Monday, December 22, 2014 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 36F; low 33F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 36F; low 34F.[/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 slight chance of snow before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy. High near 37. chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Monday night, a chance of rain, snow and sleet before 11 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., then a chance of snow and freezing rain after 4 a.m. Cloudy. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Forecast for the next three days:
Tuesday: A chance of freezing rain and sleet before 7 a.m., then a chance of rain and sleet between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., then a chance of rain after 10 a.m. Cloudy. High near 43. Tuesday night, rain likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Cloudy. Low around 40.
Wednesday: Rain. High near 58. Wednesday night, rain before midnight, then showers, mainly after midnight. Low around 46.
Thursday (Christmas Day): A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 48. Thursday night, partly cloudy. Low around 31.
Sunrise today: 7:21 a.m.
Sunset today: 4:27 p.m.
Length of the day: 9:05 hrs.
Today is the fourth Monday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
(All numbers are in the 518 area code unless otherwise noted.)
CATSKILL Village Board meeting, 7 p.m. at firehouse near Catskill Commons (Walmart) (943-3830).
GERMANTOWN Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown (537-6687).
HALCOTT Town Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 813 Route 3, Halcott Center (845-254-9920).
HUDSON Police Committee meeting 6 p.m.; Fire Committee meeting, 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
NEW BALTIMORE Town Board work meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 3809 Co. Route. 51, Hannacroix (756-6671).
PHILMONT Development Corp meeting, 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 124 Main St., Philmont (672-7032).
STUYVESANT Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
TAGHKANIC Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 909 Route 82, Taghkanic (851-7638).
The day ahead on WGXC 90.7-FM
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Agnes Kamara-Umanna Agnes Kamara-Umanna discusses how she uses radio to open up spaces for dialogue and reflection in post-conflict situations. Recorded by Tom Masterson, Dec. 2 at Bard College. "Healing pains, building futures: Hearing the voices of post-conflict Liberia." Radio producer Agnes Kamara-Umunna's presentation at Bard College. She discussed her work, and in particular how she uses radio, to open up spaces for dialogue and reflection in post-conflict situations. The event was co-presented by the Oral History Summer School/Winter School and the Bard Human Rights Project. Kamara-Umunna is the founder of "One Liberia Radio," which began as a United Nations-sponsored show called "Straight From the Heart." It was created for the purpose of brokering conversations between victims and perpetrators of the civil war, incorporating the best that oral history and radio have to offer. Full presentation with audience Q&A following. Introduction by Danielle Riou.
2 a.m.: Radio Benjamin Wave Farm's WGXC-FM is pleased to present a special broadcast of an event hosted by Seattle Town Hall in celebration of the release of Radio Benjamin (Verso Books: 2014), a new collection of Walter Benjamin’s Radio Talks. The program includes readings of Benjamin’s radio talks “The Lisbon Earthquake,” “Bootleggers,” and “Berlin Toy Tour, I.” The recording also features an interview with Radio Benjamin’s editor Lecia Rosenthal. Seattle Town Hall's literary series is curated by ACT Theatre Artistic Director Kurt Beattie. Special thanks to Edward Wolcher for his help in making this broadcast possible. Rebroadcast from Dec. 20.
4 a.m.: In Other News: Robert McChesney Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with media scholar Robert McChesney, discussing topics from political conditions in the U-S, to a plan for financing independent media. McChesney teaches at the University of Illinois; his latest book is "Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century."
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 News, weather, events, music and more. Live from the Hudson studio. Hosted by Mr. “Peetie Pete” Lievense.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. National, daily, independent, award-winning news program providing audiences with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues.
11 a.m.: Zoom: Flight of the Shamanic Santa While out hiking in the mountains, I found a power spot and a vision was presented to me, that of the shamanic Santa doing the impossible outside of time, preparing to deliver goodness to humankind. Upon returning to the same spot with a recorder to attempt to capture some EVPs to the lodge as proof, I was greeted by the hideous form of Krampus, the goat-horned holiday devil, complete with a faceless child in chains! Once the shamanic Santa entered his trance, goodness prevailed! Hosted by Tyson Hauf.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: WGXC Evening News