Thursday, February 28, 2013 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 46F; low 27F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 50F; 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: The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for black ice across the region this morning, especially in the valleys where temperatures approach freezing with wet roads. Scattered snow showers before 9 a.m., then scattered rain and snow showers between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., then scattered rain showers after 10 a.m. Cloudy. High near 44. Tonight, a chance of rain and snow showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy. Low around 30. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Forecast for the next three days:
Friday: A slight chance of snow showers before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 42. Mostly cloudy overnight. Low around 29.
Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 1 p.m. Partly sunny. High near 40. A slight chance of snow showers overnight. Mostly cloudy. Low around 26.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High near 39. Mostly cloudy. Low around 26.
Sunrise today: 6:32 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:45 p.m.
Length of the day: 11:13 hrs.
Today is the fourth Thursday of the month.
(WGXC suggests you call ahead to confirm time and location.)
CHATHAM Village Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Budget/Salary Committee at 2 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson (828-1527).
COPAKE Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GERMANTOWN Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown (537-6687).
HUDSON HCDPA meeting cancelled; City of Hudson Planning Commission public hearing (5:30 p.m.) and special meeting (5:45 p.m.), on Holcim (US) preliminary and final applications to subdivide waterfront parcels at City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson (828-1030).
STUYVESANT Greenway Committee meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
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: LPFM Webinars Prometheus Radio Project hosts three webinar's for individuals and groups who want to learn more about startering low-power FM radio stations. Webinars will be Wed., Feb. 27, 8 - 9 p.m. ET; Wed., March 27, 8 - 9 p.m. ET; and a Spanish-language webinar Tue., March 5, 2-3 p.m. ET (all times -5 UTC).
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Recent Frequencies New recordings (in this order) from Bunnybrains ("Live at John Doe Jr., Oct. 12, 2012"); Matmos ("Waves"), Nicolas Bernier ("Frequencies (a)"); Christian Marclay, Toshio Kajiwara, DJ Olive ("djTRIO"); Alexander Turnquist ("Like Sunburned Snowflakes"); Godspeed You! Black Emperor ("Their Helicopters Sing"); The Mountain Goats ("Cry for Jesus"); Kronos Quartet ("Tusen Tankar"); Steve Moore ("Tyken's Rift"), Alexander Turnquist ("Grounded"); and others.
1 a.m.: JoAnn Falletta KPFK's Jude McGee presents a two-hour special on JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about the great women composers from the baroque period through to contemporary times and her work with the National Women Composers Resource Center. The Women's Philharmonic plays Ellen Zwilich's "Concerto grosso 1985", Marianna Martines' "Sinfonia in C", Camilla de Rossi's "Il sacrificio del Abramo", and excerpts from lisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's cantata "Jonas." From Pacifica Radio Archives "From the Vault."
3 a.m.: Selected Songs: Karlheinz Stockhausen Selected songs and interviews from the composer. Including "Gruppen," "Carré," and an hour-long interview from the Pacifica Radio Archives.
5 a.m.: Off The Hook: FISA Lawsuit 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. Discussion this week about Supreme Court ruled Americans do not have standing to challenge Foreign International Surveillance Act (FISA) law that allows government to spy on foreigners, and Americans talking to foreigners.
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.: Prison Voices: A Retrospective Tune in to the Prison Voices Project. The program will mark its new time slot by doing a retrospective of some highlights from the past year and a half. Topics will include health in prison, discrimination against formerly incarcerated peoples, legislation to change how Parole works in New York State, economic alternatives to prisons for rural development, the war on drugs, as well as personal interviews and stories.
12 p.m. (noon): Crossroads in Rhythm A special edition hosted by Matt Bua at the Catskill Community Center.
2 p.m.: Art of the Hudson Valley: Tony Fletcher and Jonathan Gould Guests Tony Fletcher and Jonathan Gould talk about their books on music and musicians. Tony Fletcher has written biographies of Keith Moon, R.E.M., The Echo and The Bunnymen, and his recent book is "A Light That Never Goes Out: The enduring Saga of The Smiths." Jonathan Gould's book "Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America" takes an in-depth look at the lyrics and music of the Beatles. He is currently writing a biography of Otis Redding. Hosted by Chad Weckler.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Kristin Lucas and Anna Friz Bard College Professor Kristin Lucas' "Involuntary Reception" and Anna Friz's "The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny." Two recent radio theatre projects exploring transmission themes. Lucas works in video, digital, performance, web, and installation art. Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist currently based in Chicago.
6 p.m.: Al Jazeera English
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News
9:30 p.m.: 69: John Fahey, Brian Jones Join The Magic Stranger to celebrate the birthdays of the original Rolling Stone shaman, Mr. Brian Jones AND the finger lickin' goodness of John Fahey. Also, special guest Readers may return to the 69th cornner of GXC and continue voicing the Word from Patrick Lundborg's 'Psychedelia' . Tune in, Turn on, Drop out.