Here's what's happening in Vermont news and politics this week. Got a newsworthy event for next week's calendar? Email by Friday to submit.
Monday, January 21
President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term today. Watch all the action starting at 11 a.m. live on Vermont Public Television.
Tuesday, January 22
At noon, Vermont education secretary Armando Vilaseca will discuss the governor's education reform plans on Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition." Listen live.
At 2:30, three House committees will hold a joint hearing in Montpelier on rising gas prices, at which U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and archnemesis, gasoline mogul Skip Vallee, are both set to testify.
At 4 p.m., Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. delivers the keynote speech for UVM's Martin Luther King Day festivities. At Ira Allen Chapel. No word on a postspeech beer summit.
At 7:30, Middlebury College hosts a panel discussion on whether social concerns should influence how colleges invest endowments.
Rest of the week after the break....
Wednesday, January 23
At 9 a.m., the House Government Operations committee takes up a bill revoking pensions from public employees convicted of certain crimes. Call it "Deeghan's Law."
At 10 a.m., worlds collide when Gov. Peter Shumlin meets with students in former governor Jim Douglas' Middlebury College class in his ceremonial office at the Statehouse.
At noon, "Vermont Edition" hosts the left-right economic duo Paul Cillo of the Public Assets Institute and UVM economics prof Art Woolf for a chitty-chat on the state's economy. Listen live.
At 5:25, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger will take your questions live on the "Burlington Mayor's Show" on CCTV Channel 17. Stream it here.
Thursday, January 24
At 8 a.m., Mayor Weinberger is the guest on Charlie, Ernie & Lisa on WVMT 620 AM.
At 2 p.m., Gov. Shumlin delivers his state budget address in the House chamber. Listen live on VPR or watch it live on VPT.
At 7 p.m., the Peace and Justice Center hosts a community reading of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech at its waterfront store in Burlington.
Friday, January 25
At 9 a.m., Gov. Shumlin is the guest on "The Mark Johnson Show" on WDEV 96.1 FM.