WGXC Morning Show: Roger Downs

May 30, 2014: 7am- 10am
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Roger Downs, Conservation Director of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, discusses efforts to ban micro beads from shampoos, facial cleansers, and toothpaste products. A bill (A.8744) passed the New York Assembly unanimously recently, and now heads to the State Senate (S.7018), that bans the sale in New York of products with “micro beads,” tiny synthetic particles that are used as abrasive scouring agents. Fish and other animals ingest the tiny particles that do not degrade as quickly as the natural materiels that larger companies are now using instead of micro beads. Downs will explain the issue and how it effects the Hudson River at 9:30 a.m. Plus, a preview of the "Wage / Working" jukebox, which moves from the Cairo Library to the Athens Cultural Center with an opening there May 31. Also, other local news, regional events, music, and more. "Democracy Now!" interrups things from 8-9 a.m. Hosted by Tom Roe from Wave Farm in Acra.