WGXC Morning Show: Eric Weltman, Stephen Petronio
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Tom Roe in Acra.
Eric Weltman of Food and Water Watch reviews pending climate legislation before the NYS Legislature, which is due to adjourn on June 10. He talks about the need to halt new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the Danskammer plant near Kingson, as well as public power. Interview by Mark Dunlea of WOOC. And in the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment, Julia Joern visits Stephen Petronio, world renowned and award-winning choreographer, dancer, and artistic director of the NYC-based Stephen Petronio Company. After participating in the Hudson Valley Dance Festival/Dancers Responding to AIDS, which took place in Catskill, he soon put roots down in Greene County. In 2018 he founded Petronio Residency Center in Round Top, solidifying the Upper Hudson Valley as the new epicenter for dance. This non-profit dance retreat is nestled in a 175-acre property perched high up on Crow’s Nest and surrounded by a protected forest, with views all the way to the Berkshires.
The WGXC Morning Show is a radio magazine show featuring local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, reports on cultural issues, a rundown of public meetings and local and regional events, with weather updates, and more about and for the community, made mostly through volunteers in the community through WGXC. The Catskill Makers Syndicate produce the "Better Weather" for the show. Rob Gelles produces the Columbia County history segment "Rob Around The County" and "This Month in History" for the show. Julia Joern produced the "Hudson Valley Word of Mouth" interview segment each week. The "WGXC Congressional Report" also airs here. Some reports come from our partner station, WOOC-LP in Troy, out of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Tom Roe also cuts up local and national news with songs and sounds for the show. At 9 a.m. "The WGXC Daily," with local headlines, weather, and previews of community events, airs. At 10 a.m., national headlines from Public News Service are on WGXC. Sometimes national, state, or local press conferences, meetings, or events are broadcast live here.