to pokes a few holes in the message to which Vermont's political establishment is wed that the U.S. Air Force's F-35 fighter plane is a wise investment and an appreciable factor in Greater Burlington's livability.

Essex Junction Trustees and Essex Town Selectboard Joint Meeting - 12/12/2017

Essex Junction Village hosts a special joint meeting of Essex Junction Village Trustees and Essex Town Selectboard at Lincoln Hall.

The Essex Junction Trustees is the governing, legislative body for the Municipality of the Village of Essex Junction. The five member board is elected at large within the Village. The board includes the position of Village President. The position of president and vice president are decided (appointed) through a vote of the board itself.  This was a function of a charter update at the 2010 annual meeting. The three year terms of the Trustees are staggered to provide continuity. The Trustees usually meet twice per month on Tuesday evenings in the meeting room at the Village municipal office building at Five Corners. The public is invited to attend all meetings, and may address the board or ask questions during a special “public to be heard” section at the beginning of each meeting.

What You Can Do About Climate Change - 12/12/2017

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue hosts a special event about Climate Change.

2017 Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Annual Breakfast - 12/12/2017

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's (CCRPC) Annual Legislative Breakfast.  The event serves as a forum for a short, focused conversation with local legislators and municipal representatives on key issues and high interest topics important to area municipalities for the upcoming legislative session.

Williston Selectboard - 12/12/2017

The Williston Selectboard is a five member elected board. There are three positions elected for a three year term and two positions elected for a two year term on a staggered basis. The board is responsible for setting the general policy direction, passing ordinances, setting the tax rate, reviewing the budget, supervising the Town Manager, and a host of other related tasks.

Mourning the loss of Democracy and Decency - 12/11/2017

This month host Peggy Luhrs discusses mourning the loss of democracy and decency in today's society.

Burlington City Council - 12/11/2017

The Burlington City Council meets on Mondays, often three times each month at 7pm. Their meetings air live on Channel 317 (Burlington Telecom) and repeat on Channel 17 at the air times listed below.

What We Can Do About the Risk of Nuclear War with Dr. John Reuwer - 12/11/2017

Nuclear Free Future host Margaret Harrington talks with Dr. John Reuwer of Physicians for Social Responsibility about why a treaty to ban nuclear weapons is a good idea even if the nine nations who have nuclear weapons have not signed it. He explains why people support nuclear deterrence out of fear. Beatrice Fihn, executive director of The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is shown accepting the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Until Taxes Do Us Part - 12/08/2017

Special Guest-Host Varpilah Chase discusses local, regional, and national affairs from a Libertarian Party perspective. He covers the new state carbon tax, the GOP tax bill in both the House and Senate, supply-side versus demand-side economics, and other topics.

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TBD - 12/08/2017

Sandy Baird, Kurt Mehta, and Marc Estrin discuss current events.

Dr. John Brooklyn and the Neurobiology of Addiction - 12/08/2017

Ed Baker sits down with Dr. John Brooklyn, noted innovator in the field of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Brooklyn is currently the Medical Director of the UVM Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Burlington, VT. Dr. Brooklyn has been a leader in research and treatment related to Opioid Use Disorder for much of his medical career. His work focuses on the medical nature of Opioid Use Disorder, the progression of this brain disease, and its successful treatment will be the focus of this episode.



Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting - 12/07/2017

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month.

Meeting place: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall 83 Summit Street, Champlain College

The Myth of Repressed Memory - 12/07/2017

Zach Rhoads hosts author Mark Pendergrast and they discuss his writing, including the recent book Memory Warp: How the Myth of Repressed Memory Arose and Refuses to Die.

Fore more information on Mark's work: www.markpendergrast.com

Young Justice is a show concerned with issues surrounding children and education in Vermont.

Listen to Zach Rhoads' Young Justice Podcast at www.blogtalkradio.com/youngjustice

Episodio 11 - Triunfo Leche con Dignidad - 12/07/2017

Enrique y Zully sobre el grand triunfo de Leche con Dignidad. Hablan de como los trabajadores se organizaron para lograr esta victoria con la grand compañía de helados Ben & Jerry's y qué significa para la comunidad. También invitan a la comunidad a la fiesta anual de Justicia Migrante el 18 de noviembre.

Enrique and Zully talk about the Milk with Dignity campaign victory. They will talk about how workers organized to sign the agreement with ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's and what this means for the community. They also invite the community out to Migrant Justice's annual party on November 18th.

For more information visit: http://migrantjustice.net/

For up-to-date news on the Milk with Dignity Campaign visit http://www.migrantjustice.net/victory.

Burlington Progressive Party Caucus - 12/06/2017

The Progressive Party convenes to nominate candidates for Burlington's upcoming city official elections in March 2018.

Interview with SURF Founder and Youth Community Leader Aden Haji - 12/06/2017

Aden Haji is facilitating the engagement and sharing of voices of Multicultural youth in Vermont. His interview is the first in a series that aims to explore difference as a way of bringing diverse communities together.

The Federal Tax Bill Will Decimate Affordable Housing in Vermont - 12/06/2017

Erhard Mahnke of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and guests Cindy Reid and Kenn Sassorossi explore the woefully underfunded world of affordable housing that is likely to ensue in the wake of the proposed 2017 congressional tax code overhaul bill's passage.

Web resources about Inclusionary Zoning:

CEDO – https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/

CEDO Housing Action Plan – https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO/Housing-Action-Plan

CEDO Inclusionary Zoning page – https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO/Inclusionary-Zoning

Inclusionary Zoning Work Group – https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO/IZWG

Shelterforce – 10 Ways to Talk About Inclusionary Housing, Differently Housing Vermont - https://www.hvt.org/index.php

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition: www.vtaffordablehousing.org

You can contact Erhard at erhardm '@' vtaffordablehousing.org | (802) 660-9484

More information on Housing Discrimination Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid: http://www.vtlegalaid.org  |  http://www.vtlawhelp.org/discriminationfair-housing

More information on Fair Housing:  CVOEO Fair Housing Project  |  https://www.cvoeo.org  |  802-864-3334 Ext. 202

Colchester Planning Commission - 12/05/2017

The Colchester Planning Commission meets at 7:00 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Colchester Police Station, Kirker Community Room. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Department of Planning and Zoning.