WGXC-90.7 FM

Race Talks: Ernest Wood, Mark Orton

Feb 16, 2021: 7pm - 8pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Hosted by Kimberly Erwin.

"Race Talks," hosted by intercultural communicator and author Kimberly Erwin, provides expertise on all topics regarding race and ethnicity. With the national conversation over racial inequity in the media ignorance or indifference is not a comfortable retreat. Listeners may converse with the host and other expert guest educators, activists, and organizers as they disseminate their knowledge (ie. varying terminologies, historical realities, and current opportunities for engagement) for a better informed, appreciative, and active local citizenry.

Guests this month: Ernest Wood to share personal experience on family life in Hudson and advice on educational mentoring black youth. BIO: Ernest C. Wood, M.ED. is an Education Administrator who currently resides and works in Ohio for Columbus City Schools. He’s a Hudson High School graduate and comes from a long, (large) Hudson family lineage. FB post: “Spending June 10 in Louisville, Kentucky to honor Muhammad Ali was an overwhelming experience for me because I honor, respect and appreciate his impact in the world of sports, the civil rights movement and black history...”
Mark Orton to share thoughts to ponder on "systemic racism" & referenced materials to better inform our listeners of our TALK. BIO: Blogger of “American Delusions” dedicated to conquering “false beliefs” and thereby enlightening the masses to take back their social and economic control is Mark Orton, who currently is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library. He and his wife, Karen Davis, relocated to Hudson, NY from Cambridge, MA in 2009 and are the proprietors of the Davis Orton Gallery on lower Warren Street. With an extensive background in manufacturing having worked as a machinist, engineer, and multiple management positions over 30 years, Mark remains involved in the business world working for a local software company. Playing tennis as frequently as possible, he finds most enjoyable.