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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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Elizabeth Press sat down with Clyanna Lightbourn from Citizen Action to discuss bail reform in New York State.
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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 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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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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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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Experiences with immigration enforcement during childhood have long-standing socio-emotional impacts in adulthood, but what is the nature of those experiences that make the difference? 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. Moses Nagel spoke to the...
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Media Club students connect with Amani O+ and Akiva, local organizers with Troy 4 Black Lives.
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Sean Collins, representative and organizer of the SEIU 200, talks on the problems that have been made clearer due to the pandemic on college campuses. Not only do professors have issues with unemployment, but other members of the staff on campus. With Media Sanctuary intern Alexx Weihrich.
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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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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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The Prospect Park Disc Golf Course opened in Troy in August of 2020 after a group of disc golf enthusiasts gathered signatures, raised funds, and petitioned the city for a permit. Today, dozens of disc golfers flock to the course in all kinds of weather to play. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Sam Wechsler and Jeff Daniels (pictured here)-- two disc golfers who worked to get the course up and running -- as well as disc golfers out on the course. Carey also spoke with the founder and...
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Cafe Euphoria: A Trans- Worker Owned Community Space in Troy is now open. WOOC producer Elizabeth Press went down to 225 River Street to check out the new community spot, have breakfast and chat with some of the collective members and customers.
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Welcome to the Birth Justice podcast where we interview birth workers, birthing people and activists around the topics of advocacy, equity, autonomy, and respect in childbearing and reproductive care. Today we’re talking to Jennifer Scott, certified nurse midwife from Canandaigua, N.Y., about her work as a home birth midwife with the Mennonite community in western New York and the impacts of the pandemic on her practice. Interview by Catherine Rafferty. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Scott.
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For over two months, the Rensselaer County Public Health Director has ignored the request of Rensselaer residents to investigate the public health threats posed by the Dunn Landfill. On December 15, 2021, Rensselaer Environmental Coalition’s attorney, Colleen Pierson, sent a formal complaint to the Public Health Director, calling for the director to exercise her legal authority under the state Public Health Law to investigate the Dunn Landfill. Pierson talks about the situation with Mark...
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Sean Sweeney of CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, and head ofTrade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED), discusses his new article in the New Labor Forum on Why Renewable Energy Companies are Not Climate Warriers. He discusses the continued expansion of energy use; the need for public power; and the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network. For links to Sweeney's many articles, see unionsforenergydemocracy.org/sean-sweeney-writings-and-media/ .
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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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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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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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HMM Producer Lizzy Kramer speaks with artist Eugene O'Neill about his mural in Downtown Troy on the YWCA center, the role of public art in the capital region, as well as art in his personal life. Cover Photo by Elshaddai Vanhoesen
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Today we have Rensselaer County Historian, Kathy Sheehan, here with us to discuss the Historical Society’s campaign to purchase a priceless portrait from Troy’s past. Then, we’ll hear an interview with Rutgers University students Mariah Pierce and Anthony Tullio. They traveled with their Rutgers mentor Adam Staats and artist Jonna McKone to study biographic zine-making with photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Afterwards, we’ll hear from Denise...
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The history and architecture of Troy, NY fit perfectly with the time period and setting of The Gilded Age, the 1880’s in NYC. Troy was one of the biggest cities in the country in the mid 1800’s and many of those Gilded Age mansions and buildings still exist. HMM spoke with “The Gilded Age” casting directors, Grant Wilfley Casting Inc., to learn about this production and their call for extras. www.gwcionlocation.com/blog/2021/3/17/casting-troy-ny-locals-for-the-gilded-age
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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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In this segment, you will hear from Hudson Mohawk Magazine Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry on his part 3 report on, "The Radical King." You will hear his commentary and 1997 audio clips of Dr. King talking about the Vietnam War and its effects on racism and poverty.
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HMM's Mark Dunlea speaks with Grace Nichols of Save the Pinebush. They talk about recent clearcutting, which allegedly had not yet passed environmental review, in the Pinebush. Crossgates Mall is attempting to clear the area to put in a Costco, as well as additional development including a gas station, townhouses, and parking spaces.
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Pammy Jackson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Psychedelic Sisterhood, a community-based womxn-led organization dedicated to creating a sacred space for womxn and gender non-conforming persons to rediscover their relationship to the cosmos and the divine feminine through psychedelics. Pammy talked to HMM about her experience with psilocybin. She is one of the panelist of our event on 4/19 Ending the Prohibition of the Mind: A Mushroom Symposium. Interview by: Aileen Javier
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Clemency is a way to give a person convicted of a criminal offense relief from a sentence. This is usually done by reducing an individual’s sentence or waiving future consequences from a conviction. Byron Russ joined Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press from Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY to talk about his rehabilitation process as well as his case for clemency.
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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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October 12 is the deadline for New Yorkers to register to vote in the November 6 general election. Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Jennifer Wilson, the legislative director of the League of Women Voters of New York State, about the League’s Voter Guide, hot off the press and ready for voters to consult to find out about candidates running for office.
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To monitor the eel numbers and to get the community engaged with the health of the waterways, the DEC casts out special nets every spring which are designed to catch "nothing bigger than a pencil." Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Sina Basila Hickey observed an early May sampling of eels led by Sarah Mount, Science Educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Special thanks to Garrett McCarey, a volunteer at The Sanctuary's Nature Lab
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WOOC correspondent Imani Taylor sat down with fellow correspondent H Bosh Jr. to find out more about his company Made Too Believe and his work as an Overcoming Adversity Specialist.
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We hear from Canadian new media artist Maria Michails, and talk about sculpture, digital media, engineering and the sciences, among other things. www.mediasanctuary.org
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According to the CDC, six in ten Americans live with at least one type of chronic disease and four in ten suffer from two or more. HMM producer Jody Cowan spoke with a good humored, but terribly afflicted Albany resident Wendy Gilbert about living with chronic illness. More info on chronic illness can be found at CDC.gov and also @creaky_joints on instagram
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Makyyla Holland, a 23-year-old transgender Broome County resident sues Broome County, the Broome County’s Sheriff, and officials at Broome County Jail for the abuses she suffered while in custody. Elizabeth Press spoke to two of her lawyers,  Bobby Hodgson from NYCLU and Shayna Medley from the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. First, we hear from Makyyla Holland in her own words.
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This November, Heartspace Yoga is offering by-donation gentle yoga classes at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Teachers Nikki Rogers and Diane Simpson spoke with WOOC Correspondent Melissa Bromley to tell us more.
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"Dreamhop" is how Elena Cruz-Allen, aka Triya Love, defines her music style. Gabe Cruz-Allen spoke with Elena in Albany, New York about her upcoming album release, 'Mon Mari,' her creative process, the inspiration behind her music, and her goals as a local musician living in the Capital Region of New York State. 'Mon Mari' will be released on May 14, 2021.
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Emmy award winning editor, filmmaker, educator, and Arts and Education Coordinator at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Branda Miller joined HMM live on-air to talk about her film Witness to the Future twenty-five years after its release. “Witness to the Future” is an experimental documentary video project about individuals who have been transformed from so called “ordinary” citizens into activists who struggle for environmental and social change. This film is a part of the North...
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On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Jamaica Miles appeared in court and was hoping that the charges against her related to a July 2021 protest would be dropped. They weren't. She joined Elizabeth Press to discuss this and more. (outro)The next hearing called the Clayton hearing is scheduled for January 20 at 1:30 p.m.
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Developer Kevin Vandenburgh is proposing a multi-family development on the Troy's last waterfront forest, a ten acre site located in Lansingburgh, plus another 1.3 acres located in Pleasantdale. The site is of cultural and archeological significance to Indigneous peoples of New York. Vandenburgh recently gave a presentation to the Troy City Planning Commission, an appointed group of Troy citizens. Vandenburgh is seeking to rezone the area, which is currently zoned as single-family, to...
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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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Today we are discussing progressive taxation with SUNY Albany historian, Larry Wittner. Then, in his section on Education, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship, H. Bosh Jr. will be speaking with Saratoga-based chanteuse, Jenny Marie. Afterwards, Troy High School student Diamond Owens sits down with Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. And later on, in Labor Talk, Willie Terry brings you updates from the American Federation of Government Employees’ Fight Back Rally for Workers and Union Rights. And then...
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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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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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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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Correspondent Willie Terry attended the Shades of Cocoa "Cocoa Given Families and Friend Dinner" at the Oakwood Community Center in Troy, NY. Shades of Cocoa is an organization that seeks to inspire Black and Brown girls to have high self-esteem. In this community segment, you will hear his interview with Shades of Cocoa Founder Debra Garrett and others about the need for such an organization.
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The 'All-Electric Building Act” (S6843A/A8431) would ban gas hookups in new construction in New York starting in 2024. Governor Hochul agrees with the goals but wants a 2027 deadline. Anne Rabe of NYPIRG explains why the shorter timeline is so critical to the climate action effort. With Mark Dunlea with Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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Dennis Kitchen, a licensed mental health councilor in NY State, created The LEnS, a mental health agency, in the image of a church to approach psychotherapy with evidence based processes to increase wellbeing and reduced suffering, anxiety, panic, and depression. Kitchen spoke with HMM's Andrea Cunliffe about psilocybin and the treatment of mental conditions by verbal communication and interaction. The LEnS is a co-sponsor of the upcoming event "Ending the Prohibition of the Mind: A...
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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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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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In this episode of College Perspectives, Frank DiTommaso interviews Elizabeth Brady. Elizabeth is a fifth year MBA student, and second year captain of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Woman’s Lacrosse Team. They talk about how the Woman's Lacrosse team feels about RPI's administration and how they dealt with the allowance of Spring Sports due to the pandemic outbreak.
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Jesse Marshall of Extinction Rebellion Capital Region talks about the movement's origins, goals, and principles.
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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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Voters in NYS will decide on 5 ballot propositions this November. #1 is Legislative Redistricting; #2 Environmental Rights #3 Same-Day Voter Registration #4 No-excuse Absentee Voting #5 Raise NYC Civil Court Limits. Susan Lerner of Common Cause and Blair Horner of NYPIRG discuss why their groups recommend a yes vote on all five. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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Troy Prep High School student Madison interviews Sheila about her ideal career choice and how to determine one's future. This segment is part of the Sanctuary's Youth MEDIA Club.
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Social Problems, Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Caitlyn Parsons speaks with Cassidy McCabe about current issue of conversion therapy in the US as part 2 of a 2 part series.
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Garrett McCarey is passionate about eels. He spoke with fellow HMM producer Sina Basila Hickey about the experience of eel sampling in the Poestenkill and about the wind turbine project that is putting their migratory safety at risk.
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Lovonia Mallory has another segment of Drop the Mic with Alton Bear Acker. He started working with wood when he was about ten years old, when his furniture maker grandfather and his carpenter father taught him both crafts. In the mid-seventies his woodworking entered another phase: stringed instrument making. Since he played left-handed, and since there's always a lack of left handed instruments, he started making his own. The first one was a five-string banjo, in 1977. Alton is the executive...
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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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Community groups, along with NYS Assembly member John McDonald, held a news conference Friday, January 21 in front of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) office in Albany. They urged the DEC to immediately require the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator to stop mixing toxic ash into its aggregate product, which Norlite sells to the construction industry. Changes made by DEC to Norlite’s exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) prohibit such use of the...
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Burglar for Peace is the story of the Catholic Left during the late 60s to early 70s as it organized nonviolent direct action protests during the Vietnam War. Its author, Ted Glick, served 11 months in prison for his role in destroying draft records in Rochester NY. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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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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Back in 2021, when Mr. Giovanone purchased Lakeview Mobile Home Park, residents feared that his plans to expand the neighboring boat storage would put their homes at risk and displace them. Angela Kaufman, a resident of Lakeview Mobile Home Park who has been outspoken about changes in the park, has been served with an eviction letter from the park's owner. Now she faces an eviction process which she feels is the landlord's way to avoid the legal stipend for displaced residents when the park...
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Hana van der Kolk and Greg Talamini from Troy Bike Rescue speak to Dasha Serdyuk about Troy Bike Rescue. Troy Bike Rescue strives to make our community more eco-friendly and sustainable by recycling old, used bicycles!
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Hudson Mohawk Magazine hosts Francis Magai and JP speak with poet and peace activist Dan Wilcox.
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HMM producer Anna Steltenkamp speaks again with Heather Bruegl, the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of the Mohican Nation. Heather continues her discussion of the cultural significance of Papscanee Island and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s efforts to protect their sacred lands. Papscanee Island is located in the Hudson River, the Mahhicannituck, just south of Albany, New York. National Grid’s proposed E-37 natural gas pipeline threatens to negatively...
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This episode of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine features Howie Hawkins, local brewing, and immigration.
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On November 06, 2021, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the "Albany, Capital Region Global Day Rally for Climate Justice." The rally supported the Global Day of Action worldwide, calling for Mandatory Emissions Cuts; Climate Debt Reparations for developing countries; Climate Jobs; and a Just Transition. In this labor segment, you will hear views from participants on the importance of Climate Justice. Part 2.
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HMM correspondent Mikaela Clark-Gardner spoke with Bhawin Suchak about his teaching philosophy and experience at the Free School in Albany, NY that focuses on giving students more voice and agency within their education. Bhawin also discusses his experience as a Program Director at Youth FX, a non-profit that aims to empower youth by giving them space, and resources to develop videography and storytelling skills.
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The Albany Branch of Capital District DSA is organizing to help the Albany community with several mutual aid and political engagement initiatives. Aria Winter Johnson, cochair of the Albany Branch, spoke with HMM's Alexis Goldsmith about the DSA's efforts and her personal philosphy of mutual aid. Find the Capital District DSA at facebook.com/capitaldistrictdsa
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With 5% of Public Housing and Section 8 families loosing their jobs and with a backlog of 1200 non-emergency repairs, Steve Longo, Executive Director of Albany Public Housing, explains how CARES HUD funding is helping families who lost their income, with Michele Maserjian Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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Joe Ritchie sits down with Brian Wheeler of Saratoga Sites. He has lived his whole life in the apartment complex. Brian, who is fifteen, shares his thoughts on growing up next to this incinerator and what it might mean if his family has to relocate.
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Renée Powell, president of the NAACP Troy, New York branch discussed the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organization's work and priorities with HMM correspondent Corinne Carey.
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Ralph Eenokian [a-noke-in] an Armenian and a long time member of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan, spoke about the Armenian Genocide monument in Troy Monument Park and history of the Armenian Genocide. With Michele Maserjian for the Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
Topics: Civic Education & Government, Education, International, Peace, Social Justice & Activism,...