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Aug 23, 2014 12:08 am
Lissa Harris in The Watershed Post reports about 13,250 Central Hudson customers in Greene and Albany lost power Aug. 18, after a downed wire cut power to Cairo, Durham, Greenville, New Baltimore and Tannersville, and parts of Athens, Catskill, Coxsackie and Hunter. The WGXC transmitter lost power and was off the air from about 9:30 p.m. until after 1 a.m. Aug. 19. The problem was traced to a phase wire that came down on Paul Saxe Road in Catskill, impacting several substations, according to Central Hudson. Read the full story at The Watershed Post.

On Aug. 26 Catskill Library Executive Director Sue Ray will be in the WGXC Catskill studio, along with Librarian Sam Alvarez and Youth Services Library Jesse O'Dunne to talk library news, fall programs, housing the WGXC satellite studio, and more. Peter Krug and Jillian Sutton host the "WGXC Afternoon Show," with Cory McCasland 4-6 p.m.

On Sat., Sept. 6, 2014 Wave Farm Artist-in-residence Patrick Quinn will lead a workshop on USB dead drops at the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra, NY. USB dead drops are anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer file-sharing networks in public spaces. This workshop will focus on various countersurveillance techniques and tactics citizens can utilize in order to protect their privacy and civil liberties. Citizens will learn how to create their own dead drop, deploy practical cryptography techniques in daily life, and map various surveillance apparatus in their respective neighborhoods. E-mail info@wavefarm.org to register for this workshop. Materials and lunch fee: $20 per participant. Patrick Quinn is a Brooklyn-based artist, hacker, researcher, and activist investigating civil disobedience, remix theory, the commodification of sub-cultures, subversive locative media, and how information is weaponized in the Digital Age. His participatory projects aim to problematize the concepts of property and surveillance in hopes of activating communities and generating social change. His latest project SURVANT utilizes USB dead drops, which are anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer file-sharing networks installed in public spaces (physical + digital), and citizen captured video recordings to create inverse surveillance logs of surveillance cameras.