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Hudson Mohawk Magazine

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The Hudson Mohawk Magazine is a locally-produced nightly news hour that provides sanctuary for the discussion of a wide range of topics, scaling from the global to the hyper-local. The show is broadcast on WOOC 105.3 FM, The Sanctuary for Independent Media's low-power radio station based in Troy, NY.

With the support of people like you, the Sanctuary uses art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

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Reclaiming History With Dr. Christopher Tounsel

September 17, 2021 00:32 - 9 minutes - 13.3 MB

Dr. Christopher Tounsel describes himself as a “historian of how race and religion are used as political technologies.” Christopher Tounsel is Assistant Professor of History and African Studies, at Penn State University as the Catherine Shultz Rein Early Career Professor. His Area(s) of Specialization: Sudan and South Sudan, Christianity, Race On this segment of Reclaiming History with Lovonia Mallory he discusses his new book Chosen Peoples: Christianity and Political Imagination in South Su...

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September 17, 2021 00:08 - 58 minutes - 53.6 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with Greta Zaro’s conversation with Mark Dunlea about the looming climate collapse. Next, we hear from Randi DiAntonio from the Public Employees Federation about the crisis at New York’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Then, Cathy Silber talks with Jinah Kim, owner of Sunhee’s Kitchen in Troy, about the rewards and challenges of a mission-driven business. After that, we hear about the community radio efforts of Petri Dish Final...

SunHee's Kitchen is a Mission-Driven Business

September 17, 2021 00:06 - 9 minutes - 8.26 MB

Hudson Mohawk Magazine Correspondent Cathy Silber interviews Jinah Kim, owner of Sunhee's Kitchen, a Korean restaurant in Troy. They speak about their conversation about the restaurant's commitment to community building in Troy, especially among immigrants, and the opportunities and challenges of running a mission-driven business rather than one driven by profit.

Latinx Festival to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Culture

September 17, 2021 00:03 - 10 minutes - 9.5 MB

This Sunday there will be the region’s first Latinx festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. Joining us to talk about it is David Quituisaca, community navigator at the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement.

Zaro on the Kateri Peace Conference

September 16, 2021 20:50 - 9 minutes - 8.85 MB

Greta Zaro of World Beyond War will present on the looming climate collapse and the need for regeneration at the 23rd Annual Kateri Peace Conference on Saturday Sept. 18, this year being held virtually. She talks with Mark Dunlea about the connections between the climate and the military.

Zaro World Beyond War Sept. 18 Kateri Peace Conference Climate

September 16, 2021 20:50 - 9 minutes - 8.85 MB

Greta Zaro of World Beyond War will present on the Looming Climate Collapse and the need for Regeneration at the 23rd Annual Kateri Peace Conference on Saturday Sept. 18, this year being held virtually. She talk about the connections between the climate and the military with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.

Real Estate In Capital District

September 16, 2021 18:27 - 10 minutes - 9.16 MB

The housing market has been booming in the Capital Region. Homes have been selling quickly even as real estate agents developed new protocols to show and sell houses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moses Nagel spoke to a local realtor about the state of the market.

Solidarity Committee Labor Day Picnic and Award Ceremony 2021

September 16, 2021 01:06 - 10 minutes - 9.92 MB

On September 6, 2021, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the Capital District Solidarity Committee "Labor Day Picnic and Award Event" at Cook Park in Colonie. He interviewed Congressman Paul Tonko on the importance of Labor Day.

CRISIS AT THE OPWDD (Randi DiAntonio)

September 16, 2021 00:30 - 11 minutes - 10.3 MB

On September 14, 2021, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended a Public Employee Federation rally supporting its members at the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), calling for an end to staffing and resources shortages. PEF held the rally at West Capitol Park in Albany. He interviewed Randi DiAntonio, Vice President of PEF, about "Crisis At The Office for Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)."

HMM 09 - 15 - 21

September 15, 2021 23:17 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with a discussion with Jack Magai of Troy about Extinction Rebellion’s upcoming climate protest in NYC on September 17 Then, we talk with Lindsay Koshgarian of the national priorities Project about Saturday’s Kateri Peace Conference Later on, we talk with the NY Civil Liberties Union about the aggressive campaign of the Saratoga Springs police department against Black Lives Matter protesters. After that, as part of our Election Watch 2021 we he...

Arts2Work is a New Fellowship Opportunity

September 15, 2021 21:22 - 10 minutes - 9.82 MB

Youth FX is launching the first Arts2Work Fellowship in Upstate NY, with the goal to help emerging artists of color secure sustainable career opportunities in the field of film and digital media production. Bhawin Suchak, Co-Executive Director of Youth FX, joined us to talk about this opportunity. For more information https://www.youthfx.org/arts2work

Climate & Militarism National Priorities Project Kateri Peace Conf Sept. 18

September 15, 2021 19:30 - 9 minutes - 9.15 MB

Lindsay Koshgarian of the National Priorities Project will give a talk about Militarism, Climate Change and the Existential Threat We Face at the 23rd annual Kateri Peace Conference being held virtually on Saturday Sept. 18. She talks with Mark Dunlea of the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network about how we diverted $21 trillion to the war on terror after 9/11 and how racism is a root cause of both militarism and climate change.

Climate & Militarism, the Upcoming Kateri Peace Conf on Sept. 18

September 15, 2021 19:30 - 9 minutes - 9.15 MB

Lindsay Koshgarian of the National Priorities Project will give a talk about Militarism, Climate Change, and the Existential Threat We Face at the 23rd annual Kateri Peace Conference being held virtually on Saturday Sept. 18. She talks with Mark Dunlea of the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network about how we diverted $21 trillion to the war on terror after 9/11 and how racism is a root cause of both militarism and climate change.

Dr. Jose Cruz Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021 18:33 - 10 minutes - 9.44 MB

To discuss September as Hispanic Heritage Month, producer Gabe Cruz-Allen spoke with Dr. Jose E. Cruz, political science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies professor at SUNY Albany on September 15, 2021. Dr. Cruz shared his perspective on his research over the years and his passion for Latin culture, especially music.

Merola Seeks Seventh Term as RensCo County Clerk

September 15, 2021 15:25 - 8 minutes - 8 MB

Frank J. Merola is seeking a seventh term as Rensselaer County Clerk. If successful, Merola would longest-serving RensCo County Clerk. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Frank about the role of County Clerk, and his view of the office. This interview is part of HMM's Election Watch 2021 Series featuring candidate profiles of those seeking office in the upcoming general election.

Merola Seeks Fourth Term as RensCo County Clerk

September 15, 2021 15:25 - 8 minutes - 8 MB

Frank J. Merola is seeking a seventh term as Rensselaer County Clerk. If successful, Merola would longest-serving RensCo County Clerk. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Frank about the role of County Clerk, and his view of the office. This interview is part of HMM's Election Watch 2021 Series featuring candidate profiles of those seeking office in the upcoming general election.

Challenger Seeks to Unseat 3-Term Rensselaer County Clerk

September 15, 2021 15:16 - 10 minutes - 9.96 MB

On November 2, Rensselaer County voters will see a new name on the ballot for the position of County Clerk. Justan Foster is running to unseat Frank J. Merola, who is serving his third term as Rensselaer County Clerk. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Justan about his priorities, and the important work of the County Clerk. This interview is part of HMM's Election Watch 2021 Series featuring candidate profiles of those seeking office in the upcoming general election.

Challenger Seeks to Unseat 6-Term Rensselaer County Clerk

September 15, 2021 15:16 - 10 minutes - 9.96 MB

On November 2, Rensselaer County voters will see a new name on the ballot for the position of County Clerk. Justan Foster is running to unseat Frank J. Merola, who is seeking his 7th term as Rensselaer County Clerk. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Justan about his priorities, and the important work of the County Clerk. This interview is part of HMM's Election Watch 2021 Series featuring candidate profiles of those seeking office in the upcoming general election.

NYCLU says: The Saratoga Police Department's Aggressive Fear Campaign Must Stop.

September 15, 2021 01:19 - 10 minutes - 9.85 MB

The NYCLU tweeted that The Saratoga Police Department's Aggressive Fear Campaign Must Stop. Melanie Trimble, Regional Director for the NYCLU Capital Region Office spoke to Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press about the arrests that continue to be made by the Saratoga Police Department. This brings the total number of arrests stemming from a July rally to ten.

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September 14, 2021 23:33 - 58 minutes - 53.2 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with learning the importance of community radio stations from one of the founders of Prometheus Radio, creating stations around the US and the world. Then, Kristin Kopper of “518 Direct Support Professionals Alliance” explains the crisis in staff support for people with disabilities. Later on, as part of Election Watch 2021, we hear from Justan Foster,a candidate for Rensselaer County Clerk in this November’s election. After that, Tia Dubuisson,...

Hugh Johnson on Climate Change

September 14, 2021 23:27 - 9 minutes - 9.05 MB

Hugh Johnson, retired meteorologist, joins us to speak on climate change. Is there any hope? What proof do we see locally? Will we be able to grow orange trees in Upstate NY? He spoke with HMM Hosts Brea Barthel and Jody Cowan

Petri Dish Building Community Radio in Alaska Part 2

September 14, 2021 21:37 - 9 minutes - 9.12 MB

Petri Dish was a member of the founding collective of Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM in Philadelphia, and a founder of the Prometheus Radio Project. In part 2, he talks with Mark Dunlea about his recent experience in helping two community radio stations in Alaska, including his current efforts in Philadelphia. Part 1 of 2.

Petri Dish Building Community Radio Alaska Part 2

September 14, 2021 21:37 - 9 minutes - 9.12 MB

Petri Dish was a member of the founding collective of Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM in Philadelphia, and a founder of the Prometheus Radio Project. In part 2, he talks bout his recent experience in help two community radio stations in Alaska. With Mark Dunlea of HMM about his work on community radio, including his current efforts in Philadelphia. Part 1 of 2.

Magai Extinction Rebellion NYC Sept 17

September 14, 2021 21:07 - 9 minutes - 8.96 MB

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.

Jack Magai from Extinction Rebellion about NYC Protest on Sept 17

September 14, 2021 21:07 - 9 minutes - 8.96 MB

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.

VEG OUT Vegan Food Festival Returns to Albany

September 14, 2021 17:19 - 10 minutes - 9.33 MB

On September 19th, VEG OUT, the vegan food festival event, will return to the Capital Region. To talk about what to expect we were joined by Amy Ellis, Community Outreach Coordinator at Honest Weight Food Co-op; Andrea Shaye, Operations Manager at Capital Region Vegan Network; and Sarah Shearer, Executive Director Capital Region Vegan Network. For more information: https://capregionvegans.org

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September 14, 2021 01:16 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin by hearing about this year’s 23rd Kateri Peace conference from John Amidon. Then, Dr. Lydia Harris joins us for this week’s Plastic PSA. Later on, we ask Mark Dunlea if the USA has learned any lessons in the 20 years since 9/11. After that, we get some history, perspective on influences and developments on the Friends of Chamber Music. Finally, vegan food festival, VEG OUT, is coming back to the Capital Region. The organizers join us to tell us...

Kristen Kopper on the 518 Direct Support Professionals Alliance

September 13, 2021 21:54 - 9 minutes - 9.08 MB

Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Steve Pierce speaks with Kristen Kopper of the 518 Direct Support Professionals Alliance about the crisis in staff support for people with disabilities. www.facebook.com/518dspa

Petri Dish Building Community Radio Part 1

September 13, 2021 21:51 - 9 minutes - 8.74 MB

Petri Dish was a member of the founding collective of Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM in Philadelphia, and a founder of the Prometheus Radio Project. Petri Dish goes around the country helping community radio stations like Hudson Mohawk with the engineering needed to get on the air. He talked with Mark Dunlea of HMM about his work on community radio, including his current efforts in Philadelphia. Part 1 of 2.

Tia Dubuisson of Belle Fleur Technologies Talks Women in STEM

September 13, 2021 21:40 - 10 minutes - 9.62 MB

In this segment, Gaby Hall interviews Tia Dubuisson, CEO and co-founder of Belle Fleur Technologies. This is the first part of an interview done by Gaby Hall for her podcast series Notorious S-H-E (notoriousshe.com).

Tia Dubisson of Bell Fluer Technologies Talks Women in STEM

September 13, 2021 21:40 - 10 minutes - 9.62 MB

In this segment, Gaby Hall interviews Tia Dubisson, CEO and co-founder of Bell Fluer Technologies. This is the first part of an interview done by Gaby Hall for her podcast series Notorious S-H-E (notoriousshe.com).

23rd annual Kateri Peace Conference Focused on Climate and Militarism

September 13, 2021 20:57 - 9 minutes - 8.79 MB

The 23rd annual Kateri Peace conference, taking place virtually on Saturday Sept. 18, is focused on climate and militarism. John Amidon discusses why Earth is a Code Red Planet and also speaks to the threat of nuclear weapons. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network. https://kateripeaceconference.org/2021-Conference

The Affects of Microplastics in Marine Environments and the Growing Field of Microplastics Research

September 13, 2021 18:38 - 10 minutes - 9.53 MB

Plastic pollution in the environment breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, called microplastics, which are now pervasive in water systems all over the world. Dr. Lyda Harris is a marine biologist and microplastics researcher based in Seattle, and is a postdoctoral microplastic fellow at the Seattle Aquarium. She recently gave a talk on the growing field of marine microplastic pollution and her work.

Bryan Brundige on Being a Musician in the Capital Region

September 12, 2021 03:39 - 8 minutes - 8.22 MB

Bryan Brundige, trombonist and audio engineer from Albany, NY, spoke with Andrea and Sina about his arc as a musician, beginning from first playing the trombone to leaving the Capital Region in the coming month.

Jamaica Miles - Saratoga Springs Arresting Activists on Charges from July

September 12, 2021 02:50 - 10 minutes - 9.33 MB

Over the course of the week, racial justice activists have been arrested in Saratoga Springs under warrants related to a July 14 protest. Jamaica Miles from All Of Us is one of those activists and she is here to talk about the significance of what has been happening in Saratoga Springs.

"Twenty Years After 9/11, America is Less Safe..." says Mark Dunlea

September 11, 2021 20:12 - 28 minutes - 25.9 MB

Mark Dunlea wrote the op-ed "The Unlearnt Lessons of 9/11, Twenty Years Out." HMM's Sina Basila Hickey spoke with Mark to unpack where the USA was then and where it is now. To read Mark Dunlea's op-ed: http://gelfny.org/uncategorized/the-unlearnt-lessons-of-9-11-twenty-years-out/ Image: Dr.TinDC (CC BY 2.0)

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September 10, 2021 23:29 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with an excerpt of the press conference held by All of Us on Thursday about the arrests of Black Lives Matter activists in Saratoga Springs Then, we hear about the complaint that was filed to question how former Gov Cuomo can use the remaining money in his campaign account Later on, Mark Dunlea takes us back to the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 After that, we hear about this year’s Collar City Ramble Finally, Bryan Brundige joins us to talk abo...

Horner NYPIRG Complaint Re Cuomo Spending Campaign Funds

September 10, 2021 21:03 - 10 minutes - 9.16 MB

Good government groups have filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections challenging the ability of former Governor Cuomo on how he gets to spend the $18 million remaining in his campaign account. The first question relates to whether he can use the funds to pay for media to defend his behavior. Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG, discusses this with Mark Dunlea of the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.

Friends of Chamber Music with Jennifer Laursen

September 10, 2021 19:23 - 10 minutes - 9.35 MB

In this their 73rd year the Friends of Chamber Music - Troy , Jennifer Laursen speaks about the history, the influence of immigration on Chamber Music, the development of the genre in the Americas, and this seasons return to live performances. With HMM's Andrea Cunliffe Jennifer talks about her 'Performance in Context' series bringing audience and musicians together in conversation combining virtual connections with their live concert season. This seasons' 'Friends of Chamber Music Tr...

HMM 09 - 09 - 21

September 09, 2021 23:38 - 59 minutes - 54.2 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with an interview with Liz Moran of NYPIRG about the effect of cryptocurrency on the climate and environment. Then, we will hear from Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry, who spoke with Albany Nursing Association Leader Jennifer Bejo about their recent victory in obtaining a contract with Albany Medical Center. Later on, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Capital Region Director Sandra Goldmeer talks about some events for Septe...

Sanctuary Spotlight: Catie Rafferty

September 09, 2021 19:24 - 9 minutes - 8.34 MB

While interning at the Sanctuary, Catie Rafferty was an editor for “Echoes From Lock One,” worked with the Water Justice Lab, and helped on Hudson Mohawk Magazine. Sina Basila Hickey spoke with Catie about her work at the Sanctuary and where she is now.

Cold Biased Thermometer at the Albany Airport

September 09, 2021 18:57 - 7 minutes - 7.11 MB

Hugh Johnson is a retired meteorologist, formerly with the National Weather Service in Albany. He spoke with HMM hosts Andrea Cunliffe and Mark Dunlea about the thermometer that the National Weather Service continues to use at the Albany Airport which is about 2.5 degrees too low.

All Of Us Press Conference on Arrests in Saratoga Springs

September 09, 2021 17:45 - 9 minutes - 9.07 MB

Today we air an excerpt of the press conference held by All of Us on Thursday, September 9 in Saratoga Springs after activist Jamaica Miles was arraigned on Thursday morning. This follows a series of arrests that took place on Tuesday just before the City Council meeting. After Jamaica Miles speaks in this clip, Saratoga Black Lives Matter activist Lexis Figuereo also comments about his arrests.

Brook Speltz, Cellist of the Esher String Quartet in Conversation

September 09, 2021 15:59 - 10 minutes - 9.58 MB

Brook Speltz, Cellist of the Esher String Quartet in Conversation by WOOC 105.3 FM Troy

September National Suicide Prevention Month

September 09, 2021 15:21 - 10 minutes - 9.8 MB

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. September 5-11 is the National Suicide Prevention Week. AFSP Capital Region Director Sandra Goldmeer speaks with HMM about the multiple events that the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is offering this month plus other programs through out the year. Sandra emphasizes that we must normalize the conversations about our mental health and that Together, we can help Stop Suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting ...

Capital District Solidarity Committee Labor Day 2021 (Jennifer Bejo)

September 09, 2021 15:15 - 10 minutes - 9.51 MB

On September 6, 2021, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the Capital District Solidarity Committee "Labor Day Event" at Cook Park in Colonie. He interviewed Albany Nursing Association Leader "Jennifer Bejo" about their recent victory in attaining their first contract with Albany Medical Center.

Breakthrough COVID-19 and What History Tells Us

September 09, 2021 03:25 - 9 minutes - 9.01 MB

Daniel Smith, who teaches at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, spoke with us about what the history of public health and medicine can teach us about the current corona virus. He also shared his own personal experience of having his family infected with breakthrough COVID-19 (getting covid although fully vaccinated) and possible ways forward. image: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

HMM 09 - 08 - 21

September 08, 2021 23:16 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, We begin with a story on Solidarity’s annual Labor Day picnic Then,we talk with a member of the September Eleventh Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow. Later on, we talk with an instructor at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences whose family came down with COVID despite being vaccinated. After that, we talk with retired meteorologist about the impact of using an inaccurate thermometer at Albany airport. Finally, we finish with a segment on disa...

Collar City Ramble 2021

September 08, 2021 21:37 - 7 minutes - 7.15 MB

HMM Reporter Garrett McCarey speaks with Pamela Bentien (ben teen) about the upcoming Collar City Ramble which will be taking place September 11 to September 26th throughout Troy. Tour Troy's urban trails by foot, bicycle or kayak! For additional information go to collarcityramble.com or visit the TAP booth at the Troy Farmers Market.

Moran NYPIRG NY' Climate Impact From CryptoCurrency

September 08, 2021 19:10 - 9 minutes - 9.13 MB

Cryptocurrencies are have a huge climate impact due to the massive use of computers - and electricity - to perform the block chain verification for some crypto coins. Liz Moran of NYPIRG discusses the effort to impose a moratorium on such efforts in New York. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.

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