WGXC Morning Show: Sandra Goldmeer, Michele Baker, Andrew Amelinckx (Audio)
In the first hour hear about how July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Sandra Goldmeer, the Area Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the Capital Region talks with us about how the AFSP ensures that the resources provided are culturally relevant and equitable available for BIPOC. And, the Hoosick Fall polluted water lawsuit was recently settled with $65 million. WOOC's Mark Dunlea spoke with lead name plaintiff Michele Baker who emphasized this as a call to action for every community to test their water and find out if the water that they are using and drinking is safe. In the second hour, an interview by WGXC's Rob Gelles with Andrew Amelinckx reporter, writer, and artist. He talked about the strong abolitionist sentiment in Columbia County just before and at the beginning of the American Civil War.
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.