Wednesday, April 22, 2015 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 58F; low 35F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 58F; low 35F.[/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 Hazardous Weather Outlook for the eastern Catskills, Mid-Hudson Valley, southern Berkshires and northwestern Connecticut for Wed., Apr. 22. Scattered and non-severe thunderstorms are expected Tuesday afternoon. Frequent lightning could occur in any thunderstorm, and some could contain small hail and gusty winds. The thunderstorms are expected to move to the northeast at 30 to 40 mph.
Today: Scattered showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 1 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy. High near 64. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Wednesday night, showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then scattered showers. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy. Low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Forecast for the next three days:
Thursday: Isolated showers. Partly sunny. High near 55. Thursday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 24.
Friday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny. High near 53. Friday night, partly cloudy. Low around 34.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 57. Saturday night, partly cloudy. Low around 36.
Sunset today: 7:44 p.m.
Length of the day: 13:42 hrs.
Today is the fourth Wednesday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
(All numbers are in the 518 area code unless otherwise noted.)
ATHENS Village Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Community Center, 2 First St., Athens (945-1551).
CAIRO Town Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo (622-3120).
COLUMBIA County Board of Supervisors Public Works Committee meeting, 6 p.m. at 401 State St., Hudson (828-1527).
COPAKE Hamlet Revitalization Task Force meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Rd., Copake (329-1234).
HUDSON Common Council Public Works Committee meeting, 5:30 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, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
PHILMONT Village Board Workshop meeting, 7 p.m., Village Hall, 124 Main St., Philmont (672-7032).
The day ahead on WGXC 90.7-FM
1 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Walt Thisney Episode 978 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 978.
5:05 a.m.: Project Censored: Cindy Sage, Sandi Maurer, Kenn Burrows Hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips devote this week's program to a look at the many hazards of smart meters, including both the health problems caused by electromagnetic fields (EMF), and other concerns such as the sale of meter data to third parties without the knowledge or consent of the utility customers. The guests address these issues, and recount how California regulators encouraged the state's largest utility company, PG&E, to install smart meters systemwide despite the health issues. Cindy Sage heads an environmental consulting firm. Sandi Maurer is with the EMF Safety Network. Kenn Burrows is director of the Holistic Health Learning Center at San Francisco State University. From Pacifica.
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: Tara Licata, Andrea Macko Greene County Agricultural Society President Tara Licata and Vice President, Andrea Macko, will discuss the organization's mission to advance agricultural education, and the plans underway for the 61st Annual Greene County Youth Fair. The fair will be held July 23 through July 26 at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo. The WGXC Morning Show is a radio magazine show featuring local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, a rundown of public meetings, local and regional events, with weather updates, and more about and for the community. Broadcast live from the WGXC Acra Studio at the Wave Farm Study Center in Greene Co. Hosted by Tom Roe.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. National, daily, independent, award-winning news program providing audiences with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues.
10 a.m.: The Right Opinion: P.J. Keeler Columbia County Treasurer P.J. Keeler will be in the studio with special guest host Holly Tanner for the hour. Keeler is a lifelong Columbia County resident and businessman. He is the owner of KD Cards, Inc., located in Greenport and Catskill. He is a member of the Greenport Rescue Squad, Columbia County Ambulance Association/EMS Advisory Board and the A.B. Shaw Fire Company. Keeler has served as the Columbia County EMS Coordinator since 2000. Tanner currently serves as Columbia County Clerk.
12:05 p.m.: The Bedazzled Radio Hour: Jack Nitzsche Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche (1937–2000) was a musician, arranger, producer, songwriter and film score composer. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s working with producer Phil Spector. He went on to work with the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others. He also worked extensively in film scores, winning a song of the year Oscar in 1983 for co-writing "Up Where We Belong" (from "An Officer and a Gentleman"). The show will feature Nitzsche solo recordings and demos, as well as ones he engineered, produced or played on. Produced by Spike Priggen.
2 p.m.: Barbershop Talks: Parenting Conversation about a new fatherhood program created by Fathers for Fathers. The initiative is intended to help create a bond between father and child, and serve as a support group to provide insight and opportunities for fathers of all ages. Plus Big Vern wears a pregnancy suit for most of the day and then reports about it live on air. Hosted by Vern Cross, Kamal Johnson and Janessa Moore.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show: P.O.P.S. Discussion of the P.O.P.S. Program (Promise Opportunity Parenting Services) created by fathers for fathers. Also, highlights from the Jordan Brand Classic, one of the best-known high school All-American basketball events in the country. Plus, Grand Finale's “Soundcheck,” an exclusive from Brandon Elliot Smith’s “Mutual,” your "5:30 Freestyle" and much more! Hosted by Vern Cross, Kamal Johnson and Ranier Blue.
6 p.m.: WGXC Evening News