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Saturday, June 15, 2013 local almanac

Jun 15, 2013 12:01 am
Today's Local News and Weather
Audio file here produced by Tom Roe and Philip Grant. PLAY CLIP (2:21)

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71, and a low around 47.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers between 9 a.m. and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon and before 10 p.m.. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68, and a low around 54.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise partly sunny, with a high near 79, and a low around 58.

Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Sunrise 5:18 a.m.
Sunset 8:33 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 11:57 A.M. 12:02 A.M.
Mercury 7:07 A.M. 10:13 P.M.
Venus 6:48 A.M. 10:05 P.M.
Mars 4:25 A.M. 7:26 P.M.
Jupiter 5:34 A.M. 8:43 P.M.
Saturn 4:10 P.M. 2:59 A.M.
Uranus 1:48 A.M. 2:22 P.M.
Neptune 12:25 A.M. 11:15 A.M.
Pluto 9:16 P.M. 6:53 A.M.

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., June 15:

Midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: US Surveillance Programs"
From Free Speech Radio News: "Responding to revelations of broad US surveillance programs, some US lawmakers are introducing more bills to curb the spying powers of the Executive Branch, disclose more information about these powers, and affirm the constitutional rights of all Americans. Activist communities are also speaking out in the wake of leaker Edward Snowden’s disclosure of US government surveillance, and are planning a global day of action to defend the Fourth Amendment, scheduled for the 4th of July. In Washington, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more."

12:05 a.m. – 3 a.m.: "Radio Stew: The Beatles vs. The Beastie Boys"
DJBC presides over this mash-up royale.

3 a.m. – 4 a.m.: "Some Assembly Required: Jason Forrest, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, People Like Us"
Featuring work by Anarchoice, Bonzo Goes to Washington, Wayne Butane, Jason Forrest, Go Home Productions, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, The Kleptones, Laso Halo, People Like Us, RX Music, The Scratch Perverts and Twink.

4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Truthdig Radio: NSA Surveillance"
Jeremy Scahill on dirty wars; Bill Blum on the legality of NSA surveillance; Tim Shorrock on the privatization of the surveillance state. Distributed through Pacifica Radio.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Multiple-Personality SDR"
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" This week: "Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI, talks about Multiple-Personality SDR, excerpted from his 2013 Dayton Hamvention technical TAPR talk."
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "The International amateur Radio Union gets ready for WRC 2015; a busy agenda for GAREC in Zurich; more and more over the horizon radar invades the upper High Frequency bands; a petition to extend Technician class privileges on 10 meters is filed with the FCC and some strange communications from the insect world."

[caption width="175" align="alignright"] Catskill's Rip Van Winkle statute, in the middle of Main St.[/caption]7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Rip Van Winkle"
The Greene County-based legend of Rip Van Winkle is featured. Catskill sound artist Brian Dewan gives a dramatic reading of the Washington Irving-penned tale. Also, the story in songs by The Devotions, Leon Russell, David Bromberg Band, The Moldy Peaches, Al Jolson and Bing Crosby, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, and Witch. Plus, Belle & Sebastian quote words from the story in "I Could Be Dreaming." Irving's legend is about a man who falls asleep, and wakes up a generation later, in a very different world. From Wikipedia: "'Rip Van Winkle' is a short story by American author Washington Irving published in 1819 as well as the name of the story's fictional protagonist. Written while Irving was living in Birmingham, England, it was part of a collection titled 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.' Although the story is set in New York's Catskill Mountains, Irving later admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills."

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: 20130615"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." Hopefully, there will be a signal to get through from Catskill this week, so anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." (Last week's show was diverted to Acra at the last moment.) Matt Bua hosts this live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center. You make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, further information, and more. Please help be a part of the show. Stop by the Catskill Community Center in person. Call in at 518-219-WGXC. Tweet requests @WGXC. Skype calls at WGXCfm. Talk on Channel 6 on CB radio, we are tuning in. Features include solar weather, shortwave news, and more. Call 518-219-WGXC or Skype calls at WGXCfm to talk on the air.

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: Everything is Eel"
"Radia" is a network of international radio stations interested in creative and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week one station makes an episode for all the others. This week, from free103point9 and WGXC, Sam Sebren and Liz LoGiudice bring you a glimpse into the transmission of Anguilla rostrata, aka the American eel. Sebren and LoGiudice trace the eel’s story from the Hudson River to the Caribbean, sometimes by way of Europe and the Pacific. Sebren and LoGiudice look at the American Eel Project’s Hudson River Estuary Program. Teams of scientists, students, and over 200 community volunteers monitor and count glass eels at 12 HREP sample stream locations along the Hudson River in New York State in the United States. Each year, glass eels – the tiny, transparent young fish – navigate the Atlantic Ocean all the way from the Sargasso Sea to the rivers along the East Coast. Every March and April, these young fish migrate into the rivers and freshwater streams, where they mature for 20 years or more before returning to the Sargasso Sea to mate and die. This episode of “Radia” tracks their progress in the Hudson River, and around the world. The entire show serves as a metaphor for the “Radia” stations and weekly transmission.

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: "Radio Wonderland: 20130615"
Joshua Fried remixes NYC radio live on Hudson Valley radio.

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Iain Armstrong"
This regular edition of the field recordings-centric show features work by Iain Armstrong, Soduz, BJ Nilsen with Stillupsteypa, Chris Whitehead, David Precott-Steed, David Rogers, and a framework intro by Adam Malantonio.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: "Sensor-Building Workshop"
Join Wave Farm Artists-in-Residence Zach Poff and N.B.Aldrich for a sensor-building workshop where participants make inexpensive hydrophones, contact mics, and similar small "sensors," to plug into attendee's own portable recorders or smartphones. Contact microphones record sound from contact, and hydrophones pick up sound under water. Contact mics and hydrophones will also be made at this workshop to be permantely installed on the Wave Farm Study Center building, and in the stream in front of the building, to be "played" live on WGXC anytime in the future. This workshop is limited to 10 participants, (ages 12 and up) and pre-registration is required. A workshop fee of $20 covers electronic supplies, and lunch. Email Galen Joseph-Hunter (gjh@free103point9.org) to secure your spot.

noon – 12:30 p.m.: "Noon News: Cicadas"
Sara Kendall and Nick Zachos interview Tim McCabe -- the NY State Entomologist and the chief entomologist at the NY State Museum in Albany -- about the periodical cicada, which has begun to merge after 17 years in the Hudson Valley. Also, the team from "Off The Hook" interviews the ACLU lawyer suing the government over phone surveillance. And local headlines, weather, and more.

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: Vital Weekly"
Doubleshot of recent "Vital Weekly" programs, featuring new experimental music.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Distract and Disable: June 2013"
Monthly show from Jonny Farrow. Click on title for playlist.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: 20130615"
Weekly show, from Jeremy Kelly.

[caption width="400" align="aligncenter"] Zach Poff and Nate Aldrich.[/caption]4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Zach Poff and N.B.Aldrich"
Tune in to hear Wave Farm Artists-in-residence Zach Poff and N.B.Aldrich speak with Tom Roe about their work, as well as a special playlist created by Poff and Aldrich focusing on sounds beyond the limits of perception including: David Dunn's insect recordings, the micro improvisations of Jeph Jerman and Greg Davis, the raw contact-mic verite of Toshiya Tsunoda, and electromagnetic recordings from Alvin Lucier & Christina Kubisch.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Radio Free Whatever"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, and Republican Response, "PiratesWeek," with host Ragnar Daneskjold. This week: "Check out Boomer the Dog aka WKND. ‭Select postings from the HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly. ‭Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Red Mercury Labs, Hard Tack Radio, Wolverine Radio, UNID, Radio Free Whatever. An old clip from the first interview with Screaming Lord Sutch."

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Father's Day"
This episode includes songs by 1st and 2nd generation musicians who have complex familial and/or emotional ties. Also, the underreported story of the IRS "targeting" that Congress seems to be ignoring: NINETY percent of tax returns filed by those who claimed status as adoptive parents were "flagged" by the IRS last year. That's tens of thousands of adoptive moms and dads of all political persuasions. Hosted by Paul Fischer, distributed by Pacifica Radio.