WGXC Morning Show: Lisa Taranto, Yvette Janine Jackson (Audio)
In the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment, Julia Joern interviews local horticulturalist, Lisa Taranto. After decades practicing urban agriculture and permaculture in other parts of the country, Taranto moved to the Catskill Mountains to explore new land-based projects. For the past seven years she has made Menla, a Buddhist retreat center in Phoenicia, her home base. There she has gradually transformed its gardens, while mentoring scores of volunteers from all over the world who come to learn about the ecology of the Hudson Valley. She also leads a range of workshops throughout the region, most recently at Maha Rose North, another retreat center in Ulster County. Plus, new radio art is featured, from Yvette Janine Jackson and her “Test Flight No. 1.”
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.