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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 local almanac

Aug 21, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 86F; low 61F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 87F; low 65F.[/caption]









READ TEMPERATURE IN HUDSON: On thermometer in Studio A.

FAR LEFT: The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.
MIDDLE TEMP: Cairo from Weather Underground page.
FAR RIGHT: Catskill from Weather Underground page.

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Catskill, in Greene County:

Today: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny. High near 87. Wednesday night, mostly clear. Low around 65.

Forecast for the next three days:

Thursday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms, after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny. High near 87. Thursday night, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Low around 66.
Friday: Isolated showers before noon. Mostly sunny. High near 79. Friday night, mostly clear. Low around 56.
Saturday: Sunny. High near 75. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 55.

Sunrise today: 6:10 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:45 p.m.

Length of the day: 13:35 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the third Wednesday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

CATSKILL at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill.
GHENT Planning Board session at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
GREENE COUNTY Legislature meeting at 6:30 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
HUDSON Zoning Board of Appeals meeting (tentative) at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

Midnight to 5:59 a.m.: Free103point9 Transmission Arts overnight

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Al Jazeera America Starts Broadcasting Current TV changed to Al Jazeera America at 3 p.m., Aug., 20. "Al Jazeera English" will no longer air on WGXC, because of the corporate change. Al Jazeera America airs on Ch. 173 of Mid-Hudson Cable. Also, from "Free Speech Radio News": "Press freedom advocates are raising concerns after law enforcement in the UK targeted The Guardian for its coverage of mass government surveillance. Watchdogs and journalists say the detention of reporter Glenn Greenwald’s partner under a terrorism law and forcing the newspaper to destroy hard drives containing the files leaked by Edward Snowden, are a form of intimidation. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports."
1 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Chris Watson Episode 893 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 893.
2 a.m.: Selected Songs: Home Screw Music Forever artists Home are featured.
5 a.m.: Shortwave/Pirates: Akron/Family No "PiratesWeek" this week, so instead, two parts of an interview on "The RAIN Report": "RSGB's Graham Coomber/G0MBI conclude his 2013 Hamvention presentation, looking back at 100 years of ham radio cooperation between the US and UK." Also, tune in the Akron/Family's new song "Sand Talk," with a video recorded with car lights synchronized through pirate radio transmissions. (Full disclosure: Akron/Family called Wave Farm, WGXC's parent organization for help with a transmitter, on a few hours notice. Wave Farm recommended a L.A. microcaster.)

6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: WGXC Hands-On Community Radio

6 a.m.: Gary Null Show Rocky Anderson was the 2012 presidential candidate for the national Justice Party, which he was instrumental in founding. He is a former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City, having served from 2000 to 2008, and is the executive director for the organization: High Road for Human Rights.  A former member of the Democratic Party, Rocky left over its evisceration of the Constitution and it having morphed into a poor alternative to the GOP.  He is highly critical of both the Bush and Obama administrations, and seeks to put the government control over the Federal Reserve, end corporate personhood and the military industrial complex’s stranglehold on Washington. Prior to entering politics, Rocky practiced law in Utah for 21 years and was listed among the Best Lawyers in America.  Business Week listed him as one of the top 20 activists on climate change and he has received many awards from various environmental organizations.
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Also local news, previews of events in Greene and Columbia counties, music, and more. Call in to have your say at (518) 828-0290.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues with local news, weather, and events. Call 518-828-0290 to comment during the "WGXC Morning Show.
10 a.m.: The Michael Slate Show: Prison Hunger Strikes, Police State and Freedom Riders The California Prisoner Hunger Strike enters its second month with hundreds of prisoners throughout the continuing to refuse food in protest of the inhuman torture of solitary confinement. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has struck back hard as prisoners talk of physical and mental retaliation. One prisoner has already died after the authorities refused to get him medical help when he requested it. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Beard, the head of the CDCR, has published a vicious attack on the strike, declaring that it is not about protesting torture but about gangs and power. Dix joins us to talk about the strike, this vicious op-ed by Beard and what it is that is really revealed by the Prisoners Hunger Strike. Lindorff joins us to talk about the attacks on Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Ed Snowden and Aaron Swarz and what they have to do with the growth of the American police state. Taylor reports from the front lines of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride as it pulls into the belly of the anti-abortion and anti-woman beast in Wichita, Kansas.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show: The Art of MudFest Interviews with Nancy Barton, Andy Reid and Suzie Walsh of Prattsville by Jess Puglisi. Barton is the Director of the Prattsville Art Center & Residency, a year-old venture which brings together international and local artists in the center of Prattsville. Reid and Walsh are with the Zadock Pratt Museum, now reinventing itself as a gallery as it continues to recover from damage sustained during Hurricane Irene. Both organizations will be participating in Prattsville's second annual MudFest, which will take place on August 23 and 24. Plus music, news, weather and local events. Hosted by Ron Diamondstein from the Catskill Community Center.
6 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News
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