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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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HMM correspondent, Michele Maserjian, speaks with Joyce Love, City of Albany, Common Council Member for Ward 3. Ms Love talks about managing thru the coronavirus pandemic and senior services. City of Albany COVID-19 Resource information can be found at www.albanyny.org
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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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Elizabeth Press sat down with Clyanna Lightbourn from Citizen Action to discuss bail reform in New York State.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Larry Becker speaks with Tyshaun Goldston of Hittaz Boxing Club.
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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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Lights Out Norlite held a news conference on April 20 to release data from the NYS Department of Health’s cancer registry showing significantly elevated lung cancer incidence in the areas downwind of Norlite’s operations in Cohoes, which is also the area where Norlite’s carcinogenic dust is distributed. We hear from New York biochemist and cancer researcher Chris Sevinsky, PhD, who lives a mile from Norlite.
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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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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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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 correspondent Corinne Carey talked to Larry Russo, owner of the Pig Pit BBQ in Cohoes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his restaurant, his new limited-edition menu offering of smoked Thanksgiving turkeys, and Cohoes' Wing Wars.
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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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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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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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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 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 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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Many an Elks Club lodge around the country is no doubt still all white and all male, with some lodges refusing to comply with civil rights laws even into the 21st century. Yet the Saratoga Wilton Lodge #161 just named a Black woman, civic leader Dora Lee Stanley, as its Exalted Ruler. Our next guest is Kendall X. Hicks, Exalted Leader at Frederick William Allen Lodge on Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs, who was also just named to the number two spot, Esteemed Leading Knight, in Saratoga...
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In this installment of our coverage of the Troy elections, Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Elizabeth Press sat down with Troy City Council District 2 Conservative Party candidate Kim Ashe-McPherson.
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Activist Tom Ellis speaks with Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Steve Pierce about developments around the Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer.
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Jill McLellen from Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) and Carolyn Polikarpus from Transformative in-Prison Workgroup (TPW) talk with HMM's Andrea Cunliffe about the work of their organizations and volunteers who bring education and rehabilitation to those in prison. They speak about the opportunities available for incarcerated people to transform their lives, the support given to those who participate in these programs, and about the transformative and healing power of community-based...
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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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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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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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Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Dan Phiffer interviews his co-workers Gina Kim and Allen Tan regarding their work at the ACLU, and several projects they have worked on recently.
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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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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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HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Emily Menn, candidate for Troy City Council in District 4. Emily shared her thoughts about development in the city, who she looks to for guidance, and where she stands on some of Troy's most pressing issues. This interview is part of HMM's Election Watch 2021 Series.
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A recent study has explored the dynamics of enforcement that shape children’s lives over time. The research, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, used in-depth interviews with young adults who were minors in the mid-2000s to draw conclusions and then policy implications. This study at UAlbany, was conducted in an unusual way- incorporating the work of undergraduate students along with professors and graduate students. Moses Nagel spoke to some of the researchers.
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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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In this segment of Reclaiming History, Lovonia Mallory interviews Pastor Robert of Faith Deliverance Tabernacle, Schenectady. Pastor Robert will be hosting the annual March for Jesus, an event to celebrate Jesus and bring peace and love to the City of Schenectady on Saturday July 31, 2021 at 12:30 in the afternoon. It will take place at Jerry Burrell Park, in Hamilton Hill. To find out more about this event visit www.fdtchurch.com or contact Pastor Gewan Robert at : (518) 322-6511. The church...
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Once, Troy was bereft of taco joints; now, as the Times Union has said, the city is awash in them. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey, avid taco fan, visited Street Taco VII to sample the Mexican fusion menu with Cajun and Creole flavors, and spoke with owner Monica Simon about opening during the pandemic, how food is an expression of culture, and what's hot on the menu. For more information, visit www.streettacovii.com.
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Over the past few years, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs has undergone a major structural renovation, launched a YouTube, and begun to implement several proactive community outreach programs. WOOC correspondent Aaron Pedinotti recent sat down with the marketing manager and community outreach coordinator of this nonprofit organization and Capital Region cultural landmark, and talked to them about these initiatives.
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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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Dr. Francis Coughlin is an E.R. doctor working in Troy as well as Western Massachusetts. He spoke with Correspondent Melissa Bromley about what it's like inside the hospitals right now.
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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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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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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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At the public hearing on September 14 to evaluate the current workforce challenges of the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled service delivery system, BJ Stasio, a self-advocate representing the Self-Advocacy Association, was a notable speaker. BJ spoke from his own experience as someone who is not able to get the proper assistance for his needs. At the end you can hear questions from Senators John W. Mannion, Mike Martucci, Shelley Mayer, and John E. Brooks. This is an edited version of...
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Jonathan Segol and Intaba Liff-Anderson join us to talk about Sanctuary Kitchen. Jonathan and Intaba are regular volunteers in the sanctuary kitchen, our community kitchen at the sanctuary for independent media. Jonathan began cooking in college in student run dining halls. He has been cooking for kitchen sanctuary for a number of years, for visiting artists, the crew, and of course the community. Intaba is a graduate of AnneMarie Colbin’s Natural Gourmet cooking school and has been cooking...
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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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Jerry Ford sat down with HMM Correspondent Erika Diggs and spoke about justice. The main focus point was the MLK celebration that was held at the sanctuary just last week. Jerry Ford has a non profit organization that helps inner city children find their way. This is part 1 of a 2 part segment.
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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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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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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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Avishai Shalom Afek, from the Psychedelic Society of Western NY, speaks with HMM correspondent Sarah Abraham about the benefits of legalizing drugs, like psylocibin, and why harm reduction plays a big part in receiving the complete psychological benefits of these drugs. The Psychedelic Society of Western NY, is one of the co-sponsors of the upcoming Ending the Prohibition of the Mind: A Mushroom Symposium on April 19 at 7pm. To register for the event, go to our website mediasanctuary.org/events
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This episode of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine features Howie Hawkins, local brewing, and immigration.
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Hudson Mohawk Magazine hosts Francis Magai and JP speak with poet and peace activist Dan Wilcox.
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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.
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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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In this week's Tonko Tuesday Update, Lukas Weber interviews Slava Rar, an environmentally focused Democrat who will be running against Paul Tonko next spring. Slava discusses his background in politics, the goals for his campaign, and more.
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Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Sally Becker touches upon some of SUNY's COVID Guidelines for the upcoming semester and talks with her friend and fellow SUNY Oswego student Daniel Hosannah about COVID on campus, online classes and more.
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Jason Micare is owner of Generation Axe Throwing, located at 90 Fuller Road Albany NY 12205. According their website “it is all about throwing axes and creating smiles !” Their Axe Masters will help groups, and corporate events get into the fun. They also have leagues for youth and adults.
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Reclaiming History, Stories
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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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Yolissa Richardson interviewed Dr. Alice Green for her series ‘Crowned.‘ Alice Green is a member of the board of directors of the New York State Defenders Association, founder of the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, and worked as a prison volunteer for over 20 years. This interview discussed the topics of recurring issues faced by minority groups and the law system as well as the mental health state of prisoners and how prison facilities are at fault for their mental...
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More than 500 groups recently called on US and Canadian political leaders to reject carbon capture and storage as a false solution to the climate crisis. Carroll Muffett, President of the Center for International Environmental Law, outlines the many problems with carbon capture technology, which is largely designed to allow for the continued burning of fossil fuels. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
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It has been more than four years since Troy Police officer Randall French shot and killed Edson Thevenin in Troy, NY. His family is still fighting for justice with an open civil lawsuit. On Tuesday, June 30 Edson Thevenin would have been 42 years old. WOOC correspondent Elizabeth Press spoke with Edson Thevenin's twelve-year-old son, Zamir Thevenin. Here is Zamir's first interview ever. There is a Go Fund Me Campaign for Edson's family that can be found here: gf.me/u/x58un4 .
Topics: Civic Education & Government, Peace, Social Justice & Activism, Stories, Youth Voices