Wednesday, January 22, 2014 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 13F; low 2F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 13F; low 3F.[/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's Wind Chill Advisory for the Capital Region, central Mohawk Valley, northern Taconics, northeast Catskills and southern Vermont, remains in effect until noon, Wednesday. Dangerously cold wind chill readings of 15 to 29 below zero are possible. North winds of 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph are possible.
Today: Sunny. High near 13. Wind chill values as low as -21. Wednesday night, partly cloudy. Low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -16.
Forecast for the next three days:
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High near 16. Wind chill values as low as -15. Thursday night, cloudy. Low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 17. Friday night, a slight chance of snow showers after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 11.
Saturday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy. High near 30. Saturday night, a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 7.
Length of the day: 9:41 hrs.
Today is the fourth Wednesday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
ATHENS Village meeting at 7 p.m. at Community Center, 2 First St., Athens (945-1551).
CAIRO at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo (622-3120).*
COLUMBIA COUNTY Public Works Committee at 6 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson.
HUDSON Common Council Public Works Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m.; Legal Committee meeting starts at 6:15 p.m at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
HUDSON Development Corporation meeting 12 p.m. (noon) at 1 North Front St., Hudson (751-1044).
KINDERHOOK Historical Committee meeting at 7 p.m., Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Police Surveillance Radio news about radio waves. "Democracy Now!" reports about surveillance reforms; "Feature Story News" reports about the LAPD plan to put video cameras on police.
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: President Obama's NSA Speech Remixed At a major speech Jan. 17, 2013 outlining revisions to U.S. intelligence operations, Barack Obama announced a number of new procedures for the NSA, including an end to the phone tapping of world allies. Tom Roe remixes the speech live from Wave Farm.
1 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Machinefabriek Episode 915 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 915.
2 a.m.: Selected Songs: Forcefield From Wikipedia: "Forcefield was an American noise band and art collective, founded in 1997 in Providence, Rhode Island, closely associated with Fort Thunder. Known for performing in colorful full-body knit-wear of their own design, the band rarely played outside of Rhode Island but did one US tour with their Fort Thunder roommates Lightning Bolt. Members included Meerk Puffy (Matt Brinkman), Gorgon Radeo (Jim Drain), Patootie Lobe (Ara Peterson), and Le Geef (Leif Goldberg). The group become more widely recognized after being included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, but disbanded shortly afterwards. According to writer Rachel Kushner, the group's Whitney Biennial installation was "a pandemonium of ear-cracking sound, seizure-inducing films, and bewigged mannequins sheathed in the collective's trademark knit Afghans, which look like they were produced by a team of Taylorist acidheads with industrial looms." Third Annual Roggaboggas, the soundtrack accompanying their Biennial show, was released as a CD by Load Records in 2003. Later that year, Bulb Records put out the posthumous Lord of the Ring Modulators. In addition to performing, the group produced a number of single channel video works to be projected behind them during performances. The videos are both serious and sublime, while simultaneously maintaining a sensibility of deadpan humor and menace."
3 a.m.: Bob's Slacktime Funhouse: Rock For BSTF #722, I did a strained parody of mainstream rock radio. With my limited vocal range, I just bellowed my way through it, adding echo effects here and there and peppering a few sparse goofy SFX around.
4 a.m.: Aaron Swartz Excerpt from "Democracy Now!" about internet activist Aaron Swartz. From "Democracy Now!": "One year ago this month, the young Internet freedom activist and groundbreaking programmer Aaron Swartz took his own life. Swartz died shortly before he was set to go to trial for downloading millions of academic articles from servers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology based on the belief that the articles should be freely available online. At the time he committed suicide, Swartz was facing 35 years in prison, a penalty supporters called excessively harsh. Today we spend the hour looking at the new documentary, "The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz." We play excerpts of the film and speak with Swartz’s father Robert, his brother Noah, his lawyer Elliot Peters, and filmmaker Brian Knappenberger."
5 a.m.: Shortwave/Pirates: Nicholas Garner/N3WG From "ARRL Audio Report": "With Guest Host Katie Allen, WY7KRA* In this week's report: Amateur Radio Showing Steady Growth in the US; ARRL Education & Technology Program Offers Grants to Four Schools; The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Notes a New Russian Over-the-horizon Radar on 20 Meters." And then, "The RAIN Report," this week: "Nicholas Garner, N3WG, talks about controlling ham radio from a smart phone."
5:30 a.m.: PCJ Media Network Plus: 20140122 International radio news, moved from its normal time slot this week for the radioCONA transmission.
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 Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Hosted by Phil Grant. 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 The Morning Show continues with local news, weather and events.
10 a.m.: The Right Opinion: Melody Burns Radio host Melody Burns will be in the studio to discuss the future of conservative talk radio, her personal issues with WGDJ-AM Talk 1300 in Albany and her political activism. Until she was taken off the air last year, Burns was the only conservative woman talker on the radio in the Capital District. Hosted by Ed Fertik.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show Live from the Catskill Community Center. Hosted by Peter Krug and Jillian Sutton.