WGXC Afternoon Show: Izzy Simon, Jen Benson
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 "CeCe" Graham (Thursday); Tom Roe (Friday, Saturday); Azouke Legba, Carline Murphy (Sunday).
Tune in to hear a round-up of the new New York State rules about marijuana legalization, which took effect last week. Also, Izzy Simon, a junior at Emma Willard School, speaks with WOOC Water Justice Lab Youth Fellows Shansanique Pollack and Genesis Cooper about her journey into activism for environmental justice in her community. This is part of a series of interviews by the Water Justice Lab youth speaking with different participants in the Youth Congress on Climate Justice at the Sustainable Futures Conference, which will take place online April 27-30. And Cheryl K has a conversation with Riverkeeper Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Jen Benson about the 10th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep scheduled for Sat., May 1. The Sweep is Riverkeeper's annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries. Volunteers are invited to participate by joining a shoreline cleanup, invasive species removal, tree-planting projects, and more.
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."