VPT Public Screening: Wild Kratts Lost At Sea

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VPT Public Screening: Wild Kratts Lost At Sea
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3:30 pm
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Brownell Library
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6 Lincoln Street
City, State: 
Essex Jct., VT
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VPT sponsored
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The Wild Kratts take an undersea adventure with dolphins and blowfish.

This event is free and open to the public.

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VPT Public Screening: Makers: Women Who Make America

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VPT Public Screening: Makers: Women Who Make America
Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fletcher Free Library
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Fletcher Room 235 College Street
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
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VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of Makers: Women Who Make America. The production tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years. It chronicles trailblazing women as they pursued their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.  The story is narrated by Meryl Streep, and interviews feature Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters among others.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Barbara Ann Cochran

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Barbara Cochran is a member of the famous Skiing Cochrans family. Cochran's Ski Area was established in 1961 when Mickey and Ginny Cochran purchased an old hillside farm along the Winooski River in Richmond, Vermont. Transforming the land with the family's hard work and Mickey's gifts as a mechanical engineer, the ski area consisted of a couple of backyard trails and a short rope tow so their children and neighbors could enjoy skiing and race training.

In the next decade, the ski area helped put all four of the Skiing Cochrans on the road to Olympic and World Cup success as members of the United States Ski Team, which Mickey coached during the 1973/74 ski season. Barbara Ann captured the Olympic gold medal in slalom in 1972 and the facility grew to four lifts and eight slopes attracting a loyal contingent of children and families from around Vermont.

Cochran also has her own business, Golden Opportunities in Sports, Business, and Life, which teaches people how to handle the pressures of competition, work, academics, and any other obstacles that life throws at you.

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Demeny Pollitt

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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A Vermont Technical College graduate in automotive technology, Pollitt, 34, dreamed of opening an all-girl garage offering full service car repairs.  After working at well-established dealerships around the state but dissatisfied with working in traditional male-dominated garages, she took the leap and opened her own shop in South Burlington with the help of her business partner and mother, Donna.  Girlington Garage offers free car care clinics to educate and empower car owners and prides itself on its transparency of service and sensitivity to the needs of female car owners who may feel intimidated by mainstream garages. Although her garage is not completely all-female due to a lack of skilled female technicians, Girlington Garage is going strong with plans to open a second shop.

See Photos from the Car Tuning Workshop

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Alex MacLean

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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MacLean ran two successful elections for Governor Peter Shumlin as his deputy chief of staff and secretary of civil and military affairs.  Thirty year-old Peacham, Vt native, MacLean was also aide to House Speaker Gaye Symington.  She recently left the governor's office to supervise the $600 million Northeast Kingdom Economic Revitalization Initiative that hopes to draw foreign investors to develop a region spanning from Jay Peak to Burke Mountain.

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Online Screening and Discussion: Makers: Women Who Make America

Event Title: 
Online Screening and Discussion: Makers: Women Who Make America
Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:00 pm
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Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Watch and discuss excerpts from “Makers: Women Who Make America.”   Our discussion will feature Demeny Pollitt of Girlington Garage, one of our VT Makers.”  You'll be one of the first to help us test a new online engagement platform that makes it possible to screen and discuss a program with other viewers.

Enter The Screening

About the Program:
The production tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years.  It chronicles trailblazing women as they pursued their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.  The story is narrated by Meryl Streep, and interviews feature Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters, among others.

Be sure to visit vpt.org/makers where you’ll find videos and schedule information on upcoming screenings.

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Elizabeth Coleman

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Only 26% of the country's college presidents are women, a number many say is very low considering 57%  of the student body in higher education is female. But Bennington College's ninth president, Coleman is among the longest-serving college presidents in the country.  She has just announced her intention to retire on June 30, 2013, following her 25th year in office.

Coleman's tenure coincides with Bennington's most significant period of growth in the College's 80-year history. Since her inauguration in 1987, the College has raised more than $175 million; six new buildings have been constructed, all of them award-winning. Under the tenure of President Elizabeth Coleman, Bennington College actually reduced its tuition. And applications for admission have doubled, bringing enrollment to an all-time high.

Among the pioneering curricular programs launched are a top-ranked low-residency graduate program in writing and the ambitious Center for the Advancement of Public Action, which has garnered national attention. It invites students to put the world's most pressing problems at the center of their educations. Coleman's vision for the liberal arts and their role in reinvigorating society has been widely recognized. She speaks internationally on the topic, and concluded the 25th anniversary TED "Ideas worth Spreading" Conference in Los Angeles.

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VPT Public Screening: Makers: Women Who Make America

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VPT Public Screening: Makers: Women Who Make America
Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2013 7:00 pm
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Location: 
MAC Center for the Arts
Address: 
158 Main Street
City, State: 
Newport, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of Makers: Women Who Make America. The production tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years. It chronicles trailblazing women as they pursued their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.  The story is narrated by Meryl Streep, and interviews feature Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters among others.

Reception and book signing by Diana Mara Henry at 5:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Peter Yarrow at Claremont Opera House

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Peter Yarrow at Claremont Opera House
Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2013 8:00 pm
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Location: 
Claremont Opera House
Address: 
City Hall Complex, 58 Opera House Square
City, State: 
Claremont, NH
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Don’t miss Peter Yarrow at the Claremont Opera house Friday, April 5, 8pm.  Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist – both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer – are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring.  His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul, & Mary have recorded, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon, “ “Day Is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.”  Tickets are available at 58 Opera House Square, City Hall Complex, by phone at 603-542-4433 or online at www.claremontoperahouse.org

VPT is a media sponsor.

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