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Tom McPheeters, a long time fixture in the Albany activist community, will soon to move to Maine. Most recently has been the convenor of the South End Community Collaborative. He has also been involved with FOCUS Churches, the Grand Ave. Arts Center, AVillage, the Spotlight, and much more. He will speak at Westminster Church on Jan. 15. He talks with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine about his efforts to promote economic and environmental justice in Albany.
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NYS recently provided $52 million to establish 12 Regional Clean Energy Hubs to help residents, especially those in underserved or otherwise disadvantaged communities, sign up for various state programs to help people participate in New York's clean energy transition. Susan Cotner of the Affordable Housing Partnership, which will coordinate the energy hub in the Capital District, talks with Mark Dunlea of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine about the program.
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Patrick W Berry Associate Professor, Writing & Rhetoric, Syracuse University speaks with Hudson Mohawk Magazines Andrea Cunliffe about his experiences and inspiration for teaching in university as well as bringing higher education into correctional facilities. They discuss his book "Doing Time, Writing Lives: Refiguring Literacy and Higher Education in Prison" and his latest project 'MEND,' a journal that celebrates the lives and creative work of incarcerated, formerly...
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988 is the hotline for mental health concerns and suicide and it has been a big success for the mental health justice community. Matthew Shapiro of NAMI talked to correspondent Sina Basila Hickey about why 988 works and how NYC Mayor Adam's plan to address homelessness is problematic.
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In late February of this year, Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a war that is still ongoing with no end in sight. The invasion has resulted in varying reactions in the peace movement in the United States. Mark Dunlea and Sally Becker discuss these differences for Hudson Mohawk Magazine, touching on issues such as sending arms to Ukraine and how the invasion has become a proxy war for the US against Russia.
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All of Us is hosting a community conversation in Schenectady on Sat. Dec. 10 on the issue of housing and theme of Wacanda Forever. The event will be at 11:30 AM at the SICM office on Albany Street. Jamaica Miles discusses the event with Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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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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Eric Weltman, Senior Organizer for Food and Water Watch in NY, discusses their 2023 climate agenda in New York and nationally. Key issues include banning gas in new buildings, promoting publicly owned renewable energy, and getting the President to declare a climate emergency. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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Lovonia Mallory interviews Sona Jobarteh, the first female virtuoso of the 21 stringed African harp, known as the Kora. She is a member of a West African Griot family of poets, musicians, who have maintained the oral traditions and histories of the Kings of the Gambia, for more than seven hundred years. As a female pioneer in this male-dominated hereditary tradition, Sona has proven to be a skilled instrumentalist, and vocalist, whose inventive melodies make her not just a female Kora player...
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TripleE's host H. Bosh Jr speaks with NYC Judge Harriet Thompson. In December 2019, Judge Harriet Thompson was inducted to the Surrogate Court of Kings County with almost 40 years of law experience behind her, working as an attorney since 1982 and a judge since 2011. Judge Thompson talks about how the position of Surrogate Court judge can often be overlooked, but plays a big role in the community.
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In recent years the state has passed laws to increase the amount of food waste from restaurants and other food institutions that ends up being composted rather than put into a landfill. Local climate and solid waste activist Diane Wright now runs Food Scraps 360 to assist with curbside composting for residences and businesses. She joins Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine to discuss some of the shortfalls in the new law and how to increase composting in the Capital District.
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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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Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Steve Pierce talks to private investigator Manuel Gomez about his work with a group of black and Latino police officers speaking out about the use of arrest and summons quotas—an illegal practice that overwhelmingly targets young black and Hispanic men. Gomez will be appearing on Wednesday (11/14/18) on a panel discussion with director Stephen Maing following a screening of the film Crime + Punishment at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy.
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Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Chris Hedges is in conversation with Hudson Mohawk Magazines Andrea Cunliffe about his book "The Greatest Evil is War." They talk about the war in Ukraine, personal encounters with the victims of war, the meaning of truth in journalism, and his years in Central America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Chris Hedges: "The Greatest Evil is War" is on October 21 at 7:00 pm at The Sanctuary for Independent Media.
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Community members are calling for the release of Ms Q and Darwin from ICE detention through an emergency phone zap on Friday, January 6th between 12pm-1pm on zoom. Tania Mattos, Director of Advocacy & Policy at the Envision Freedom Fund (formerly Brooklyn Community Bail Fund), joined Sina Basila Hickey and Caelan McPherson on Hudson Mohawk Magazine to talk about these individual's situations and the action taking place. For registration for the action visit: bit.ly/freethemall2023 Graphic...
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Lynne Jackson of the Muslim Solidarity Committee and Project Salam organized support for Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain in the notorious FBI Albany pizza sting targeting Muslims as terrorists. She will be one of the panelists speaking after the film screening of "Witness," a documentary film about the case, at the Sanctuary on Friday, June 17th. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine. For more info on the film screening: www.mediasanctuary.org/event/witness-a-documentary/
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On January 17, 2022 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST, The Sanctuary for Independent Media, in collaboration with a diverse group of Troy community and labor organizations, is hosting a virtual celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring key note speakers, a round table discussion, and readings from local writers and poets. HMM producer Jody Cowan spoke with artist and poet D. Colin about her year and her inclusion in this year's celebration.
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Saratoga BLM is working with Hudson/ Catskill Housing Coalition to present family portrait events in Hudson, Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Catskill. Books and Lunch will launch in Saratoga, a program inspired by the Black Panther's Books and Breakfast program. Lexis Figuereo joined Hudson Mohawk Magazine co-hosts Mark Dunlea and Sally Becker to talk about these events and the ideas behind them. Find more information: www.instagram.com/p/ClzDVuupybs/
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Newly elected Finance Commissioner of Saratoga Springs, NY, Minita Sanghvi, joins Hudson Mohawk Magazine for a live interview with HMM hosts and producers Cathy Silber and Brea Barthel about the city's pilot project in participatory budgeting.
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Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Sally Becker talked to Lindsey Garney the mobility manager at CDTA about the capital regions newest mode of transportation SCOOT, electric scooters. Garney talks about safety, traffic rules, how to use the scooters and more! You can find out more about CDTA's SCOOT on their website: scootcdta.com
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TripleE's Host, H. Bosh Jr. continues his conversation with Judge Harriet Thompson ,Surrogate Court Judge in Brooklyn, NY. The Judge speaks about the election, self-empowerment, and the civil judicial system.
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Today we have an interview with Blair Horner discussing the State Legislature’s hearing this week on Governor Cuomo’s health care budget. Then, local Artist & Software Developer Dan Pfeiffer was in the studio discussing the rise & fall of open-source map software. Afterwards, we’ll hear from Refugee and Immigration Support Services also known as RISSE about the services that are available and how you can get involved. Then we hear about an upcoming production of The Vagina...
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Sophia Cahillane speaks to Dr. Kristi LaMonica about biology and being a woman in a STEM field.
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A town judge in the interest of justice has dismissed charges against anti-drone protestors who had blocked the entrance to the Hancock Airforce Base in Syracuse. Mark Scibilia-Carver of Upstate Drone Action discusses the importance of the judge's decision in the 13-year civil resistance campaign to expose Hancock's lethal role in the killing of civilians by drones in Afghanistan and elsewhere. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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Matthew Hopkins and Joe Ferritto from Augustine Classical Academy join Lovonia Mallory and Guy Schaffer to talked about their unique school based on a classical education. The Academy is located in Mechanicville NY.
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Robilee Mcintyre is a history buff and the artist behind Troy Bricks. She spoke with David Moore and Caelan McPherson on Hudson Mohawk Magazine about the Troy union rail station that was demolished in 1958.
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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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David Banks of the Troy DSA joins Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press in a discussion on the 2021 elections. Topics covered are corruption, three-way races, and what's in store for the newly Republican-controlled Troy City Council.
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Anna Scime is an internationally exhibited media artist whose latest project, Lake Sturgeons’ Guide for Surviving the Anthropocene, is an experimental work created from nine years of research and fieldwork collaborations with scientists working in biology, geology and ecology. Anna spoke with HMM's Carolyn Tennant about her work and her participation in the upcoming Ruderal Ecologies 2. Anna will present her work on the second day of the Ruderal Ecologies 2 conference which takes place...
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St. Rocco's Poetry Collective , in association with The Bookstore in Lenox, MA , is holding their annual marathon reading of "Midwinter Day", a book-length poem about the Town of Lenox, written all on one day, December 22, 1978. Poet Bernadette Mayer passed away in November so this reading will also be a celebration of her life and work. Moses Nagel spoke with Alexis Baghat, one of the founders of St. Rocco's about the event. The event will take place Saturday January 7, at the Lenox...
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The Hudson Mohawk Network Roaming Labor Correspondent, Willie Terry was in the street of Troy at the Sanctuary For Independent Media, “Spirit Of The Suffragettes” at Freedom Square. In this segment, you will hear from a special guest speaker from 1800, Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist, and Feminist (D. Collins) at the Freedom Festival in Troy on Saturday, June 8th.
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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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As the Climate Action Council prepares to vote on their Final Scoping Plan on Dec. 19, climate advocacy groups criticized last minute environmentally unsound proposals advanced by the fossil fuel industry. The groups said that the Council has so far refused to release a copy of the draft plan in apparent violation of the state's open meetings law. Bob Cohen of Citizen Action talks with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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Craig Gibson spoke with Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press (EP) about his group The Crow Patrol, community science projects with crows, the impact of crow roosts on cities, and what can be done (or not done) about them.
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Raven Halfmoon: Ancestors is currently on exhibit at Art Omi. It features six large-scale ceramic sculptures. Halfmoon’s monumental ceramic sculptures examine entanglements between past and present, sampling from an array of sources including graffiti, Caddo tattooing and mythology, and her own family history. HMM's Sina Basila Hickey traveled to Art Omi to speak with Halfmoon. See artomi.org/exhibitions/raven-halfmoon
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This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine on WOOC 105.3 FM, broadcast from The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY with H. Bosh Jr. and Guy Schaffer. Today, WOOC’s Mark Dunlea will be discussing the state of environmental issues - as they fare in the recently passed New York State Budget. Then, in the Triple-E segment, Education, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment, we’ll be speaking with ballet dancer, actress, and model Mahogany Akita. Afterwards, WOOC youth interns Traevon Vautrin and...
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The Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent, Willie Terry, attended the capital region labor organizations, Black History Month program entitled "Year of Return: A celebration of African ancestry," on Thursday, February 13, 2020. In this part one segment, he recorded remarks given by Terry Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and NYS AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer.
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WOOC correspondent Elizabeth Press spoke to Karin Krasevac-Lenz and Sam Mahoski from the Hart Cluett Museum about their new COVID 19 archive project and how you can get involved.
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Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is an author, lecturer, educator as well as the founder and Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. In this interview, she speaks with Hudson Mohawk Correspondent Petra Holler about how she first came upon the story of Matilda Joslyn Gage, the importance of this early suffragette's legacy, and how critical historical research can inform current women's rights and social justice movements. You can find out more about the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation at...
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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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As part of the Sanctuary for Independent Media's 2021 Uptown Summer program Youth Radio producer Remus Duggan spoke with intern and videographer Ian Justino about his passion for music, making films, and what it is he enjoys most about the Uptown Summer program. Hear more stories and view other content from this summer's Youth program on the Media Sanctuary's webpage www.mediasanctuary.org/project/uptown-summer/
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The Town of Poestenkill has been awarded $3.32 million in state funding to provide safe water to residents after the local water was contaminated with PFOA. The grant will cover 60% of the estimated cost associated with creating a second water district covering Algonquin Middle School and the surrounding area. State and county officials however are still not investigating the source of the water contamination. Poestenkill Town Board member Eric Wohlleber gives an update with Mark Dunlea for...
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On Friday, November 13th, Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent, Willie Terry, attended the zoom "Underground Railroad Educational Center Book Reads: Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Dubois." In this part-one of five segments, you will hear the study group discuss chapter 9, "The Price of Disaster" of the 746-page book. UREC Founders Paul and Mary Liz Steward moderate the discussion. Part 5.
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Gov. Hochul recently announced her support for a statewide ban on fossil fuels in new buildings in her State of the State address, simlar to what NYC just did. More than 90 advocates and state legislators gathered on Jan. 11 to demand that Hochul do more. We hear from lead sponsor assembly member Emily Gallagher; Sonal Jessel of WEACT; lead Senate sponsor Brian Kavanagh; assembly member Bobby Carrol; Bill Nowak of NY-GEO; and Avni Pravin of AGREE. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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On Thursday February 20th, plaintiffs in 8 states filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Defense for illegally incinerating massive stockpiles of fire fighting foam, which contains the incredibly toxic, forever-chemical PFAS. The Norlite Facility on Saratoga Street in Cohoes, New York is among the facilities chosen to accept and burn the PFAS materials. We speak now with Jane Williams of Sierra Club.
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After last week's heated debate on Troy's Sanctuary City status, Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Elizabeth Press sat down with council member David Bissember for a post-mortem.
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At a press conference held on August 26th, residents of Cohoes who live near the Norlite incinerator urged Albany County Executive Dan McCoy to sign the Albany County Clean Air Law. Joe Ritchie is a full-time university student who grew up at Saratoga Sites, the public housing complex next to Norlite. Chris Sevinsky holds a PhD in biochemistry and is raising four children with his wife, just under a mile from Norlite. Hear these residents discuss why they are urging County Executive Dan McCoy...
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In Part II of Health Watch, WOOC Host and Correspondent Lovonia Mallory interviews Dr. Akhilesh Sista the Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at NYU-Langone School of Medicine in Manhattan, New York. Dr Sista's clinical expertise lies in the medical and endovascular treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis. He has given >70 invited talks at international meetings on these topics and has served on national committees. He has authored or co-authored...
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The CHPE (Champlain Hudson Power Express) project would bring Canadian Hydropower to New York City using a cable routed along the Hudson River. Richard Webster, Legal Director of Riverkeeper, will be submitting comments opposing the project over climate, jobs, and environmental concerns by Feb. 7 to the Public Service Commission which has to decide whether to approve the project despite the announced support of Governor Hochul. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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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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On Saturday, December 30, 2022, Hudson Mohawk Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the "Swearing In Ceremony" of Troy City Councilman for District 2, Steven Figueroa, District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly, Troy City Court Judge Anne Coonrad, and Marc Pallozzi. The ceremony occurred at the Rensselaer County Courthouse, 80 2nd Street in Troy. In this Labor Segment, you will hear the swearing-in and remarks from Steven Figueroa and Mary Pat Donnelly.
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Since the "Meet the Candidates" event was canceled this year, Troy Neighborhood Action Council (TNAC) decided to host a candidate mingle for those who could still make the event. Hudson Mohawk Magazine's Elizabeth Press was there and spoke to the candidates in attendance and some community members about the upcoming elections. That last interview was with Marketa Edwards City Council candidate for District 6. The other candidates in attendance were D. Colin Charlestin from District 1,...
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Albany 518 SNUG is an anti-violence program run by Trinity Alliance aimed at reducing gun violence by using outreach workers to interrupt potentially violent situations. It mentors and directs youth into making better decisions that will aid in a healthy lifestyle. Justin Gaddy and Emerald Cancer-Jackson discuss the program with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Radio Network. 518 SNUG will hold a toy giveaway on Sat. Dec. 18 at 4:30 PM at 15 Trinity Place and 326 Clinton Ave.
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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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In this episode of Collegiate Perspectives Frank DiTommaso interviews Connor Schnapp. Connor is a fourth year chemical engineering student, and member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Men’s Lacrosse Team. The interview you will hear will go into detail about Connor and her teammate’s opinions about how RPI has dealt with the allowance of Spring Sports due to the pandemic outbreak.
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Troy's City Council held its first public safety meeting for this council. A couple of Troy residents sent a letter to the public safety committee before the meeting. This letter was used as a backbone of the discussion on body cameras and LRADs with police chief Dan DeWolf. Elizabeth Press interviews Angela Beallor, one of the authors of the letter, about her concerns with these technologies being added to the Troy Police Department.
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A new exhibit at NY Folklore in Schenectady features about 30 art quilts by Beth Taylor. Beth talks about her love of quilting, her efforts to help reduce divides between people, and how her work is inspired in part by her family's creative tradition in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The exhibit opens Thursday 11/10, and runs through March. For details, see nyfolklore.org. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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Corey Aldrich, founder of Electric City Couture, sat down with WOOC producer Melissa Bromley to preview "Synthesis." a fashion show. The show features the work of local designer Davion Brink. Saturday, 10/20 7:30PM at 351 Hudson Avenue in Albany.
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On February 14, Upstate Drone Action will hold a Valentine's Day protest at the Hancock Airforce base outside of Syracuse. We discuss with John Amidon of Veterans for Peace about why peace groups are bringing this message of love. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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The coronavirus pandemic has hit people living with disabilities hard -- from the effects of social isolation to the ability to retain employment. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey talked with President and CEO of New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) Maureen O'Brien about her work supporting people living with disabilities during this time.
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Rensselaer County and Troy City historian Kathy Sheehan joined Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press for an interview about women in the area that we should not forget. Some people they discussed are Caroline Gilkey Rogers, Amanda Cluett, Julia Blanche Stover Clum, Beulah Baily Thull, and more.
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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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Hudson Mohawk Magazine hosts Lovonia Mallory and Guy Schaffer spoke with RPI professors Dr. James Malazita And Dr. Christopher Tozzi about their work.
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On Tuesday, February 2nd, the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy hosted a virtual discussion entitled, “A Not So Peaceful Transition of Power: Making Sense of the January 6th Attack on the Capitol.” UAlbany faculty experts weighed in on the significance of the historic event and examined the short-term and long-term consequences. Featured Panelists: Tim Weaver, Associate Professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Jose Cruz,...
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HMM Correspondent Sophia Cahillane interviews Dr. Maureen Hannah about her work in Psychology and being a woman in that field. If you want to learn more about this series, check out Sophia Cahillane’s People Power page on the Sanctuary’s website. ( www.mediasanctuary.org/peoplepower/sophia-cahillane/ )
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Dr. Christine Daniels is currently working in a biopharmaceutical space to develop gene therapy. HMM correspondent Eunice Jeong spoke with Dr. Daniels about medicine accessibility and under prescription relating to medical ethics. While a lot of people are in need of medicine in a time like this, underprescription issues continue based on assumptions and stereotypes.
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A bill that would decriminalize psilocybin, the naturally occurring substance found in "magic mushrooms" is pending in the state legislature. Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with the bill's sponsor, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, about her bill, why she introduced it, what it would do, and what opposition it might face. Rosenthal is a panelist for New York State's first public gathering to discuss the legalization of psilocybin hosted by the Sanctuary for...
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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 Washingon in June, 5 decades after Dr. Martin Luther King's Poor People's March on Mother's Day in 1968 shortly after his assassination. She discusses the fight against injustice with Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.
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On November 15, 2021, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, "Celebration of Strong Community Event." They honor Deacon Jerry and Elvira Ford for their determination and care of our underserved youth. Jerry and Elvira founded "Team H.E.R.O. – Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunities" in 2008. Team H.E.R.O.'s mission is to support black and brown children and young adults in South...
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This week's TripleEs segment Education Empowerment Entrepreneurship features Tatiana Cunningham, sponsor of this years CNYS Black Expo recapping that historic event.
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HMM Correspondent Chris Scully was down in NYC on Tuesday acting up with Extinction Rebellion and got the chance to sit down with Tew, Mar, and Xander, members of intentional communities in Virginia who traveled to NYC to take part in the Extinction Rebellion protests. They discuss living in community, and the importance of activism and building networks for change.
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Hugh Johnson is giving a talk on Climate Peril on Monday, February 28 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Church in Albany, and everyone is welcome. He came on the show to give us a teaser of what we can expect at the talk.
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Minerva Hernández Trejo is a transdisciplinary artist. Her work revolves around collective memory, the relationship between body, technology, science, poetry and vitality. She will be leading the virtual healing event Digital Ofrenda / Altar with the new moon on March 3 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. She spoke with Sina Basila Hickey to talk about why this work is valuable and what participants might expect. Register for the event at MediaSanctuary.org/events
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Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry covered the event, "Foster Can: Can over Can't! Every Time." Foster Can, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization seeking to bridge current foster care youth and alumni in transition to resources to help them. This event took place at the Oakwood Community Center in Troy. In this labor segment by Willie, he spoke to Carrie Relf, CEO of Foster Can, Inc, about the importance of Foster Care in the Troy Community.
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