WGXC Morning Show: Jordan Smith, Barbara Pal (Audio)
Jordan Smith, who is Mohawk, Bear Clan, and works at Fort Niagara discusses the historical significance of the fort, and the impact that colonialism and the American Revolution had on the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois and Six Nations). Smith spoke with Brendan Maslauskas Dunn of WOOC about the displacement, land theft, war, and refugee crisis the Haudenosaunee encountered, but also their continued resistance and resilience. Also, tune in Barbara Pal of Divest NY, the producer of a video featuring students calling on their teachers to help them in their campaign to divest the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System. Currently, NYSTRS has an estimated $4.5 billion in fossil fuel holdings, which are constantly increasing including investments in coal. Pal speaks with WOOC's Mark Dunlea. www,divestnyteacher.org for the video.
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.