WGXC Morning Show: Barbara Ess, Orlando Dickson, Jawanza Williams, Yusof Abdul-Qadir (Audio)
Mar 05, 2021
Local art legend Barbara Ess died March 4, and tune in for songs from her band Y Pants, and her "Radio Guitar" album. On March 3, the Start SMART NY coalition, Drug Policy Alliance, and additional allies held a statewide Day of Action for Marijuana Justice, calling on the legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to legalize cannabis by passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. We hear from Jawanza Williams, organizing Director of VOCAL-NY. Kumar Rao of Working Families Party, Yusof Abdul-Qadir, NYCLU; and, Orlando Dickson, Partnership for the Common Good. By Mark Dunlea for WOOC. The WGXC Morning Show is a radio magazine show featuring local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, reports on cultural issues, a rundown of public meetings and local and regional events, with weather updates, and more about and for the community, made mostly through volunteers in the community through WGXC. The Catskill Makers Syndicate produce the "Better Weather" for the show. Rob Gelles produces the Columbia County history segment "Rob Around The County" and "This Month in History" for the show. Some reports come from our partner station, WOOC-LP in Troy, out of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Tom Roe also cuts up local and national news with songs and sounds for the show. At 9 a.m. "The WGXC Daily," with local headlines, weather, and previews of community events, airs. At 10 a.m., national headlines from Public News Service are on WGXC.