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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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Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with an update on Save the Pine Bush in which Mark Dunlea speaks with Lynne Jackson. Then, Andrew Lynn attended the meeting to build a skate park under the Hoosick Street Bridge.Later on, we hear Shannon Faulkner’s speech at a recent vigil for Meghan Marohn, our Hudson Mohawk Magazine colleague who is s…
 
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is located in Chatham, NY. The state-of-the-art theater is open and connected to the beautiful nature around it. Performances are brought in from Nigeria, Ukraine, South Korea, France, and etc., with an additional component that focuses on community engagement and reaching out to long-time local residen…
 
Did you know that Dutch colonies had an annual spring event that allowed enslaved people to gather in large groups with free Blacks? The historic "Pinkster" tradition will be celebrated in Albany on June 4th at Schuyler Mansion, with an online workshop on Wed 5/25 that will explore the tradition's background and importance. Find out more as Cordell…
 
Meghan Marohn, a Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer, has been missing since March 27, 2022. Last Friday a vigil was held at Shaker High where she is a teacher. Her brother Peter Naple, students, administrators, colleagues, and friends spoke. Today we air a speech by Meghan's friend and former teaching colleague Shannon Faulkner.That was an excerpt of …
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with the legislative advocacy unveiled at the 40th birthday party for New York’s bottle bill, brought to us by Mark Dunlea.Then, Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry talks with Albany’s Brother Minister X about his impressions of Malcolm X, on what would have been his 97th birthday.Later on, Sina Ba…
 
An environmentally concerned group of youth of Earth Day at Oakwood, a collaboration between Rensselaer Youth Outdoors and Oakwood Community Center, headed to downtown Troy to visit FOCUS Lab. Accessorized with microphones, they asked questions about the exhibition and the past, present, and future of the Hudson River. There they interviewed Reif L…
 
An environmentally concerned group of youth of Earth Day at Oakwood, a collaboration between Rensselaer Youth Outdoors and Oakwood Community Center, headed to downtown Troy to visit FOCUS Lab. Accessorized with microphones, they asked questions about the exhibition and the past, present, and future of the Hudson River. There they interviewed Reif L…
 
D Colin is the current artist in residence at the Fish Market (presented by the Arts Center of the Capital Region), a repurposed location that serves as a space for arts community engagement. Visitors can see D's process of creating paintings and there are also chances for poetry and writing sessions. Sina Basila Hickey interviewed D about her resi…
 
Learn about the Vegetable Project, a nonprofit that involves students at Albany's Myers Middle School and high school in growing and eating new types of food. Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Brea Barthel talked with board members and volunteers at an open house on May 5th to hear about the importance of the program. . . and to taste the yummy food.…
 
May 19, 2022 is the birthday of Bro. Malcolm X. If he was alive today, he would be 97 years old. He was killed at 39 on February 21, 1965, while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights in New York City. Willie Terry interviews Brother Minister X about his impressions of Malcolm X.…
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with Blair Horner of NYPIRG providing an update on legislative redistricting.Then, Matt Weinstein of Brooklyn for Peace discusses more military aid for Ukraine.Later on, we hear from Martin Luther King III speaking at Siena College about "Strengthening the Bonds of Racial Justice.”After that, the Earth …
 
Advocates gathered at the State Capitol on May 18th to observe the 40th anniversary of the Bottle Bill and to urge lawmakers to increase the deposit to 10 cents and to expand it to include other containers such as wine, liquor, and noncarbonated beverages. We hear from Ryan Carson of NYPIRG; Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics; As. Engelbright and Sen. …
 
Lynne Jackson of Save the Pine Bush discusses the recent appellate division ruling against their challenge to Guilderland approving further development in the Pine Bush for an office park, apartment complex, and Costco. She also talks with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine about their opposition to a solar farm in the pine bush in Colonie.…
 
Brooklyn for Peace is holding a vigil on May 21 to protest the additional $40 billion in military weapons and other aid that Congress is sending to Ukraine. They are also alarmed by the shift in U.S. policy from assisting Ukraine's defense of its sovereignty to "winning" the war by permanently weakening Russia and changing its leadership. Matt Wein…
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with interviews taken at last Saturday’s rally for the right to an abortion in Troy.Then, Brea Barthel interviews Sandra Deer-Standup, a member of the Mohawk Nation, when she came to Troy to stand against the proposed development at 1011 River St. in Troy.Later on, Elizabeth Press gets the details on th…
 
The Moth performed live at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on 5/13/22. The podcast, which went to number one on Apple Podcast when it deputed, came to Troy, NY to perform the show "Out of the Blue." This show has been highly anticipated for 2 years due to Covid and people raved about seeing it live. Kate Tellers-- author, artist, director, and host of…
 
On May 16, the court-appointed expert release his proposed new district lines for Congress and State Senates in NY after the initial maps drawn by Democrats in the state legislature were rejected by the state's highest court. Blair Horner of NYPIRG discusses how the new maps dramatically re-shapes several Congressional races. With Mark Dunlea for H…
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with a report from Mark Dunlea on the status of the proposed project at 1011 Second Ave, Troy. Mark talks with Jess Bennett from the local group Friends of the Mahicantuck.Then, Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press talks with Shawn Young from the organization “All of Us” about a move to run f…
 
Plastics Correspondent Alexis Goldsmith gives us an overview of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill introduced by New York State Assemblymember Steve Englebright.There is an opportunity to learn about two bills that help New York State reduce packaging waste, prevent plastic pollution, boost recycling of paper and metal, and save taxpay…
 
On May 3, 2022, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry covered the Siena College "35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series" with guest speaker Martin Luther King III speaking about "Strengthening the Bonds of Racial Justice." In this labor segment series, Willie recorded exerts fro…
 
On May 3, 2022, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry covered the Siena College "35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series" with guest speaker Martin Luther King III speaking about "Strengthening the Bonds of Racial Justice." In this labor segment series, Willie recorded exerts fro…
 
On May 3, 2022, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry covered the Siena College "35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series" with guest speaker Martin Luther King III speaking about "Strengthening the Bonds of Racial Justice." In this labor segment series, Willie recorded exerts fro…
 
On May 3, 2022, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry covered the Siena College "35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series" with guest speaker Martin Luther King III speaking about "Strengthening the Bonds of Racial Justice." In this labor segment series, Willie recorded exerts fro…
 
May is bike month. The Ride of Silence is an international ride started in 2003 to remember cyclists killed and support those injured while riding on public roads. It is held on the third Wednesday in May. Hudson Mohawk Magazine's Elizabeth Press spoke to Ed Brennan of the Albany Bicycle Coalition about the Ride of Silence here and legislation to s…
 
Did you know that school board elections are on Tuesday, May 17? Did you know that there is a national conservative campaign backing local candidates for school boards? The group is called Take Back Our School Boards. Shawn Young from All of Us spoke with Elizabeth Press about the campaign and why it is important to vote in these low turn-out elect…
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with Mark Dunlea’s discussion about the single-payer New York Health program with Assemblymember Richard Gottfried.After that, Brea Barthel speaks with Mayor Kathy Sheehan and staffers who tell us about the “Love Your Block” program which funds Albany individuals and nonprofits.Then, Willie Terry heads …
 
Albany residents and nonprofits have an opportunity to apply by May 23rd for a grant of $500-$1,500. The "Love Your Block" program encourages collaboration among individuals and groups to reduce blight and support minor repairs to buildings and vacant lots. Mayor Kathy Sheehan and two staffers talk with Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Brea Barthel …
 
Eunice Jeong is a Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer and intern from Emma Willard who was interested in exploring a topic in the field of Medicine. She decided to explore Medical Ethics and reflected on this experience with Sina Basila Hickey.Her series can be listened to on our website: https://www.mediasanctuary.org/peoplepower/eunice-jeong/…
 
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 Be…
 
Judy Waterman is one of countless American women whose plans were hijacked by unplanned pregnancy and no way to get an abortion, in Judy’s case, in 1969, just as she was about to start graduate school. Judy talks with Cathy Silber about that time and the very real threats to women’s freedom and equality posed by the likely Supreme Court decision to…
 
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 n…
 
This Saturday, the nation will take to the streets to protest for abortion rights after Politico obtained a leaked draft that the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v Wade, the 1973 decision that found that access to abortion is a constitutional right. Joining us to talk about this is Katherine S. Bruno, Chief Experience Officer at Upper Hu…
 
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.…
 
With a few weeks left to the state legislative session, health care advocates are hoping that this will finally be the year that the single-payer NY Health program will pass. Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, the long-time champion of the issue, is retiring this year after 52 years. He talks about the bill with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine…
 
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 …
 
Learn about the importance of what is now called the Hudson River as part of native homelands, and the opposition of indigenous peoples and environmentalists to "development" (destruction) at 1011 Second Ave. in Troy. Sandra Deer-Standup, a member of the Mohawk Nation, talks about the Iroquois creation story and more with Hudson Mohawk Magazine pro…
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin with a report on a rally at the State Capitol to require new buildings to be all electric.Then, for our peace bucket, we hear about a June national rally for the Poor People’s Campaign.Later on, we hear from a variety of people about a study on the impact of immigration enforcement on children.After tha…
 
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.…
 
On April 28, 2022, Hudson Mohawk Magazine Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry covered a story at the Arbor Hill/West Hill Public Library in Albany on "The Brothers: The Forgotten Struggle For Civil Rights in Albany." In this labor segment, Willie interviews Persell McDowell, one of the Brothers, and Brian Keough, a Researcher at the University…
 
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- incorporat…
 
Anna Allen, a local Ukrainian woman, has been working on efforts against the invasion of Ukraine since the beginning. She spoke with Sina Basila Hickey about her upcoming demonstration in Washington D.C., how the idea came about, and why ending this war is important.Demonstration on the National Mall is on May 14, 2022.More info at http://stop-puti…
 
"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 budget…
 
Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine:We begin by heading to the Capitol for an introduction to the EPR bill by Assemblymember Englebright.Then, we speak with UAlbany sociology professor Joanna Dreby about a recent study has explored the dynamics of immigration enforcement and how it shapes children's lives over time.Later on, Brea Barthel visits th…
 
Pat Hynes, former Director of the Traprock Peace and Justice Center in western Massachusetts, wrote a recent op ed about why peace activists and others are joining in the Poor People's Campaign march on Washington in June, five decades after Dr. Martin Luther King organized the Poor People's March that took place on Mother's Day in 1968, shortly af…
 
As the NYS legislative session heads to an early June finish, one of the outstanding issues is whether they will pass an Extended Producer Responsibility law which has previously been pushed by both the Senate and the Governor. Environmentalists and lawmakers held a news conference at the Capitol to announce the introduction of a stronger EPR bill …
 
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