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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 local almanac

Mar 12, 2013 12:15 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 50F; low 30F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 54F; low 32F.[/caption]










READ TEMPERATURE IN HUDSON: On thermometer in Studio A.
FAR LEFT:The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.
MIDDLE TEMP: Cairo from Weather Underground page.
FAR RIGHT: Catskill from Weather Underground page.

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Catskill, in Greene County:

Today: Rain. Patchy fog before noon. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Tonight showers likely before 9 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming party cloudy. Low around 32.

Forecast for the next three days:

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny. High near 49. A chance of rain showers before 9 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9 p.m. and midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy overnight. Low around 25.
Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers before 9 a.m. Mostly sunny. High near 38. Mostly cloudy overnight. Low around 24.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 41. Partly cloudy overnight. Low around 27.

Sunrise today: 6:12 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:59 p.m.

Length of the day: 11:47 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the second Tuesday of the month.
(WGXC suggests you call ahead to confirm time and location.)

CHATHAM Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at 488 Route 295, Chatham (392-3262).
COPAKE Board of Ethics, 7 p.m.; Comprehensive Planning Comm., 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234)
COXSACKIE Town board at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, Reed St., Coxsackie (731-2727).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

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Midnight to 5:59 a.m.: Free103point9 Transmission Arts overnight

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Headlines Daily radio and media headlines.
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: First Fireside Chat President Franklin Roosevelt gives first radio Fireside Chat, about the banking crisis, March 12, 1933, and this show rolls that tape. From Wikipedia: "Roosevelt first used what would become known as "fireside chats" in 1929 as Governor of New York. Roosevelt faced a conservative Republican legislature, so during each legislative session, he would occasionally address the citizens of New York directly. In a New York History Quaterly article on the fireside chats' origin, Geoffrey Storm notes that while a WGY radio "address of April 3, 1929 was FDR's third gubernatorial radio address, historian Frank Freidel asserts that this was the first fireside chat." In these speeches, Roosevelt appealed to radio listeners for help getting his agenda passed. Letters would pour in following each of these "chats," which helped pressure legislators to pass measures Roosevelt had proposed. He began making the informal addresses as president on March 12, 1933, during the Great Depression."
1 a.m.: Radio Stew: Western Union Telegrams will be sent on this listen to the songs and sounds of Western Union. Grover from "Sesame Street" delivers a singing telegram. Songs by The Five Americans ("Western Union"), T. Rex ("Telegram Sam"), Elvis Presley ("Western Union"), Keith Loyd ("My Western Union Baby"), Jerry Butler ("Hey Western Union Man"), Mary Lou Lord ("Western Union Desperate"), Serge Gainsbourg ("Overseas Telegram"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Western Union Man"), Kinky Friedman ("Western Union Wire"), Silver Connection ("Telegram"), Wire ("Dot Dash"), and other sounds and stories about telegrams.
2 a.m.: Stars Like Fleas Recording of 2006 performance at Wave Farm in Greene County.
3 a.m.: Victoria Estok and Steve Lambert Rebroadcast from March 9, 2013. The work of Victoria Estok and Steve Lambert, two sound artists. They will be at the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra, NY with host Tom Roe.
5 a.m.: Distant Early Warning System U.S. Army documentary from 1950s, about radar defense systems.
5:30 a.m.: PCJ Media Network Plus: 20130312 Weekly international radio and media show. The show is produced jointly by PCJ in Taiwan and Canada. Producer/Presenter: Keith Perron.

6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: WGXC Hands-On Community Radio

The WGXC 90.7-FM Spring Pledge Drive continues all week. To make your tax-deductible donation, call (518) 828-0290, or visit wgxc.org/donate.

6 a.m.: Al Jazeera English
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show Hosted by Philip Grant. Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Call in with your views at 518-828-0290.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues with local news, events, music and more, with host Philip Grant.
10 a.m.: Your Friendly Neighborhood Economist: The Economy of Community Radio For this special pledge drive edition, Tom Masterson, Your Friendly Neighborhood Economist, breaks down the economy of community radio and why you should donate! Plus, introducing the new segment "Ask Me About The Economy", where people can call in and ask anything you want to know about the economy or pledge!
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Al Jazeera English
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News