WGXC Morning Show: Julina Guo, Victoria Whalen
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Cheryl K in Hudson (Wednesday), and Tom Roe in Acra (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).
Julina Guo, Senior Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, gives us a history lesson in U.S. immigration to highlight how deeply entrenched anti-Asian racism is in the history of the United States of America. She spoke with WOOC's Sina Basila Hickey about policies such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, shares how political cartoons influenced culture, explains anti-Japanese hate during WWII and in the case of Vincent Chin, and ties it all together to what is happening today. Also, On Wednesday, anti-racism and environmental organizers including NY Renews, Citizen Action, and All of Us gathered in West Capitol Park to bring attention to the role of racism in the climate crisis and support the Climate and Community Investment Act, aka the CCIA. The rally is part of a week of action to support the CCIA and the federal THRIVE Agenda. A virtual town hall meeting with state legislators and US Senator Chuck Schumer is scheduled for this Friday. Hear from Victoria Whalen of NY Renews on the NYS Climate and Community Investment Act in this report.
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.