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POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

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POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story
Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discuss POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story.

Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story” follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Madeleine May Kunin: Political Pioneer

Event Title: 
Madeleine May Kunin: Political Pioneer
Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am
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Location: 
Johnson State College
Address: 
Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview excerpts & discuss Madeleine May Kunin: Political Pioneer.

Vermont's first woman governor (1985-91), reflects on her political career and her work to help women and families.

This event is free and open to the public.

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American Experience: JFK

Event Title: 
American Experience: JFK
Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:30 am
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Location: 
Johnson State College
Address: 
Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discuss American Experience: JFK.

For the 50th Anniversary of his assignation, American Experience provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the national’s most beloved and mourned leaders. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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American Experience: Freedom Summer

Event Title: 
American Experience: Freedom Summer
Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 6:00 pm
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Location: 
Lyndon State College
Address: 
Rita Bole Community Room
City, State: 
Lyndonville, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview and discuss American Experience: Freedom Summer.

During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Story of the Jews with Simon Schama & Tales From a Yiddish Theatre

Event Title: 
Story of the Jews with Simon Schama & Tales From a Yiddish Theatre
Date: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 3:00 pm
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Location: 
Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
Address: 
1189 Cape Cod Road
City, State: 
Stowe, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview of clips from The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. Noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this new five-part series. Also clips from the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Event Title: 
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Subtitle: 
CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Location: 
Middlebury College - Breadloaf Campus
City, State: 
Ripton, Vermont
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Join us for a family friendly, fall day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act – the landmark environmental law that designated wilderness areas for all to enjoy. Today, America boasts 758 wilderness areas covering nearly 110 million acres. The Forest Service manages nearly 100,000 acres of  wilderness here in Vermont. This free, public event is part of a national celebration of the Wilderness Act and honors Vermont’s tradition of conservation and partnerships. 

This free, public event is part of a national celebration of the Wilderness Act and honors Vermont’s tradition of conservation and partnerships. 

LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC BY BOB AMOS AND CATAMOUNT CROSSING FOOD & DRINK CONCESSIONS PROVIDED BY OPEN HEARTH PIZZA CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL EXHIBITS SPECIAL RECOGNITION CEREMONY GUIDED NATURE HIKES & TOURS
 
Also included will be an activity station featuring Vermont PBS’ Outdoor Journal and Plum Landing’s “Mountain Face Off” videos and a hands-on “Pin the Moose on the Mountain”
 
For more information on the Wilderness Act, contact Jennifer Wright, Green Mountain National Forest, 802-747-6775 or jenniferwright@fs.fed.us
 
Vermont PBS is the media sponsor for this wonderful event. Contact Chuck Pizer at 802-654-3688 or cpizer@vermontpbs.org for more information. 
 
 
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CEO Search Committee Meeting

Event Title: 
CEO Search Committee
Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Location: 
Vermont PBS Conference Room
Address: 
204 Ethan Allen Avenue
City, State: 
Colchester, VT
Source: 
Board of Directors
Description: 

The CEO Search Committee will meet in open session for the purpose of accepting minutes and other limited business. The committee will then meet in closed session for the purpose of reviewing confidential information about individual applicants

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American Experience: Freedom Summer

Event Title: 
American Experience: Freedom Summer
Date: 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discuss American Experience: Freedom Summer.

During the summer of 1964, the nation's eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation's most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
No

American Experience: Freedom Summer

Event Title: 
American Experience: Freedom Summer
Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discuss American Experience: Freedom Summer.

During the summer of 1964, the nation's eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation's most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.

This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Event: 
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