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Channeling the Upper Valley

5 S. Main Street, 1st floor, White River Junction, VT 05001

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May 3, 2023

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PBS Documentary Screening & Author Talk @JAM:

Storming Caesars Palace

Free, RSVP required

Thursday, May 4 7PM

Presented in partnership with The Norwich Bookstore.

Join author Annelise Orleck, whose book inspired the film, at JAM for a screening of the newly premiered PBS documentary, followed by a Q&A with Orleck. Her book Storming Caesars Palace tells the story of the revolutionary Black women welfare organizers of Las Vegas who spearheaded an evergreen, radical revisioning of American economic justice in the 1970s, trailblazing a movement that proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty, providing job training, libraries, medical access, daycare centers and housing to the poor.  

Multimedia arts installation @JAM:

"I Dream the Ghosts of Houses"

By Lynn Graznak

Free, on display May 5-31

Lynn Graznak makes art from the collision of disparate elements to create a multileveled dialogue between the surreal and the mundane. A multi-talented, community taught craftsperson, her work includes knitting, weaving, stitchery, felting, printing original photos on silk, doll making, 3D collage, wood and metal construction in combination with original poetry and fiction.

“I Dream the Ghosts of Houses” is Graznak’s first foray into video art, including elements projected onto textiles. 

JAM free public media arts programs are made possible in part through a BETTER PLACES placemaking grant through the VT Dept. of Housing and Community Development.  


Broadcasting now @ JAM Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/VTel 169 & 1169

Broadcasting now @ JAM Government Channel on Comcast 1085/VTel 170 & 1170

Streaming @, JAM On-Demand, YouTube

One Poet Today

Richard Blanco, who recited his poem "One Today" at Pres. Obama's inauguration, recently spoke at Hartford High where he told students "Poetry should not state the obvious. Art is about thinking about solutions, new questions, things we're not asking each other. Poetry should bring hope. Poetry, like songs, should connect us, not disconnect us."

Produced by Jordyn Fitch for the VT Humanities Council and JAM

Grad Students seek to unionize

Dartmouth graduate students held a peaceful protest on the Green seeking recognition of their right to unionize. The students are seeking higher stipends and added privileges for foreign students. They voted the next day to affiliate with the United Electrical, Radio, & Machine Workers of America. Produced by Jordyn Fitch for JAM

Get Hooked

Trout love cold, clean water. Rainbow and brook trout are found in VT and NH rivers and stocked ponds. Trout Unlimited Southwestern VT held a roundtable on stream restoration and dam removal. "The more people who support [dam removal] the stronger the project and the faster it will move. We need a lot of partners," said Karina Dailey of the VT Natural Resources Council. From GNAT

The Silent Lyre

Performed at Parish Players, Thetford VT – April 2023

The Silent Lyre, by Steve LeBlanc

A period-piece romantic tragedy based on Alexander Pushkin's beloved novel Eugene Onegin, this beautiful tale of love, friendship, jealousy, and pride has long resonated with audiences worldwide. Steve LeBlanc (Lebanon, NH) began composing the sweeping musical score more than 20 years ago, at last bringing it to the stage with a Who's Who of local artists contributing to this Upper Valley original's premiere. More in the Valley News.

Directed by: Steve LeBlanc, Music Director: Carol Cronce, Choreographer: Ally Weiner-Sawyer, Costumer: Martie Betts, Set Designer: Cami Buster, Technical Director/Lights: Brian Kenyon, Sound: Duncan Nichols, Stage Manager: John Hunt.

Orchestra: Tim Cohen, Neal Cronce, Gerry Grimo, Da-Shih Hu, Jeanne Kennelly, Steve LeBlanc, Scott Sanborn, Jim Tonkovich. Cast: Memory Apata, Lois Bangiolo, Lars Barr, Gary Barton, Skip Cady, Andrew Carmichael, Faith Catlin, Lee Densmore, Rory Gawler, Teresa Kennelly, Anna King, Greg LeBlanc, Maddie LeBlanc, Nat LeBlanc, Ashley Mello, Chelsea Paige, Beata Randall, Jane Reynolds, & Erika Wetzel.

Produced by Chico Eastridge, JAM Senior Producer & Technical Director

Local Government and School Boards on JAM

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (SAU88 only).  Pictured: Norwich Selectboard 04/26/23

Local Spirituality, Wellness and Religious Services

Search for yoga, meditation, and religious services shared by local organizations at JAM On-Demand. Pictured: Riverbank Church White River Junction: Bold Faith Pt 4 4/23/23


@JAM Podcasts

Travel the world from the comfort of home!

NEW Shelf Help Podcast Episode 37 – Listener Jenn asked, "I would love to go on a European holiday soon, but I just can’t find the time or the money. What are some recommended memoirs or 'travel fiction?'" Travel to France to Iceland with the booksellers as they have a blast recommending books from this prompt.

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@the JAM space


JAM Summer Camp

RADIO STORIES with Vermont Public's Lexi Krupp

July 10-14

Take a deep dive into audio storytelling with a public radio professional! Campers entering grades 8-12 will pitch and produce an audio story, along with learning the basics of what makes good radio, recording, interviewing, editing, and writing for the ear. Final projects will be offered to radio and streaming news outlets. 

Whether it’s a TV show, film, podcasting, music video, animation, or yet to be discovered, JAM summer camps give you media tools and a crew of friends to help you create! Check out the full schedule.

Register Here!

Reserve the Briggs Opera House for your next show

The Briggs Opera House welcomes community arts groups of every kind to present performances in the historic theater in downtown White River Junction, VT. JAM has partnered with the Briggs to manage rental reservations, with optional technical/media production services when available. Learn more!

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JAM (CATV) partners with the Vermont Access Network (VAN) for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

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JAM – Junction Arts & Media supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

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White River Junction, VT 05001

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