WGXC Morning Show: Katie Hartsough (Audio)
In the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment from Julia Joern, a visit with Katie Hartsough, owner of the recently-opened Kaaterskill Market. After years in the fashion industry, Katie became increasingly disillusioned with certain aspects of consumerism and a system that pumped out products with short life spans. So she turned her eye toward creating a business focusing on sustainability and fair trade practices. Located on Main Street in Catskill, her shop offers sustainable and utilitarian home goods, many made by local craftspeople using natural and organic materials from the area. Also on view in her space are artworks by her husband, Tristan Fitch. When she's not tending to her store, she escapes to RamsHorn-Livingston Audubon Sanctuary, right here in Catskill.
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.