Apologies for duplicate messages.
During the week of November 9, 2009, 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) "'Exiled From the World': Charlie
Dubois's Three Years of Civil War Service " by Michael Stanton,
Emeritus, English, University of Vermont:
Professor Michael Stanton discusses the memoir of Peacham,
War veteran Charles Dubois, which contradicts several well-known Civil
War legends. Dubois served in the Union Army from July 1861 to July
1864. The memoir of his experiences, which Dr. Stanton has been
transcribing and annotating, was written some 50 years after he saw
The program, which runs 48 minutes, was
originally presented as Research-in-Progress Seminar #196 on
February 23, 2006.
It airs on
Comcast Cable on Channel 16 (both North and South) as follows:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 3
at 9 A.M.
- repeats at 3 P.M.:
Also available as video on demand at <www.retn.org>.
(2) *Premiere*: "Imagining Vermont: Process and
Results of The Council on the Future of Vermont " by Paul Costello and
Sarah Waring, Vermont Council on Rural Development:
program has a runtime of 1 hour and 5 minutes. It was presented as
a Research Seminar on October 15, 2009. It
be viewed on Channel 16
(both North and South) as follows:
Community, Environment, Hard Work,
Independence, Privacy, Small Scale – these are the identified common
values of Vermont residents that the new report, "Imagining Vermont:
Values and Vision for the Future" describes. In this seminar, Paul
Costello and Sarah Waring will share the results of the two-year
Council on the Future of Vermont project.
Following in the path of statewide
public dialogue projects from decades past, the Council on the Future
of Vermont combined many months of public forums, focus groups and
listening sessions, with statistically significant polling data and
trend line research. The finished product is a reflection of
Vermonters’ values, concerns and priorities, which compares and
contrasts the trend lines and history of Vermont public policy issues
with the common understandings of Vermonters today.
Costello and Waring give an overview
the process of the project, including the key findings from public
dialogues, the historical background to the project, and the
significant changes over time uncovered in research and polling. The
results of the project are categorized into six topic areas: Vermont
Community, Vermont Economy, Landscape and Natural Resources, Youth and
Education, Health/Transportation/Safety, and Vermont Civic Culture.
Wednesday, November 11,
at *9:00 P.M.* - Please note the time, which is
different from the usual schedule.
Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 11:00 A.M.
Also available as
video on demand at <www.retn.org>.
Note about Center programs that are available on video
on demand: If you live
outside of the RETN
(see below for a list of
the communities that RETN serves), you may view this and other recent
videos online 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.
In addition to the Webstreaming option, videotapes of many Center
programs may be
the Center's Video Library upon request. Please
visit our Web site at
and click on Video Library on the righthand column for a descriptive
listing of the programs that are available.
For more information about RETN's
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
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>