CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, January
"The Real Deal with Fake News" (via Zoom): Join VT professor of communications and publisher Dr. Rob Williams, author of "The Post Truth World," for an exploration of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky's "Propaganda Model of News." They will explore the origins of their work in their book, "Manufacturing Consent," and update the Propaganda Model 2.0 for our Digital Age with five new filters based on years of research. Presented by the VT Institute for Civic & International Involvement. 6 p.m. Free e-Book for all participants. Free. Zoom. Link: https://tinyurl.com/y34xzj7y Meeting ID: 830 7499 9422 Passcode: 066454.
Water Quality Talk (Online): Robert Ryan, Ph.D., professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst, researches what makes people invest in green landscape design. Attendees will hear about water quality testing efforts along the Connecticut River in Vermont and New Hampshire. Ryan will explain the what, why, and how of green infrastructure as a toolbox of strategies to better steward the river's health. The Green Infrastructure toolbox can help achieve good water quality and benefit humans and wild places. 7:30 p.m. The Connecticut River has improved significantly since industry freely dumped waste on its banks, but experts say challenges with water quality persist, with emerging pollutants. This talk is part of the Riverwide Connecticut River Speaker Series offered by Local River Subcommittees of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions. Free. Online. Information: Register: tinyurl.com/4dec7wnp.