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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 local almanac

Feb 12, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 39F; low 27F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 43F; low 25F.[/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: Mostly sunny. High near 43. Partly cloudy, tonight. Low around 22.

Forecast for the next three days:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 36. A chance of snow after 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy overnight. Low around 24.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 43. A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 1 a.m., then slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 24.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High near 43. Low around 23.

Sunrise today: 6:55 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:25 p.m.

Length of the day: 10:30 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

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

12:02 a.m.: Tribute to Donald Byrd Tune in the jazz, the collaborations, the hip hop samples, of trumpeter Donald Byrd. Byrd died Feb. 4. From Wikipedia: "Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist.... While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown.... After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock. Byrd's first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured "live" on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy's death from insulin shock. In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for "Black Byrd" (1973). The Mizell brothers' follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3.... During his tenure at North Carolina Central University during the 1980s, he formed a group which included students from the college called,Donald Byrd & the 125th St NYC Band.... He taught at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University, North Carolina Central University and Delaware State University. In addition to his master's from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd had two master's degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982. Byrd lived in Teaneck, New Jersey until his death on February 4, 2013 at the age of 80."
5 a.m.: From the Vault: Donald Byrd "From the Vault" of Pacifica Radio Archives, a 1987 interview with jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. This recording is one of perhaps two dozen from a mid-1980's series called "Night Journey," produced by James Graves, in which an outstanding roster of musicians, artists, and filmmakers were featured by virtue of their positive role within the Black community. Subjects of Night Journey included the likes of pianist Ahmad Jamal, drummer Al McKibbon, director Spike Lee, and this "From the Vault"'s featured voice, Donald Byrd. While Byrd certainly made his mark playing with many of the 1950's jazz legends, what truly set him apart were the innovative soul and funk sounds he incorporated into his work during the 1970's.

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

6 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.
11 a.m.: Al Jazeera English
12 p.m. (noon): Low Tide: Valentines Host Liv Carrow spins folk and country love songs.
2 p.m.: From The Vault: Malcolm X Prospects of Freedom Unedited speech by Malcolm X recorded January 7, 1965 in New York City, a month before his assassination in February, 1965 The speech about the need for Black action for civil rights ignited the audience. We present the speech unedited in the second part of a 2 part presentation. This also includes the audience Q & A. WGXC broadcasts From The Vault via the Pacifica network.
3 p.m.: Social Graces: Karen Gallo Local florist Karen Gallo of Karen's Flower Shoppe in Cairo discusses flowers (of course) and what flowers are suitable for each occasion during the year. Hosted by Nan Marron.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Al Jazeera English
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News

WGXC Event

6 p.m.: WGXC and TSL Present: Disappearing Voices WGXC and Time & Space Ltd. partner for a screening of the independent film "Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio". The documentary asks the question "What happened to Black Radio, What happened to our Voice?" through a series of interviews with the likes of Chuck D (Public Enemy), M-1(Dead Prez), Al Sharpton, Abiodun Oywelo (founding member of The Last Poets), Enoch Gregory, Hal Jackson and a host of black studies scholars and radio personalities. While also covering the history of Black Radio. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; A community potluck at 6:30 p.m and the film will begin at 7 p.m. TSL is located at 434 Columbia St. (between Fourth and Fifth sts.), in Hudson.
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