OA 104 Chess on Ice

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Out & About
Episode #: 
104
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Chess on Ice
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Cross the border into Bedford, Quebec with two brothers whose love of an ancient sport is beginning to take hold with competitors of all ages and abilities when we learn about burning, bumping, sweeping and all the strategies involved in curling.

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http://video.vpt.org/video/2329890275/?starttime=1210000&end=1541
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Met Live in HD - Francesca da Rimini

Event Title: 
Met Live in HD - Francesca da Rimini
Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 pm
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Location: 
Town Hall Theater
Address: 
68 South Pleasant Street
City, State: 
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
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VPT sponsored
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Met Live in HD - Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

Sponsored by:


Opera Company of Middlebury
Middlebury, Vt.

For more information: http://www.ocmvermont.org/upcoming_events/

 

VPT is media sponsor.

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Yes

Met Live in HD - Wagner's Parsifal

Event Title: 
Met Live in HD - Wagner's Parsifal
Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:00 pm
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Location: 
Town Hall Theater
Address: 
68 South Pleasant Street
City, State: 
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

 

Met Live in HDMet Live in HD - Wagner’s Parsifal

Sponsored by:
Opera Company of Middlebury
Middlebury, Vt.

For more information http://www.ocmvermont.org/upcoming_events/

 

VPT is media sponsor

 

Featured Event: 
Yes

Met Live in HD - Verdi's Rigoletto

Event Title: 
Met Live in HD - Verdi's Rigoletto
Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:45 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Town Hall Theater
Address: 
68 South Pleasant Street
City, State: 
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

 

Met Live in HDMet Live in HD - Verdi’s Rigoletto

Sponsored by:
Opera Company of Middlebury
Middlebury, Vt.

For more information http://www.ocmvermont.org/upcoming_events/

 

VPT is media sponsor

Featured Event: 
Yes

OA 103 Movie in a Minute: Politics

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Out & About
Episode #: 
103
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Movie in a Minute: Politics
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In Celebration of the Inaguration, Collin Parker takes a look at the 1976 classic, All the Presidents Men.

Collin has been the movie critic for examiner.com and at Essex Cinemas in Essex, Vermont, and Cumberland 12 in Plattsburgh, New York, since 2009. In ‘real’ life, he is the Marketing Director at The Essex Resort & Spa. Follow him on Twitter at @popcollin.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/2327793824/?starttime=1263000&end=1357
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More of Collin's top political movies:
1776
The American President
Dave
Fahrenheit 9/11
Lincoln
The Manchurian Candidate
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Thank You for Smoking
The West Wing (TV series)

OA 103 Inspiring David Budbill

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Out & About
Episode #: 
103
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Inspiring David Budbill
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Walk and talk with poet/playwright David Budbill to learn what inspiration he draws from his surroundings as we visit with him in his mountaintop home in the southwest corner of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
 
Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/2327793824/?starttime=1379000&end=1538
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Resources and Links

David Budbill's Website

Copper Canyon Press

Bonus Video: Ode to the Woodstove

OA 103 Champion Dragonboaters

Series: 
Out & About
Episode #: 
103
Zone: 
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Champion Dragonboaters
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Get in the water to train in Montreal with two Vermont working moms whose discovery of the fun and fitness involved in dragonboating has propelled them to international fame.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/2327793824/?starttime=115000&end=475
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OA 103 Rodeo in Vermont

Series: 
Out & About
Episode #: 
103
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Rodeo in Vermont
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Catch up with cowboys riding buckin’ broncs when we head West (West Central Vermont, that is) for a day in the saddle and a night at New England’s only weekly rodeo when we visit the O’Rourke family’s 2,000-acre working ranch - Pond Hill, just west of the Green Mountain National Forest, near Castleton, Vermont.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/2327793824/?starttime=487000&end=884
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Resources and Links

Pond Hill Ranch Website

Horse Back Riding in Vermont

 

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OA 103 Grandview Sheep

Series: 
Out & About
Episode #: 
103
Zone: 
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Grandview Sheep
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Discover why one family traded their home in Washington, DC for Washington, Vermont, and how their ingenuity with a flock of Romney sheep, Angora rabbits and South American llamas helped make life on an 18th century farm fashionable for artists and visitors who want to escape to a simpler time.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/2327793824/?starttime=923000&end=1253
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Resources and Links

Grandview Farm Website

Grandview Farm Fiber Arts Classes

Grandview Farm Blog

More about Romney Sheep

Fun Facts about Romney Sheep

  1. Wool from Romney sheep is desired by hand spinners due to its lustrous fleece which hangs in separate locks for easy cleaning and wool preparation, making it ideal for purposes from sweaters to rugs.
  2. The low grease content of Romney wool makes the weight loss of washed fleeces minimal.
  3. Originally from the marshy area of Kent, along the windswept south coast of England, where climate and geography led to development of a breed resistant to foot rot and fleeces that remain healthy in harsh weather.
  4. The first Romneys were imported to North America in 1904 by William Riddel of Oregon.

OA 103 Morgan Horse Farm

Series: 
Out & About
Episode #: 
103
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Morgan Horse Farm
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Out & About visits the University of Vermont's Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, VT charged with preserving and strengthening the Morgan Horse, one of the first horse breeds developed in the United States and the official state animal of Vermont.

The university takes on apprentice-interns who help to maintain and improve a herd of about 50 horses. UVM continues groundwork laid by Colonel Joseph Battell who set up a barn in 1878 to begin to preserve the horse’s bloodlines. That historic barn is still the centerpiece for the operation.

The breed began with a single colt named Figure. In 1789, a Vermont teacher named Justin Morgan took him in payment for a debt. Figure apparently possessed incredible strength and speed. As was the practice at that time, the horse became known by his owner's name.

Solid, strong animals, Morgans were known to be calm under fire and became the favored mounts of many Civil War regiments. The federal government appreciated their value and took over the operation from Battell from 1907 until 1951, when the university stepped in.

Even Hollywood has been inspired by the story of the Morgan Horse.In 1972 Walt Disney made a movie called Justin Morgan Had a Horse starring Don Murray as Justin Morgan.

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