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New media education workshop!

We’re excited to announce that noted Vermont oral historian Kate Blofson will be offering a workshop on interviewing!

Thursday, July 27, 7-8:30pm:

An Oral History Approach to Interviewing

“Interested in enhancing your interviewing skills?  As a relationship-based method, oral history can add depth and complexity to your interviews.  After a brief introduction to oral history, we’ll discuss life history and open-ended interviewing, and practice some hard and soft interviewing skills.  Participants are welcome to share/workshop a project they are working on.”

Meet your instructor:

Kate is a beekeeper at French Hill Apiaries during the season, and works on oral history projects during the winter. After conducting a place-based oral history project for her thesis about the Winooski intervale, Kate worked with the Vermont Historical Society, collecting interviews for the Vermont 70s Project

.  She believes in the power and possibility of storytelling.

Check out one of her stories, below.

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Next steps:

  1. Register online for the workshop
  2. Determine which story you’re planning on telling first!
  3. Spread the word!

WBTV Unplugged: Melissa Pasanen

In the latest in our series of interviews with local mediamakers, we talk with local radio cooking guru Melissa Pasanen, about what she’s listening for in a good food program, how local radio really does impact real world eating, and what a truly great cupcake sounds like on-air.

Listen.

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