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Monday, October 7, 2013 local almanac

Oct 07, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 73F; low 45F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 75F; low 48F.[/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 in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, for the Hudson River Valley, including the greater Capital District. South to southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of more than 50 mph are predicted. Surface winds will increase ahead of a cold front late Monday morning, peaking around mid-day through early afternoon before shifting to the west and decreasing by early evening. There is a slight chance for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening as a strong cold front moves from west to east. The main hazard from the thunderstorms should be the potentially damaging wind gusts. A brief period of heavy rain will also accompany these thunderstorms. This may lead to ponding of water in low-lying, poor drainage and urban areas.

Today: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 71. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Monday night, showers likely, mainly before 7 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy. Low around 45. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Forecast for the next three days:

Tuesday: Sunny. High near 67. Tuesday night, mostly clear. Low around 41.
Wednesday: Sunny. High near 67. Wednesday night, mostly clear. Low around 41.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 67. Thursday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 44.

Sunrise today: 7 a.m.
Sunset today: 6:25 p.m.

Length of the day: 11:25 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the first Monday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

ANCRAM Conservation Advisory Council at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 1416 County Rte. 7, Ancram (329-6512).
ATHENS Town meeting at 7 p.m. at 2 First Street, Athens (734-3636).
CLAVERACK Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Church Street, Mellenville (672-7911).
CLERMONT Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont (537-6868).
HUDSON Special meeting of the Common Council at 6 p.m. to discuss the lease for creating a senior center in the Armory building, progress on the proposed police/courts building, and other matters; informal meeting of Common Council at 7 p.m., both at City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson (828-1030).
TAGHKANIC Town meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Route 82,West Taghkanic (851-7638).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

WGXC Fall 2013 Pledge Drive continues through Wed., Oct. 9. WGXC Hands-on Radio holds its bi-annual quest to raise $35,000 in support of its operating expenses. Tune in for special guests and programming all week. Contribute what you can and keep the airwaves open in Greene and Columbia counties.

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: California Historical Radio Society Jennifer Waits in radiosurvivor.com reports The California Historical Radio Society is archiving a treasure trove of materials related to radio history on its YouTube channel. "Included are some “Living History Series” interviews with radio luminaries like Carter B. Smith, Terry McGovern, Rosie Allen, Ben Fong-Torres and Stan Burford. Additional videos chronicle various events from Radio Day by the Bay (held at the historic KRE building in Berkeley) as well as a brief tour of some electronic artifacts (including radio equipment, vacuum tubes, and espionage tools) housed in the Perham Foundation’s collection, and a demonstration of the restoration of a 1930s transmitter."
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Anna Friz Theatrical works by radio artist Anna Friz, are featured, including a new work from her residency in Iceland.
1 a.m. Symposium: Hearing Hearings, Part 2 Tonight's §ympo§ium will be a device of manifold containment, a double-bottomed double feature--or should I rather say, a half feature, as you will only listen to the first part tonight. As we are desperately seeking exposure to the background noises of the past, tonight, we will introduce, and then listen to, Eric Bentley's commentary on Bertolt Brecht's deposition before the House Un-American Activities Committee on October 30th, 1947. Bentley's comments date from 1963. Now, those who live on the black surface of a vinyl record don't realize how strange it is for the living to be taken without preamble inside the thick atmosphere of a recording that is as recent as our father's year of birth and at the same time old enough to be considered a documentary fable. If the label wasn't, as Charles Marowitz put it, mealy-mouthedly inadequate, we would call Bentley's piece a "Brechtian docudrama." This is, at any rate, our tribute to Eric Bentley.
2 a.m.: Selected Songs: William Parker Jazz bassist William Parker plays with many different players, and we'll sample tracks with David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, and others. Parker performs in Beacon, NY, at Quinn's, at 8 p.m. Oct. 7.
3 a.m.: Midwest Action Against Drones Conference Medea Benjaman, Joe Iosbaker, Kate McIntire speak about radio-controlled drones at opening plenary of the Sunday conference following Saturdays rally and march on drone maker Boeing Company headquarters in Chicago.
4 a.m.: Project Censored: Top 25 Censored Stories Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips discuss some of the "Top 25 Censored Stories" from the just-published 2014 edition of the Project Censored yearbook. Also, Project Censored contributor Nolan Higdon asks why Alex Jones is so often cited in the corporate media. And we'll hear a selection of audio from the documentary "Project Censored, the Movie," plus an interview with historian Howard Zinn, one of the last interviews Zinn gave before his death in 2010. From Pacifica Radio.
5 a.m.: This Week in Radio News: FCC Shutdown The U.S. government "shutdown" this week, with almost all workers at the Federal Communications Commission staying home. The show surveys the impacts to pirate radio enforcement, amateur radio issues, and the looming low-power FM application window. Also, tune in the anniversary of the Oct. 12, 1969 first radio broadcast of the "Paul is Dead" rumors about the Beatle Paul McCartney. Plus, tune in the computer sounds of composer Valentine Vuksic.

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 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.
3:30 p.m.: Bound By Books: Mitchell Kazanjian Toni and Emily will welcome teen author Mitchell Kazanjian (from Cairo-Durham High School) to the WGXC Hudson studio to discuss life as a teen author, his book "Stranded Houses," and his upcoming release, "Shattered." For each pledge received during the show, "Bound By Books" will donate a book to an area library.
4:30 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
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