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Saturday, August 31, 2013 local almanac

Aug 31, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
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Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms continues into Saturday night, with a low around 63.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with patchy fog between 7 and 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85, and a low around 61.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

Sunrise 6:20 a.m.
Sunset 7:30 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 1:43 A.M. 4:31 P.M.
Mercury 6:51 A.M. 7:52 P.M.
Venus 9:43 A.M. 8:57 P.M.
Mars 3:12 A.M. 5:57 P.M.
Jupiter 1:45 A.M. 4:48 P.M.
Saturn 11:18 A.M. 9:56 P.M.
Uranus 8:41 P.M. 9:18 A.M.
Neptune 7:15 P.M. 6:04 A.M.
Pluto 4:07 P.M. 1:42 A.M.
Space.com reports Jupiter will be just to the left of the waning crescent moon.

WGXC Programming

On Saturdays free103point9 Online Radio airs on WGXC 90.7-FM, bringing transmission arts to the airwaves in the Hudson Valley, in New York. Tune in Sat., Aug. 31:

Midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: Surveillance Budget"
"Free Speech Radio News" reports: "Secret government documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and published by the Washington Post this week have shed light on which agencies get what share of a more than $50 billion annual budget that so far lacked public oversight. The documents show how much taxpayer money is given to tech companies for handing over private data about their users and that thousand of government employees work on circumventing encryption. Legal experts and transparency advocates say the government needs to release much more information so the public can have an informed debate on which programs deserve how much taxpayer money. In Washington, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more."

4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse: Ivor Cutler"
Tonight, Doc Ellis takes a solo look at Ivor Cutler, a demented Scottish visionary and rogue SubGenius. In a long and varied career, this quirky eccentric transformed life into an obtuse, loopy goof, turning words and music on their ear and out their ass to create visions of captivating charm and arresting insight. Some may recall his role as the bus conductor Buster Bloodvessel in The Beatles' MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR--at any rate, after tonight's show, everyone will be hip to the beat when it comes to this intriguing icon of bizarre Slack. Here--if you don't believe me, look at his wiki page... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_Cutler From A-Infos Radio Project.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Handihams"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report" Hosted from Chicago by Hap Holly, KC9RP. This week: "Patrick Tice, WA0TDA, talks about 'today's Handihams.'"
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news countries all over the world.
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "The NTIA to lead a two year pilot study of all spectrum in the United States; hams respond to Colorado Flooding and the western states wildfires; hams in Ridgecrest California get some good news concerning tower installations and a Virginia radio club begins a computer loan out program to help needy high schoolers."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Dickie Goodman"
From Wikipedia: "Richard Dorian "Dickie" Goodman (April 19, 1934 – November 6, 1989) was an American music and record producer born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for inventing and using the technique of the "break-in", an early precursor to sampling, that used brief clips of popular records and songs to "answer" comedic questions posed by voice actors on his novelty records.... In June 1956 Goodman created his first record, "The Flying Saucer Parts 1 & II," which he co-wrote with his partner Bill Buchanan, and featured a four-minute rewriting of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio show. This recording was the subject of a copyright infringement case against Goodman. The lawsuit was settled out of court. "The Flying Saucer" was officially released under the artist name "Buchanan and Goodman" and was Goodman's highest-charting single on Billboard, peaking at #3. Buchanan and Goodman followed up with four other records: "Buchanan and Goodman on Trial" (#80 in 1956), "Flying Saucer The 2nd" (#18 in 1957), "The Creature (From A Science Fiction Movie)" (as by Buchanan and Ancell) (#85 in 1957), and "Santa and the Satellite (Parts I & II)" (#32 in 1957)." The trial song was about the legal wrangling over their use of popular songs in other songs,

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: Cedric Stevens, Vidar Martens"
Radia Show 439: Yaris AM 153, 225 and 1611 by Cedric Stevens and Vidar Martens producing show for Radio Nova, in Oslo, Norway. "Radia" is an international network of radio stations interested in creative and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the rest, including Wave Farm's WGXC. This week: "What you hear is a field recording taken from the inside of a Toyota Yaris, driving through the city centre of Oslo in 2010. The radio is being changed between the different AM frequencies 153, 225 and 1611 at a high volume. Since AM frequencies is poorly supported in Norway, the Yaris pick up mainly electromagnetic signals from the surroundings like the tram, hospital or its own engine, instead of ordinary radio transmission from radio broadcasts. The Toyota Yaris works like a vehicle for translating nonperseptive surroundings to sound, as well as transporting passangers. This creates an exploratory AM soundscape of central Oslo."

11 a.m. - noon: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Back to School"
Whether the subject is impeachment, Canadian citizenship or the role of carbon dioxide in climate change...some of the latest comments from members of Congress are so amazingly uninformed, you really need to hear them in their full versions and in context. And it helps when someone else in government actually responds to their nonsense. Of course, as usual, it's all set to music and narration. Mash-up news show by Paul Fischer, through Pacifica Radio.

noon – 12:30 p.m.: "Noon News: Gibson on Surveillance"
U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) talks with Holly Tanner about the surveillance state, and we excerpt the interview here. Plus, sound artist Stephen Vitiello talks about natural sounds and sound art, and Jess Puglisi reports from Prattsville's Mud Fest on the two-year anniversary of the storms surrounding Hurricane Irene.

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: The Replacements"
The Replacements reunite, including Hudson, NY resident Tommy Stintson, Aug. 25, 2013 at the Riot Festival in Toronto, and immediately post the audio online.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Nothing is Real Radio Hour: Capitalism"
Sam Sebren, producer/creator of the NIRRH, recently asked a question to 36 people in NY's rural, Greene and Columbia counties: "Do you think capitalism is working? Why or why not? Or, if you would like to decline to answer, please state why." The anonymous assortment of friends, acquaintances, and strangers on the street were recorded on the spot, with no clue ahead as to what they were about to be asked. Workers, small business owners, retired people, and others of all ages from across the political, ethnic, and economic spectrum gave their spontaneous reply. None of their answers were edited (except in 2 cases to remove identifying info for anonymity and in one instance by request). All answers are heard here in the order they were recorded. There is no post-recording arrangement or grouping of viewpoints. Hear for yourself from a variety of everyday people - is there any consensus? As a line from the Gang of Four song, "Capital (It Fails Us Now)" says, "one day old and I'm living on credit." Few of us are economists, yet we are all born into a turbulent economic system we are expected to navigate as if it is completely natural. Through this random survey, Sebren attempts to find out how deeply "capitalism" is, or is not, on our minds. We will also hear about the Yes Men's prank on the Chamber of Commerce and some insights on daily consumer culture from comedian Tom Simmons, plus music from Pink Floyd and Suicide.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "Off The Hook: 20130831"
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.
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