WGXC Morning Show: Gwen Wright, Dalila Yeend
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Hosted by Tom Roe in Acra.
Gwen Wright, Democratic candidate for Rensselaer County Executive, spoke with WOOC's Corinne Carey about her priorities; where she stands on some of the issues facing the county; why voters from every party should consider voting for her; and what brings her joy. This interview is part of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine's Election Watch 2021 series of interviews with candidates for local office. Our correspondent reached out several times to Wright's opponents, current county executive Steve McLaughlin, and Sara McDermott, who is running on the Working Families Party line for the seat, but neither McLaughlin nor McDermott responded to repeated requests for an interview. And on Friday, October 15 advocates from the Troy Sanctuary Campaign, ICE-FREE Capital District, the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Troy for Black Lives, Justice for Migrant Families of Western New York, and a number of other community organizations marched to the Rensselaer County Jail to demand the immediate release of all immigrants from ICE custody because of the harm they face inside the jail. The protest was motivated by the story of a woman identified as "Ms. Q.” The rally was emceed by Dalila Yeend of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, who was also formally detained by ICE. Also, this show is on during the WGXC 10th Anniversary Radio For Open Ears Pledge Drive.
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.