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Thursday, April 4, 2013 local almanac

Apr 04, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 52F; low 30F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 54F; low 32F.[/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: Sunny. High near 54. Light and variable winds up to 13 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight. Low around 31.

Forecast for the next three days:

Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 54. Mostly clear overnight Low around 28. Northwest wind up to 15 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. High near 52. A slight chance of showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, Saturday night. Low around 34.
Sunday: A chance of showers after 8 a.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 59. A chance of showers, Sunday night. Mostly cloudy. Low around 42.

Sunrise today: 6:30 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:25 p.m.

Length of the day: 12:54 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the first Thursday of the month.
(WGXC recommends calling ahead to confirm time and location.)

ANCRAM Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 1416 County Rte. 7, Ancram (329-6512).
AUSTERLITZ Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown (392-3260).
COPAKE Planning Board meets at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GHENT Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
KINDERHOOK Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
WINDHAM Town board meets at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 371 State Rt. 296, Hensonville (734-4170).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

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

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: NY, Many Other States, Considering Drone Privacy Bills The Sacremento Bee reports that 80 proposals related to radio-controlled drones in 39 statehouses across the country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In New York, two Brooklyn Assemblymen introduced bills in Albany this past week. Christopher Robbins in Gothamist reports about Bronx Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda's bill, which prohibits drone use to gather evidence, "except when authorized under a warrant issued by a court of record or justified by lawful exception to the warrant requirement." Sepúlveda released a statement, saying that he plans several other drone bills, "Banning drones from being armed; clearly defining what constitutes a drone; restricting the use of drones by private citizens; and streamlining the mechanisms to secure permits for responsible drone usage concerning its commercial applications." Tom Precious in The Buffalo News reports that Assemblyman Nick Perry’s legislation, would “protect New York state residents from unwarranted and unauthorized use of drones or other unmanned aircrafts to conduct surveillance upon them inside their homes or place of worship or within the closed confines of their property or other locations where a person would have an expectation of privacy.’’ The Buffalo News says the bill exempts patrols along the Canadian border to prevent illegal entry of people or drugs and other substances, and to counter a "high risk of a terrorist attack by a specific individual or organization based on credible intelligence determined by the commissioner of homeland security and emergency services.'' His proposal includes individual use for "lawful purposes, including recreational or hobby purposes.''
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: No Answer The unanswered message, the unreturned call, the sound of miscommunication is explored in sound and song. April 3 is the 40th anniversary of the cell phone.
1 a.m.: Twentieth Century Problems in Music: The Search for New Techniques First performances of the Pierre Boulez (b. 1925) in the United States. March 31-April 3 1960 by New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein, Music Director; Marni Nixon, Soprano; Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Pianist.
2 a.m.: Space Battle Mash-Up Sound effects, John Williams, epic dialogue, crunched in six layers all at once.
4:30 a.m.: Sea Change Radio: High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Michael Skelly, has a solution that he thinks will move us past the transmission obstacle and into an era of efficient wind power use and transfer. His company, Clean Line Energy Partners, believes it has a better way to transport wind energy, using a new technology based on the old standard direct current electricity: high voltage direct current transmission lines. From Pacifica Radio.
5 a.m.: Off The Hook: 20130404 Do not call during rebroadcast. Off The Hook, from the hacker zine 2600, airs every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET in New York City on WBAI 99.5 FM, and is rebroadcast the next morning at 5 a.m. on WGXC and free103point9 Online Radio. It is simulcast online via streaming MP3 and via shortwave on WBCQ The Planet at 5110 KHz. Join #offthehook on irc.2600.net to chat during the show. Email show at oth [at] 2600.com Do not call during the 5 a.m. rebroadcast.

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

6 a.m.: Al Jazeera English
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show Hosted by Philip Grant. Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Call in with your views 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, events, music and more, with host Philip Grant.
2 p.m.: The Art of the Hudson Valley: Music Education in Our Schools Scheduled guests are Scott Vorwald, Henry Hirsch, and Jeffrey Levitsky. Vorwald is the grade 3 through 6 music teacher at Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School in Hudson. Hirsch is a musician, producer and owner of Waterfront Studios in Hudson. Levitsky has spent the past five years as an arts education consultant for the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. He is also a former educator in New York City public schools and worked for seven years with Tony Bennett as Executive Director of Exploring the Arts, Inc., Levitsky has collaborated with Hirsch to create Columbia Rocks! a program featuring singer/songwriters from local high schools in Columbia County. Hosted by Chad Weckler.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: The Runaway Princess "Radio Theater Project," produced at KSVR Studios at the radio station KSVR-FM in Mount Vernon, Washington. The actors are from the Skagit Radio Repertory Company. The producer is Joseph C McGuire. Original story by David Van Meer. In a fantasy world a runaway princess and a would be magician and bard find each other. Together they face excitement and danger. Including a greedy dragon. A ironic, humorous fairy tale for grown ups. From Pacifica Radio.
3:30 p.m.: Kid's Brain Radio Live from the Catskill Community Center. Hosted by Matt Bua and Sam Sebren.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Al Jazeera English
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News
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