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Saturday, April 20, 2013 local almanac

Apr 20, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 28F; low 19F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 25F; low 18F.[/caption]









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 Acra, in Greene County:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 54, and a low around 28.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56, and a low around 35.
Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.

Sunrise today: 6:05 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:43 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 2:18 P.M. 3:01 A.M.
Mercury 5:32 A.M. 5:52 P.M.
Venus 6:27 A.M. 8:11 P.M.
Mars 6:09 A.M. 7:37 P.M.
Jupiter 8:26 A.M. 11:26 P.M.
Saturn 8:08 P.M. 6:49 A.M.
Uranus 5:23 A.M. 5:51 P.M.
Neptune 4:04 A.M. 2:52 P.M.
Pluto 1:03 A.M. 10:37 A.M.

[caption width="275" align="alignnone"] From Space.com, an image from last year's Lyrid Meteor Shower.[/caption]Space.com:
"One of the 'Old Faithful' meteor showers of the year will be at its best this weekend, but the moon may interfere with the celestial display. The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak in the eastern night sky on late Sunday and in the wee hours of Monday (April 21 and 22). The bright moon, which is in its gibbous phase, may wash out all but the brightest of the 'shooting stars.' This year, the Lyrid meteor shower runs from April 16 to 25 but will be the most plentiful during the two days of their peak weekend. Weather permitting, stargazers with clear dark skies, well away from city lights, could see between 15 and 20 meteors per hour."

WGXC Programming

On Saturdays free103point9 Online Radio airs on WGXC 90.7-FM, bringing transmission arts to the airwaves in the Hudson Valley, in New York. Tune in Sat., April 13:

2 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Radio Stew: Sleeping With The Television On"
Billy Joel, and others, tour a world of static, white noise, and infomercials.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Jeff Butterfield N7TJB"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report": "Professor Jeff Butterfield/N7TJB teaches in an empty classroom."
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Ham radio takes the point position after a terror attack on the Boston Marathon; the SARL gets two frequencies at 5 MHz to do a propagation study; the FCC says that the 2011 national EAS test is considered to be a success; a special event station in May will honor the Native American Code Talkers and will everyone in the world be on-line by 2020?"

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Marching Bands"
A steel drum band covers "Transmission" by Joy Division on the streets of Manchester, England, "Billy Don't Be a Hero," by Paper Lace, "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," by Paul Simon, "Let 'Em In," by Wings, "The Recruiting Sergeant" by The Pogues, "Democracy" by Leonard Cohen, "One Tin Soldier" by The Original Caste, "Mull of Kintyre" by Wings, "Hunter" by Bjork, a version of "Radar Love" by the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band, and "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: 20130420"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." Anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." Matt Bua hosts live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center. You make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, further information, and more. Please help be a part of the show. Stop by the Catskill Community Center in person. Call in at 518-219-WGXC. Tweet requests @WGXC. Skype calls at WGXCfm. Talk on Channel 6 on CB radio, we are tuning in. Features include solar weather, shortwave news, and more. Call 518-219-WGXC or Skype calls at WGXCfm to talk on the air.

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: Our Domestic Radiation"
Our Domestic Radiation (2009). free103point9 transmission artist Anna Friz contributes the 199th show for the Radia network. A composition made from the imagined and actual intercepted fields of electro-magnetic and acoustic signals in and around my apartment in Toronto, Canada. This piece seeks to express some of the wireless action surging daily on site. I am particularly interested in the relative flatness and depth perceivable in both acoustic and Hertzian space, and in the diminishing horizon in the city as a result of urban design and an exponential increase in wireless infrastructure (or electro-magnetic clutter). Additional filters include mason jars, theremin, ring modulator, staged interference, and delay. This show is best enjoyed on headphones, for those listening online.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: "Radio Wonderland: 20130420"
Joshua Fried remixes New York City radio every Saturday morning live from Brooklyn and beamed into Hudson Valley radios at 90.7-FM.

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Terje Paulsen"
Regular edition featuring tracks from the new framework:seasonal release by Terje Paulsen, Luís Antero, and Maile Colbert, along with works by Marc Behrens. Pascal Battus, Bertrand Gauguet, and Eric La Casa.

12:05 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: Hazel Dickens"
Special on American bluegrass singer, songwriter, double bassist and guitarist Hazel Jane Dickens, just before anniversary of her detah, April 22, 2011. From Tennessee Watson, an Artist-in-Residency at Wave Farm, working on the Wage/Working project.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Distract and Disable: April 2013"
Monthly show of experimental sounds from Jonny Farrow.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: "The Human Machine"
Jeremy Kelly curates this week, the line between man and machine.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Hudson Valley Transmissions"
Tune in about an approved Quebec-to-New York City transmission power line, and a public hearing about the sale of an electric transmission company. Plus, it is April 20: Hitler's Birthday, anniversary of Columbine High School shooting, police code for marijuana, (Waco was April 19), and other portents to doom, an end to a historically bad week. The show will preview the Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekend. Also, the week's radio news, and new music, and more. Hosted by Tom Roe live from Wave Farm in Acra, NY in Greene County. Special guests tba.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: North Korean Numbers Station"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address and the Republican Response, "PiratesWeek" this week: "The SWLing post is reporting that a recently detected numbers station originating from North Korea. No FCC actions this week, but take a look at their interactive map of pirate radio busts. ‭Select postings from the Free Radio Network, HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly International Radio Report relays a story about the FCC commissioners remarks at the NAB. ‭Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Wolverine Radio, Hardtack Radio, Radio Appalachia, XFM, Flying Dutchman Seems VOA is broadcasting digital The venture experiments with transmitting digital text and images via shortwave broadcasting."

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Boston"
A review of the terror attack in Boston, including the aftermath, the shootout in Watertown, the lockdown of Boston and suburbs, and one suspect dead, the other in custody, told entirely through actualities and music.

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: "Radio Stew: Boston"
The Bee Gees weigh in on the state, and The Standells, Shellac, Jonathan Richman, the Dropkick Murphy's, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dave Loggins, Ted Leo and others, go to Boston.

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.: "Two Hours of Television"
Songs about TV from Billy Joel, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphopresy, Wilco, Bad Religion, Sunny Day Real Estate, Talking Heads, Man or Astro Man?, Baaba Maal, Television, Trans Am, Mission of Burma, Samiam, The Verve Pipe, Robyn Hitchcock, Youssou N'Dour, Japan, Don Rickles, Ben Lee, Marshall Crenshaw, The Radiators, Dave Edmunds, and others.

11 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.: "Some Assembly Required: Kid 606"
Episode 92 of mash-up show from Jon Nelson. Featuring work by Corporal Blossom, Mr. Dibbs & 1200 Hobos, Steve Dirkx, The Former Yugoslavia, Freelance Hellraiser, Kid 606, Messerchups, People Like Us/Wobbly, Jeff Sconce, Steinski, Donna Summer, Wake Up And Listen, and Myeck Waters.