For a special holiday treat give a listen to hunter Barry Forbes as describes how he lures in tom turkeys by using his knowledge of turkey psychology. He also demonstrates a great gobble call. Happy Thanksgiving!
Today on Deer Stories, drop in on a conversation between father and son hunting partners, Rupe and Joe LaRock, who talk about the annual breeding cycle of male deer known as the “rut.” For a transcript of this program and information about the hunters featured, please visit: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/multimedia/radio/deer-stories/prog07/index.htm
This week on Deer Stories, program 6: Being in the Woods. For many hunters the opportunity to spend long, quiet hours in the woods is as important as getting a deer. In this program, hunters describe experiences with wildlife during their time in the woods.
Under the Golden Dome Program 9, “Civility and the Art of Compromise.” In a body full of divergent personalities who hold a host of different beliefs and values disagreements are a way of life, still an effective Legislature is greased by civility and the best legislation is said to come from the art of compromise.
This week’s installment of Deer Stories is program 5: “Careful What You Shoot.” Doug Bent and Phil Brown tell stories about gun accidents and talk about the responsibility that comes with handling firearms. Once you shoot, you can’t take it back. For a transcript of this program and additional information on the hunters featured, please visit: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/multimedia/radio/deer-stories/
FILMMAKER MIRA NIAGOLOVA PRESENTS "A PARALLEL WORLD"
On November 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM, the Ilsley Public Library in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, the Addison Farm Workers Coalition, and the Vermont Humanities Council will present a screening of Mira Niagolova’s documentary films, A Parallel Worldand Welcome to Vermont.
A Parallel World explores life in the Radusha refugee camp close to the Kosovo/Macedonia border, which has hosted refugees from the various wars in the Balkans since 1992. It is a small camp in a small place, yet the experience of people in this camp is linked to a much larger population worldwide—people with no country, no permanent homes, and no belongings, refugees living in a parallel world created by fear and rejection of their otherness.
Welcome to Vermont, which is a work in progress, looks beyond the statistics to offer an insightful perspective on the lives of displaced people as they resettle in the US to live the American dream. This film represents a continuation of Niagolova’s exploration of the issues of forced displacement, assimilation, and identity as viewed through the lens of four Vermont families: from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Rwanda.
Bulgarian born, Mira Niagolova is an internationally recognized, award-winning documentary filmmaker committed to telling socially conscious stories portrayed with sensitivity and compassion. She was Executive Director of the Vermont International Film Festival from 2002 to 2007.
This free event is the first in a series centered on the Vermont Reads book, Day of the Pelican, by Katherine Paterson. For information about this and other events in the series, contact the Ilsley Library at firstname.lastname@example.org call 802-388-4095.
Election Day has passed, but politics persevere! Today’s installment of Under the Golden Dome is episode 7: “Getting Involved, Learning the Legislature.” People are drawn to the Legislature for different reasons and all who serve must undergo an educational process which sometimes seems overwhelming. Many find mentors who help them acquire their sealegs; almost all find it a rewarding experience. For a transcript of this program and additional information on the legislators featured, please see: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/multimedia/radio/golden-dome/programs/prog07.htm
In this week’s installment of Deer Stories, hunters describe how to ‘track’ a deer through the woods. The technique requires extreme focus, a deep knowledge of deer habitat and behavior, and the ability to recognize deer sign. This degree of engagement is at the heart of many hunters’ drive to enter the woods each fall.
On this date in 1927 the rains that would lead to the Great Vermont Flood began to fall. The Flood of 1927 left an indelible impression on those Vermonters who lived through it. In this excerpt from an interview in the Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Edgar Butterfield of Middlebury, VT recounts efforts to keep people supplied with food after the flood waters destroyed bridges and cut off access to parts of the state.
A Parallel World: Film Screening With Mira Niagolova
Thursday, November 11, 7 pm at the Ilsley Public Library, Community Room
Mira Niagolova’s film, A Parallel World, explores life in the Radusha refugee camp close to the Kosovo/Macedonia border, which has hosted refugees from the various wars in the Balkans since 1992 (2002, 28 minutes).
Mira will also be sharing an excerpt from her current work, Welcome to Vermont. This film reflects on issues of adaptation, identity, assimilation and diversity through an intimate look at the lives of four families from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Rwanda (30 minutes).
This free event commences a series of events centered on the Vermont Reads book Day of the Pelican, by Katherine Paterson. For other events in the series, call 388-4095.
This event is sponsored by the Vermont Folklife Center, Ilsley Public Library, and the Vermont Humanities Council.
Under the Golden Dome, Program 6: “The Senate.” The Senate had a different character from the House. It was smaller, more intimate and often thought of as more genteel than the larger body. When there were differences between bills that the Senate and the House passed, a committee of conference was selected with three… members from the Senate and three members from the House to work out a compromise version of the bill. For a transcript of this program and information about the legislators featured, please see: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/multimedia/radio/golden-dome/programs/prog06.htm