Project Censored – Real Info About Fake News (KPFA)

Our annual autumn reminder to our Vermont Independent readers to subscribe to Project Censored’s weekly radio broadcast on Berkeley, California’s KPFA. Podcast available here. And be sure to access, use, and share all of our VT-LIT critical media literacy education… Continue Reading

How Has The Geology Of Vermont Affected Its Character? (BRAVE LITTLE STATE)

From metamorphic rock to the Ice Age to rich agricultural soil to “farmer power” to successful passage of a progressive income tax – all in 30 minutes, with New Hampshire as a foil. Jeezum Crow – this is radio at… Continue Reading

Wind River: Winter On The US Rez (FILM REVIEW)

“Wind River” is one of 2017’s most powerful films – unflinchingly intense and beautiful to behold, a poignant and provocative thriller that is equal parts murder mystery, social commentary, and melancholy meditation on family, love, and loss. Written and directed… Continue Reading

2017 Vermont Hempfest (Free Mary Jane)

VI readers know we’ve been actively involved in efforts to legalize, tax, and regulate both hemp and cannabis here in our once-and-future Vermont republic for agri-preneurial, medical and recreational purposes for several years – watch our short “Cannabis Conversations@Nectars” talk… Continue Reading

What would it look like if Vermont could actually secede from the Union?” (BRAVE LITTLE STATE)

Have you listened to “Brave Little State,” VPR’s newest monthly podcast? If not, you should. Hosted with understated and insightful aplomb by audio curator Angela Evancie,  BLS tackle a wide range of listener-generated questions, including “Who can pull off the… Continue Reading

Republic of Vermont (GOSHEN, 2VR)

In case you haven’t discovered Republic of Vermont – sugar makers, silviculturalists, and cultural creatives based in the town of Goshen – now is your chance. Ethan West and his partner run this business, and they create some of the… Continue Reading

#BlackLivesMatter in Vermont-“Raise A Flag Of Revolution” (UVM DOC)

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, our VI-supported LA-based comedic news man Jimmy Dore and his progressive colleague Tim Black break down “What People Are Missing About The Charlottesville Protest.” (Hint: Donald Trump did not invent racism in the US).… Continue Reading