Category Archives: Middlebury Five-O

Middlebury Five-O: Mathew Barewicz and Carolyn Weir

Mathew Barewicz, an economist with the Vermont Department of Labor, and Carolyn Weir from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, talk about their collaboration, publishing an informational pamphlet highlighting jobs that pay rather handsomely and are projected to have at least 100 openings in Vermont over the next 10 years. Their message is one of economic hope for the State, with both promoting the notion that great career opportunities do exist here, along with the educational resources needed to grasp those opportunities. The Pathways to Promising Careers brochure can be found by clicking here – along with a host of other valuable life-planning resources.
Recorded 1/25/17.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Sister to Sister Program

A whole panel of guests representing the organization ‘Sister to Sister’, talking about the giddy fun they have as Middlebury College students connecting with local area middle school girls – playing wild games, exploring explosive science, cooking decadent snacks, and much more. This group of confident, capable and committed women articulately convey how crucial it is for girls to have positive role models to engage with as they navigate their way into adolescence, striving to gain an affirming sense of self while bombarded by unhealthy stereotypes and expectation in our culture. A lively and heartening show, overflowing with joy and empowerment. Recorded 10/26/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Humanizing the Criminal Justice System

A panel of key figures within the criminal justice system talk about what they do and how the system functions, using the mock detention of a member of Middlebury’s Selectboard to illustrate what an arrest and the subsequent court process might look like – and then answering questions about race, implicit bias, mass incarceration and a host of other topics, both esoteric and pragmatic. Chief Thomas Hanley of the Middlebury Police Department; Addison County State’s Attorney, David Fenster; Addison Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Samuel Hoar; and Jon Kidde, representing restorative justice, all address these tremendously complex, challenging and frequently controversial issues with insight and candor. An informative show dedicated to the goal of fostering engagement, transparency and trust between public servants and the public they serve. Recorded 10/17/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Scott Milne

The Vermont Republican candidate in the upcoming US Senate election talks about the key issues that have inspired him to run for office, most especially the corrupting influence of money upon politics. He speaks with conviction about his campaign’s commitment to refusing donations from corporations and special interests, emphasizing that his Democratic opponent will outspend him 100 to 1. Scott talks about congressional term limits, as well as his desire to see working people return to government, replacing career politicians – and conveys his dedication to family, emphasizing their role in his campaign, and touching upon his experience expanding the travel business founded by his pioneering entrepreneurial mother, Marion. Recorded 10/12/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Sen. Patrick Leahy

A warm and engaging interview with the Senior Senator from Vermont (and the senior United States Senator). Senator Leahy talks with candor about his long and illustrious career serving the people of Vermont, as the Chittenden County State’s Attorney in the late 60s and early 70s, and then as their representative in government from 1975, when he took office in the Senate. He relates several tales from his long tenure, highlighting some of the legislation he’s championed and some of the historic events he’s participated in. The Senator even talks about his impressive movie credits – and how he donates the proceeds from his screen appearances to his local library. Recorded 10/7/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Jackie Mason

The host, Officer mason, interviews his mother in her home in Brighton,
England. A delightful and thoroughly engaging show, in which Jackie talks
about growing up in a working class environment, struggling to get by. She
describes her family with obvious love and impish mischief, relating
inspiring tales of supplementing the family income harvesting fruit from
neighbors gardens, and seeing her beloved pet bunnies hanging on hooks in
the butcher’s shop window walking home from school one day. A charming
glimpse into the life of this woman who has faced tremendous hardship, yet
emerged filled with compassion and humor. Recorded 9/1/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: David Purvis

A special, on location edition of the show filmed in the sunny, English seaside resort town of Brighton – known for its history of royal debauchery, organized crime, 1960s gang violence, and fabulous gay pride parades. Dave, who, among his other talents and accolades is a cousin of the host, talks about growing up British, relating amusing anecdotes from his childhood and sharing his insights regarding his beloved home town. Recorded 9/1/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux

Middlebury Five-O: Matt Ready

Matt the mindful activist, discussing mindfulness and activism in this
philosophical thrill-ride of a show. This bonus length, Director’s cut
episode is packed to the brim with devilish insight and devious little
nuggets of wisdom – come for the grand political visions, stay for the
rambling digressions into ethics! A somewhat studious, but delightfully
sassy interview, well worth a delve. Recorded 7/18/16.

Producer: Jennifer Molineaux