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This week the Regional Educational Technology Network (RETN), the Center for Research on Vermont's public-access television partner, will broadcast two Center for Research on Vermont-sponsored programs:

    (1)
"What New York Owes Vermont: A Debate" with Frank Bryan (Political Science, UVM), the Hon. John Dooley (Vermont Supreme Court), John P. Kaminski (History, University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Neil Stout (Emeritus, History, University of Vermont) as defenders of New York; moderated by H. Nicholas Muller, III (Retired President and CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation);

    (2) the
premiere of Research-in-Progress Seminar #218, “Journey’s End: Destination of a Dream,” by Vermont Folklife Center Emeritus Executive Director and Founder Jane Beck.

Details about the programs and the dates and times they will air follow below.

(1) "What New York Owes Vermont: A Debate" picks up on the following story: In 1791, when New York was all that stood in the way of Vermont becoming a state, New York demanded--and got--$30,000 from Vermont for its "yes" vote. New Yorkers say it was "payment for damages." Vermonters say--extortion! That was $30,000 in 1791 dollars--What would it be worth today? Watch the program and decide for yourself!

The Center program, which runs an hour and fifty minutes, features Frank Bryan (Political Science, UVM) and the Hon. John Dooley (Vermont Supreme Court) as proponents of Vermont's claim, and John P. Kaminski (History, University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Neil Stout (Emeritus, History, University of Vermont) as defenders of New York. Moderated by H. Nicholas Muller, III (Retired President and CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation), the debate was held as an educational and entertaining event to benefit the Center for Research on Vermont's Endowment Fund.

It airs on on Comcast Cable on Channel 16 (both North and South) as follows:

        Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 3 A.M.
        repeats at 9 A.M.
          - repeats at 3 P.M.
     
(2) “Journey’s End: Destination of a Dream,” by Vermont Folklife Center Emeritus Executive Director and Founder Jane Beck

In this hour-long presentation Ms. Beck discusses her project documenting the story of Alec Turner’s journey from slavery to freedom as told by his daughter Daisy, born in Grafton, Vt., in 1883.

The program can be viewed on Comcast Cable on Channel 16 (both North and South) as follows:
        
        Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 8 P.M.
        repeats at midnight
         Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 11 A.M.

The program was originally presented as #218 in the Center's ongoing Research-in-Progress Seminar Series on February 19, 2009. For a detailed description, please visit the Center's Web site at <www.uvm.edu/~crvt>.

If you
live outside of the RETN broadcast area (see below for a list of the communities that RETN serves), you may view this and other recent Center videos on demand. To do this, point your browser at <www.retn.org> and click on /Center for Research on Vermont/ on the lefthand column. A menu will appear featuring a number of Center programs. You may also select the stream quality that best suits your browser (fastest to slowest: Broadband Video, Dial-Up Video, and Audio Only).

In addition to the Webstreaming option, videotapes of many Center programs may be borrowed from the Center's Video Library in DVD and VHS formats upon request. Please visit our Web site at <www.uvm.edu/~crvt> and click on Video Library on the righthand column for more information about the programs that are available.

Special note: The Center's partnership with RETN has been of inestimable value to us since we began it in 1996. Not only do we have permanent, tangible, and archivable records of Center programs, but this programming also has the potential to reach viewers far beyond the number of audience members who attend the live presentations, including some 30,000 households in the Greater Burlington area who subscribe to Comcast. Now, through the technology of video on demand, Center programming has become available to virtually all computer households that are connected to the World Wide Web on a 24/7 basis.

Please take a moment to contact RETN (
<[log in to unmask]> or 802-654-7980) to let them know that you appreciate their continuing commitment to broadcasting scholarship and  research on  topics of importance to Vermont and Vermonters. You may also take their brief Viewer Survey at <www.retn.org>. Thank you!

For more information about RETN's schedule, please visit the RETN Web site at <www.retn.org> or contact RETN directly at 802-654-7980. The schedule is usually the same for both RETN North (Comcast Channel 16 in Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Williston, and Winooski) and RETN South (Comcast Channel 16 in Charlotte, Ferrisburgh, Hinesburg, Shelburne, and Vergennes).

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Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
     and Vermont Studies Program
University of Vermont
589 Main Street, Nolin House
Burlington, VT  05401-3439
Email: <[log in to unmask]>; Telephone: 802-656-8363
Web site: <www.uvm.edu/~crvt>