FOCUS

Producer

Description

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

Programs in this Series

Format: 2017-12-13
Format: 2017-12-13
Poet Greg Delaney - 12/15/2017
FOCUS Host Margaret Harrington talks with poet Greg Delaney about his work.
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....
The Supreme Court Supplied a Blueprint to Overcome Citizens United - 02/06/2017
James Marc Leas, patent lawyer from South Burlington, Vermont, talks with FOCUS host Margaret Harrington about how to cancel the dominance of the 1 percent over all levels of government that the Supreme Court created with its decisions in Buckley v...
Vermonter of the Year Annette Smith - 01/25/2017
Annette Smith, executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, talks with host Margaret Harrington about why she continues to work on behalf of Vermonters who feel powerless in the face of state bureaucracies and big business. She...
The Continuing Crisis in Vermont Courts with retired Judge Ben Joseph Part 2 - 12/20/2016
Judge Ben Joseph talks with host Margaret Harrington about the delays and backlogs that persist in Vermont courts. The opioids scourge continues with babies born in heroin withdrawal. There is a pressure on judges not to impose jail sentences....
Dakota Pipeline and Geprag's Park Vermont Protests Unify - 11/02/2016
Channel 17 host Margaret Harrington gets together with Kevin Kamps, of Beyond Nuclear, Jane Palmer, of Rising Tide, Vermont, and Dr. Rachel Smolker, of Protect Geprag's Park, to talk about the unification of the Dakota Oil Access Pipeline...
The Continuing Crisis in Vermont Courts with Retired Judge Ben Joseph - 10/05/2016
Judge Ben Joseph informs us that Vermont spends less on its judiciary system than almost every state in the Union. Delays in the disposition of cases are causing lawyers all over Vermont to avoid the courts. Vermont judicial spending is less than 1...
Wind Turbines in The Green Mountain National Forest - 10/04/2016
Annette Smith, Director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment and Representative Marianna Gamache, of the Vermont Legislature Natural Resources and Energy Committee, talk with host Margaret Harrington about the installation of the first industrial...
What You Need to Know About Wind Energy in Vermont - 09/15/2016
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Annette Smith of Vermonters for a Clean Environment about bringing the wind issue to the Burlington audience and other areas which, so far, are not directly impacted by the 500 foot industrial wind turbines. The...
The Burlington Town Center Mall Redevelopment Project with Bob Herendeen - 08/18/2016
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Bob Herendeen, Burlington resident, who opposes the Burlington Town Mall Redevelopment Project in its presently proposed form. The Burlington resident is against the zoning change because taller is not better; it...
Report from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia – on the scene with Linda Maloney of Vermont - 07/28/2016
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Linda Maloney who has been in Philadelphia for the duration of the Democratic National Convention. They talk about the nomination of Bernie Sanders for president by Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Shyla...