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July 20, 2011 local almanac

Jul 20, 2011 1:54 am
The National Weather Service predicts that it is going to be hot. Perhaps there will be patchy fog before 8 a.m., and then sunny, with a high near 92. Wednesday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 70. Thursday, again, mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 103 is possible Thursday. Thursday night there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., with a low around 74. Friday, again a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m., with a high near 95.

Town meetings today
CAIRO at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo (622-3120).
CATSKILL at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill.
COLUMBIA COUNTY Human Services meeting at 4 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson.
GHENT Planning Board session at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
GREENE COUNTY Legislature meeting at 6:30 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
HUDSON Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).

The skies above
TIDES Hudson: High, 7:15 a.m./Low, 1:40 p.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:41 a.m./8:23 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 10:51 p.m./ 11:08 a.m.

July 20 Nam June Paik, Cormac McCarthy, Barbara Mikulski, Carlos Santana, and Tobi Vail.

Tune in today
WGXC MORNING SHOW Phillip Grant presents the morning news, music, other features, agriculture reporting, and more. 6-8 a.m.
DEMOCRACY NOW! Hosted by Amy Goodman. 8 a.m.
WGXC MORNING SHOW Phillip Grant updates the morning news and more. 9 a.m.
@ISSUE Victor Mendolia hosts. 10 a.m.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH International news. 11 a.m.
THE SCHOEMER SHOW Karen Schoemer hosts, plays all sorts of music. Noon-2 p.m.
CATSKILL REVIEW OF BOOKS Ian Williams and Hudson Valley author, Jerry Sander discuss Unlimited Calling (Certain Restrictions Apply) a young adult novel, and consider whether the genre is for or about young adults. “Is Catcher in the Rye a young adult novel, for example? Jerry has been school counsellor, therapist and social worker, so he knows well whereof he writes. 3 p.m.
YOUTH RADIO Radio Explosion! Spotlight on Local Young Artists. Youth Radio makers Olivia Williams and Marie Leshaj spotlight music produced by local young artists. They are looking for submissions; email info@wgxc.org, or drop by WGXC's Hudson studio to submit a song. 3:30 p.m.
WGXC AFTERNOON SHOW Tom Roe hosts, with guest Lee Palmateer, Athens Town Supervisor, discussing the state report on IDAs in general and the Greene County IDA in particular. 4-7 p.m.
TRANSMISSION ART Radio theater, experimental sound, field recordings, radio art, mash-ups, shortwave radio news, and more midnight through 6 a.m. Thursday morning.