Category Archives: Educational

Middlebury Five-O: Nick Artim

This multi-term member of the Middlebury Selectboard talks with characteristic charm and poise about his service to the community over the past several years, striving to help our modest town flourish. Nick touches upon some of the controversial and some of the impressive accomplishments of the board, and looks toward its future, creating economic opportunities, encouraging health and well-being, and improving our infrastructure, most notably through the upcoming railway renovation proposal. Nick talks about the expertise he’s gained as an engineer working on some large and high profile projects, and the breadth of vision he’s acquired traveling to an array of culturally diverse places around the globe. Recorded 2/8/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Growing Bright Futures: Anne Gleason

Cheryl Mitchell talks with Anne Gleason, School Age and Summer Programs Coordinator of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. Growing Bright Futures is a joint production of Treleven, Building Bright Futures, Let’s Grow Kids, and Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 4/4/16.

For more information on Mary Johnson Children’s Center, visit www.mjccvt.org. Recorded 2/8/16.


Producer: Cheryl Mitchell & Dana Anderson

Growing Bright Futures: Mike Reiderer

Cheryl Mitchell talks with Mike Reiderer, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. Growing Bright Futures is a joint production of Treleven, Building Bright Futures, Let’s Grow Kids, and Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 2/8/16.

For more information about the “Free My Ride” campaign that Mike mentioned, visit: http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/tobacco.


Producer: Cheryl Mitchell & Dana Anderson

Middlebury Five-O: Ruth Hardy

The captivating new Executive Director of Emerge Vermont talks about her role in the organization, and its core mission to encourage, support and train Democratic women to run for government office on every level, from the local to the federal. Ruth speaks with poise, humor and vigor about the ways in which women are deterred from political participation both culturally and structurally, and how critical it is to the flourishing of our democracy and our society that they be drawn in. The conversation veers headlong into feminism, the shortcomings of androcentric governance, and the inspiring example of Madeleine Kunin – the Chair of the Board of Emerge Vermont, the former Governor of the State, and, according to Ruth, a consummate lady. Ruth touches upon her role as Chair of the Mary Hogan (ID4) School Board and deftly explains the upcoming merger. An absorbing show, swimming with wisdom, jocularity and, above all, glamour. Recorded 2/4/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Victor Nuovo

This veteran Selectboard member and esteemed scholar talks about his enduring commitment to serve the people of Middlebury. Victor speaks about the vital issues facing residents, most notably the railway bridge renovation project, but also taxes, municipal services, economic development and the Town’s relationship with the College – conveying his acute sense of the complexity of these issues and offering to contribute his insight and dedication steering the community through them so it can continue to flourish. This warm and engaging show also contains a riveting introduction to British Empiricist, John Locke – including some delectable forays into his personal life. Recorded 2/3/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Heather Seeley

Local business owner, excavator operator, maple sugarer, mother and Middlebury Selectboard candidate, Heather talks about her desire to serve the community in local government. She stresses how crucial it is to have diversity on the Selectboard, both for breadth of expertise and representation, and states how she believes she would meet that need. Heather talks about her experience attending meetings and serving on local committees, gaining an appreciation for the issues and how local politics functions, and she touches upon some of the key areas of concern for the community, most particularly the impending railway bridge renovation project. A warm and engaging glimpse into the life and vision of this impressive Middlebury resident. Recorded 2/1/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Lynn Boggs & Ron Hallman

The President/CEO and the Vice President for Public Relations of Porter Medical Center talk about the expansive role of the organization, and the fundamental shifts that are redefining the role of healthcare providers in our communities – and our understanding of health itself. A tremendously enlightening show concerning a topic of profound significance to us all. Lynn and Ron do a fabulous job describing the challenges facing the industry, while at the same time conveying an inspiring vision of a more preventative, health-driven model of healthcare. Recorded 1/28/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux