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Artwork for "An Iliad" at Weston playhouse
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Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has returned to live performance with: An Iliad, running through August 6th under the Tent at Walker Farm.

The eternal, enchanting power of storytelling comes to life in Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s acclaimed adaptation of Homer’s classic. A chorus of ancient muses perform original compositions by winner Jenny Giering as a solitary storyteller throws us into the midst of conflict.

To tell us more we welcome Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert and David Bonanno who plays The Poet, an ancient teller of tales destined to share the story of war until the day human nature changes; until the day our love of rage comes to an end.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Half a year later, questions remain about the siege of the U.S. Capitol.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded June 25.

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed the 2022 state budget this week. The fiscal plan is being lauded by advocates as the state allocates federal COVID relief funds to address infrastructure, environmental and social equity needs.

Book covers for the books listed below on this page
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    This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

List:
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
The Magician by Colm Toibin
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Falling by T.J. Newman
Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg

Dinah Yessne's first political act, as she recalls it, was spinning a homemade Wheel of Fortune at a fundraiser for presidential candidate Henry Wallace when she was three years old. From that auspicious beginning, she went on to champion the causes of her time: civil rights, peace, anti-war, women's rights, gay rights, economic equality, immigrant rights, and at one time or another she was tapped by Governor Madeline Kunin to run for State Office, endorsed by Congressman Bernie Sanders - and just plain ticked off one day presidential candidate,  Howard Dean. 

She tells the stories in her new book "Politically Defined: Memoir of an Unknown Activist."

Rep. Peter Welch
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Georgia’s new restrictive voting measures have mobilized Democrats across the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded April 8th.

Rep. Peter Welch
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In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded April 8th.

Rep. Peter Welch
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President Joe Biden has hit the ground running.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded April 8th.

Book covers for the books listed below on this page
provided - assorted publishers

  This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

List:
The Searcher by Tana French
Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby
The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
We Begin At the End by Chris Whitaker

Placard on Vermont statehood
Vermont Governor's Office

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is tweeting birthday wishes: to the state.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

Democrats want to take another crack at prescription drug costs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded January 29.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

It’s a new Congress, but a lot is staying the same in the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded January 29.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

The Biden era has begun, but President Trump’s legacy is still on trial.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded January 29.

Rep. Peter Welch
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Experts say a “dark winter” is coming.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on December 2.

Rep. Peter Welch
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio…Michael Flynn…Donald Trump Jr.?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on December 2.

Rep. Peter Welch
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President Donald Trump got a message from the American people: you’re fired.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on December 2.

Book covers for the books listed below on this page
provided - assorted publishers / provided - assorted publishers

This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

List:
"Right After the Weather" by Carol Anshaw
"Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art" by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
"Memorial" by Bryan Washington
"Snow" by John Banville
"Why We Swim" by Bonnie Tsui
"Hour of the Witch" by Chris Bohjalian

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch's office / Public Domain

It has been a fall of extreme change for the U.S. Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on October 29.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch's office / Public Domain

A new round of COVID-19 relief isn’t coming soon.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on October 29.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch's office / Public Domain

The next round of reapportionment is coming up, but there’s not much to fear in the Green Mountain State.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on October 29.

The frame of a stadium is filled with smoke and flames as fire crews on foot and on a crane spray it with water
Pownal Fire Department

An abandoned racetrack in Pownal, Vermont caught fire Wednesday night, leading to a multi-agency response well into today.

The Center For The Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College is proud to offer this new series of online classes for learners at every stage—from high school seniors to retired professionals—who want to engage with the most pressing issues of our time.

The purpose of these courses is to empower students with the tools to build community and take meaningful action at the local, national, and international level.

Susan Sgorbati is Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action and we welcome her to the RT this morning along with our Judith Enck – who teaches a CAPA class on Beyond Plastics. Judith is Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and President of Beyond Plastics.

In more than 50 years after her death, the legacy of author Shirley Jackson lives on with a recent film adaptation based on her book "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," Netflix series loosely inspired by "The Haunting of Hill House" and the new film. "Shirley," starring Elisabeth Moss.

New readers continue to discover this prolific author who is probably best known for her story, "The Lottery." Many of Jackson's novels, memoirs, and short stories were written in North Bennington, Vermont, where she lived with her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, and their four children. This morning, we meet Barry Hyman, Jackson's youngest son to talk about his mother, his childhood, and the legacy of Shirley Jackson.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

Vermont’s Congressional delegation doesn’t lack for seniority.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on July 28th.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

When will we have a COVID vaccine?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded on July 28th.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

Congressman John Lewis is being remembered as a civil rights hero.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on July 28th.

Vermont House Chamber
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The Vermont House deliberated and eventually passed a transitional budget for the first quarter of 2021.  But there was some confusion over a number of amendments that had been added to the bill.

Vermont Statehouse
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A day after the words "Black Lives Matter" were painted on the street outside the Vermont state capitol building in Montpelier, the painting was found vandalized Sunday morning. 

The coronavirus pandemic has changed daily life for millions. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

This interview was recorded on May 20.

Vermont’s Congressional delegation has a long personal history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on May 20.

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