next on the_browser :: vtSDA

My guest on the_browser this week is John Canning, President of the Vermont Software Developers’ Alliance.

John joins us to talk about the vtSDA and the state of the software industry in Vermont.  One of the vtSDA’s primary objectives is to tell the stories of local software development companies and professionals that are growing and hiring in Vermont.  They recently profiled a number of these organizations in the publication and companion website, Tapping Tech.

Hear John Canning tonight at 6pm on


next on the_browser : winwin apps

My guest on the_browser this week is Anna Palmer, founder of winwin apps.  winwin is an online service that “takes the hassles out of running a non-profit”.  Thinks of it sortof as a for non-profits: an integrated, web-based, suite of online tools targeted at one industry (non-profits) and serving the underserved, very small non-profits.  More on winwin apps on Twitter, Facebook, and the winwin blog.

Listen to Anna on the_browser tonight at 6pm on 105.9fm womm-lp The Radiator in Burlington, VT, and streaming online at

next on the_browser :: magic hat

My next guest on the_browser, live in studio, is Magic Hat Brewery‘s Michael Hayes.  Michael is stopping by to talk about Magic Hat’s online efforts and success with social media.  He was one of the speakers at the inaugural Burlington Social Media Breakfast last year and if you haven’t had a chance to hear Mike talk about breweries + social media you definitely want to tune in.

He’s also going to tell us all about Magic Hat’s upcoming “Twitter Crawl” to benefit The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS).  Think of it as a mashup of Tweetup, Pub Crawl, and Fundraiser.  That goes down on 4/22 here in #BTV.  More on that here:

Listen to Mike Hayes live on the_browser, tonight Wednesday 4/14 at 6pm, on 105.9fm in Burlington and streaming online at

next on the_browser :: local live music

We’re taking it easy tonight on the_browser.  It’s an all music show, featuring local live performances from the Vermont Live Music archive.  If you’re not familiar with Vermont Live Music and the work Jonah Schulte is doing, listen tonight for a sample and check out

next on the_browser :: pete jewett

My next guest on the_browser is Pete Jewett, local web guy and organizer behind the site  Pete joins to talk about why he supports the Google Fiber In Burlington project, why he started the site, and what he wants you to do to help support the initiative.

You can hear the_browser Weds at 6pm on 105.9fm WOMM-LP The Radiator in Burlington, VT and streaming online at

podcast update :: August First & Kesha Ram

Two overdue podcast updates:  my interviews with Jodi Whalen of August First and Vermont State Representative Kesha Ram.

August First:

Kesha Ram:

next on the_browser :: Google Fiber?

Google is looking for municipalities to partner with to provide internet service at 1 Gigabit/Sec.  They put out a Request For Information (RFI), soliticing information from any/all towns interested in partnering.

Last week, Burlington organized a public forum/work session to solicit feedback and contributions from the local community.  Courtesy of CCTV, we’ll hear excerpts from that public meeting, specifically the public Q&A session where citizens asked the organizing committee questions about Google, the proposal, and the process.

Thanks to The Center for Media & Democracy for covering this event and sharing this content under a Creative Commons license.

See “Public Meeting on Potential Google Partnership for Burlington Telecom” at and listen tonight at 6pm on