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Thursday, July 18, 2013 local almanac

Jul 18, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 93F; low 70F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 95F; low 73F.[/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:

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Heat Advisory for the Lake George/Saratoga region, the greater Capital District southward to the Mid-Hudson Valley. The advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday. A combination of high levels of heat and humidity will lead to heat index values around 100 degrees. Persons outdoors for prolonged period will be at risk for heat-related illnesses.

Today: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny. High near 93. Thursday night, a hance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 71.

Forecast for the next three days:

Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 96. Heat index values as high as 101. Friday night, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy. Low around 71.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy. High near 88. Saturday night, a chance of showers before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 65.
Mostly sunny. High near 83. Sunday night, partly cloudy. Low around 59.

Sunrise today: 5:35 a.m.
Sunset today: 8:27 p.m.

Length of the day: 14:51 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the third Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests you call ahead to confirm time and location.

ANCRAM Board meeting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall at 1416 County Rte. 7, Ancram (329-6512).
CHATHAM Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. Town Hall, 488 State Route 295, Chatham (392-3262).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Public Safety Committee meeting at 6 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson.
COPAKE Comprehensive Planning Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
DURHAM Town board meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Building, 7309 State Rt. 81, East Durham.
GHENT Town Board meeting at the Ghent Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
HUDSON Common Council Economic Development Committee meeting, 6 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
KINDERHOOK Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
WINDHAM Town board meets at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 371 State Rt. 296, Hensonville (734-4170).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

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

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

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Surveillance Lawsuit Against Obama Administration From Free Speech Radio News: "A coalition of churches, drug decriminalization advocates, civil liberties organizations and other groups filed a new lawsuit against the Obama Administration, saying the mass surveillance conducted by several agencies violates their First and Fourth Amendment rights to free association and privacy protections. As the groups seek a court injunction on the domestic collection of phone and online metadata, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are questioning officials on the constitutionality of the spying programs, and introducing a number of bills to curb them. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more."
12:05 a.m. (continued): NRRF B Radio: The Occult Anna Friz, Jonny Farrow, Jeff Kolar, Peter Speer, and Stephen Germana perform in this transmission from Chicago. Live webstream 7-10 p.m. ET (-4 UTC, 6-9 p.m. Chicago time), rebroadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM at midnight.
3 a.m.: World Listening Day Overnight broadcast for fourth annual World Listening Day. The purposes of World Listening Day are: to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology; to raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography; and to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices. World Listening Day is co-organized by the World Listening Project (WLP) and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE). July 18 was chosen as the date because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Schafer is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement; the World Soundscape Project, which Schafer founded in 1971, is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field. The culmination of the World Soundscape Project’s pioneering research into the sound environment is described in his seminal book, The Tuning of the World. Published in 1977, it gained international attention and defined many new terms and concepts in sound and ecology popularly used to this day.
5 a.m.: Radio-Controlled Drones Interview with Medea Benjamin, about radio-controlled drones. Benjamin is co-founder of Codepink and the international human rights organization Global Exchange, and is an anti-drone activist. Interview by Sara Kendall from "WGXC Afternoon Show" July 15, 2013

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

6 a.m.: Al Jazeera English
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Also local news, previews of events in Greene and Columbia counties, music, and more. Call in to have your say 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, weather, and events. Call 518-828-0290 to comment during the "WGXC Morning Show."
10 a.m.: The World According to Lawrence Hosted by William Lawrence with Debra Kamecke.
11 a.m.: Off the Hook: Surveillance Update
12 p.m. (noon): Crossroads in Rhythm Hosted by Alan Skerrett.
2 p.m.: Between the Lines: Brian Dewan Once described (by "The New Yorker"), as the "Thinking Man's Jack Black," Catskill resident Brian Dewan, is a multimedia artist and musician who has performed with They Might be Giants and Blue Man Group, and appeared on The Tonight Show, reflects back upon his musical trajectory, discusses what inspires him, his latest album and what he really thinks of Jack Black. Hosted by Ann Forbes Cooper.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Signing Off Famous radio and television sign-offs and final broadcasts are featured, from Edward R. Murrow ("Good night and good luck"), Porky Pig ("That's All Folk"), Casey Kasem ("Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars"), and others. Many are taken from "Last Transmissions" work by Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson. Plus, Sonic Youth, The Muppets, The Mickey Mouse Club, Gregory Whitehead, and more.
3:30 p.m.: Kids' Brain Radio Hosted by Sam Sebren and Matt Bua.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show Hosted by Ellen Thurston and Thomas DePietro.
6 p.m.: Al Jazeera English
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News
7 p.m.: The Jazz Disturbance Hosted by Cheryl K.
9:30 p.m.: '69 Hosted by the Magic Stranger.
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