All Together Now!: Jill Kehn, Seth Kamil
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Judge Jill Kehn, appointed as Acting Family Court judge in 2015, will face challenger Anne Coonrad for the role of Rensselaer Family Court judge when voters go to the polls on November 2. WOOC's Corinne Carey spoke with Judge Kehn about the role of a family court judge; her views on how race and class affect those who come before her seeking justice; and what she enjoys doing when she's not on the bench or out campaigning. Also, in the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment, Julia Joern interviews historian Seth Kamil about his new venture, Hudson Valley Rover Tours. Kamil is the founder of Big Onion Walking Tours, which has offered comprehensive guided tours throughout New York City for the past thirty years. With a focus on architectural history and the built environment, he and his team of educators and graduate students explore how the city’s roots — from immigration, race, ethnicity, and gender — have shaped the Big Apple’s social, economic, and cultural identity. Big Onion made its way to upstate New York and in 2018 Kamil began organizing walking tours of historic Hudson. These tours explore both the city's important and lesser-known sites, while weaving together stories of United States presidents, famous literary figures, locations associated with the Underground Railroad, the evolution of different types of architectural styles since the late 18th century, and plenty of corrupt figures during Prohibition. Taking his knowledge of the region even further, he launched Hudson Valley Rover Tours in 2021. These half-day and full-day excursions occur in a restored 1994 Land Rover Defender, where Kamil is the one doing the driving. His customized tours offer everything from traveling to the actual locations painted by artists of the Hudson River School, to personalized visits with owners of local distilleries, breweries, and farms.
"All Together Now!" is a daily news show brought to you by WGXC-FM in Greene and Columbia counties. The show is a unique, community-based collaboration between listeners and programmers, both on-air and off. "All Together Now!" features local and regional news, weather updates, feature segments, and newsmaker interviews. "All Together Now!" begins with The WGXC Daily, a news roundup with local event listings. Then, there are special segments of shows about the Hudson Valley, interviews with newsmakers, and your friends and neighbors talking about local subjects. Contributors include Rob Gelles, Joe Demanso of the Catskill Makers Syndicate, Philip Grant, Tim Light, Tom Roe, Lynn Sloneker, Julia Joern, and many others. Some reports come from WGXC's partner station WOOC-LP in Troy, New York. Tune in to learn more about the issues that affect communities throughout the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley, from the Catskills to the Berkshires and beyond. Listeners can call (518) 291-9492 any time and leave a three-minute message, that may be included on "All Together Now!”. Or, if you want to get involved, email the WGXC news team at email@example.com. "All Together Now!" also has a 24/7 news stream online, where you can tune in to local and regional news and more, any time of the day or night. Click on the "Listen Live" bar at wgxc.org.