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Saturday, June 29, 2013 local almanac

Jun 28, 2013 11:20 pm
Local News
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Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82, and a low around 61.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80, and a low around 67.

Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible again. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77, and a low around 59.

Tuesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 77.

Sunrise 5:19 a.m.
Sunset 8:35 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon Prev Day 12:39 P.M.
Mercury 6:46 A.M. 9:13 P.M.
Venus 7:18 A.M. 10:10 P.M.
Mars 4:06 A.M. 7:19 P.M.
Jupiter 4:53 A.M. 8:02 P.M.
Saturn 3:14 P.M. 2:03 A.M.
Uranus 12:54 A.M. 1:29 P.M.
Neptune 11:26 P.M. 10:19 A.M.
Pluto 8:19 P.M. 5:56 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 29:

midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: NSA Has Been Monitoring Call Metadata"
From Free Speech Radio News: "More leaked documents published this week by The Guardian shed light on additional surveillance activities carried out by the National Security Agency. Beginning under President Bush in 2001 and continuing under President Obama until 2011, the program involved mass collection of the Internet metadata of US citizens and foreign nationals, including the sending and receiving addresses of e-mails and their IP addresses, which can often reveal location. The revelations give further fuel to the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups who are demanding more transparency and accountability for these secret spying activities. In Washington, D.C., FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports."

4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Low Power Hour: Radio Is Magic"
No. 77, "Radio Format Convention 2." Second visit to the Radio Format Convention; Part 2 of Richard Dillman's "Radio is Magic"; Low Power In the News - NPR holding auditions, FCC may drop decency restrictions; Time Radio; How To "Radio Narcissus"; Bo Peep Church of the Air; Let the Crow Soar; classical part 15 for cows.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Ham of the Year"
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" Hosted from Chicago by Hap Holly, KC9RP. This week: "AMSAT-NA Pres. Barry Baines/WD4ASW discusses today's challenges facing the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp."
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news about.
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Rules change sought to allow encrypted ham radio communications in limited instances; the Consumer Electronics Association is forming a standards group to reduce distracted driving; 5 MHz privileges come to Samoa; ARES responds to Alberta Canada flooding; FCC sets RF exposure comment deadline and Amateur Radio Newsline announces its 2013 Young Ham of the Year."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Cairo"
Musical tributes to Cairo, with other sounds from Walter Cronkite, and others. Songs from John Williams ("Flight to Cairo"), Buddy DeFranco Quartet ("Cairo"), Henry Spaulding ("Cairo Blues"), Feathers ("Mint Cairo"), The Fiery Furnaces ("Clear Signal From Cairo"), The Cure ("Fire in Cairo"), Madness ("Night Boat to Cairo"), Bill Laswell ("Pilgrimage to Cairo"), Mad Professor ("Night in Cairo"), The Human League ("Cairo"), Dick Hyman ("The Purple Rose of Cairo"), and the World Saxophone Quartet ("P.o. In Cairo").

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: 20130629"
"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.) There are a variety of hosts this week (Matt Bua is out), on 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: JD Zazie"
Radia Show 430: MuseRuole Radio Edition by JD Zazie for reboot.fm Berlin. "Radia" is a network of 21 stations around the world interested in creative and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week on station makes a show for all the others to air. This week: Festival Curator JD Zazie has compiled this selection of works by Felicity Ford, Heidrun Schramm, and Stini Arn for radia.fm. MuseRuole is a festival dedicated to experimental music and puts contemporary female musicians and performers at its centre. It is a journey of discovery into the wide world of current musical research, looking for specifically female modes of expression, with its own grammar and personal style. This year (2013) we focus on the theme of radio as a space for musical research and a medium of technological innovation, including notions of sending and receiving in equal measure. Even today radio is an important method of communication: it remains one of the most powerful, cheapest, accessible and world spanning of media. Despite its long history and being one of the first mass media of the last century, radio has always been able to renew itself, adapting to changing realities and remaining in step with the future. And so radio is an instrument of disseminating knowledge as well as a research space for new technologies and formats: as a global platform it offers the possibility to develop innovative networks and ways to connect. http://museruole.tumblr.com/ http://reboot.fm

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Jeph Jerman"
This regular edition features work by Neil Griffith, Martin Back, Petermann, Jeph Jerman, Yannick Dauby, Hitoshi Kojo, Michael Northam, Tom Wallace, and a framework introduction recorded by Barry Cullen.

noon – 12:30 p.m.: "Noon News: Bradley Manning Trial"
From Free Speech Radio News: "Military prosecutors in the trial against Bradley Manning revealed new details about some of the diplomatic cables the army private leaked to the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks. Prosecutors submitted evidence on more than 100 cables from embassies around the world and called on testimony from State Department officials who described how the cables were classified. That’s part of the government’s attempt to make its case against Manning, who faces numerous charges, including aiding the enemy, which could carry a life sentence. For the latest, we’re joined by journalist Kevin Gosztola, he’s covering the Manning trial for Firedoglake.com."

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Nothing is Real Radio Hour: The War on Consciousness"
Mankind has been exploring psychedelic substances for thousands of years. In some cultures the use of psychedelics is a ritual in their religion and integral to their daily life. Yet, it is only in the last century when governmental prohibition of psychedelics has made scientific research into the many medicinal, therapeutic, and other benefits of psychedelic substances illegal. Evidence shows that psychedelics can help people with problems from PTSD to opiate addiction to cancer, but pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. government continue to control drug policy in this "war on consciousness." For this edition of the NIRRH, Sam Sebren uses field recordings he made of the sound of cicadas being drowned out by traffic and other nearby machines, and his recordings of a Greene County legislative hearing when all the legislators were chattering simultaneously during a recess, combined with scientists and experts throughout the last 5 decades speaking about psychedelics. The resulting sound collage connects dots between drug laws, our natural world, health, and our search for higher consciousness, as a resurgence in psychedelic research is expanding around the world.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Redux (Mark Cetilia and Joe Cantrell)"
Tune in to hear Wave Farm Artists-in-residence Redux (Mark Cetilia and Joe Cantrell) speak with Tom Roe about their work, as well as a live performance of their residency project, and special playlist of influential works.

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: "Al Margolis (if, bwana), Eric Leonardson, Doug Van Nort and Jonathan Chen"
Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from free103point9 and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be broadcast live on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM.
Doug Van Nort is an experimental musician whose work is dedicated to the creation of immersive and visceral sonic experiences, and to personal and collective creative expression through composition, free improvisation and generally electro-acoustic means of production. His instruments are custom-built systems that draw on concepts ranging from spectral re-synthesis to evolutionary processes and machine listening algorithms, while his source materials include any and all sounds discovered through attentive listening to the world.
If, Bwana was born on New Year’s Eve 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition.
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