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US Media Worships Republicans

If one looked at recent major media, one conclusion that could be reached is that only Republicans are running for office. There are endless stories about Trump, Carson, Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Graham, and the others. They get headlines and air time for simply existing. They get featured on Sunday political shows, and discussed and promoted by the Washington insiders and elite, as if nothing else was happening. All republicans are "serious candidates" even if they have no visible support.

One might think that Democrats no longer exist. But this is silly. Vermont's Bernie Sanders just broke a record for having 2 million online donations, more than any other candidate ever. He also just picked up the endorsement of an enormous union, the Communications Workers of America. And poll after poll show that he would trump Trump at the polls.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 12/14/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/14/15

Monday, December 14, 2015

12:00 am North Branch Nature Center Lectures - Living with Black Bears

1:30 am Vermont Humanities Fall Conference 11/14/15

3:00 am Six Figure Farming - Pt 3

4:00 am VT Workers' Center: Brattleboro Beats, Bluegrass 6/7/15

6:25 am DCC: Chris Schadler - Becoming Wolf 11/13/15


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 12/7/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/7/15

Monday, December 7, 2015

12:00 am Green Mtn Vets for Peace: School of the Americas

1:00 am William Arkin - Unmanned: Drones, Data and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare

2:00 am BYS Battle of the Bands 2015

4:22 am Ezlerh: Democratic Party's JJ Dinner 11/29/15

4:30 am North Branch Nature Center Lectures - Living with Black Bears


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 12/30/15

BCTV channel 8 program schedule for the week of 11/30/15

Monday, November 30, 2015

12:00 am Opiate Use in Vermont: The Present Reflects the Past

1:22 am Historic Crimes and Justice in Burlington, VT - Jeffrey H. Beerworth

2:00 am 1st Wednesdays Presents: John Hockenberry - Climate of Doubt

3:45 am Moana: A Short Story


France Is Shutting Down Alternative Media

France is a tragic tragic example of what psychopaths are capable of. This carnage though, should not be an excuse for eliminating alternative media. Now more than ever it is desperately needed. This is Nazi Germany. Please wake up. Tell your friends.

Freedom of speech should not be a victim of terrorism

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BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 11/16/15

 BCTV schedule for the week of 11/16/15

Monday, November 16, 2015

12:00 am Artists in the Berkshires

1:00 am Hunger Mountain Coop Workshop Series - Edible Forest Gardening

2:30 am VT Alliance for Retired Americans: Annual Mtg

5:18 am Moana: A Short Story


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 11/09/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/9/15

Monday, November 9, 2015

1:00 am Building a Vibrant, Inclusive Vermont

2:30 am Brattleboro Storm Soccer: 10/9/15 vs Wilmington

3:30 am Rivergarden: Ten Gallon Swing 6/24/15

4:35 am TED Talks: BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life

5:00 am Vermont Workers Center: Salvation Farms


NBC's Today Show is Coming to Brattleboro!

BREAKING NEWS! NBC’s Today Show is coming to Brattleboro! Thursday, November 12th at 9pm
Celebration begins at 8:30pm

Today Show meteorologist Al Roker is trying to set a Guinness World Record for reporting the weather in all 50 states in 7 days. And guess where he’ll be in Vermont? You guessed it the One and Only Brattleboro!

Al will be in town on Thursday, November 12th and he’ll be using the Brooks House as the backdrop for his forecast. We want to give him a big Brattleboro welcome - please come downtown and join in the fun! Al is scheduled to roll into town at 9pm, but the welcoming celebration will begin in Pliny Park at 8:30pm. (Yes, he’ll be here in the evening.)


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 11/02/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/2/15

Monday, November 2, 2015

12:00 am More Than the Blues: Understanding Deppression and It's Treatment

1:45 am Renewable Energy Conference: Keynote - Yoram Bauman PhD

3:00 am Building a Vibrant, Inclusive Vermont

4:25 am Cuban Bridge - Ep 44: Bob Merrill, Peter Concilio & Thal Aylward

5:00 am Energy Week Extra: Solaflect 10/1/15


5:45 Live: 10/30/15

It's a spooky edition of 5:45 Live packed with plenty of Halloween fun along with all the latest headlines, Guilford's Selectboard Chair Anne Rider resigns, South Korea's top news team tails VY's Marty Cohn, the Brattleboro Selectboard dives into budget season, and much much more.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 10/26/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/26/15


Monday, October 26, 2015

12:00 am Alex Passino's Spontaneous Standup

12:12 am Efficiency VT: Heat Pumps

1:30 am Generator Presents: Big Maker - Natalie Jeremijenko

4:00 am Positively VT- Fairbanks Museum


Let's Talk Returns to BCTV

Catch the return of the popular weekly talk show 'Let's Talk About Mental Health' as it kicks off it's fourth season on BCTV.


5:45 Live: 10/16/15

All the latest on the police fire upgrade project, new developments from the NRC with VY's plans for the decommissioning trust, WSESU officials break down what Act 46 means for the region, and much much more on this edition of BCTV's media round-up.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 10/19/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/19/15

Monday, October 19, 2015

12:00 am A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine

2:00 am Senior Moments: Erik Nielsen - Opera

3:05 am Efficiency VT: Heat Pumps

4:25 am The 7th Kornguth's Annual Soapbox Derby

4:30 am Cannabis Conversations: Why Legalization?


Speak Out for BCTV at 10/21 Public Hearing About Comcast CPG

The Vermont Public Service Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 PM at Vermont Interactive Television, located in Room 125 at Brattleboro Union High School. The public is invited to attend the hearing and comment on how well Comcast is meeting the region's telecommunications needs as a cable provider.  This is an opportunity to provide feedback as part of the renewal process for Comcast's Certificate of Public Good (CPG) with the State of Vermont, and occurs once every 11 years.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 10/12/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/12/15

Monday, October 12, 2015

12:00 am Bookstock: Bill Gifford - How to Live Longer

12:50 am TED Talks: ShaoLan: Learn to Read Chinese with Ease! "

1:00 am Hunger Mtn Coop Workshop Series: Signs of the Times

2:30 am Beethoven, Jazz and the Road Less Travelled


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 9/28/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/28/15

Monday, September 28, 2015

1:00 am September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor? Pt 5

2:00 am Road to Recovery: New Tech for Whole Body Health

3:00 am UVM Comm Med School: End of Life Decisions

4:35 am TED Talks: Hannah Fry - The Mathematics of Love

5:00 am At Landmark: Shura Wallin, 'Walk to the Borders ' 9/14/15


Future Of Local Journalism Is Subject of River Garden Panel Discussion

A group of local media business specialists will explore "The future of local journalism" in a panel discussion at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, downtown Brattleboro, on Thursday, Sept. 24 at noon.

The event is part of the daily Brown Bag Lunch events presented by Strolling of the Heifers, and is the second annual panel discussion on local journalism in the series.

Participants include Ed Woods, CEO of New England Newspapers, Inc. and publisher of the Reformer, Randy Holhut, deputy editor of The Commons, Kevin Moran, group editor for New England Newspapers, Roland Boyden, production manager of Brattleboro Community Television, and Martin Langeveld, retired newspaper executive and media blogger.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 9/21/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/21/15

Monday, September 21, 2015

12:00 am BCTV Archive: Llama Rangbar - Sacred Medicine, Sacred Space

2:00 am Building Vermont's Moral Economy

3:30 am Heirloom Seeds at the Sitzmark 9/5/15

6:00 am Concerts on the Green: The Green Brothers


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 9/14/15

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/14/15 

Monday, September 14, 2015

12:00 am First Vermonumental Soil Carbon Climate Summit

1:55 am Health in Aging: My Five Wishes Program

3:30 am WCEDP Funding Workshop 1: Letter of Intent 8/24/15

4:50 am Brown Bag Concert Series - The Stockwell Brothers

6:00 am Common Good VT: VCF Food & Farm Initiative


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