Thursday, April 17, 2014 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 52F; low 28F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 53F; low 19F.[/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:
Today: Sunny. High near 53. Thursday night, mostly clear. Low around 26.
Forecast for the next three days:
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 58. Friday night, a slight chance of showers after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 34.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers before 3 p.m. Mostly sunny. High near 59. Saturday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 33.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 59. Sunday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 43.
Today is the third Thursday of the month.
WGXC recommends calling 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 5 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 is cancelled. (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
12:05 a.m.: NRFF B Radio: The Electric Earth Anna Friz, Jonny Farrow, Jeff Kolar, Peter Speer, and Stephen Germana perform in this transmission live from Chicago. NRRF B Radio Presents: The Electric Earth Live From Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. Wednesday. Broadcasting on 87.9 MHz from Chicago's North side. The Frosty and Frothy NRRF Pirates have found themselves and their trusty schooner locked on a course DUE SOUTH owing to a badly malfunctioning compass. As they approach what appears to be the frozen, southern polar landmass, they suddenly discover that their ship is no longer moving. This episode begins with the crew celebrating 'nothing to do' as they are immobilized by the pack ice, so they decide to sing songs while quickly finishing off the rum. In their stupor, the crew encounters one very smelly and dreadfully lost Ijiraq which causes them to vacate the boat and wander off on to the ice where they experience many strange sensations and illusions: an unsettling shift in gravity, rings around the sun, a very convincing fata morgana, and several frightening aural hallucinations, all of which confuse them further. As they press forward to nowhere, the ice and permafrost begins to give way under their feet. Is this an earthquake? Is the land melting away? Eventually the crew finds magnificent caverns filled with magic energy crystals that seem to be connected to a giant electric ray transmitter. What is this strange world? A mirage? Madness? A secret military installation? Or the solution to the world's fossil fuel addiction? TUNE IN TO FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THESE AND MANY OTHER PRESSING QUESTIONS like, how can one Ijiraq be so smelly? What is a fata morgana? Is it really ever a good idea to drink that much rum?
3 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Artificial Memory TraceEpisode 926 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 926.
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 News, weather, events and music live from the WGXC Hudson Studio. Hosted by Noah Reibel for Phil Grant. Call in to have your say: (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, interviews and events.
10 a.m.: We the People: Phillip Musegaas Riverkeeper's Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas will discuss the virtual pipeline for crude oil that snakes thousands of miles by rail, barge and ship from oil fields in North Dakota and elsewhere, through the Hudson Valley to refineries on the east coast, and the pipeline's potential impacts to the river and local communities. Hosted by Tom DePietro and Chris Bishop.
11 a.m.: One Size Fits All: 20140417 An hour-long investigation into the idea of amplified sound, beginning with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and concluding with Tom Ze. With Your Host. Full playlist at www.facebook.com/OneSizeWGXC.
2 p.m.: Between the Lines: Kristi Gibson, John McInerney Kristi Gibson, owner of Catskill's new bookstore Magpie Books, discusses how to survive as an independent retailer in the age of Amazon. Plus, some of her fav reading picks for spring. Also, John McInerney, therapist, social worker and Buddhist discusses the role of Easter, Passover, redemption, new beginnings, faith and what it is that gives life meaning. Produced by Ann Forbes-Cooper.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Beneath the Land of Oz Part 2 An anthology series of dramas and comedies for radio. Each week a program will be made up of one radio play. Produced at KSVR Studios at the radio station KSVR-FM in Mount Vernon, Washington. The actors are from the Skagit Radio Repertory Company. The producer is Joseph C McGuire. Based on the story by L. Frank Baum; Book Four in the Chronicles of Oz (Dorothy and the the Wizard in Oz). Adapted for radio by Joseph McGuire. Dorothy's third adventure beyond Kansas takes her to the Land of the Mangaboos. During an earthquake a crack in the Earth opens up depositing her and her new friends, Zeb and Eureka the Cat, far below the the surface of the Earth. There she meets the coldhearted vegetable people who inhabit the land beneath the Earth. Also meeting on old friend from her first adventure in Oz -- the Wizard. From Pacifica Radio.
3:30 p.m.: Kid's Brain Radio Live from the Catskill Community Center. Hosted by Matt Bua and Sam Sebren.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Feature Story News