2017 People's Choice contestants:
Noam Chomsky 'Prospects for Survival' at UMass Amherst. Produced by: Ezlerh Oreste
Keep Talking about Mental Health: New Help for Anxiety, Panic and OCD. Produced by: The Brattleboro Retreat/BCTV
It Happens in Brattleboro: Lester Dunklee's Machine Shop. Produced by: Gerry del Monico
Artist a la Mode: Wyld Nightz Band, November 2016. Produced by: Kathryn Turnas
Teaching at the Edge of Time with Joanna Macy 9/17/16. Produced by: Maria Dominguez
BCTV joins the Brattleboro community in mourning the passing of Stanley Lynde of Lynde Motorsports.
http://www.brattleborotv.org/stanleys-zoo-0 This video from 2011 captures his clients and friends talking about what made his shop and connection to people so special. Video by Greg McAllister.
http://www.brattleborotv.org/it-happens-brattleboro/stans-motorcycle-shop-fun-flat-st A recent tour of the shop by Gerry Del Monico.
With this year's 2017 edition of the Brattleboro Literary Festival set to run from October 12-15 you can catch up on all the best from years past with BCTV's series coverage.
Brattleboro Literary Festival BCTV Series - Check out authors from previous years
Brattleboro Literary Festival Official Website - find the complete schedule for 2017 and more
Keep Talking: Author Ron Powers - catch up with Ron before his Lit Fest Event with this studio interview
Here We Are BCTV Series - join host Wendy O'Connell as she interviews participants in the 2017 festival
Following Chris Lenois' announcement (below), I want to thank Chris and Fish at WKVT for allowing BCTV to make Green Mountain Mornings into BCTV's local news show for the past year (going on 14 months). I'm proud that BCTV was able to present the show's high quality content, featuring reporters from Windham County's three news institutions, and of the timeliness, reliability, and quality of the video production.
Chris Lenois, host/producer
BCTV Producer Awards Party - Bring your Fans!
When: Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: 118 Elliot (at 118 Elliot Street) in Brattleboro.
Who: BCTV producers, members, and fans. Open to the public. Producers are encouraged to bring friends, family and fans to celebrate their work.
What: Light dinner, cash bar, State of the Station Report, Producer Awards, Videos.
Cost: A $5 donation is suggested.
Comcast sues Vermont over PEG access requirements - Sign the Petition today!
In January 2017, Vermont's Public Utility Commission, as part of renewing Comcast's Certificate of Public Good to operate in Vermont for the next 11 years, required that Comcast give PEG channels the same accessibility and features as other channels on the cable lineup, including access to the Interactive Program Guide and HD channels. Comcast appealed these requirements, claiming that the PUC did not have the jurisdiction to make such a ruling. However, in July, the PUC again ruled in favor of supporting PEG channels and upheld its order. On August 28, Comcast filed for federal relief, claiming again that the state lacks jurisdiction to require these conditions.
Vermont Access Network (VAN), the alliance of 26 public access stations in Vermont, gained some allies in the fight with Comcast. The Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) launched a Petition, urging Comcast to cease and desist from further legal action.
This Petition will raise awareness about this consumer rights issue and lay the groundwork for greater support if and when Comcast files a federal court case--which promises to be expensive (upwards of $100K) for VAN.
Find out more:
Pauline Dean was appointed to the BCTV Board in March 2015. Pauline serves on several community boards and works with young people at the Meadows Educational Center, a therapeutic alternative school located within the Brattleboro Retreat where she is a case manager and intensive special education elementary teacher.
Cassandra was appointed to replace Joe Bushey on the BCTV Board in January 2017. She is the Director of the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition.
Chris was appointed to replace Steve Cormier on the BCTV board in March 2015, then was elected to that seat in the fall. In 2016, he was elected BCTV Board President. Chris recently accepted a position as Associate Director of Marketing Communications at Landmark College. Prior to that, he hosted "Green Mountain Mornings" talk radio show on WKVT 100.3FM/1490AM and rebroadcast on BCTV as "Green Mountain Mornings Tonight". He also served as the station's news director and was part of its broadcast team for Brattleboro Colonel athletics. Raised in Vernon and a graduate of BUHS, Chris has been involved in media in one form since freelancing for the Brattleboro Reformer in high school. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont.
We are pleased to introduce BCTV's newest full-time employee, Nolan Edgar (on right). Nolan has been a long time BCTV volunteer, starting when he was 16 years old! Recently, Nolan has been our field producer for "Green Mountain Mornings Tonight" and guest director for Brattleboro Selectboard Meetings. He is 25 years old, a graduate of the film program at Windham Regional Career Center and Leland and Gray High School, and is currently enrolled at GCC for a Graphic Design certificate. In addition, he has years of experience producing and editing video with MondoMediaworks, BCTV and other local employers.
We were thrilled to have such a high quality pool of applicants, and also to be able to reinforce the message that volunteering for BCTV can be a path to employment. Thanks to everyone who applied for the job and demonstrated interest in BCTV.
As one of the state's leading authorities on the sale of VT Yankee from Entergy to NorthStar, local reporter Mike Faher joined the set of VT PBS's weekly news show 'Vermont This Week' via Skype using BCTV's remote streaming mini-studio.
BCTV's Content Manager Jeff Mastroianni is moving on after five terrific years with BCTV. During his stead Jeff re-invented BCTV's channels, adding a dynamic new feel to the weekly schedule for both channel's 8 and 10. In addition Jeff brought his extensive a/v production background to BCTV's studio and live events. We're sorry to lose Jeff but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.