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Podcasts, videos, and other online resources.

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How did we go from journalism as a trusted form of information to an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Presidential historian Harold Holzer examines the tension between chief executives and their chief critics, from George Washington to the present.

The talk is part of our free Fall Conference: “Democracy 20/20.” View all of the sessions recorded for the conference.

Digital Programs

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Fall Conference Recorded Sessions

Videos from our free 2020 Fall Conference “Democracy 20/20.” View talks.

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Upcoming Digital Events

Free lectures, discussions, and workshops, presented on our website and social media channels. See list of events.

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Before Your Time Podcast Series

Exploring Vermont’s history, one object at a time. Produced with the Vermont Historical Society. See list of episodes.

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The Portable Humanist Podcast Series

Listen to Vermont Humanities talks and learn when you’re on the go. View list of episodes.

Recent Digital Posts

Express Your Mind – Without Losing It

Express Your Mind – Without Losing It

Curiosity, empathy, and other tools can transform even passionate disagreements into chances to authentically share opinions. Journalist and cultural critic Molly Zapp offers practical techniques to avoid straining relationships while expressing yourself.

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The Presidents vs. the Press with Harold Holzer

The Presidents vs. the Press with Harold Holzer

How did we go from journalism as a trusted form of information to an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Presidential historian Harold Holzer examines the tension between chief executives and their chief critics, from George Washington to the present.

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Say Their Names, A Personal Story of Artistic Activism

Say Their Names, A Personal Story of Artistic Activism

In response to the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, Dr. Matthew Evan Taylor from Middlebury College created a musical composition. This video features selections from that recording as Dr. Taylor discusses his journey towards using music as an avenue for advocacy and activism.

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Getting it Right: Research and Diligence in Reporting

Getting it Right: Research and Diligence in Reporting

Author and longtime Vermont journalist Yvonne Daley interviews David Moats, her former colleague from the Rutland Herald, about Moats’ series of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorials on the divisive issues arising from civil unions for same-sex couples.

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My Brigadista Year: A Democratic Ideal Amidst a Movement

My Brigadista Year: A Democratic Ideal Amidst a Movement

Katherine Paterson, the author of “Bridge to Terabithia,” “The Great Gilly Hopkins” and other beloved books, joins Vermont Humanities Executive Director Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup to talk about her trips to Cuba and her 2017 Young Adult novel, “My Brigadista Year.“

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