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5:45 Live: 3/18/16

Get all the details on Brattleboro's twice-recounted Selectboard Race, decision to move the Police Station to Black Mtn Rd, structural problems at the Parking Garage, construction on the Green St Ext, water poisoning in Bennington, the Retreat's new CEO, and more!


Second Recount Gives DeGray One Vote Win! 5:45 Live Special: 3/17/16

Get the story front to back in this two minute special that covers election night through the second recount, in the epic case of the one vote select board race that initially gave Avery Schwenk a one vote win over DeGray only to finally give DeGray the final victory, again by only a one vote margin.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 3/14/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/14/16

Monday, March 14, 2016

12:00 am DCC: Bob Engel- Biological Communities #2- 2/29/16

1:45 am Vets: Introduction to Veterans' Benefits 2/18/16

2:30 am The Opiate Effect - Film and Discussion

4:30 am From VT to VZ: Building a Global Movement for Social and Environmental Justice


Watch Today's Brattleboro Special Town Mtg Live Online

Watch the debate over whether or not to relocate Brattleboro's Police Dept to Black Mtg Rd with this live feed from today's Special Rep Town Mtg. Plus you can click here to find all the info on rebroadcast times and streaming on demand info for this meeting at brattleborotv.org.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 3/7/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/7/16

Monday, March 7, 2016

12:00 am WWAC: Paul Morgan - Paris Climate Agreement 2/19/16

1:30 am Hunger Mtn Coop Workshop Series - Creative Ideas

3:10 am TED Talks: Shonda Rhimes: My Year of Saying Yes to Everything

3:30 am 13th Annual A Cappella Concert 2/6/16

5:45 am The Opiate Effect - Film and Discussion


5:45 Live: 3/4/16

Check out lots of footage of the Newfane Creamery fire, the latest details in Brattleboro's one-vote select board race, info on next week's big Police-Fire Special Rep Meeting in Brattleboro, and all the 2016 Town Meeting Day happenings from across the region as 5:45 Live sums up more than 30 hours of Town Meeting coverage with their annual one minute special.


5:45 Live Election Results: 3/1/16

Preliminary results in Brattleboro show Avery Schwenk winning the second available one-year selectboard seat over Dick DeGray by just one vote. One vote! Check out all the results from Annette Cappy with 5:45 Live's special, including presidential primary results and more. Click here for more on BCTV's website brattleborotv.org

Bernie wins big, Trump wins by 23 votes, and Avery Schwenk tops Dick DeGray by one vote. Just one Vote! Catch all the preliminary results from Brattleboro Town Clerk Annette Cappy as the tally the votes from a record turnout year, with nearly 45% of Brattleboro residents voting. But with just a single vote determining the second one year selectboard seat.


WVEW-lp Status


WVEW-lp has not been broadcasting over the air today (Tuesday March 1st). The windstorm last night knocked down trees near our transmitter location, taking out the electrical circut which services our transmitter. We'd hoped that service would have been restored much earlier today, but as of this writing, it is still out. As there weren't live wires sparking all about, work at our site was moved down the list. With any luck power to the transmitter will be restored soon. Until then, our webstream is up and running, and may be accessed at wvew.org. While at our webiste, please consider making a donation to help us continue to provide Brattleboro with local access Community radio. Thank You.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/29/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/29/16 

Monday, February 29, 2016

12:00 am Green Mtn Vets for Peace: Refugees and Team Vermont

1:00 am VT Humanities Counsel Pres: The Hollywood Blacklist

2:35 am Spotlight on VT issues: Ethics Committee

3:00 am Vermont Legal Assistance Project 12/10/15


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/22/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/22/16 

Monday, February 22, 2016

12:00 am Kicked Out: Forum on Unfair & Unequal Discipline in VT Public Schools

1:30 am WWAC: Thomas White - Encountering Auschwitz 1/22/16

3:30 am WSESU Leaders: Aug 2015, Pt 2

5:30 am SCORE Roundtable: I need Money for My Business

6:45 am 2016 Lunar New Year in Brattleboro


BCTV "Quiet Rebel - The Lynn Martin Story" Showtimes

Long time Brattleboro resident, Lynn Martin is an activist, poet and painter, and a retired HIV Prevention Specialist of the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont and Brattleboro, where she worked as a volunteer for 18 years. Martin has published three books of poetry (and several mystery stories) and often participates in open poetry readings as a member of Write Action.

In September 2005, Lynn was honored as that year's outstanding older worker from Vermont as part of the Experience Works Prime Time Awards Program. Senator Patrick Leahy presented the award to Lynn in Washington, D.C.Lynn Martin’s story is told in "Quiet Rebel" through interviews with her and with family and friends. The 80 minute film is produced by Paul Bennett and Vidda Crochetta, and is being presented with the help and support of BCTV and Write Action.


The Annual Homelessness Marathon on WVEW-lp Wednesday Night

This Wednesday (February 17th, 2016) starting at 7pm and continuing until 9am Thursday morning, WVEW-lp (Brattleboro's all volunteer Community Radio station) will once again forgo its usual programming to air the annual Homelessness Marathon. It is not a fundraiser. It is the only national broadcast which addresses homelessness in our country, and is carried mostly on independent and Community Radio stations. This year the broadcast originates from the streets of Washington, D.C. The Marathon is sponsoring a petition to H.U.D. (the Department of Housing and Urban Development) for better treatment of people who are Homeless. You can sign the petition at their website:

We hope you'll listen in.

WVEW-lp 107.7fm, or wvew.org


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/15/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/15/16 

Monday, February 15, 2016

12:00 am Generator Big Maker: Paolo Pedercini - The Art of Games

1:30 am Bill McKibben: People of Faith and Climate Change

2:25 am Green Mtn. Academy Lectures: The Race for the Presidency

3:30 am A Tour of the Brattleboro Police Station - Jan 2016

4:15 am 1st Wed: Vincent Van Gogh


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/8/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/8/16

Monday, February 8, 2016

12:00 am VWC: Eyes on the Prize for Universal Health Care

1:30 am Racial Profiling - A Community Response

3:30 am Not for an Age: Shakespear's 400 Year Career

5:00 am Generator Big Maker: Paolo Pedercini - The Art of Games

6:30 am For the Animals: Hope and Dixie


Brattleboro Selectboard Candidate's Forum, February 11

WKVT and Brattleboro Community Television will co-produce a candidate’s forum on Thursday, February 11 for voters to learn more about the three candidates vying for two seats on the Brattleboro Selectboard.

Current Chair David Gartenstein, former chair Richard DeGray and businessman Avery Schwenk are all seeking election to one-year terms when Brattleboro residents go to the polls on Tuesday, March 1. No other elected position in the town has more than one candidate. 


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/1/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/1/16

Monday, February 1, 2016

12:00 am Expanding Educational Opportunities During Tough Economic Times

1:30 am Bennington Marijuana Forum: A Public Discussion on the Topic of Marijuana 1/18/16

3:00 am Racial Profiling - A Community Response

5:00 am The Root: Mass Incarceration and Vermont: 1/17/15 Forum

6:14 am SAFSTOR: 1/26/16 - Joe Lynch


5:45 Live: 1/29/16

Get footage from the Townshend Gazebo crash, the latest figures on the VT Yankee Decommissioning Trust Fund, a fraud case spanning from Utah to Brattleboro, and much much more.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 1/25/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/25/16

Monday, January 25, 2016

12:00 am Grafton Woodlands - A Discussion of Vermont's Current and Future Energy Plan

2:10 am TED Talks: Shai Agassi's Bold Plan for Electric Cars

2:30 am Donald Trump's Presidential Rally in Burlington 1/7/16

3:45 am Rally for Love and Unity - Burlington, VT 1/7/16

4:00 am Historically Speaking - Jud Hartmann Gallery


5:45 Live: 1/22/16

Get all the details on this weeks Senate Judiciary Hearing in Brattleboro on legalizing marijuana, survey results and new action plans for the Police/Fire upgrade in town, new details (and drone footage) on the I-91 Bridge construction including a completion date, and much much more on this edition of 5:45 Live.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 1/18/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/18/16

Monday, January 18, 2016

12:00 am Artists in the Berkshires: The Williams College Octet

1:00 am 1st Wednesdays: Roots of Latin Jazz

2:15 am TED Talks: Shai Reshef: An Ultra-Low-Cost College Degree

2:30 am Firefighters Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth

4:30 am Vermont's Reliance on Incarceration


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