Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Disc Golf Debate [126]

4/28/09 Disc golf, a harmless pastime or a public nuisance? A debate has been raging in Burlington about a proposed 18-hole disc golf course at Leddy Park. Eva travels to the Johnson State College disc golf course and proposed holes at Leddy Park to see what all the fuss is about. Note: Read Shay Totten's going in Circles article about this debate: Featured: Music: Syd, Upswing, "Easier on You"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SBNN [125]

4/17/09: Every Friday, 6th-8th graders put on a weekly news broadcast called SBNN, the South Burlington Network News, at Tuttle Middle School.

They recently won two spots in a national C-SPAN StudentCam video contest for their work.

In the ever changing media landscape, are these students our future?


Location: Tuttle MS, South Burlington Vermont

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sheep Shearing School [124]

4/11/09: Once a year, professional sheep shearers gather at Shelburne Farms to teach shearer wannabes the tricks of the trade.  With 40 sheep being shorn by novices and pros alike, it is an exciting day around the barnyard and a symphony of bleats ensues from the 80 gamboling lambs and their parents.

The song in the end credits is an Australian folk song:

Ryebuck Shearer

If I dont shear a tally before I go
My shears and stone in the river I'll throw
And I'll never open Sawbees or take another blow
And prove I'm a ryebuck shearer


 Location: Shelburne Farms, The Farm Barn, Shelburne VT

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

US Universities Debating Championships [123]

4/5/09: The 2009 US Universities Debating Championships were held this weekend on the UVM campus.  Life-long debate enthusiast Dr Alfred "Tuna" Snider welcomed over 120 teams from all over the US and abroad.

Students and judges explain why debate is so important to our every day life.


Location: UVM, Burlington VT