WGXC Afternoon Show: Shaker Show, Chosen Family Zine (Audio)

May 01, 2024

Tune in during the 4 p.m. hour for another edition of "Shaker Show" with staff from Shaker Museum live from the Catskill studio. For this broadcast, the focus is on farming and seed packets. In celebration of the spring growing season, "Shaker Show" will take a deep dive into the Shakers’ garden seed and medicinal herb businesses. At the peak of their production in the 1800s, the Shakers were known internationally for these industries, just as much as they were known for their chair making. They were pioneers in both areas. And, as this is May Day, we will also discuss the Shakers’ support of unions and fair labor practices.

Then during the 5 p.m. hour, Mike Amari and Liam Singer join live in the studio for another edition of "The Month Ahead with Chosen Family Zine". Sarah Van Buren also joins to contribute the "Rave Report" and talk about the upcoming 24-HOUR DRONE event at Basilica Hudson. Mike Amari is an event organizer for Opus 40, Basilica, and others. Liam Singer is the owner of The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, NY and a member of Wave Farm's Board of Directors.

About Shaker Museum:
With more than 18,000 objects, Shaker Museum stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives. It is the leader nationwide among organizations devoted to Shaker history. Its permanent new facility in Chatham, NY, which is in development, was designed by Selldorf Architects. The museum also stewards the historic site in New Lebanon, NY, has a pop-up gallery at the Kinderhook Knitting Mill, and has a campus in Old Chatham, NY, which is open year-round by appointment, where the administrative offices, collections, library, and archives are housed. The museum’s collection can be viewed online at

Tune in “WGXC Afternoon Show” for local news; interviews with community leaders and personalities; reports on cultural issues; a rundown of public meetings, local, and regional events; with weather updates and more about and for the community, made mostly through volunteers in the community through WGXC. The show begins each day with local headlines, weather, and previews of community events.

The "WGXC Afternoon Show" is considered partially station-run with Saturday’s emphasis being on radio art and art on the radio and Sunday’s show is called "Li Le, Li Tan," which focuses on promoting Haitian language, music, arts, and culture.

Segments featured on the show include "Better Weather” on weekdays produced by the Catskill Makers Syndicate, "Las Brujas Bilingues" produced by Arielle and Gloria, "Food Segment" by Tepper B.T., "The Ag Report" by Brendan Donegan, and "Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley” hosted by Jean Thomas and Tim Kennelty, and produced by the Master Gardeners of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene and Columbia counties with science-based information about gardening and all things nature in New York's Hudson Valley. Also featured are the segments "Specific Objects: Talks on Art in the Catskills" hosted by Miriam Atkin, "Cool Katts: Some cat-tastic and meow-mazing music" by DJs Electro Kitty and Meow Meow Kitty, "The Conduction Series," and the quarterly "Shaker Show" produced by Shaker Museum.

Tune in for previews of upcoming interesting events in the Hudson Valley with "The Month Ahead with Chosen Family Zine" from Mike Amari, an event organizer for Opus 40, Basilica, and others; and Liam Singer; the owner of The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, NY and a member of Wave Farm's Board of Directors. And for previews of agriculture-related events, tune in "The Month Ahead at Cornell Cooperative Extension with Deven Connolly."

Also featured are movie updates from Jenny Ghetti and Amanda Lees from their show "Dim The Lights" as well as interviews by hosts of the "WGXC Morning Show," Justin Maiman from his "Ginger Radio Hour," and other WGXC shows.

Philip Grant and Tom Roe bring you the weekly "WGXC Congressional Report," with reports about the representatives and candidates of New York's 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Congressional Districts on Mondays, and Tom Roe also cuts up local and national news with songs and sounds for the show.

Some reports come from our partner station, WOOC-LP in Troy, out of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Also tune in for national headlines from the Public News Service on WGXC. Sometimes national, state, or local press conferences, meetings, or events are also broadcast live here.

WGXC is always looking for contributors who have an interesting idea for a recurring segment on either the "WGXC Morning Show" or the "WGXC Afternoon Show." Email your idea to