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Saturday, August 10, 2013 local almanac

Aug 10, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
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Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78, and low around 51.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 79, and low around 56.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunrise 5:58 a.m.
Sunset 8:02 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 9:46 A.M. 9:37 P.M.
Mercury 4:42 A.M. 7:24 P.M.
Venus 8:57 A.M. 9:30 P.M.
Mars 3:26 A.M. 6:33 P.M.
Jupiter 2:49 A.M. 5:55 P.M.
Saturn 12:33 P.M. 11:15 P.M.
Uranus 10:05 P.M. 10:43 A.M.
Neptune 8:39 P.M. 7:29 A.M.
Pluto 5:31 P.M. 3:06 A.M.

WGXC Programming

On Saturdays free103point9 Online Radio airs on WGXC 90.7-FM, bringing transmission arts to the airwaves in the Hudson Valley, in New York. Tune in Sat., Aug. 10:

midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: FCC Votes on Prison Phone Call Pricing"
The Federal Communications Commission's August Open Meeting includes a vote on prison phone calls.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Sun Magnetic Pole Reversal"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report" Hosted from Chicago by Hap Holly, KC9RP. This week: "Phil Theis, K3TUF, talks about safety tips for installing and maintaining antennas."
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news countries all over the world.
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Scientists say that the Sun's magnetic poles are about to reverse; hams in India again respond as monsoon rains bring landslides; a Florida man is electrocuted while installing an antenna; Louisiana adopts the Alert FM public warning system and guess who is not going to retire from ham radio teaching."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Poughkeepsie"
How many songs are there about the Hudson River city? Poughkeepsie, in song, from Devendra Banhart, The Lemonheads, Figurines, Bluegrass Gospel Project, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters, and others.

11 a.m. – noon: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Student Loans"
News mash-up show with Paul Fischer. "Before heading out for the August recess, the House gave final congressional approval to legislation on student loan interest rates. ( The rates doubled on July 1st, when Congress missed the deadline to keep them low). So what does the new legislation do? Maybe not what you thought it does." From Pacifica Radio.

noon – 12:30 p.m.: "Noon News: Cable TV Rules"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address and Republican Response, ar report from "Democracy Now!" on the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Plus local news, weather, and more.

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: George Duke"
From Wikipedia: "George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He had worked with numerous acclaimed artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa."

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Issue Project Room Radio: Arnold Dreyblatt"
Arnold Dreyblatt, "Nodal Excitation" recorded live at Issue Project Room Sept. 2012. Arnold Dreyblatt’s notes on this solo work for his amplified "excited strings" acoustic bass: In the spring of 1979, I was approached to perform at a downtown performance festival in New York. I had been developing a repertoire of isolated percussive and bowed attacks, and these evolved into a continuous rhythmic technique in which I could excite chords of overtones above the fundamental. The performance considers the location and influence of the acoustic Nodal Regions as identified on #12 and #11 unwound music wire stretched on an acoustic double bass body (40.5" speaking length). The integrity of a fundamental vibration is maintained for both strings at all times; all movement of pitch occurs in the overtone structure. A shorter speaking length is never created through "stopping" or "fretting" techniques. Rather, harmonic, partial vibrations are calculated, coaxed, and are occasionally isolated at the nodes of the string.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Cammisa Buerhaus"
Tune in to hear Wave Farm Artist-in-residence Cammisa Buerhaus speak with Wave Farm's Tom Roe about her work, her residency project, and special playlist of influential works.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "Symposium: Foreign Office"
It begins: "I tried to speak from the Havana of the mind and found myself an impossible refugee in the anachronistic wastelands of Passaic New Jersey, a place in a book where I have not been physically either. But that is precisely the matter because despite all of one's efforts it seems that one always writes this from where one is not, a place in the almost more than maybe, at a distance a glass thick from the here and definitely one duration in anticipation of the now. For convenience, let's pretend this is proper English. And yet, later on I might need to say what time it is in our program. By the way, did I forget to say good evening, dear listeners?"

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: "Saturday Night Special: Manuel Cirauqui"
Manuel Cirauqui hosts a live program from Wave Farm in Acra, NY.

8 p.m. – Aug. 11, 2013: 2 a.m.: "Andrea Tomasi + Johanna Warren + Half Waif"
Tune in to hear this show.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale WGXC webstream
webstream of performances at Spotty Dog Books & Ale provided by WGXC.
Live performances at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, NY are streamed live at wgxc.org, and occasionally broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM. Live performances at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, NY are streamed live at wgxc.org, and occasionally broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM. Live webstream for this show available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be rebroadcast on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM at midnight (the night of the show), Sun., Aug. 11, 2013.
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