WGXC-90.7 FM

Thursday, March 7, 2013 local almanac

Mar 07, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 39F; low 28F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 39F; low 30F.[/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:

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook Wed. through Fri. Widespread hazardous weather is low at this time. A storm system will impact the region tonight with snow. At this time snowfall accumulations are expected to remain below advisory thresholds; however, traveling conditions overnight could become hazardous. Stay tuned for further updates.

Today: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 2 p.m., then rain likely. Cloudy. High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Tonight, rain and snow becoming all snow after 10 p.m. Cloudy. Low around 30. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of one to two inches possible.

Forecast for the next three days:

Friday: Rain and snow likely before 2 p.m., then a slight chance of rain between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Cloudy. High near 42. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, Friday night. Low around 24. North wind up to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. High near 47. Mostly clear Saturday night. Low around 28.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 51. Mostly cloudy overnight. Low around 38.

Sunrise today: 6:20 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:53 p.m.

Length of the day: 11:33 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the first Thursday of the month.
(WGXC suggests you call 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-Controlled Drone Filibuster Live from U.S. Senate WGXC interrupts regularly-scheduled programming to bring you live coverage of Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul leading a filibuster over John Brennan's nomination for CIA Director. Paul received a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saying the president could kill Americans with radio-controlled drones on U.S. soil. “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the C.I.A.,” Mr. Paul began. “I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.” Live coverage at midnight until it ends.
1 a.m.: Art By Telephone Shortly after its opening, the Museum of Contemporary Art planned an exhibition to record the trend, incipient then and pervasive today, toward conceptualization of art. This exhibition, scheduled for the spring of 1968 and abandoned because of technical difficulties, consisted of works in different media, conceived by artists in this country and Europe and executed in Chicago on their behalf. The telephone was designated the most fitting means of communication in relaying instructions to those entrusted with fabrication of the artists' projects or enactment of their ideas. To heighten the challenge of a wholly verbal exchange, drawings, blueprints or written descriptions were avoided.
2 a.m.: Scanner at Royal Opera House Recording from London, UK, Sept. 13, 2008, from the sound artist Scanner.
3 a.m.: Sound Forms: Laurie Spiegel Interview with the composer, from Oct. 25, 2012. Hosted by Peter Wetzler.
4 a.m.: They Remember Dvorak "From The Vault" of Pacifica Radio, a tribute to the great Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, who lived in America from 1892-1895, with a presentation of Pacifica Radio's 1970 Award-Winning program, "They Remember Dvorak."
5 a.m.: Rand Paul Drone Filibuster Highlights of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's filibuster of John Brennan for CIA Director. Paul started the filibuster over the letter he received from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saying the president could kill Americans with radio-controlled drones on U.S. soil. Paul has been joined in the filibuster by several Republican Senators and Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon. Recordings from C-Span from Senate floor. The filibuster lasted from just before noon Wed., March 6 until around 12:40 a.m. Thu., March 7.

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.
10 a.m.: Education Radio: Jonathan Kozol In this program, we will hear a talk by award-winning author and longtime education and civil rights activist Jonathan Kozol, recorded at the 2012 Save Our Schools People's Education Convention in Washington DC. In Kozol's talk, he begins by focusing on the damaging nature of the current testing mania imposed on children, teachers and schools in the poorest communities; the inequality between rich and poor schools; and how current education reform policies result in the resegregation of black and brown children in our education system and are in effect perpetrating major civil and human rights violations on our most vulnerable children.
12 p.m. (noon): Crossroads in Rhythm: Pamela Badila and K.J. Gray WGXC Radio council member, Pamela Badila and WGXC Volunteer KJ Gray takes over controls from Alan Skerrett for this special Crossroads in Rhythm.
2 p.m.: The Art of the Hudson Valley: Peter Jung and Elizabeth B. Jacks A discussion of the history of the Hudson River School art movement. Peter Jung, of Peter Jung Fine Arts in Hudson, specializes in 19th and 20th century paintings. He has served on the Boards of The Olana Partnership and the Hudson Opera House. He also lead the effort to restore Sanford Robinson Gifford and the Gifford family graves in Hudson. Elizabeth B. Jacks is the Executive Director of Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill. She is the former marketing director for the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is also a practicing visual artist. Hosted by Chad Weckler.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Static Mash-up of Twilight Zone episode "Static," with 31 Down's radio play "Dead Dial Tone," and other static and dial sounds. Neptune's "Marconi's Belief" is also included.
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
7 p.m.: The Jazz Disturbance: John Medeski oin host Cheryl K. for an interview with keyboardist John Medeski (of the jazz/improv trio Medeski Martin & Wood.) Medeski, a resident of the Hudson Valley, is one of several artists participating in "We Shall Not Be Moved: An Evening of Spirituals to Benefit Frack Action on Sunday, March 10 at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. The concert is being held “to build awareness about potentially harmful fracking activities facing local residents, while simultaneously raising funds for non-profit organization Frack Action who are spearheading an effort to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State.” Also, April 9 is the release date of Medeski’s "A Different Time", his debut solo piano album on the newly re-launched Okeh label.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509 feedback@wgxc.org
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534