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Saturday, September 7, 2013 local almanac

Sep 07, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
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Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. A chance of showers after 11 p.m., with a low around 52.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 73, with a low around 40.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68, and a low around 47.

Sunrise 6:28 a.m.
Sunset 7:18 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 8:42 A.M. 8:12 P.M.
Mercury 7:28 A.M. 7:49 P.M.
Venus 9:58 A.M. 8:47 P.M.
Mars 3:07 A.M. 5:44 P.M.
Jupiter 1:23 A.M. 4:25 P.M.
Saturn 10:54 A.M. 9:30 P.M.
Uranus 8:13 P.M. 8:49 A.M.
Neptune 6:47 P.M. 5:35 A.M.
Pluto 3:40 P.M. 1:14 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., Sept. 7:

midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: NSA Breaks Encryption"
From "Free Speech Radio News": "The US government regularly breaks through the encryption software that protects the e-mails, chats, cell phone calls, bank statements, medical records and web searches of Internet users in the US and around the world – and spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year to do so. That’s according to classified government documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and published this week by the New York Times, ProPublica and the Guardian. Tech experts and civil liberties advocates say the agencies are prioritizing their own surveillance powers over the security of US networks. In Washington, DC, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports."

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Rich Arlin/K7SZ"
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: "Rich Arlin/K7SZ, renowned qrp dx'er, tells how to work the world on HF using 5 watts or less.'"
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, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news countries all over the world.
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "A trans-Pacific emergency communications test is deemed a success; a ham radio satellite band at 5 Gigahertz could be in jeopardy in Europe; registration is now open for the Western Hemisphere's biggest transmitter hunting event; a ham flies a Presidential Medal to the International Space Station and some very unexpected words at the wrong time from on high."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: September Songs"
Songs from Earth, Wind, and Fire; Big Star; Neil Diamond; Julie London; Van Morrison; and others, on the theme of September.

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: IG Sterben"
Radia Show 440: Hedging the Future by IG sterben for Radio Helsinki (Graz, AT). "Radia" is an international network of 23 radio stations interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station organizes a show for all the others. This week: "In 2012 I – Max Höfler – bought some guns for an Austrian art association called Forum Stadtpark. The purchase of these guns established a situation that focuses on the most abstract entity we do have in our today society and that concerns us all: Money and all these financial issues that are considered as the basic structure of our society. To experience this abstract relation between us and the finance I transformed it into a concrete situation. To understand the situation which I wanted to establish with this purchase, you have to know three things: 1.) The Forum Stadtpark spent a lot of money for these rifles: 10.000€. 2.) These guns still work. That means that you can still use them and that they had been already used before. 3.) The value of these rifles will rise because they aren’t produced any longer and they are rare. So they are some kind of a financial investment for the Forum Stadtpark as well. After I bought these guns, I put them into a vitrine in the foyer of the Forum Stadtpark where they still are as an sort of permanent virulent inventory that questions how we can get out of this paradoxical situation. Now in 2013 three artist – Andreas Heller, Johannes Schrettle and me (Max Höfler) – want to transform this situation into a new form: into some sort of a performance called “IG Sterben”. This performance is subtitled as a musical. Andreas Heller will act as nature in a wheelchair, Johannes Schrettle as love in a jogging suit and me as immanent danger. Furthermore we will form a no band band called “IG Sterben”. Our first rehearsal will be directly at the performance. In this radia show you will get an insight of this transformational process and you will somehow get to know, what all these things may have in common." http://zukunftssicherung.weblog.mur.at/ http://forum.mur.at/

11 a.m. – noon: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Syria"
Events surrounding and leading up to a decision on a military strike against Syria....told thru narration, music and soundbites. This episode is time sensitive, but barring unexpected developments, it should hold up until Congress votes next week

noon – 12:30 p.m.: "Noon News: Groundswell"
Host Tom DePietro talks with Galen Joseph-Hunter and Mark Prezorski about "Framing the Viewshed: Groundswell," an upcoming collaboration between the Olana Partnership and WGXC 90.7-FM. Prezorski is the Landscape Curator of Olana State Historic Site, and Joseph-Hunter is the Executive Director of Wave Farm, of which WGXC is a program division. On September 22, 2013, artists including DJ Spooky, Pauline Oliveros, Japnather, Eteam, robbinschilds, Bobby Previte, Max Goldfarb, Greg Fox, Nadja Verena Marcin, David Kermani, Archie Rand, Nancy Shaver, Beth Schneck and Cara Turett will reflect and react on Olana as an ambitious and early environmental work. Tickets for Groundswell are available at groundswell.brownpapertickets.com..

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: Vocal Only"
Acapella, or vocal-only tracks, from Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Carpenters, The Beatles, Nirvana, and others.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Cinema Terrorisme: September 2013"
Cinema Terrorisme 34: Baby Freakmeats meets the Genetically Modified Televangelist in the Macroversal Halls of Androgyny. From Micah Moses.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Stephen Vitiello"
Stephen Vitiello is a visual and sound artist, currently included in the "Soundings" sound art show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Originally a punk guitarist he is influenced by video artist Nam June Paik who he worked with after meeting in 1991. He has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, and Frances-Marie Uitti as well as visual artists Julie Mehretu, Tony Oursler and Joan Jonas. Vitiello was a resident artist at the World Trade Center in 1999 where he recorded sounds from the 91st floor using home-built contact microphones, as well as photocells and used that material in his Bright and Dusty Things album (New Albion Records) as well as in an installation environment, World Trade Center Recordings: Winds After Hurricane Floyd. Vitiello has had solo exhibitions of sound installations, photographs and drawings at museums and galleries including The Project, NY, Museum 52, Los Angeles and Galerie Almine Rech, Paris. Group exhibitions include the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 Sydney Biennale and Ce qui arrive (Unknown Quantity) curated by Paul Virilio at the Cartier Foundation, Paris. CD releases include The Sound of Red Earth (Kaldor Public Art Projects), Box Music with Machinefabriek (12k), Listening to Donald Judd (Sub Rosa) and Buffalo Bass Delay (Hallwalls). Vitiello is currently an associate professor in the Kinetic Imaging department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "Symposium: Hearing Hearings, Pt. 1"
Part 1 about Bertolt Brecht's hearings and Eric Bentley. Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, theatre director, and Marxist.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "Framework: The London Sound Survey"
Our first regular edition back after our summer break features Sala, Chris Watson, Yannick Dauby, Kim Walker, The London Sound Survey, and a framework introduction recorded by Martin Clarke. "Framework" broadcasts two distinct alternating formats, a regular edition, constructed and mixed by its presenter from contributions submitted by listeners and members of the field recording community, and framework:afield, a guest-curated series produced by artists from all corners of the globe and based on their own themes, concepts or recordings.

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: "Radio Stew: Football"
Soccer chants from Barmy Army, stories from Andy Griffith and Bill Cosby, a skit from the "M*A*S*H" movie, and songs from Mojo Nixon, Belle & Sebatsian, Queen, David Lynch, and others.

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: "Radio Stew: Futurama"
Futurism in radio, Pierre Henry, and cartoons are considered. Plus Max Goldfarb reads an ancient futurist text, Seth Price considers a "Probable Future," and other sounds on the theme are transmitted.

10 p.m. – Sept. 8, 2013: 1 a.m.: "Tabs Out: Post VOV"
Post VOV episode. We play tapes from Filth Beast, Millions, Steve Hauschildt, Headboggle, Telecult Powers, Quicksails, Joey Molinaro, John Olson, Ironing & Hal McGee, Moth Cock, Shingles, Tusco Terror, and a few conversations recorded at the fest with Josh Millrod, David Suss, Witchbeam, Ben Billington, Chris Donofrio, and Moth Cock. Cassette show airs monthly on WGXC.