EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.

The Republicans Have Been Trumped

Charlie Post discusses the realignment within the Republican Party as the party establishment — those with the closest historic ties to old-line, WASP manufacturers, bankers, and financiers — have lost control of the party to a right-wing populist, Donald Trump. Charlie explains that a radical, right-wing, middle-class insurgency that began in the wake of the world economic crisis of 2007–8 has displaced, at least temporarily, the hegemonic capitalists in the Republican Party.

Enhancing Vermont's Backcountry Adventures with a Hut System

RJ Thompson, Executive Director of the Vermont Huts Association talks about their mission: “to enhance the backcountry experience in Vermont by connecting the year-round recreation community with the evolving network of hut, cabin, yurt and lodge operators. RJ explains that skiers, mountain bikers, and hikers have created many terific trails and glades. The Vermont Huts Association's goal is to link these trail systems via a network of backcountry huts, cabins, yurts and lodges.

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe, the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, explains that the US is witnessing a wave of political engagement and social activism. Pundits who fretted about Americans' apathy have, in the last few years, borne witness to uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. Jaffe discusses what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St.

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