Thursday, March 13, 2014 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 19F; low 6F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 20F; low 8F.[/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
A Winter Weather Advisory for the Mid-Hudson Valley, Taconics, southern Berkshires and Litchfield County, remains in effective until 11 a.m., Thurs., Mar. 13. Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.
Today: A slight chance of snow showers before 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 26. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Thursday night, mostly clear. Low around 9. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Forecast for the next three days:
Friday: Partly sunny. High near 40. Friday night, a slight chance of snow showers, mainly before 9 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., then a chance of snow showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 32.
Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Partly sunny. High near 50. Saturday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 24.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 35. Sunday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 15.
Today is the second Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
CHATHAM Village meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COPAKE Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mountainview Road, Copake (329-1234).
GALLATIN Town Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 667 Route 7, Ancram (398-7519).
GREENE COUNTY Finance & Audit committee meets at 5 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
KINDERHOOK Planning Board Workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
LIVINGSTON Town board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 119 County Route 19.
STUYVESANT Town board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
TANNERSVILLE Village trustees meet at 7 p.m. in their Village Hall on Route 23A.
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
2 a.m.: Robert Ashley Tribute to Robert Ashley, who died March 3, 2014. Ashley was, according to Wikipedia, "an American composer, who was best known for his operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques. Along with Gordon Mumma, Ashley was also a major pioneer of audio synthesis." On the occasion of Ashley's death, we rebroadcast "Morton Feldman Says," by Robert Ashley, performed by Bill Hellermann and Max Goldfarb. Bill Hellermann and Max Goldfarb perform Robert Ashley's Morton Feldman Says live in WGXC 90.7-FM's Hudson Studio on April 9, 2011. Following the performance the two join Galen Joseph-Hunter in conversation.
5 a.m.: Sea Change Radio: Nanotechnology All about nanotechnology. From Pacifica Radio.
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 The Radio On! Pledge Drive is extended. Morning news, music, interviews and features. Hosted by Philip Grant. 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, weather, interviews and events.
10 a.m.: Prison Voices Project: Pascual Carpenter Focus on the felony-murder rule, and why Pascual Carpenter has been incarcerated 23 years. This episode features an interview with Deirdre Sinnot, filmmaker of "23 Reasons Why 23 Years is Enough!" The film features Carpenter and explores the felony murder rule, which was used to sentence Carpenter to prison for 25 years to life. Carpenter contacted the "Prison Voices Project" from his cell in the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y., and connected PVP with Sinnot, making this show possible. The film and the interview also explores the role the media plays in fueling a fear of young men of color, and the influence that fear has at sentencing. Hosted by Cory Fischer-Hoffman.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Radio On The history of the Modern Lovers' "Road Runner" song is traced, from The Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray" to the February 13, 2013 introduction, by then State Representative Marty Walsh, of a bill to have '‘Roadrunner’' named the official rock song of Massachusetts. Plus, many version from M.I.A., Shellac, Joan Jett, and the Sex Pistols. Live from Wave Farm, on Wave Farm Radio at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/transmissionarts.mp3.m3u. Tom Roe hosts, during the WGXC "Radio On" Pledge Drive.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Feature Story News