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Monday, January 21, 2013

The Week Ahead: January 21-27, 2013

Posted By on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM


Here's what's happening in Vermont news and politics this week. Got a newsworthy event for next week's calendar? Email by Friday to submit.

Monday, January 21

  • President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term today. Watch all the action starting at 11 a.m. live on Vermont Public Television.

Tuesday, January 22

  • At noon, Vermont education secretary Armando Vilaseca will discuss the governor's education reform plans on Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition." Listen live.
  • At 2:30, three House committees will hold a joint hearing in Montpelier on rising gas prices, at which U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and archnemesis, gasoline mogul Skip Vallee, are both set to testify.
  • At 4 p.m., Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. delivers the keynote speech for UVM's Martin Luther King Day festivities. At Ira Allen Chapel. No word on a postspeech beer summit.
  • At 7:30, Middlebury College hosts a panel discussion on whether social concerns should influence how colleges invest endowments. 
Rest of the week after the break....

Wednesday, January 23

  • At 9 a.m., the House Government Operations committee takes up a bill revoking pensions from public employees convicted of certain crimes. Call it "Deeghan's Law."
  • At 10 a.m., worlds collide when Gov. Peter Shumlin meets with students in former governor Jim Douglas' Middlebury College class in his ceremonial office at the Statehouse.
  • At noon, "Vermont Edition" hosts the left-right economic duo Paul Cillo of the Public Assets Institute and UVM economics prof Art Woolf for a chitty-chat on the state's economy. Listen live.
  • At 5:25, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger will take your questions live on the "Burlington Mayor's Show" on CCTV Channel 17. Stream it here.

Thursday, January 24

  • At 8 a.m., Mayor Weinberger is the guest on Charlie, Ernie & Lisa on WVMT 620 AM. 
  • At 2 p.m., Gov. Shumlin delivers his state budget address in the House chamber. Listen live on VPR or watch it live on VPT.
  • At 7 p.m., the Peace and Justice Center hosts a community reading of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech at its waterfront store in Burlington.

Friday, January 25

  • At 9 a.m., Gov. Shumlin is the guest on "The Mark Johnson Show" on WDEV 96.1 FM.
  • Get your VT politics fix with Stewart Ledbetter and crew on "Vermont This Week," 7:30 p.m. on Vermont Public Television.

Saturday, January 26


Sunday, January 27

  • "You Can Quote Me" airs at 11 a.m. on WCAX-TV. Check the station's website later this week for guests.
  • In case you missed it, watch the rebroadcast of "Vermont This Week" at 11:30 a.m. on VPT



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Andy Bromage was a Seven Days staff writer from 2009-2012, and the news editor from 2012-2013.

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