Sunday, March 17, 2013 local almanac
March 17 is St. Patrick's Day.
Local audio for WGXC Morning Show
News Report about March 14, 2013 Cairo-Durham School Board Meeting. (4:51)
Movie review of "Oz The Great and Powerful" by Echo Roe (3:45)
Weather right now
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 39F; low 21F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 39F; low 30F.[/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 Acra, in Greene County:
Today: A slight chance of snow showers before 3 p.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 30, and a low around 11.
Forecast for the next two days:
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow after 5 p.m., with a high near 31. Overnight, snow, mainly after 8 p.m. Low around 28.
Tuesday: Snow and sleet before 11 a.m., then rain and snow likely between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then a chance of rain after 2 p.m. High near 38. Tuesday night there is a chance of snow showers, with a low around 17.
Sunrise today: 7:01 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:05 p.m.
Length of the day: 12:03 hrs.
Today is the third Sunday of the month, and there are no town meetings.
(WGXC suggests you call ahead to confirm time and location.)
The day ahead on 90.7-FM
midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: Local Amateur Radio Meetings"
News about the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Club's meeting Mon., March 18, and the Greene County Amateur Radio Club teaching local fir fighters amateur radio.
12:05 a.m. – 1 a.m.: "Irish Garage Bands"
Irish garage bands from the 1960s including Andwellas Dream, Greenbeats, Luvin Kind, Pregnant Insomnia, Dr. Strangely Strange, The Bats and more from "Lost DIscs Radio Show" broadcast live on March 17, 2007.
1 a.m. – 2 a.m.: "St. Patrick's Day and the Irish Experience"
Survey of Pacifica Radio’s Irish collection, including audio of Nell McCafferty, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, William Butler Yeats and other Irish authors featured in program called “Six Variations On A Theme of Blarney,” and excerpts from Padraigin McGillicuddy's “Feminist View of St. Patrick’s Day.”
2 a.m. – 3 a.m.: "Paddy Maloney"
A Piper Piping Away: An Interview with Paddy Maloney, founder and leader of the traditional Irish music group The Chieftains. The Chieftains are instrumental in popularizing traditional Irish music that was in danger of being lost forever. In Early 1979 Michael Huston traveled to Dublin Ireland to meet with Paddy Maloney: piper and founding member and frontman for The Chieftains.
3 a.m. – 4 a.m.: "San Patricio"
The Chieftains and Ry Cooder present the history behind their collaboration inspired by The St Patrick's Battalion of Irish-born soldiers in the Mexican War. Chieftains' Paddy Maloney, Cooder, Irish-American historian Peter F. Stevens and members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from the San Patrico album, plus one exclusive live track from a Jan 2010 Dublin concert.
4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "The Dead"
The Dead, from James Joyce's classic 1914 book The Dubliners. This short story is read by the classic Irish American actress Geraldine Fitzgerald. We also have actor Alec Baldwin reading a selection for Pacifica's 30th Anniversary Radio Bloomsday special celebrating James Joyce
5 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.: "Radio Wonderland"
Rebroadcast of March 16, 2013 edition of "Radio Wonderland," with Joshua Fried remixing NYC radio.
5:30 a.m. – 6 a.m.: "CounterSpin: Yousaf Butt, Mary Bottarii"
Yousaf Butt on Iran, Mary Bottari on Fix the Debt.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: "WGXC Morning Show"
Hosted by Tommy Sharp.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "The Tiki Bar: Cheryl K, The Beatles"
Special guest Cheryl K of the Jazz Disturbance drops in to The Tiki Bar for an evening of conversation, original recordings and peculiar covers of classics by the fab four.
8 p.m.: The Irish Show hosted by Tony Fallon.