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Thursday, August 22, 2013 local almanac

Aug 22, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 86F; low 63F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 88F; low 64F.[/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 northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts, east central New York and southern Vermont through Thursday night. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected mainly this afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front approaching from the Great Lakes. Some stronger thunderstorms are possible with gusty winds and downpours, especially north and and west of the Capital District late Thursday afternoon into early evening.

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny. High near 86. Thursday night, Scattered showers and thunderstorms between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., then isolated showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 63.

Forecast for the next three days:

Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 81. Friday night, mostly clear. Low around 56.
Saturday: Sunny. High near 79. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 52.
Sunday: Sunny. High near 81. Sunday night, partly cloudy. Low around 57.

Sunrise today: 6:11 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:44 p.m.

Length of the day: 13:33 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the fourth Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

CHATHAM Village Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Public Works Committee at 6 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson.
COPAKE Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GERMANTOWN Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown (537-6687).
STUYVESANT Greenway Committee meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
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

Midnight to 5:59 a.m.: Free103point9 Transmission Arts overnight

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years Radio and media headlines.
12:05 a.m. Radio Stew: New Nixon Tapes On Aug. 21, 2013, the Nixon Library at the National Archives just released the last 340 hours of the infamous White House tapes recorded by then-President Richard Nixon, whose estate lost a three-year court battle to have the them destroyed. The new tapes’ 2,905 conversations aren’t yet transcribed. Here's a taste.
1 a.m.: Max Neuhaus "Radio Net" (described below), and other compositions.
2 a.m.: Selected Songs: Home Screw Music Forever artists Home are featured.
3 a.m.: Lucky Pierre Works from Pierre Boulez, Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer, and other Pierres.
5 a.m.: Off The Hook: Leaking Do not call during rebroadcast. Off The Hook, from the hacker zine 2600, airs every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET in New York City on WBAI 99.5 FM, and is rebroadcast the next morning at 5 a.m. on WGXC and free103point9 Online Radio. It is simulcast online via streaming MP3 and via shortwave on WBCQ The Planet at 5110 KHz. Join #offthehook on irc.2600.net to chat during the show. Email show at oth [at] 2600.com Do not call during this rebroadcast.

6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: WGXC Hands-On Community Radio

6 a.m.: Gary Null Show Declassification of CIA documents proving US spearheaded the 1953 Iranian coup to depose the democratic government of Mossadegh, with Fariba Amini. Fariba Amini is a freelance writer and journalist who writes regularly on Iranian history and human and women’s rights. Her father was the mayor of Tehran, a member of the ruling National Front party, and the personal attorney and close friend to the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, who was deposed by a US-British led coup in 1953. She has written and edited several books including “Faces of the Most Successful Iranian Americans” that was published by the U.S. State Department, “Letters from Ahmad Abad: Mossadeq’s Letters to Noss-rah-toll-lah Ah-meen-ee,” and “Little Black Fish” -- a translation of children’s stories by one of Iran’s most famous story tellers, Samad Bay-rang-ee. Fariba has degrees from George Mason University and a masters in history from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences in Paris.
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Also local news, previews of events in Greene and Columbia counties, music, and more. Call in to have your say at (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, and events. Call 518-828-0290 to comment during the "WGXC Morning Show.
10 a.m.: Prison Voices Project: Felon Disenfranchisement & the Struggle for Universal Suffrage Nearly six million people are denied the right to vote in the United States because of laws that prohibit people with felony convictions from voting. In New York state, 89 percent of those who cannot vote due to felon disenfranchisement are African American. Tune in to the Prison Voices Project to hear Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany explain the historical roots of felon disenfranchisement and the current movement for universal suffrage. The show also includes Jazz Hayden of New York City's Riverside Church's Ministry to End the New Jim Crow; Bernard Byran, President of the Albany branch of the NAACP and Maurice Mitchell of the New York Civic Engagement table.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Enthusiasm! Dziga Vertov's (1896-1954) "Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (1930)." Original soundtrack excerpts, recorded in 1929-30, 26'30". Written and directed (composed): Dziga Vertov; Sound: P. Shtro; Sound-Recording Station: Timartsev, Chibisov, Khariyonov & Molchanov; Recorded: Shorin System; Additional Music: Donbassa March by Timofeyev; Produced: Ukrainfilm Kiev Film Studio, 1930.Extracts taken from the DVD Entuziazm (Sinfonia Donbassa), Osterreichisches Filmmuseum 2005 via Ubuweb. "Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony" (1930) is possibly Dziga Vertov's most revolutionary achievement: a symphony of abstract industrial noise for which a specially designed giant mobile recording system was constructed (it weighed over a ton) in order to capture the din of mines, furnaces and factories. For Vertov, the introduction of sound film didn't mean talkies, but the opportunity to collage, montage and splice together constructions of pure environmental noise. Denis Arkadievitch Kaufman (b. Bialyskov, Poland 1986 - d. Moscow 1954) adopted the name Dziga Vertov as an adolescent; a futurist pseudonym loosely translated as "spinning top". He studied piano, violin and psychoneurology, at the same time writing poetry and recording natural sounds with a phonograph for his Laboratory of Hearing (1916). By 1918, he had begun to work w ith cinema and - with his future wife Elisaveta Svilova - created the group Kinoks [Kino-Eye]. Concentrating on documentary films, they championed "what the eye doesn't see" . Between 1925 and 1929, he developed the idea of Radio-Pravda [Radio-Truth] and Radio-Ear (from "I hear").
3:30 p.m.: Kids' Brain Radio: 20130822 Nora from Athens, D'Lisa from East Durham, and Echo from Acra are at least some of the kids dropping by the WGXC studio in the Catskill Community Center. Any kid is welcome to step up to the mic and have their say, or sing their song. Hosted with Matt Bua and Sam Sebren.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News
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