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Authors Live@BML: Marc Songini and the Boston Mob

Join independent scholar and Boston author Marc Songini for a book talk on his book, Boston Mob The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer, on Saturday, January 24, at 3 PM in the Library's Meeting Room.

Author Marc Songini will discuss a true story of revenge, corruption, and power. Hear how Joe turned on the Mafia for killing off his gang; how Joe put away his former friends; then went on the run.


Weekend Comedy Series - Russell Brand, Messiah Complex

Russell Brand is quick witted and politically-minded. In this stage show, filmed live at Hammersmith Apollo in London, Brand looks at media, poverty, symbols, advertising, image and values.

The show starts off with some audience banter, but soon he gets down to business. Jesus, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Gandhi are the icons that frame his larger discussion, and it makes for quite an evening of laughs as well as provocation of thought as he discusses each one.


King Penguin Died Today

23 January 2015  On the death of the Saudi King. Greetings from Algeria

King Penguin Died Today

“King Penguin died!” said I

“Long live the fishes!” 

“Al Hamdulilah.” Said the dissident locked in the tower!


For these words alone we could have gotten



Make Music With Steven P. West

Greetings, iBrattleboroans!

It's me, Steve West, the former host of WKVT's "Live and Local". I've been laying low since leaving talk radio, and have been busy plotting my first solo record. I've been writing songs for decades now, but have never made a recording of just my songs. Some may remember Relative Strangers, a group I did here in southern Vermont with Clayton Sabine and Rose Gerber. I also played in a band in the 80s that some may remember called Miracle Legion (Rough Trade Records) out of New Haven, CT.


Dustbowl Revival w/ Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell at Next Stage on Saturday, January 24

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Dustbowl Revival, a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s, plus the Vermont-based Americana duo Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell at Next Stage on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm.

Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Some call it string band-brass band mash up. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938. It’s infectious, joyous music - a youthful take on time-worn American traditions by the "Best Live Band in LA" - LA Weekly.


It's Fundraising Week At WVEW, 107.7fm

Hello Everyone. It's pledge week at WVEW, 107.7fm. Those who are familiar with us may not know that our station is run and managed entirely by volunteers. Our operating funds come from memberships in our non-profit, fundraisers, underwriting, and donations from our listeners.

For only the second time since we started broadcasting on September the 1st, 2006, we are having an on-air fundraiser. If you listen to our station, if you believe in Community Radio, please consider making a donation. No amount is too small.


Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.


Vermont Asylum Ready For Patients As 1837 Begins

On January 20, 1837 the Vermont Phoenix published the following announcement regarding the opening of a new establishment in town. Read on to see how the Brattleboro Retreat was first presented to the public.

VT. Asylum For The Insane, Open

The Trustees of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane would announce that this institution is now ready for the reception of patients. The building is finished in a manner adapted to the classification and convenience of its inmates. The two wings are so constructed as to afford pleasant and commodious rooms, and that the sexes may be entirely separated. Rooms are prepared for the sick, removed from all annoyance, where the immediate relatives and friends of the patients can if they desire, bestow their kind attentions and sympathy. Experienced nurses and attendants are procured, and none will be retained except this who are kind and faithful to their trust. - No harsh treatment will ever be for a moment allowed.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 1/19/15

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 1/19/15

Monday, January 19, 2015

12:00 am UVM Comm Med School: Knee and Hip Replacement

1:45 am Nonie Darwish Speaks to Jewish Group about Islam 1/29/13

3:00 am Energy Week Extra: The Top 20 Stories of 2014

4:00 am History Where It Happened: Bennington Battle Monument

4:35 am Conversations VT: Homelessness


Weekend Comedy Series - Ellen DeGeneres - 1992

Almost everyone certainly knows of Ellen from her current talk show superstardom. It’s not a bad gig, but she also had a period when she was paying her dues and working her way up. That’s where we head this week.

She was breaking ground in comedy with a unique style. She’d deliver a line, then digress, and digress again. Her humor comes in waves, and she has kid-like, almost-innocent revelations about topics. Audiences get layers of jokes piled on thickly.


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