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9to5: The Story of a Movement

Film + Discussion

Thursday, January 28th | 6:30PM

Free Online Event

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s. Join us for a special sneak preview of this new film from Independent Lens followed by a conversation with a co-founder of 9to5 Boston. Share your questions and ideas to continue the fight for equal rights for women and equality for all.

Hosted by: Rhoni Basden – Executive Director, Vermont Works for Women

Special Guests: Janet Selcer – Co-Founder, 9to5 Boston; Cary Brown – Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

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From Lidia’s Kitchen To Yours - Live Q&A with Lidia Bastianich

Recorded Live on December 9, 2020: Vermont PBS hosted a live Q&A with chef, restaurateur, author and television personality Lidia Bastianich. We discussed holiday cooking and traditions, favorite recipes, her latest cookbook, Felida - recipes from her flagship restaurant in New York City - and took questions from the audience. Hosted by Melissa Pasanen, a food writer for Seven Days and an award-winning cookbook author and journalist who has covered food and agriculture in Vermont for 20 years. Sponsored by: Healthy Living Market & Café Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens

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How Not to Travel - But Plan Big! - During a Pandemic with Rick Steves

Recorded November 16, 2020 - Get inspired from your couch—and plan your next big adventure—in this live Q&A with travel expert Rick Steves.

Rick will share tips on how to travel without leaving your home and take your questions about planning future travel.

Hosted by Jen Rose Smith, an award-winning travel journalist based in Vermont's Green Mountains.

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Bob Ross Paint-Along Virtual Event

Recorded Oct. 26, 2020 - Vermont PBS and invite you to a joyful evening learning to paint in the style of the one and only Bob Ross with Faye Fletcher, CRI. Faye has been sharing the Joy of Painting since 2002, when she followed her dream and became a Certified Ross Instructor. Since then, she's had over 5,000 students in her classes. That's a lot of happy trees! RSVP for this FREE event, gather your supplies, and get ready to paint a majestic mountain lake.

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I Am From Here

Film + Discussion

Recorded Sep.23, 2020 - I Am From Here features BIPOC educators and students sharing their personal stories of living in and going to school in Vermont. It was produced by Bess O'Brien and commissioned by the Vermont NEA.

Following the film, filmmaker Bess O’Brien will chat with interviewees from the film to find out what changes have occurred in Vermont since the film was produced in 2018. We welcome you to join the conversation as well.

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Women’s Stories: Short Film Showcase

Recorded live August 12, 2020 - A FREE sneak preview of Women's Stories: Short Film Showcase, part of our Made Here series. We will share five short films and then you will have an opportunity to ask questions of the filmmakers. Our event will be hosted by Dr. Van Dora Williams, an award-winning producer and writer and Associate Professor of Communications and Creative Media at Champlain College. The films we will share are as follows:

The Vote: Sneak Preview and Discussion

Recorded July 1 - Women weren't given the vote, they took it. You're invited to a sneak preview of the new American Experience Film, The Vote. It chronicles the fight for the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Hosted by: Elizabeth Hewitt | VTDigger. During the event we’ll speak with:

  • Meg Mott, Constitutional Law Scholar | Formerly of Marlboro Collage
  • Amel Ahmed, Associate Professor of Political Science | UMass Amherst
  • John T. Grayson, Professor Emeritus of Religion | Mount Holyoke College

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Sneak Preview of Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets
and Q&A with Lucy

Recorded June 19 - Lucy Worsley travels across Britain and Europe visiting the incredible locations where Royal history was made. In beautiful palaces and castles and on dramatic battlefields she investigates how Royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology.

After the preview Paul Deslandes, Department of History Chair at the University of Vermont, talks with Lucy about her role as Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, her research in British history and we'll take your questions as well!

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Vermont PBS Brit Club

Ongoing for Brit Club members
Various Locations

Join our most loyal group of viewers and donors who band together under the umbrella of British programming, and receive invitations to tea and screening events. held around the state and in Canada.

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