Three Artists in the Working Forest

Three Artists in the Working Forest: Conversation on art, documentary, and representation with Kathleen Kolb, Verandah Porche, and George Bellerose at the Vermont Folklife Center. The panel conversation and Q&A session seeks to illuminate how these three working artists approach the representation of their subjects from the vantage point of artistic creators, storytellers, and ethnographers. Recorded 2/5/16.

Producer: Vermont Folklife Center/MCTV

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

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