Tag Archives: VPR

Broadcast Media Students Attend Live Gubernatorial Debate

Some Broadcast Media Production students and their professors were invited to attend the Vermont Governor’s Debate between Christine Hallquist and Phil Scott that took place in the studios at Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS on Oct. 24. In attendance were professors Keith Oppenheim and Van Dora Williams with students Maya Gastman, Kyra Fillmore, Luke […]

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Oppenheim on the Democratic Divide

CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim spoke with Vermont Public Radio about the recent Democratic primary in New York and what that could mean for the candidacies of Clinton and Sanders. “Bernie’s captured the left. If all that I see in the media, including my Facebook page, is any indication, these voters are not [in] a mood […]

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Broadcast Students Visit VPBS, VPR, and WCAX-TV

Students in three sections of the Video Storytelling class visited Vermont Public Television (VPBS), Vermont Public Radio (VPR), and WCAX-TV.  The trip was organized by Broadcast Media Production faculty, Keith Oppenheim. At VPBS, students were treated to a full tour of the facilities and given access to working with studio cameras, including a jib cam (a boom device with […]

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Oppenheim on Bernie, Hillary, and Trust

CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim speaks with VPR about Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns and how the current political landscape is affecting the election. “In the early rounds, as Bernie surged and Hillary faltered, the analysis was she was appealing to the head, while he was appealing to the heart,” said Oppenheim. “It’s possible that some […]

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Keith Oppenheim and Mud Season

CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim spoke with Vermont Public Radio (VPR) about the upcoming “mud season” in the political world and what that could mean for America. “Much of the campaign rhetoric has featured low discourse at a high pitch,” said Oppenheim; “occasionally entertaining but mostly alarming to those of us hungry for serious debate on […]

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Oppenheim on VPR: Legal Pot

In this VPR commentary, CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim discusses the results of a poll showing Vermonters in favor of legalizing marijuana and the effects this could have on the economy and on health. According to Oppenheim, a 2014 report by the Rand Corporation showed that “Vermonters consumed somewhere between 15 to 25 metric tons of marijuana –and spent […]

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Oppenheim on Trump’s Visit to Vermont

In this first VPR commentary of 2016, CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim reflects on Trump’s visit to Vermont and his feelings on how political events are staged. “On the night of Trump’s Vermont speech, I was on a plane returning from Florida. At the start of the flight, Delta Airlines proudly announced this was a Wi-Fi […]

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Oppenheim’s Year-End VPR Commentary: The Gift

CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim’s year-end VPR commentary, The Gift, speaks to the heart and souls of many during the holiday season as he recounts a touching event he had the honor of witnessing. Oppenheim, who walks everywhere he goes in Burlington, recounts a stroll he took up to the University Mall in December. “From downtown, it’s […]

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Keith Oppenheim and Campaign Hysteria

CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim provides commentary on the current presidential candidacy hysteria. Oppenheim notes in his Vermont Public Radio commentary that candidate Donald Trump was “calling for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants” even before the mass shootings, attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, and the discovery of the power that ISIS harnessed to plot, recruit, […]

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Keith Oppenheim Discusses Paris and Politics

CCM faculty Keith Oppenheim spoke with Vermont Public Radio about the recent attacks on Paris and Beirut and what that could potentially mean for the future of the world. One of the issues Oppenheim addressed was that there’s the possibility of attacks like this being planned to target America. Combining the recent attacks with the […]

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