WGXC Morning Show: Kostas Anagnopoulos, Christian Grigoraskos, Dave Ellis, Michael O'Neil, Rebecca Watts (Audio)
Mar 04, 2021
In the debut Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment from Julia Joern, a visit with Kostas Anagnopoulos, proprietor of Pidgin. Located in the historic district of Oak Hill - part of the town of Durham in Greene County - his new shop is housed on the ground floor of the old Ford Store building. This historical landmark was most notably Oak Hill's general store about 150 years ago, and more recently a record store. Though it is primarily an antiques shop, Pidgin is a place to discover soulful artworks and rare objects, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, and handmade home goods by a few local artisans. Always a poet and now a shop owner, Anagnopoulos shares his own stories about his Greek heritage, what it was like being in his mother's alterations store in Chicago, his love for books, and what's special about Oak Hill. Plus, Rensselear County Environmental Action has written a letter to the Governor and DEC to shut down the Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer due to the presence of PFAS chemicals. DEC had publicly belittled a study that the group had released in February of 2020 for not being accurate but then DEC hid from the public that a study they ordered the landfill operator to do confirmed the citizens' group findings. With Dave Ellis of REC speaks with WOOC's Mark Dunlea. And Christian Grigoraskos of the More Trees Arborist Collective discusses their approach to tree care, and their upcoming event "Tending the Urban Forest" on March 7 in Troy. And Michael O'Neil, Communications Manager for the Green Party of the United States talks with Mark Dunlea about the voting bill in Congress. Finally, Steve Pierce of WOOC speaks with Western Governor's University regional vice president Rebecca Watts about the growing need for universal broadband in the pandemic. 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.