WGXC Morning Show: Melissa Auf der Maur, Alexis Goldsmith, Grace Nichols, Eric Weltman, Amy Hausmann, Mark Prezorski
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Tom Roe in Acra.
Climate groups rallied in front of Congressmember Paul Tonko's office in Albany on Earth Day to urge him to be stronger on climate issues, starting with opposing new fossil fuel infrastructure. We hear from Alexis Goldsmith of Beyond Plastics and Lights out Norlite; Grace Nichols of PAUSE and Save the Pine Bush; and Eric Weltman of Food and Water Watch. With WOOC's Mark Dunlea. And, Melissa Auf der Maur, Co-Founder and Director of Basilica Hudson, will be leading the session “Climate Change & the Cultural Sector” at the Sustainable Futures Conference happening April 27-30. In this session Melissa Auf der Maur asks, How can arts and cultural leaders in our region leverage their economic development impacts to effect meaningful change for climate action, and support our municipalities to become more equitable, climate-smart communities? Finally, in the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment, Julia Joern visits Olana, located just outside of the city of Hudson. A living, breathing holistic artistic experience integrating architecture, landscape, conservation, and ecology, Olana was created by Frederic Church (1826-1900). Known primarily as a painter, he was also a world traveller, a family man, and a self-taught architect, farmer, and landscape designer, and Olana is considered his masterpiece and also the crowned jewel of the Hudson Valley.
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.