FOCUS

Producer

Description

Produced by Margaret Harrington and aimed at capturing people talking about their interests, issues and concerns.

Programs in this Series

Format: 2021-01-24
Format: 2021-01-24
Fomite Press: Be Careful What You Wish For - 01/14/2021
Fomite Press publishing team Donna Bister and Marc Estrin talk about their roller coaster ride in publishing paperback books from their home in Burlington Vermont. This launches the sixth year of FOCUS with host and video journalist Margaret...
No More Time - Climate Crisis Poems by Greg Delanty - 12/14/2020
Burlington, Vermont based poet Greg Delanty dedicates his latest book to all those who work to slow climate change. He reads several of his poems on the theme of extinction and humanity’s transformation of the ecological landscape.
Photojournalism - 02/28/2020
Photojournalist Victor Saavedra talks with FOCUS host Margaret Harrington about why he decided to become a journalist in Brazil. They discuss the ever-changing world of journalism and the impact of the internet.
It’s Time We Term Limit Congress - 02/21/2020
Ken Quinn, Northeast Regional Director of United States Term Limits, talks with FOCUS Host Margaret Harrington about the petition to Vermont lawmakers to limit terms for representatives and senators in the US Congress. Article V of the US...
The Vermont Abortion Law is Bad Legislation - Part 5 - 10/16/2019
Sharon Toborg, Policy Analyst for the Vermont Right to Life Committee, discusses Planned Parenthood of New England’s celebration of Attorney General T.J. Donovan’s support for unrestricted abortion, his promotion of Proposal 5⁠ (an...
Leaning In with Fomite Press - 10/10/2019
Fomite Press publishers Donna Bister and Marc Estrin talk with host Margaret Harrington about their anti-capitalist or un-capitalist publishing house in Burlington, Vermont.
ELAP Mural Resolution Ignored by Burlington City Council - 09/19/2019
Lea Terhune, an artist and activist in Burlington, talks with host Margaret Harrington about how the Burlington City Council passed a resolution in 2018 concerning the Everyone Loves a Parade Mural in Leahy Way. No part of the resolution has been...
The Vermont Abortion Law is Bad Legislation - Part 4 - 08/22/2019
Vermont Representative Anne B. Donahue talks with host Margaret Harrington about the legislative process for H-57, which became the Vermont Reproductive Health Law, aka The Vermont Abortion Law. She gives insight into the difference between the...
The Vermont Abortion Law is Bad Legislation - Part 3 - 07/25/2019
Mary Hahn Beerworth, Executive Director of the Vermont Right to Life Committee, talks with FOCUS host Margaret Harrington about the interconnection of the 2019 Vermont Reproductive Health Law, aka the Abortion Law, to the Eugenics Survey and the...
The Vermont Reproductive Health Bill Is Bad Legislation - Part 2 - 05/31/2019
Sharon Toborg, policy analyst for The Vermont Right to Life Committee, joins host Margaret Harrington to discuss the H-57 Vermont Abortion Bill. Science proves that human life begins at fertilization. The question is: When is that human life worthy...
CCTV Celebrates 35 Years of Free Speech and Public Access TV - 05/16/2019
FOCUS host Margaret Harrington interviews CCTV Executive Director Lauren-Glenn Davitian.
The Vermont Reproductive Health Bill Is Bad Legislation - 04/25/2019
FOCUS host Margaret Harrington explains why H-57, the Vermont Abortion Bill, is divisive legislation, has not been given civil discourse in Vermont, and will have bad consequences.
Using Technology to Support Trafficking Survivors - 03/11/2019
Champlain College Professor Duane Dunston is developing a mobile app, YHAV (You Have a Voice), to help bridge the communication barrier with identifying trafficking victims and survivors. In Part 3 of our series, Dunston talks about his...
Human Trafficking - Its Context and Its Effect in Vermont Part 2 - 01/24/2019
Host Margaret Harrington talks with Deputy Compact Administrator Trissie Casanova (Department for Children and Families), Detective Corporal Donald Demar (Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations), and Peer Advocate Counselor Kimberly Colville (VT...
Human Trafficking - Its Context and Its Effect in Vermont Part 1 - 01/14/2019
Edith Klimoski, Vermont director of Give Way to Freedom, and Sister Pat McKittrick, RN, SP, director of the University of Vermont Community Outreach program, talk with host Margaret Harrington about the complex issue of human trafficking....

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