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Saturday, September 14, 2013 local almanac

Sep 14, 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 cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 65, and a low around 43.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Sunday night, scattered showers possible after 2 a.m., with a low around 49.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58, and a low around 39.

Sunrise 6:35 a.m.
Sunset 7:05 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 3:49 P.M. 12:59 A.M.
Mercury 8:01 A.M. 7:42 P.M.
Venus 10:14 A.M. 8:37 P.M.
Mars 3:02 A.M. 5:30 P.M.
Jupiter 1:01 A.M. 4:01 P.M.
Saturn 10:29 A.M. 9:04 P.M.
Uranus 7:45 P.M. 8:20 A.M.
Neptune 6:19 P.M. 5:07 A.M.
Pluto 3:12 P.M. 12:46 A.M.

WGXC Programming

midnight – 12:10 a.m.: Radio News: Google Wiretapping
The Ninth Circuit federal appeals court said on Sept. 10 that a lawsuit accusing Google of illegal wiretapping could proceed. The court defined "radio" as just FM and AM, and not all the other radio waves. The "Off The Hook" show discusses the ruling in this excerpt.
12:10 a.m. – 5 a.m.: Radio Stew: Turntablism
Five hours of DJs, mash-ups, and more.
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: Rich Arlin/K7SZ
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: "Rich Arlin/K7SZ, renowned qrp dx'er, tells how to work the world on HF using 5 watts or less.'"
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
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: "New Zealand and Japan sign a new reciprocal operating agreement; unlicensed operations on 2 meters in Europe becomes a growing problem due to cheap hand-held radios; a wildfire in Northern California destroys several repeaters; a move to restructure the FCC passes the House pf Representatives and a pair of solar powered pico balloons set a new European flight endurance record."
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: Football
Soccer chants from Barmy Army, football stories from Andy Griffith and Bill Cosby, and songs from Mojo Nixon, Belle & Sebatsian, Queen, David Lynch, and others on the subject.
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Radia: Gianmarco Del Re
Radia Show 441: Postcards from Italy by Gianmarco Del Re (for Radio Papesse, Firenze, IT) "Radia" is an international network of 23 station interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the others. This week: "Taking cue from Gianmarco Del Re’s column on Fluid Radio, which profiles the most interesting sound artists and musicians currently operating within the Italian electroacoustic scene, musicians Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino have launched the Postcard from Italy project. They invited the Aips collective artists to take parte in the project asking them to take field recordings in their own respective cities and areas, which were then redistributed amongst the group on an anonymous basis in order to be reworked and processed. The resulting sounds ended up being a multifaceted sonic snapshot of the Italian peninsula, articulated into an album to be released this September, a live event that took place in London July21st, 2013 at Café OTO and an installation at SoundFjord. This Radia Show was then produced by the original inspirator of the whole project, Gianmarco Del Re. He assembled fragments of the compositions included the Aips album, mixed them together with the original field recordings, excerpts from the installation sounds and recordings form the live shows of the Aips collective at CaféOTO and Power Lunches. The result is a 28minutes compendium of processed sketches from Italy.
11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Explainers
News mash-up show hosted by Paul Fischer. "In politics..."explainers" range from Pres. Obama's speech to the nation on Syria on the eve of a nine-eleven anniversary...to Bill Clinton being Obama's "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" in his speech the other day on "Obamacare"...to evasive congressional hearings .. where it's hard to get a straight answer on whether the IRS only looked into tea party tax exemption requests..or whether it looked at progressive group requests for tax exemptions, as well. And then..there are "explainers" in journalism. This episode is replete with examples of all of the above ( set to music, as usual." From Pacifica Radio.
noon – 12:30 p.m.: Noon News: James Clapper
Updates on the United States growing surveillance state. Collage of statements from Dir. National Intelligence James Clapper, including statements made in Congress. Plus, "Free Speech Radio News" reports about, "In Washington, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill this week that would shield reporters in the event of an investigation. The measure follows a number of incidents criticized by press freedom advocates, including surveillance of journalists at the AP, prosecution of a Fox News reporter and threatening charges against a New York Times contributor if he doesn’t testify against a source. While the committee members approved the measure 13-to-5 on Thursday, they struggled to agree on who should count as a journalist and receive the law’s protections. California Democrat Dianne Feinstein pressed her colleagues to narrow the bill to only cover what she called “real reporters.” "Should this privilege apply to anyone? To a 17-year-old who drops out of high school, buys a website for 5 dollars and starts a blog? Or should it apply to journalists who have bona fide credentials?" Other lawmakers, including Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions thought no journalist who reveals any type of classified information should be protected. And Texas Republican John Cornyn suggested that the law only cover journalists who are US citizens. Both of those amendments were defeated. For more on the significance of the bill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein spoke to Josh Stearns with Free Press."
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Other Music: Groundswell
Music, sounds, and interviews with artists and performers at the "Groundswell" show WGXC and the Olana State Historic Site are hosting at Olana on Sun., Sept. 22. Pauline Oliveros, Japanther, Bobby Previte, DJ Spooky, and bands with Greg Fox (Liturgy, others), are featured.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Issue Project Room Radio: The Ashcan Orchestra
This live set by The Ashcan Orchestra was recorded by Issue Project Room in November 2012. Led by composer/performer Pat Spadine, the revolving Bushwick-based performance ensemble has been popping up in D.I.Y. style and art house venues throughout NYC and the eastern seaboard since 2007. Employing everything from children's hand bells, tape recorders, discarded televisions, homemade circuitry, light bulbs and mirrors, to more widely accepted noisemakers, Ashcan creates new music in forms more familiar than the instrumentation would lead the listener to believe. This process from humble and understandable beginnings to grander and more complex ends, has been a vehicle to both celebrate and emulate the physics that bind the known universe. This podcast was produced in collaboration with the radio station of the Clocktower Gallery, operating at artonair.org
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Show: Groundswell
This show is all about "Framing the Viewshed: Groundswell," an upcoming collaboration between the Olana Partnership and WGXC 90.7-FM. On September 22, 2013, artists including DJ Spooky, Pauline Oliveros, Japnather, Eteam, robbinschilds, Bobby Previte, Max Goldfarb, Greg Fox, Nadja Verena Marcin, David Kermani, Archie Rand, Nancy Shaver, Beth Schneck and Cara Turett will reflect and react on Olana as an ambitious and early environmental work. Tickets for Groundswell are available at groundswell.brownpapertickets.com. For this show, live in the Wave Farm studio in Acra, NY, eTeam, Bobby Previte, and Max Goldfarb will discuss their performances and presentations at "Groundswell." Plus we'll hear an interview recorded at Olana with Pauline Oliveros about the event. And Hethre Contant, the latest Wave Farm artist-in-resident, previews her show Sept. 21 on WGXC about radio in the Weimar Republic. Hosted by Tom Roe. Plus radio news, and more.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Off The Hook: 20130912
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address and Republican Response, 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 either 5 a.m. (second/fourth/fifth weeks) on WGXC and free103point9 Online Radio, and at 10 a.m. (first and third weeks) on WGXC. 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 the rebroadcast.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Framework: John F. Barber
This edition of framework:afield, titled "Between Sleep and Dreams," that has been produced in the US by John F. Barber, in collaboration with the students from his Internet Radio class. For more information see http://www.nouspace.net/john. "Framework" broadcasts two distinct alternating formats, a regular edition, constructed and mixed by its presenter from contributions submitted by listeners and members of the field recording community, and framework:afield, a guest-curated series produced by artists from all corners of the globe and based on their own themes, concepts or recordings.