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Elizabeth Press sat down with Clyanna Lightbourn from Citizen Action to discuss bail reform in New York State.
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An activist from the North Country brings her fight for justice for Black Lives to Albany. Jennifer Baxtron is a well known Black Lives Matter activist in Potsdam, NY. On a recent trip to Albany, she held a multi-day, solo protest to shed light on her fight for justice in Potsdam and called for the New York State Attorney General to intervene - specifically around her son Terron Evans Jr's death. She spoke with Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press.
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If you head to the Corning Preserve in Albany on Tuesday evenings, you are likely to find Albany Spin Jam: fire dancers, hula hoopers, jugglers, fire eaters and breathers showing their talents with music in the background. Albany Spin Jam takes place every Tuesday evening at Corning Preserve. If you're looking for more information, find Albany Spin Jam on Facebook. [Photo by Brett Hoffay]
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Today we are discussing the issue of divesting the state’s pension fund from fossil fuels with Senator Liz Krueger. Then, will have our regular peace segment with Mary Finneran of Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Afterwards, we’ll have the second part of an interview with Devin Rhynback--a local hypnotist--as part of our spirituality series. And later on we’ll hear WOOC correspondent Masha Miller speak with Dr. David Pitonyak, an expert in disability services and wellness. Let’s start the...
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A peace rally took place at Townsend Park in Albany on March 5 sponsored by the Green Party along with Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. The event called for diplomacy and negotiation to end the war in Ukraine and was against the militarism of US, NATO, and Russia. We hear from Peter Lavenia of the Green Party, Mabel Leon of Women Against War and Grannies for peace, and Dan Wilcox of Veterans for Peace.
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NATURE Lab and Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Kathy High spoke with RPI biology PhD student Kayla Coldsnow about her work with water.
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In this report Hudson Mohawk Magazine Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended a Black History Month screening and discussion of the film “The Hate U Give” sponsored by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Albany Public Library. In this segment, you will hear some of that discussion on the importance of the film during Black History Month.
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to a massive refugee crisis as an estimated 1.5 million people have fled the war. Moses Nagel spoke to photo-journalist Bryan Smith who has been at one of the border crossings in Poland that has been a major escape route in the last two weeks. www.instagram.com/b.r.smith/ www.bryanrobertsmith.com
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On June 23rd is the primary election to choose the next Albany County District Attorney. David Soares, the incumbent and Matt Toporowski, the challenger are the candidates and they have very different policies. Clyanna Lightbourn, a Statewide Civil Rights Organizer for Citizen Action of New York gives her opinion about these candidates. On June 9th, Clyanna is leading a workshop around the recent bail reform rollbacks and its effects once is implemented in July. Interview by HMM correspondent...
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Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Steve Pierce attended a session at Troy City Hall on the newly-released Community Forest Management Plan. He spoke with Chris Peiffer, who developed it. Chris Peiffer is director of urban forestry consulting at Plan-It GEO. You can find the City of Troy's new Community Forest Management Plan online at www.troyny.gov and you can find an interactive resource map of the city's trees at www.pg-cloud.com/troyny
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HMM's Cynthia Pooler interviews Assemblyman John McDonald on the budget, working across the aisle, session during COVID-19, municipal internet, and more.
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David Rothenberg is a musician, writer, scientist and professor living in the Hudson valley. His specialty is the music and culture of animals and how they relate to the music of humans. In the latest issue of National Geographic he has authored a pull out section that takes actual songs of humpback whales and translates them into musical notation. Moses Nagel spoke to him about the research and art behind this story and the other projects he has pursued during the pandemic.
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HMM Host and Producer Blaise Bryant talks with Julia Duff, Executive Director of the Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York about their upcoming Saturday May 14. Walk and Roll. for more information visit sbaneny.org
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The Spirit of the Suffragettes summer concert series and community resource fair will be launching alongside the seventh annual Freedom Festival on Saturday June 8th from 3-6pm, and then will be held in Freedom Square every Tuesday at 4-7pm from July 16th through August 20th, closing with the ninth annual StoryHarvest celebration on September 21st, from 3-6pm. For more information, visit mediasanctuary.org. Here is Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Cassidy Fay McCabe, with an introduction to...
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Lawmakers and climate change advocates rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday to support the all Electric Buildings Act. We hear from the main legislative sponsors: Senator Kavanaugh and Assemblymember Gallagher and others, including Liz Moran of Earth Justice and Albany county legislator Sam Fein. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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On Dec 24, 2020 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo granted clemency to 21 individuals who-- according to the state’s press release-- have demonstrated substantial evidence of remorse, rehabilitation, and a commitment to the community. As we have been covering on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, clemency petitions can be granted at any time but are most often granted at the end of the year. In this segment we hear Kerry Gant talking about clemency for her husband Thomas Gant, COVID-19 conditions in Wende...
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Tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine continue to escalate, with Russia sending troops into the two breakaway republics. Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, discusses how to bring peace to the area and the need for the peace movement in the U.S. to stand up to the drums for war. With Mark Dunlea for the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today. He fuses a wide range of jazz, world music, and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound – all with a Latin jazz heart. Omar Sosa is coming to Troy with his group SUBA on April 1. The show is sold out, but you can watch and listen live. Stay tuned for details after HMM correspondent Steve Pierce speaks with Omar Sosa! Omar Sosa and SUBA will...
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Deacon Paul Carney and Reverend Judith Malionek of St. John's Episcopal Church in Troy discuss the history of Troy's religious life, keeping community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and "religio-tainment" with HMM Correspondent Miles Mikofsky.
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Barbie Izquierdo, Community Empowerment Manager with Hunger Free America talks about food insecurity and shares her story. If you have experienced food insecurity and would like to share your story please contact Barbie at bizquierdo@hungerfreeamerica.org. For additional information go to Hunger Free America's website. Hosted by Michele Maserjian with Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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In this segment, you will hear from Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry who attended the Hudson Valley Community College “Voices: Breaking Ground Library Lecture Series” on Tuesday, February 5, during Black History Month. He recorded Professor Verdis Robinson, Director of Community College Engagement at Campus Compact, who discussed “Frederick Douglass’ Global Search for Democracy and Equality, 1886-1887.”
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Food is inherently linked to the human experience, whether it is through the impacts food can have on our health, meals shared between family and friends, or unique and diverse culinary techniques crafted by cultures from around the world. Sadly, many are deprived of foods that are healthy or have great variability due to what are known as food deserts or food apartheid. Urban farming and food justice initiatives such as Soul Fire Farm are currently working in the Capital region to remedy the...
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The Hudson Mohawk Magazine is celebrating our one year anniversary! We’ve officially been broadcasting this volunteer-driven, nightly news show for more than a year. WOOC Correspondent Melissa Bromley is sitting down with all of us volunteers producers to learn why we decided to get involved and why we think you listeners should join in! This week she spoke to host Clyanna Lightbourn. If you want to get involved, get in touch! You can email us at info@mediasanctuary.org or come to one of our...
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Rome, NY resident Greg Davis is fighting a series of what he and activists are calling trumped up charges. For months, Davis and his family received constant harassment, were called racial slurs, had their property vandalized, and were threatened with physical violence by white supremacist neighbors. Despite countless calls to the Rome police, the only time the the RPD ever took action was when they arrested Davis for defending himself from an armed attack. Davis, his family, and activists from...
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A new trans-owned and operated cafe is coming to Troy. Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer, Elizabeth Press speaks to Atsushi Akera and Rio Riera Arbogast about their plans for Cafe Euphoria.
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Opioid-related overdoses have increased as a health threat during Covid-19. In 2006 a law was passed in New York State that allowed non-medical persons to administer Naloxone or Narcan to another individual to prevent an overdose from becoming fatal. Here in Troy, we have also seen a spike in overdoses and community groups like Equality for Troy have been increasing their harm reduction efforts. Next, Tasheca Medina talks to WOOC producer Elizabeth Press about her work and the need for more...
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Eager to get in the garden? Find lots of plants, trees, shrubs, and advice at the Landis Arboretum plant, book, and bake sale on May 13, 14, and 15. Amy Howansky talks with Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Brea Barthel about the arboretum's many attractions and the event's many offerings. The arboretum, about 45 minutes west of Albany, is worth the trip for those who have a car and an interest in nature. For details, see landisarboretum.org .
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In this segment of Reclaiming History, Lovonia Mallory interviews Rev. Walter Arthur McCray to discuss the differences between white and black evangelicals and the racist manifestation of "Trumpism” and it’s contribution to the attack on the capital. Rev Dr. Walter A McCray is a Chicago-based author/publisher, servant of the Church and community, national speaker, and a leading voice in black evangelicalism as the president of the National Black Evangelical Association. REV. DR. MCCRAY...
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Extinction Rebellion is holding a climate protest on September 17 in NYC to say Enough is Enough and demand that the upcoming COP 26 in Glasgow act like it is a climate emergency. Jack Magai of Troy discusses why is he is participating in the event and why he was been arrested twice before at XR protests. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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On April 30, 2021, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the 'May Day Zoom Teach-in.' Willie recorded the presentation given by Jaribu Hill, Executive Director of the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights. The topic was "Which Way Forward for the Working Class." HeaderBenno, a Member of the Party for Socialist Liberation, was the moderator. In this labor segment, you will hear part one of Miss Hill's presentation.
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Scott Jarzombek, Executive Director of Albany Public Libraries talks about the next phase of public access to library material, services and programs. Scott also discusses the need for more universal wifi access especially for all those enrolled in school or higher ed. With Michele Maserjian (Ma-sir-gin) Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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Nora Cripe Singer, actress, and model from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cripe has had training as a singer from professional voice coaches and performed in stage plays. Ladies and gentlemen, this young woman is a triple threat and a force to be reckoned with. HMM Correspondent Erika D Diggs got the full story.
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The Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent, Willie Terry, attended Sunday, June 7th, "Troy Rally, for Black Live" at Riverfront Park. The protest rally connected the racial injustice to George Floyd to racial injustice here in Troy of Edson Thevenin, Dahmeek McDonald, Thaddeus Faison, and others. In this segment, you will hear his interview of voices from the protest, Jamie (Love), and her son Deivis and Community Leader Billy Carter.
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On June 15, 2021, Hudson Mohawk Magazine Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended a picket by the Albany Medical Center Nurses at the Albany Latham Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic at 1019 New Loudon Road. In this labor talk segment, you will hear his interview with Jennifer Bejo, a veteran nurse working in Albany Medical Center ICU, about their fight to get a contract.
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Kristoph DiMaria joined Elizabeth Press to talk about Mutual Aid and what's happening locally around COVID-19. That was Kristoph DiMaria from the Capital District on NY COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network. Find them on Facebook and Instagram @cdnycovid19mutualaid
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The US military uses 1 million gallons of fossil fuels....every day?! This and other distressing revelations in our interview with Pat Hynes, director of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in western Massachusetts, she writes and speaks widely on the relationship of militarism to climate change, as well as the health effects of war and militarism on society and on women. Pat works closely with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, providing support to war refugees in...
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Dr. Yanna Liang is a Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at the University of Albany. Dr. Liang researches pollution remediation, water treatment, and renewable energy sources. Prof. Liang discusses PFAS remediation with Jared Wesley Singer of the Water Justice Lab. The acronym PFAS is short for Poly- and per- FluoroAlkyl Substances--a diverse class of chemicals including the specific chemicals PFOA and PFOS. It's fortuitous that our...
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On April 27, New York's highest court in a split decision threw out the newly drawn election lines for Congress and the State Senate on the grounds that state lawmakers engaged in partisan gerrymandering to favor Democrats. The court ordered the lower court to draft new lines for this fall’s elections even though petitioning has been completed for the major parties. The court said they expect that the primaries for Congress and the Senate may have to be shifted to August. Blair Horner of...
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By a 6 to 1 vote, the Troy City Council voted against requiring a full environmental review of the proposed 1011 2nd Ave project that will put a large apartment complex on one of the last undeveloped parcels on the Hudson River in Troy which is sacred indigenous site. The City will now hold a public hearing on rezoning the parcel on May 25. Jess Bennett of the Friends of the Mahicantuck provides an update with Mark Dunlea of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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UpState Housing correspondent, Michele Maserjian, speaks with Christine Schudde, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Capital District, about new partnership with RPI thru the Urban Studio program, and managing current Habitat programs during coronavirus.
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Episode 2 of People’s Science features Dr. Sarah Gaither, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. People’s Science interviews researchers and scientists of color from a variety of disciplines about the importance of their work and how systems of inequity have impacted their fields through a lens of social and environmental justice, especially considering the racial justice movement happening today. Hosted by Hudson Mohawk Magazine Producer Erin Blanding for...
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A recent study has explored the dynamics of enforcement that shape children’s lives over time. The research, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, used in-depth interviews with young adults who were minors in the mid-2000s to draw conclusions and then policy implications. This study at UAlbany, was conducted in an unusual way- incorporating the work of undergraduate students along with professors and graduate students. Moses Nagel spoke to some of the researchers.
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Hear about the building of Albany's Empire State Plaza, and the related destruction of 40 city blocks, displacing about 7,000 residents and 400 businesses, to make room for it. David Hochfelder, a professor involved with UAlbany's Public History Program, talks with Brea Barthel about the 14-year "urban renewal" project, putting it in the context of similar projects in New York state and beyond. For more information, with photos and oral histories, visit 98acresinalbany.wordpress.com ....
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Blair Horner of NYPIRG discusses the campaign finance proposals made by the NYS Public Finance Commission. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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In Part 1 of this episode of Reclaiming History with Lovonia Mallory, Dr. Myers discusses Queen Charlotte, the black queen of England who fought against slavery. Dr. Stephanie Myers is Vice President of R.J. Myers Publishing and Consulting Company, that she co-owns with her husband, Roy J. Myers, former Advertising Executive with the Washington Post. Dr. Myers is also National Co-Chair of Black Women for Positive Change, and she served as a Senior Advisor to Black Women for Biden Harris. Dr....
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Over the past few years, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs has undergone a major structural renovation, launched a YouTube, and begun to implement several proactive community outreach programs. WOOC correspondent Aaron Pedinotti recent sat down with the marketing manager and community outreach coordinator of this nonprofit organization and Capital Region cultural landmark, and talked to them about these initiatives.
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The Circus is coming to town! Troy's Contemporary Circus and Immersive Arts Center (CCIAC) is bringing Hideaway Circus' show "Stars Above" to Troy this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, August 19-21, for three open-air (family-friendly and COVID-safe) performances in Prospect Park. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Aaron Marquise from CCIAC, and Josh Aviner from Hideaway about the upcoming show and the effort to make Troy, New York a hub for the circus world. You can...
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Have you been wondering what the Sanctuary City Resolution in Troy is all about? Council member David Bissember sat down with WOOC correspondent Elizabeth Press to give an update on the resolution that he proposed.
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Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Francis Magai recently spoke with Jacqui Williams about her work with the groups Capital District Against Mass Incarceration and the Justice for Allazar Coalition. She begins by explaining the case of Ellazar Williams, a young African American man who was shot and paralyzed by the Albany police several months ago. There is a benefit to raise money for his medical care on Wednesday at Umana Restaurant in Albany.
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In January 2021, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals announced that they would discontinue the manufacture of Phospholine Iodide, an eyedrop that many people with glaucoma use to maintain their eyesight. Nora Schaffer is an educator and researcher who lives with glaucoma, in this interview she explains the sitaution with Phospholine Iodide and what people can do to help.
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"Dust Bowl Faeries" creator Ryder Cooley talks about their Halloween appearance in Albany and Troy. This is the perfect time for this dark-carnival band from the New York Hudson Valley. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, acoustic guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound. HMM’s Andrea Cunliffe spoke with Ryder about their...
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On the afternoon that President Biden was sworn in, a coalition of area socialist organizations rallied at the Federal Building in Albany to demand implementation of a socialist agenda, including a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, the dismantling of the war economy and an end to the blockade in Cuba. We talk to Canyon Ryan of Capital District United Left Front and Socialist Party. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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Zoe Harrison is an intern at Mission Accomplished Transition Services as well as an artist and a "saleswoman at heart." She spoke with HMM correspondent Dulcinia Diggs about her business "Art with a Waddle" and how she is changing the mental health game with art.
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Sanctuary interns Lizzy Kramer and Claire Hutchinson interview bioartist Dr. Jennifer Willet about her Incubator Art Lab at the University of Windsor, her artistic practice, her current projects, and her connection to the opening of the Sanctuary's Nature Lab this weekend. Dr. Willet is slated to speak virtually at the opening at 1pm on Sunday, June 27th.
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TripeE's host, H. Bosh Jr, speaks with Hudson Mohawk Magazine's Multi-Media Producer, Sina Basila Hickey. Sina is also a community-engaged, visual artist, activist, and educator with a background in documentary storytelling, pedagogy, and grassroots organizing. Sina was born in Basel, Switzerland but lived most of her childhood in update NY. This is part one of a two part segment.
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Naomi Edmondson, a Black queer death guide and author of The Glorious Hum blog, talks to HMM correspondent Corinne Carey about death, dying, and the importance of end-of-life care options that respect the dying and allow for peace and dignity.
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Pyramids Crossgates has submitted its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its project in rare Inland Pinebush ecosystem. The DEIS has been accepted by the lead agency, the Town of Guilderland. The Final Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared by July 10th. In the meantime, we speak with Dr. Cynthia Lane, who holds a PhD in Conservation Biology with a focus in forestry and entymology. Dr. Lane discusses the DEIS prepared by Pyramid Crossgates, including "several...
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Bioartist and RPI PhD student Ellie Irons sat down with Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Branda Miller to discuss the seed time capsule she buried with teens during The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s most recent Uptown Summer program.
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Hope But Demand Justice by long-time peace and justice activist Pat Hynes is a collection of articles published between 2010-2021 that charts a quest for peace and justice for all on our planet—humans and the web of life in which we live. These pieces were conceived in a time of deepened social and economic inequalities, expanding weapons budgets, and the Earth reaching tipping points from existential climate crisis and species extinction. Ms. Hynes discusses her book with Mark Dunlea for...
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At the rally on November 6th, groups from all over the Capital Region came out to demand climate action and to hope for tangible outcomes at COP26. Coming up Saturday, November 13th there will be another climate march, this time to focus on local action, specifically to urge state officials to pass the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA). In this segment you'll hear Joe Lombardo singing, Sam Engelmyer of Progressive Schenectady, and Gabriel Silva of Citizen Action. image by Barbara Spink
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HMM producer Anna Steltenkamp speaks with Bryan Parras, a participant in the Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Be The Media! Workshop: “Indigenous Voices: Media for Environmental Organizing.” Bryan Parras is one of the Gulf Coast’s most dynamic environmental justice organizers, fighting along the entire central and eastern United States. He is the co-founder of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services and Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign—and he is one of the...
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HMM producer Anna Steltenkamp speaks with Dr. Jim MaKinster, Director of the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. ESSYI is a two-week, college-level interdisciplinary summer program that introduces high-school students to environmental issues and interdisciplinary techniques for addressing environmental problems. Listen in to learn about this program, as well as the importance of youth education and leadership development...
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More than 100 organizations signed a letter this week to Governor Cuomo calling upon to halt the development of a new gas power plant in Sheridan Hollow in Albany, that would also include a microgrid. The plant would help both heat and provide electricity to the state plaza, The Governor claims that the new project would reduce carbon emissions.
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We're joined in our studios at The Sanctuary for Independent Media by Maureen Aumand of Women Against War on the phone. Women Against War is sponsoring peace activist Kathy Kelly's upcoming visit to the Capital Region. www.facebook.com/events/609891046099908/
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On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, Hudson Mohawk Network Roaming Correspondent Willie Terry was at Freedom Square in North Troy at the Sanctuary For Independent Media's kick-off concert for the “Spirit of the Suffragettes” Freedom Festival. In this segment, you will hear his interviews with various participants about their experiences at the festival.
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Did you know young readers of graphic novels have a broader vocabulary than kids who read just books of text? Hear about that and more from Carol Roberts, Youth Services librarian at Troy Public Library, talking about books with Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Brea Barthel. Recommended books include some to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Upcoming activities include an "Early Reading Extravaganza" on May 21st, and help for exploring college, for high...
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Greg Palast is the author of How Trump Stole 2020 - The Hunger for America's Vanished Voters. He discusses the purging of voters, absentee and provisional ballots, and how to ensure that your vote is counted. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network (radio version)
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Maus has been homeless since he was 11 years old. He's currently staying in a shelter in Albany. Cat Jones caught up with him this week for an interview, as part of her multi part series on homelessness.
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On May 3, 2022, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the "Rally For Abortion Rights" at West Capitol Park in Albany. Planned Parenthood sponsored the event. In this labor segment, Willie recorded highlights of Carl E Heastie, Speaker of the NYS Assembly, and Luz Cookie Benbow, Troy4BlackLives.
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Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine: Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry kicks off the show with excerpts from remarks at Planned Parenthood’s Rally for Abortion Rights on May 3. Then, Katherine Bruno, Chief Experience Officer of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, joins us live to talk about the Supreme Court’s threat to abortion rights and the nation wide rallies on Saturday to preserve reproductive freedom. Later, our reporting on abortion access continues in a live conversation with...
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WOOC correspondent and longtime skateboarder, Andrew Lynn recently spoke to Belinda Colon and Benj Gleeksman, the husband/wife team behind OnDeck Saratoga. They talked about an upcoming skate advocacy and fundraising event called Skate Jam to be held at the Saratoga Skatepark on Friday August 27th, and the current status of the initiative to build a skatepark in Troy under the Hoosick Street Bridge.
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Barbara Heinzen joins us to talk about the Town of Coeymans Local Law #1 Clean Air Bill. Barbara is a long-term strategist and scenario planner with a successful 30-year practice working with corporations, government departments and civil society organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the USA. In recent years, she has been working on two multi-stakeholder projects concerning the future of energy: one in East Africa and the other in Pennsylvania, USA. In 2011, Barbara Heinzen...
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