FOCUS

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Produced by Margaret Harrington and aimed at capturing people talking about their interests, issues and concerns.

Programs in this Series

Format: 2019-03-22
Format: 2019-03-22
Using Technology to Support Trafficking Survivors - 03/11/2019
Champlain College Professor Duane Dunston is developing a mobile app, YHAV (You Have a Voice), to help bridge the communication barrier with identifying trafficking victims and survivors. In Part 3 of our series, Dunston talks about his...
Human Trafficking - Its Context and Its Effect in Vermont Part 2 - 01/24/2019
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Deputy Compact Administrator Trissie Casanova (Department for Children and Families), Detective Corporal Donald Demar (Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations), and Peer Advocate Counselor Kimberly Colville (VT...
Human Trafficking - Its Context and Its Effect in Vermont Part 1 - 01/14/2019
Edith Klimoski, Vermont director of Give Way to Freedom, and Sister Pat McKittrick, RN, SP, director of the University of Vermont Community Outreach program, talk with host Margaret Harrington about the complex issue of human trafficking....
Winooski Peace Initiative Celebrates International Peace Day - 09/13/2018
Winooski Peace Initiative members Sister Pat McKittrick, RN and director of the UVM Hospital Outreach Center, and Dan Higgins, Photographer, talk about celebrating the International Day of Peace in Winooski Falls Way on September 21, 2018. This is...
Councilor Ali Dieng Talks About The Everyone Loves a Parade Mural - 08/23/2018
Margaret Harrington is joined by Ali Dieng, Burlington City Councilor, to continue the discussion regarding the "Everyone Loves A Parade" (ELAP) mural.
Why the Everyone Loves A Parade Mural is Racist - 08/09/2018
Margaret Harrington gives a commentary on the "Everyone Loves A Parade" (ELAP) mural and shares commentary from Facebook of local leader Vicki Garrison.
Sur Destroyed with Artist Janet Biehl - 05/14/2018
Janet Biehl shows her mini-comic "Sur Destroyed" and talks with host Margaret Harrington about why Biehl drew the illustrations and text for Global Action Day on April 28 to protest the Turkish destruction of Hasankeyf, Sur, and other...
The Irish Woman's Voice in Poetry with Angela Patten - 03/01/2018
In conjunction with the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival, Angela Patten, Dublin born poet and senior lecturer at the University of Vermont, visits with Margaret Harrington on the Channel 17 TV series FOCUS. Angela Patten reads selections from her...
The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Name Should be Removed from the Vermont Book Award - 01/29/2018
In this discussion of why Dorothy Canfield Fisher's name should be removed from the Vermont Book Award, evidence is presented that the author had a direct connection with the Vermont Eugenics Survey. Judy Dow, Franco American/ Abenaki educator,...
Selected Delanty - A Visit With Poet Greg Delanty - 12/15/2017
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Burlington, Vermont, poet Greg Delanty who reads selections from his new book "Selected Delanty." The poems embrace a four-decade span in the life of the poet and follow his experiences as an emigrant...
LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont - 08/30/2017
FOCUS Host Margaret Harrington talks with Brenda Churchill, current liaison to the Vermont State Legislature for the LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont. Brenda discusses her work with the Alliance which includes specific issues faced by her community, such...
The Addiction Recovery Channel with Ed Baker - 08/10/2017
FOCUS Host Margaret Harrington talks with returning guest Ed Baker about the ongoing opioid addiction crisis in Vermont. Ed Baker introduces guest Stefani Capizzi, the Director at the North Central Vermont Recovery Center. Together they discuss the...
Opioid Abuse Crisis Facts - 05/18/2017
Ed Baker, Vermont Substance Abuse Counselor, LICSW and LADC, gives insight into the consistent increase in prescription opioid deaths in Vermont and across the United States. In this conversation with FOCUS Host Margaret Harrington, he talks about...
Toxics Action Center Solutions with Shaina Kasper - 04/10/2017
Host Margaret Harrington speaks with Shaina Kasper, Vermont State Director at the Toxics Action Center. More info: www.toxicsaction.org
Geprag's Park Fracked Gas Resisters - 03/27/2017
FOCUS host Margaret Harrington talks with Protect Geprag's Park activists Jane Palmer and Rachel Smolker who have been fighting Vermont Gas System's plan to construct a fracked gas pipeline across Geprag's Park in Hinesburg, Vermont....

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Leahy, Sanders And Welch Back Legislation To Restore Net Neutrality

In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders, and Welch said: “A free and open internet is essential to our economy, a free flow of ideas, creativity, and participatory democracy. The Administration’s decision to repeal net neutrality is bad for our democracy and bad for consumers and entrepreneurs, especially in rural areas, and a gift to the big telecom companies who can now pick and choose who has access to the internet and at what speed. Our legislation will reverse this anti-consumer move and ensure that the internet remains open and accessible to all Americans.”

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