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Saturday, July 27, 2013 local almanac

Jul 27, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
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Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Saturday night there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. There's a 70 percent chance of rain until midnight, with a low around 60.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78, and a low around 53.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Sunrise 5:44 a.m.
Sunset 8:19 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 10:57 P.M. 11:30 A.M.
Mercury 4:21 A.M. 7:00 P.M.
Venus 8:25 A.M. 9:49 P.M.
Mars 3:37 A.M. 6:52 P.M.
Jupiter 3:31 A.M. 6:38 P.M.
Saturn 1:25 P.M. 12:13 A.M.
Uranus 11:00 P.M. 11:39 A.M.
Neptune 9:35 P.M. 8:26 A.M.
Pluto 6:27 P.M. 4:03 A.M.

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., July 27:

Midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: Bradley Manning"
From "Free Speech Radio news": "Today, the defense for Army Private Bradley Manning gave closing arguments before a military judge at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Manning faces 22 charges for leaking military and government documents to Wikileaks. One of those charges is “aiding the enemy”, which could bring life in prison. And much of the final arguments centered on this charge. For more, we’re joined by journalist Kevin Gosztola. He is one of the few reporters who has been covering the trial daily. He’s posting updates on Firedoglake.com."

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Massachusetts Regulates The Airwaves"
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" Hosted from Chicago by Hap Holly, KC9RP. This week: "Two Homeland Security trainers talk about ham radio's involvement in the ICS & NIMS programs."

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, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and the Voice of Russia.

6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news countries all over the world.

6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Ham radio will share a ride to space on a pair of joint mission satellites; a pico balloon remains aloft for over 70 hours; Massachusetts looks to enact an anti pirate radio law and Lithium battery safety is once again a major concern."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Revolution"
The Revolution will not be televised, it will be on the radio. With Malcolm X, Bill Frisell, Gil Scott-Heron, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, The Clash, T. Rex, Public Enemy, Sam Cooke, Chris Lee, Leonard Cohen, and Steve Earle.

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: Sophie Wilder"
Radia Episode 434: "Number Twelve" by Sophie Wilder (Soundart Radio). "Radia" is a weekly show put on by an international network of stations interested in creative and forgotten ways to make radio. Each week, one station makes a show for the rest. This week: Sophie Wilder has been making strange noises for over thirty years, initially at home but then as part of the legendary lost 80s band Well Crucial. Nowadays she intersperses infrequent improvisation as part of the A Band with weekly broadcasts of bizarre sounds on Soundart Radio. Her home equipment consists of a couple of battered synth modules, a few musical toys and primitive recording equipment Things Sophie likes Electronic experimentation Birdsong Old Science fiction Totnes The great outdoors Cats Things Sophie hates Convention Capitalism Broccoli Winter Spiders Garden gnomes Things Sophie is A drifting clarifier An experimenter Usually late An introvert Things Sophie is not Organised Good at writing about herself Sophie Wilder is not married, has no children, and does not live in Surrey.

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Aporee Soundmaps"
This regular edition features works by Darius Ciuta, Joe Stevens, Iain Armstrong, Terje Paulsen, a framework intro by James Bailey, and sounds from the Aporee Soundmaps World Listening Day 2013 project by Sala, Ricardo Huismann, Damir Kustic, Enquiring Ear, Udo Noll, Nicolai de Haan, Greg Peterson, and John Grzinich.

noon – 12:15 p.m.: "Radio News: Some NY Lawmakers Want to Toughen NY Pirate Radio Law"
News about proposal to toughen penalties for New York pirate radio law. Plus, "Free Speech Radio News" updates listeners about the Bradley Manning trial.

12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: Walter de Maria, Dickie Goodman"
First, artist Walter de Maria died July 25, 2013. Tune in to hear about his "Lightning Field" earthwork in New Mexico, and the gallery he filled with dirt in New York City. Also hear the artists "Cricket Music" and "Ocean Music," and two songs recorded with a pre-Velvet Underground Lou Reed and John Cale. Then, From Wikipedia: "Richard Dorian "Dickie" Goodman (April 19, 1934 – November 6, 1989) was an American music and record producer born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for inventing and using the technique of the "break-in", an early precursor to sampling, that used brief clips of popular records and songs to "answer" comedic questions posed by voice actors on his novelty records.... In June 1956 Goodman created his first record, "The Flying Saucer Parts 1 & II," which he co-wrote with his partner Bill Buchanan, and featured a four-minute rewriting of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio show. This recording was the subject of a copyright infringement case against Goodman. The lawsuit was settled out of court. "The Flying Saucer" was officially released under the artist name "Buchanan and Goodman" and was Goodman's highest-charting single on Billboard, peaking at #3. Buchanan and Goodman followed up with four other records: "Buchanan and Goodman on Trial" (#80 in 1956), "Flying Saucer The 2nd" (#18 in 1957), "The Creature (From A Science Fiction Movie)" (as by Buchanan and Ancell) (#85 in 1957), and "Santa and the Satellite (Parts I & II)" (#32 in 1957)." The trial song was about the legal wrangling over their use of popular songs in other songs,

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Radius Sketchpad: IO.SOUND"
IO.SOUND produces this program. Sketchpad is an ongoing monthly radio program produced for free103point9. free103point9 is a nonprofit arts organization based in New York State that defines and cultivates the genre of Transmission Art by promoting artists who make work with, for, and about the electromagnetic spectrum. The Sketchpad program features a re-broadcast of previous Radius episodes. Each episode is followed by a playlist of works selected by that episode’s artist. The series seeks to highlight the peripheral work that influences the research and production of the episode.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: SPEKTR"
Live from Wave Farm with the current artists-in-residence there.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: MA H.R. 1679"
First, the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, and Republican Response. Then "PiratesWeek," with "pirates in the news this week include Massachusetts Broadcasters Seek Better Pirate Ammo. Steven Walsh introduced H.R. 1679, which would give the state attorney general the power to seek action against pirates, including seizing equipment and seeking money damages. We also take a look at the FCC Activities. Select postings from the Free Radio Network, HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly ‭Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Red Mercury Labs, Pee Pee Vagina Radio, Black Cat Radio and Radio Free Whatever. Haarp facility to close down, A story from International Radio Report On the Media looks at Voice of America and the new law that allows some of its programming to be finally available for a domestic audience."

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Sharknado"
Still more blurring of the lines between news and entertainment. Now they've upped the ante by using news programs to promote their own entertainment shows.. And that's just for starters ( What do Sharknado and Under The Dome have in common.? Who owns Simon and Shuster? What did ABC World News NOT say during its coverage of the roller coast death in Texas. Here's a hint: who owns ABC?) . On the plus side, two of the network evening newscasts no longer use celebrities to intro their newscasts....one network still does. So, what does REAL journalism look and sound like? glad you asked. Hosted by Paul Fischer. From Pacifica Radio.

8 p.m. – July 28, 2013: 5:30 a.m.: "Radio Stew: A Space Odyssey"
We interrupt this program with news that aliens have invaded the airwaves, for this show about space sounds, invading Martians, interviews with aliens, and more.
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