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Thursday, October 31, 2013 local almanac

Oct 31, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 63F; low 55F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 64F; low 59F.[/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: A chance of showers, mainly after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 61. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Thursday night, showers, mainly before midnight, then periods of rain after midnight. Low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Forecast for the next three days:

Friday: Occasional showers, mainly before 1 p.m. High near 72. Friday night, partly cloudy. Low around 43.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. Partly sunny. High near 61. Saturday night, a chance of showers, mainly after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 39.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High near 49. Sunday night, mostly clear. Low around 27.

Sunrise today: 7:28 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:49 p.m.

Length of the day: 10:20 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the fifth Thursday of the month.
WGXC is unaware of any scheduled town meetings today.

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Wheeler Confirmed as FCC Chairman After placating fears of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who was blocking the nomination of Tom Wheeler as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the nomination cleared the Senate Oct. 29, CNET reports.
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: The War of the War of the Worlds Tom Roe's annual remixing of The Mercury Theatre on the Air's "The War of the Worlds" with reports of current wars around the world. This year: radio-controlled drone edition.
1 a.m.: Halloween Stories Scary tales, spooky songs, radio theatre, mass panic, and more.

6 a.m.: Background Briefing with Ian Masters Inside breaking international and national news. A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers and critics with analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural and social issues. This program goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard in the American media.
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues.
10 a.m.: @Issue: William H. Hallenbeck Jr. Hudson Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. will join host Thomas DePietro for a special Thursday broadcast to discuss his first term, the ongoing re-election campaign and issues of importance to the city of Hudson and Columbia County.
11 a.m.: One Size Fits All: 20131031 An hour-long investigation into the idea of amplified sound with your host. We begin with Syd Barrett and conclude with Trio Mediaeval. Full playlist at facebook.com/OneSizeWGXC.
2 p.m.: Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: Premiere Ecosocialism theory and practice in the context of the industrial project, Keystone XL Pipeline. Join Joel Kovel, Kanya D'Almeida, Quincy Saul, and Ben Barson for the debut episode of Ecosocialist Horizons Hour.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: The War of the Worlds, Part Two On the 75th anniversary of The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio production, Wave Farm presents "The War of the Worlds" with Orson Welles in two parts From Wikipedia: "The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898). The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated. In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. Despite these complaints--or perhaps in part because of them--the episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist."
3:30 p.m.: Kids Brain Radio Live from the Catskill Community Center. Hosted by Matt Bua and Sam Sebren.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
9:30 p.m.: 69: Black Sabbath Join The Magic Stranger and friends on Halloween. They will be watching (while you listen to) the Mario Bava film that serendipitously gave name to our favorite UK hard rock band. Of course the voice of Ozzy will be joining Boris Karloff's throughout the evening so prepare a bucket of popcorn or bat heads and tune in to 69 in black cloak. Note to 69ers: Black Sabbath's self-titled first LP was recorded in October of 1969.
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