VBSR introduces “The Vermont Conversation”

January 22, 2013

Media Contact:
Andrea Cohen
(802) 862-8347
[email protected]

New Weekly Radio Show Airs on WDEV

Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce a new weekly radio show. “The Vermont Conversation,” with host David Goodman, airs on WDEV radio every Wednesday from 1-2 PM, and goes in-depth with the most interesting innovators, changer makers, business leaders, politicians and activists in Vermont and around the country. The Vermont Conversation will feature thought provoking discussion on a range of current issues of concern to Vermonters and businesses and is a natural fit with VBSR’s mission and policy work. Listeners are encouraged to participate in The Vermont Conversation by calling in.

“We are excited about offering this show,” said VBSR Executive Director Andrea Cohen. “It will shine a light on important issues that Vermonters and our businesses deal with every day and on the opportunities for positive change in our state, and it will help keep the Vermont community informed of VBSR activities.”

Host David Goodman is an award-winning independent journalist, the author of nine books, and a contributing writer to Mother Jones magazine. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Outside, The Nation, and numerous other publications, and he has been a guest on NPR, Democracy Now!, CNN, and other media. A resident of Waterbury, Goodman produced a series of radio specials for WDEV on the impact of Tropical Storm Irene, and he edited a book of flood stories, “When the River Rose,” that raised $30,000 for flood survivors. Goodman is also known among skiers for investigating where to find the best powder: he is the author of four guidebooks to backcountry skiing in the Northeast.

In its first show on January 16, “The Vermont Conversation,” welcomed author and activist Bill McKibben, who discussed climate change, the fossil fuel corporate divestment campaign, the proposed wind moratorium in Vermont and, of course, his beloved Boston Red Sox. (You can stream the show or listen to past shows at www.vbsr.org.)

“The Vermont Conversation” is underwritten by The National Life Group, Lake Champlain Transportation, People’s United Bank and Fair Point Communications.


Founded in 1990, VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines: economic, social, and environmental. VBSR members employ more than 13% of Vermont’s workforce and generate more than 4 billion dollars in revenue annually. We strive to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of the state’s residents, while remaining profitable. We advance VBSR’s mission through education, public influence and workplace quality. www.vbsr.org

January 31: VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery

February 7: VBSR 2013 Legislative Reception

February 19: VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by Vermont Smoke and Cure AND the Hinesburgh Public House

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