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, VT, Civil 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 action.

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 A.M.
        repeats at 9 A.M.
          - repeats at 3 P.M.:
        Also available as video on demand at <>.

(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:

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 of 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.

The program has a runtime of 1 hour and 5 minutes. It was presented as a Research Seminar on October 15, 2009. It can be viewed on Channel 16 (both North and South) as follows:

        Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at  *9:00 P.M.* - Please note the time, which is different from the usual schedule.
                        repeats at            
         Thursday, November 12, 2009, at    11:00 A.M.
         Also available as video on demand at <>.

Note about Center programs that are available on video on demand: 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 online on demand. To do this, point your browser at <> 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 borrowed from 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 schedule, please visit the RETN Web site at <> 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).


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: <>