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Thursday, October 24, 2013 local almanac

Oct 24, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 52F; low 28F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 52F; low 34F.[/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:

A Frost Advisory remains in effect for the Hudson Valley, including Rensselaer, Greene, Columbia, Ulster and Dutchess counties through 9 a.m., Thurs. Sensitive plants and crops may be damaged or killed if left unprotected.

Today: Areas of frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny. High near 53. Thursday night, a slight chance of rain showers after midnight, mixing with snow after 1 a.m. Areas of frost after 3 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Forecast for the next three days:

Friday: A slight chance of snow showers, mixing with rain after 10 a.m., then gradually ending. Areas of frost before 11 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny. High near 49. Friday night, partly cloudy. Low around 30.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny. High near 53. Saturday night, a chance of showers, mainly after 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 37.
Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 9 a.m. Partly sunny. High near 54. Sunday night, partly cloudy. Low around 33.

Sunrise today: 7:20 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:59 p.m.

Length of the day: 10:39 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the fourth Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

CHATHAM Village Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Board of Supervisors Financial Review Committee meeting at 1 p.m.; Finance Committee eeting at 2 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson (828-1527).
COPAKE Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GERMANTOWN Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown (537-6687).
HUDSON Community Development & Planning Agency Board meeting (tentative) at 6 p.m., City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson (751-1044).
STUYVESANT Greenway Committee meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
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

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: 75th Anniversary of "The War of the Worlds" Broadcast Report about the 75th anniversary of the Oct. 30, 1938 Mercury Theatre on the Air radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." The adaption of the H.G. Wells novel led to widespread panic, though historians continue to debate the extent of the panic. Welles was influenced by two earlier, similar broadcasts, one in which he played a role. He also used the famous radio broadcast of the Hindenburg explosion as a template for his actors. This report includes an excerpt of the Hindenburg broadcast, and a press conference Welles held with reporters the day after the broadcast.
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Nothing Tune in to sounds and songs about zero. Including performances from Public Enemy ("She Watch Channel Zero?!"), Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Zero"), Elvis Costello ("Less Than Zero"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Nine Below Zero"), Billy Preston ("Nothing From Nothing"), The Velvet Underground ("Oh! Sweet Nothing"), Guided By Voices ("Copy Zero"), Ramones ("Zero Zero UFO"), The Fixx ("Saved By Zero"), and others. Plus radio theatre, and more.
1 a.m.: Selected Songs: No Neck Blues Band Selected songs from the improvising troupe, including recent performance at Issue Project Room.
4 a.m.: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Countdown The news cycle has lurched again..to wall to wall coverage of the problem-plagued rollout of Obamacare..to the exclusion of almost everything else. So, this episode takes a look at the aftermath of the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis...and the prospects for averting the next ones in January in February. Also, a look at one story that was underreported during the first shutdown/debt crisis: The first WHO report linking air pollution in general to cancer. Told thru narration music and soundbites by host Paul Fischer, through Pacifica Radio.
5 a.m.: Mind Over Matters: Ray McGovern Interview with 27-year CIA veteran Ray McGovern about his recent meeting with Edward Snowden in Moscow. From Pacifica Radio.

6 a.m.: Background Briefing with Ian Masters Inside breaking international and national news. A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers and critics with analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural and social issues. This program goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard in the American media.
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues.
10 a.m.: Prison Voices Project: Geoff Ward and "The Black Child Savers" Geoff K. Ward, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at University of California, Irvine speak about the movement to challenge the Jim Crow Juvenile Justice system in the 1890s to 1960s; what he calls "The Black Child Savers" Movement.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: The War of the Worlds, Part One On the 75th anniversary of The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio production, Wave Farm presents "The War of the Worlds" with Orson Welles in two parts (part two airs Oct. 31). From Wikipedia: "The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898). The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated. In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. Despite these complaints--or perhaps in part because of them--the episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist."
3:30 p.m.: Kids' Brain Radio Live from the Catskill Community Center. Hosted by Sam Sebren and Matt Bua.
4:30 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
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