FOCUS

Producer

Description

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

Programs in this Series

Format: 2018-10-18
Format: 2018-10-18
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....
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....