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The Hudson Mohawk Magazine is a locally-produced nightly news hour that provides sanctuary for the discussion of a wide range of topics, scaling from the global to the hyper-local. The show is broadcast on WOOC 105.3 FM, The Sanctuary for Independent Media's low-power radio station based in Troy, NY. With the support of people like you, the Sanctuary uses art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.
 
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This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, broadcasting from the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. Today, we start off with an interview about the slow progress in the City of Troy on police reform. For our peace bucket, we talk with Paul Rehm about the effort to get President Biden to finally shut down the prison at Guantanamo BayWe have an up…
 
“Each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.” That’s the language of recently passed state senate bill S528 to amend the New York state Constitution. It’s also known as the “environmental bill of rights” or the "green amendment." To talk about what this amendment means, HMM's Alexis Goldsmith was joined by th…
 
Siena College Research Institute conducts periodic polls on issues of the day, and each MLK Jr. Day for the past decade, the Institute has asked New Yorkers how they feel about race relations in New York. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Steve Greenberg, a pollster with Siena, about the latest poll results. This is part 1 of a two part in…
 
The Schenectady, Albany and Troy chapters of the NAACP have joined efforts to host a virtual Town Hall Forum on January 21, 2021 at 6PM. The topic of the Town Hall discussion will be “Aftermath of the Insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.”Invited panelists are elected officials on the Federal, State, and local levels, an attorney, repr…
 
This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, broadcasting on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy and WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady, from the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. Catherine Rafferty talks with Jason Andrew, a freelance photographer, about tips on covering nationwide protests initiated by Trump supporters. Corinne Carey speaks with capital region educ…
 
Nearly 20 decades after they were first imprisoned by the US afer 9/11, 40 men still remain in custody at Guantanamo Bay. Many have not been charged and others were cleared for release almost a decade ago. We discuss with Paul Rehm (kprehm@aol.com) of Upper Hudson Peace Action and Witness Against Torture the effort to convince Joe Biden to finally …
 
The NYS Senate recently passed Senate Bill S528 to amend the State constitution by add an "Environmental Bill of Rights." The lead sponsor of the bill, State Senator Robert Jackson, joined HMM's Alexis Goldsmith to discuss this historic bill.Outro: You just heard State senator Robert Jackson discussing state senate bill S528, also known as the "Env…
 
Unlike other area municipalities, Mayor Madden of the City of Troy has not yet appointed a committee to implement the Governor's Executive Order for local governments to review local police performance. We talk with Jamie Crouse, a member of the Reimagine Troy Community Justice Work Group appointed by the Troy City Council, about the lack of progre…
 
The U.S. House of Representatives adopted new rules in December 2020 to govern its own house proceedings, including a rule requiring the use of gender-neutral language when referring to house business. GOP leadership wasted no time trashing the rule as absurd and creating an uproar on social media that riled up conservatives. HMM correspondent Cori…
 
The U.S. House of Representatives adopted new rules in December 2020 to govern its own house proceedings, including a rule requiring the use of gender-neutral language when referring to house business. GOP leadership wasted no time trashing the rule as absurd and creating an uproar on social media that riled up conservatives. HMM correspondent Cori…
 
"It's makin me sick, it stinks. That's toxic... they shouldn't be there or we shouldn't be here."A fire broke out at the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator in Cohoes on Monday. This is the second fire at the facility since February of 2020. A plume of black smoke could be seen from 787.WAMC spoke with Fire Chief Joseph Fahd and reported the fire w…
 
2021 could be the year that New York State legalizes marijuana for non-medical adult use. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Drug Policy Alliance New York State director Melissa Moore about what a justice approach to legalization would look like. In this extended interview, Moore addresses opponents concerns.…
 
Hello Capital Region! This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy and WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady broadcasting from The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy. Today, on the Hudson Mohawk Magazine,Lexis Figuereo from All Of Us speaks with HMM's Elizabeth Press about his activism---they discuss white supremacy, police bias and his a…
 
The Albany Times Union reported on January 12 that Rensselaer County Republicans are asking supporters to switch their voter registration to the Working Families Party "in an effort to help the re-election efforts of Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin in his November 2021 bid for re-election. RenCo Working Families Party leader Phil Markh…
 
HMM's Catherine Rafferty speaks with Jason Andrew, a freelance photographer who covered the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th for the New York Times. Jason talks about how he prepared for his assignment and recounts the events that day. He also offers tips for young journalists looking to cover protests and riots ahead of the inauguration o…
 
HMM producer Natalie Meltzer speaks with Alicia Bell, Organizing Manager at Free Press and Director of Media 2070, a project that calls on the media to make reparations for their participation in state violence against Black people. They discuss the media’s role in perpetuating anti-Black racism throughout American history, what reparations might l…
 
This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy, WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady, WOOA-LP 106.9 FM Albany, and WCAA-LP 107.3 FM Albany., broadcasting from the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. Tonight we begin with an interview with Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What it is and How to End It. He weighs in on the recent in…
 
HMM's Erika Diggs and Justin Romero speak with Luz Marquez-Benbow: Black Boricua survivor of child sexual abuse, incest and rape, founder of Aya Rising : Truth Telling Project, and founding member of Troy4BlackLives. Luz is one of the organizers of the Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”https://www.mediasanctuary.org/event/memorial-altar/The M…
 
RADIO SCRIPT:Now we go to HMM's Catherine Rafferty with part two of her conversation with Rose Mitchell-Tenerowicz about the impact she hopes to have as a midwife in the Capital Region.About Birth Justice:Birth Justice features interviews with birth workers, birthing people and activists around the topics of advocacy, equity, autonomy, and respect …
 
Last month, Administrative Law Judge James McClymonds sided with the state on the question of permits that would allow BioHiTech to build a massive waste-to-energy facility on the Hudson River. Judge McClymonds ruled that the company’s special use permit has lapsed and BioHiTech will need to reapply. The controversial special use permit, which woul…
 
Science is inextricably tied to our lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, which makes scientific literacy and access to scientific resources vital to strengthening a community. Scientific Knowledge is Power is a podcast series in which we will discuss how the Nature Lab seeks to make scientific knowledge accessible and empowering throu…
 
Shane Burley is a freelance journalist, organizer, activist. and the author of Fascism Today: What it is and How to End It. He speaks about the rise of the far right and fascism in the US, the January 6th siege on the US Capitol, the current political moment, and what we can all do to effectively fight the rise of these dangerous movements.…
 
This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, broadcasting from the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. I’m Andrea Cunliffe.Host 2: And I’m Mark Dunlea. Today, we start off with Andrea talking to Congressman Paul Tonko about the riot at the Capitol on January 6.Then, we get a story on the Campaign for Parole Justice.And later on, midwives are the su…
 
TeAna Taylor, who has been advocating for clemency for her dad, recently joined the team at Release Aging People in Prison (or RAPP) as their brand new Policy and Communications Associate. She spoke to Hudson Mohawk Magazine's Elizabeth Press about the launch of the People's Campaign for Parole Justice 2021 and how the uptick in COVID-19 cases and …
 
As Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers a series of State of the State addresses, HMM correspondent Corinne Carey spoke with Jennifer Wilson, Deputy Director of the League of Women Voters of New York State about the agenda she's laid out for 2021 and the League's own legislative priorities. Jennifer talks about expanding access to voting and redistrictin…
 
We talk to V.W. Stebbins, a local author of a new science fiction book The Linkage. Humanity is a new civilization based on merit on a new world, Huron, determined not to make the same environmental mistakes that harmed Earth, which it still trades with, including sending it Huron’s waste product. The rules of merit that guide civilization reward i…
 
ello Capital Region! This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, broadcasting on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy and WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady, from the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY. Tonight, we start off by hearing from Assemblymember Phil Steck about his reaction to Governor Cuomo's State of the State, reported on by Mark DunleaThen Paul Smart rep…
 
RADIO SCRIPT:Now we go to HMM's Catherine Rafferty with another episode of Birth Justice. She is joined by Rose Mitchell-Tenerowicz, midwifery student & birth justice advocate from Albany. Today, Rose tells the story of her birth work journey and talks about her personal ethos on birth. About Birth Justice:Birth Justice features interviews with bir…
 
Jamaica Miles spoke to Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Elizabeth Press about the significance of white nationalists storming the Capitol in DC, the underreported story of police brutality that happened at the New York State Capitol on January 6 and the community response action taking place on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Albany, and more.…
 
WOOC Roaming Labor Correspondent, Willie Terry, spoke to Political Activist, Organizer and Educator Tom Ellis about the history of the Martin Luther King Jr Labor and Community Holiday Celebration in the Capital Region. He also spoke to him about the 2021 Martin Luther King Event that will take place on January 18, on Zoom hosted by The Sanctuary f…
 
WOOC Roaming Labor Correspondent, Willie Terry, spoke to Political Activist, Organizer and Educator Tom Ellis about the history of the Martin Luther King Jr Labor and Community Holiday Celebration in the Capital Region. He also spoke to him about the 2021 Martin L King Event that will take place on January 18, on Zoom hosted by The Sanctuary for In…
 
This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy, WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady, WOOA-LP 106.9 FM Albany, and WCAA-LP 107.3 FM Albany, broadcasting from The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.Today Mark Dunlea talks with Peter LaVenia about the Green Party agenda for 2021.Then, we go to the Housing Justice Press Conference that wa…
 
Four members of the Eviction Defense Coalition were in Troy City Court on Monday to plead on trespassing charges related an eviction defense action. The case is related to a tenant of lawyer and landlord Michael Ginsberg. The Eviction Defense Coalition says the tenant was illegally evicted by having her locks changed. The tenant is a single Black m…
 
At a hearing on Monday morning, three of four members of the Troy Eviction Defense Coalition, nicknamed the "Ginsberg Four", pled guilty to trespassing charges incurred during a protest of what they say was an illegal eviction of a young Black mother in Troy. These protestors also were slapped with an Order of Protection from the landlord involved …
 
On Monday January 11 Governor Cuomo delivered the annual State of the State address. We talk with Peter LaVenia, co-chair of the Green Party of New York, about their vision for 2021, including the Green New Deal, Tax the Rich, Single Payer Health Care, and marijuana legalization. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.…
 
Social Ecology is a philosophical outlook which asserts that ecological problems arise from social problems -- and therefore ecological problems cannot be resolved without addressing problems within society. Blair Taylor from the Institute for Social Ecology speaks with HMM's Natalie Meltzer about how this philosophy has informed social movements b…
 
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