WGXC-90.7 FM

WGXC Afternoon Show: Lisa Taranto

Oct 22, 2021: 4pm - 6pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Hosted by Kieran Riley (Monday); Randall Martin, Kim Singletary, Alan Skerrett (1st, 3rd Tuesday); Randall Martin (2nd, 4th Tuesday); Vern Cross, Kamal Johnson, Ed Mack, Jayden Cross, Indya Cross (Wednesday); Tom DePietro, Selha Graham (Thursday); Tom Roe (Friday, Saturday); Azouke Legba, Carline Murphy (Sunday).

In the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment, Julia Joern interviews local horticulturalist, Lisa Taranto. After decades practicing urban agriculture and permaculture in other parts of the country, Taranto moved to the Catskill Mountains to explore new land-based projects. For the past seven years she has made Menla, a Buddhist retreat center in Phoenicia, her home base. There she has gradually transformed its gardens, while mentoring scores of volunteers from all over the world who come to learn about the ecology of the Hudson Valley. She also leads a range of workshops throughout the region, most recently at Maha Rose North, another retreat center in Ulster County.

The show features local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, a rundown of local and regional events, weather updates, and more about and for the community. The show is a place for a community conversation about issues, with music, and more. Saturday the emphasis is more on radio art, and art on the radio. Unlike shows by individual programmers on the station, the "WGXC Afternoon Show" is considered partially station-run. The Wednesday show calls itself the "Drive-Time Show" and Sunday's is "Li Le, Le Tan."