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POV: 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

Event Title: 
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: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 9:45 am - 10:45 am
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Location: 
Vermont Commons
City, State: 
South Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of 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.

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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: 

Screening & discussion of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama and clips the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.

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.

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No

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
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: 
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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Family Day at Smugglers Notch

Event Title: 
Family Day at Smugglers Notch
Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Location: 
Smugglers Notch
Address: 
4323 Vermont 108
City, State: 
Jeffersonville, VT
Source: 
Kids event
VPT sponsored
Description: 

As a Family Club member you can join Vermont PBS at Smugglers Notch and receive FREE ADMISSION for you and your family. If you are not currently a member, it is easy to join now!

Become a Member

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Family Day at the Montshire Museum

Event Title: 
Family Day at the Montshire Museum
Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Location: 
Montshire Museum
Address: 
One Montshire Road
City, State: 
Norwich, VT
Source: 
Kids event
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Join us at the at Montshire Museum!

As a Vermont PBS Family Club member, you and your family will enjoy FREE ADMISSION.

If you are not currently a member, it is easy to join us now by making a single or sustaining contribution to Vermont PBS.

Become a Member

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