WGXC Morning Show: Jean-Remy Monnay, John Kestler, Mabel Leon
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Tom Roe in Acra.
Jean-Remy Monnay, the founder and Artistic Director of the Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York discusses how his troupe addresses issues of social justice in our society both within the plays they choose to perform and how the performance itself is crafted. And on Sunday, July 26, various socialist, peace and green groups held a rally at Townsend Park in Albany in support of the Cuban revolution. The groups called for an end to U.S. economic blockade that has lasted for more than half of a century, leading to a lack of basic items in Cuba including food and hampering the response to COVID. Speakers criticized the US mainstream media for heavily promoting some recent protests in Cuba against the scarcity as a major protest against the Cuban government. We hear from John Kestler of Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace and Mabel Leon of Schenectady. Reported by Mark Dunlea of WOOC.
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.