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Saturday, June 1, 2013 local almanac

Jun 01, 2013 12:01 am
Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. and before 9 p.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88, and a low around 65.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon, and before midnight. Increasing clouds, with a high near 84, and a low around 60.

Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69, and a low around 47.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunrise 5:21 a.m.
Sunset 8:25 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 1:23 A.M. 1:46 P.M.
Mercury 6:36 A.M. 10:12 P.M.
Venus 6:26 A.M. 9:48 P.M.
Mars 4:47 A.M. 7:31 P.M.
Jupiter 6:16 A.M. 9:23 P.M.
Saturn 5:09 P.M. 3:56 A.M.
Uranus 2:42 A.M. 3:15 P.M.
Neptune 1:20 A.M. 12:10 P.M.
Pluto 10:12 P.M. 7:49 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 1:

Midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: National Day of Civic Hacking"
Free Speech Radio News reports: "This weekend is the first National Day of Civic Hacking. The initiative is sponsored by Intel, supported by the White House Office of Digital Strategy and a range of other federal and state agencies and corporations. About 90 hacking events are taking place across the country, from Alaska to Florida. The aim, according to the organizers’ website, is “to promote transparency, participation and collaboration between governments, companies and citizens.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is also taking part by releasing tens of thousands of pages of files detailing torture of detainees by the Bush administration. To tell us more, we spoke with Alex Abdo, staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project."

12:05 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Radio Stew: Classical Music Riot"
Classical music has, occasionally, caused riots among crowds hearing new works for the first time. Daniel Auber 1830 opera "La muette de Portic sparked the Belgian Revolution. Igor Stravinsky's 1931 ballet "The Rite of Spring" may be the most famous case of a rioting crowd. From Wikipedia: "On the evening of the 29 May the theatre was packed: Gustav Linor reported, "Never...has the hall been so full, or so resplendent; the stairways and the corridors were crowded with spectators eager to see and to hear". The evening began with Les Sylphides, in which Nijinsky and Karsavina danced the main roles. The Rite followed; there is general agreement among eyewitnesses and commentators that the disturbances in the audience began during the Introduction, and grew into a crescendo when the curtain rose on the stamping dancers in "Augurs of Spring". Marie Rambert, who was working as an assistant to Nijinsky, recalled later that it was soon impossible to hear the music on the stage. In his autobiography, Stravinsky writes that the derisive laughter that greeted the first bars of the Introduction disgusted him, and that he left the auditorium to watch the rest of the performance from the stage wings. The demonstrations, he says, grew into "a terrific uproar" which, along with the on-stage noises, drowned out the voice of Nijinsky who was shouting the step numbers to the dancers. The journalist and photographer Carl Van Vechten recorded that the person behind him got carried away with excitement, and "began to beat rhythmically on top of my head", though Van Vechten failed to notice this at first, his own emotion being so great." Other works are explored.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: FCC Enforcement"
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" ARRL's Dan Henderson/N1ND talks about FCC enforcement in a 2013 Dayton Hamvention report.
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, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, 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: Ham radio stands down following response to Oklahoma Tornadoes; Louisiana implements ALERT FM system state-wide, Expedition 36 arrives at the International Space Station; Ham Nation celebrates its 100th netcast and a final wrap-up on Hamvention 2013.

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: June Songs"
Songs and sounds about the month of June are featured.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: 20130601"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." Anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." Matt Bua hosts 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: Crisis, What Crisis?"
Show 427 from the "Radia" network, a group of stations around the world interested in creative and forgotten ways of making radio. This episode comes from Tea FM from Zaragoza, Spain. Cri • sis [krahy-sis] noun, plural cri•ses [-seez], adjective Noun 1. A stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; turning point. 2. A condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change. 3. A dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person’s life. 4. Medicine/Medical . a.The point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading either to recovery or to death. b. The change itself. 5. The point in a play or story at which hostile elements are most tensely opposed to each other. We are in crisis, yes. But, what crisis? Financial Crisis? Moral Crisis? Crisis of values? Existential? Are we aware of it? Too many questions that are one. And answers in the air, everyone’s head and into the hands of very few. This radio documentary attempts to reflect this crisis posing a series of questions to answer which each can give. A work consisting of sounds from Chuse Fernandez, Fulvio d’Orazzio, Juanjo Palacios, Miss Jenny Tails and Paco Rossique and Leonor Bruna’s voice in German texts by Bertolt Brecht, Erich Kästner and an anonymous poem with info cuts from BBC news, NBC and La Sexta TV.

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Christopher McFall"
This regular edition features the work of Christopher McFall, Luigi Turra, Matt Davies, Terja Paulsen and Lior Pinsky. Also sound from the Aporee Soundmaps by David Prior, Josh Ottum, John Grzinich, and Tsan-Chang Wu, and a framework introduction recorded by Pedro Bericat.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Cinema Terrorisme: June 2013"
Cinema Terrorisme 31: The Blingularity is Fear Chewy Dark Center of the Catastrophe du Jour and the Silent Party of the Tribe of Bald Apes. Hosted by Micah Moses.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: 20130601"
Produced by Jeremy Kelly. Playlist: Burial - Ashtray Wasp; Demdike Stare - Forest Of Evil; Eli Kezler - Catching Net; Pierre Henry - Prismes.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show"
Live from Acra, New York, the latest radio news and radio art.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: turntable.fm Pirate"
After the Presidential Weekly Radio Address, "PiratesWeek," with pirates in the news this week include; DXing legend Don Jensen, of Kenosha, WI, passed away, Radio Survivor has an article talking about a unlicensed station in northern New Mexico that broadcasts a room on turntable.fm, The FCC has begun using the vernacular term “pirate Broadcaster” in its official notices and we take a look at the FCC Activities. Select postings from the Free Radio Network, HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly. Off Air Recordings include the stations of: All Aboard Radio, Pseudo Radio, Left Lane Radio, Ann Hoffer Radio and XLR8. Allan Weiner spoke about an interview about pirate radio for an upcoming article in Radio World International on WBCQ. Also, Larry Yurdin has posted a YouTube account of the Alternative Media Conference held at Goddard College in 1970.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Tea Party"
News mash-up show hosted by Paul Fischer. What if the Tea Party actually ran the government? What's now going on in Congress gives a pretty good indication.
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