Audio Feature: Columbia Co. Police Reform Panel, Meeting #1
Oct 21, 2020 11:00 am
The Columbia County Police Reform Panel was established this month to conform with a June state executive order requiring local governments to conduct a comprehensive review of its police force's deployment strategies, policies, procedures and practices, and to develop an improvement plan addressing community needs. Thirty-one Columbia County residents were chosen to participate and the panel held the first of three public meetings to give panel members the opportunity to comment publicly and make suggestions for reform. In the session held Mon., Oct. 20, speakers included (in order): Jessica Coutsanikas, Reggie Crowley, Dan Jablanski, Moriah Sears, Bill Hughes, the Rev. Kim Singletary, Patricia Fecher, Richard Tracy, Trevor Slowinski and Joe Mormondo. Topics covered: police overtime and budget considerations, training and mentors for new officers, over-policing, school resource officers and more. The next panel meeting is scheduled to take place Thu., Nov. 5. Ed note: Singletary is a WGXC volunteer on-air programmer.
If playing on-air: note two five-minute breaks in the discussion at 29:38 and at 1:11:05.
Happy Birthday WGXC! Lucky 13!
Dear WGXC listeners, participants, and friends,
On February 26, Wave Farm's terrestrial radio station, WGXC 90.7-FM turns 13. It’s a powerful thing to reflect on the last thirteen years of this project. So many people have contributed their voices, their time, their talent, and their dollars to keep this outrageous and unconventional station churning and transmitting, and we are grateful.
In this moment, we find ourselves poised for exciting growth, thanks to a recently expanded staff and Board, new energy, a terrific foundation of stalwart volunteer programmers complemented by rapidly joining new radiomakers. With your help, we can embrace the future with strength and enthusiasm.
We continue to work towards generating enough monthly supporters to secure a reliable base of support to meet the station’s basic operation expenses. Once our goal of $5,000 in monthly support is met, we’ll be able to end traditional pledge drives, and focus on making WGXC even more exceptional.