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Traevon Vautrin: The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s prodigy

Published: 02/07/2018

Publication: The Alt

Eleven-year-old Traevon “Trae” Vautrin is a very busy intern. In the downstairs studio of The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, he darts from the printer to the couch to the computer. He’s meant to be on the …

Protesters in Troy push for changes in wake of AG’s report on fatal shooting

Published: 1/19/2018

Publication: The Saratogian 

TROY, N.Y. >> More than a dozen concerned citizens gathered on a stage at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday night, only a couple of days after the state Attorney General’s Office issued a report ripping the conduct of the Troy …

Troy activists want review board: Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting

Published: 01/19/2018

Publication: Times Union

Residents call for reforms after Schneiderman’s report on 2016 police shooting


Photo: Lori Van Buren


Messiah Cooper …

HMM 1-16-2018

In this episode, we hear from Adam Tinkle, artist and scholar, about his work in experimental music and community arts programs. Then, Democratic Commissioner of the Rensselaer Coounty Board of Elections. After that, David Borton returns with his weekly physics segment, “Equality Under the Law”. Finally, we hear interviews with local gardeners.

Troy merchants to set up Sunday in Colonie Center

Published: 01/09/18

Publication: Troy Record


By Lauren Halligan, The Record

COLONIE, N.Y. >> A group of Troy merchants are setting up shop at the mall this weekend, in a new collective pop-up called #ShopTroyNY.

Following the launch of a social media campaign called #ShopTroyNY, …

HMM 1-9-2018

We meet Canadian new media artist Maria Michails, and talk about sculpture, digital media, engineering and the sciences, among other things.

Afterwards, we have our “Equality Under the Law, Practical Physics” segment with local scientist, teacher, and solar boat builder David Borton.

And later on we speak with local activist …

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 1-8-2018

Today we discuss the upcoming Women’s March with organizers Castilla Charles and Emily Marincheck.
Then, you’ll want to pull out your calendar and save the date! The Underground Railroad History Project is having a fundraiser and WOOC correspondent Branda Miller spoke to co-founder Paul Stewart all about it.
After that we …

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 1-4-2017

We hear WOOC correspondent H. Bosh Jr interview Trent Griffin of Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle. Then, we  feature an interview with Tommye Weddington about the history of civil rights. Next, Steve Pierce talks about the ongoing effort to put more local programming like WOOC on the air in the Capital Region. And later on we …

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 1-5-2018

We have an interview with Danielle Colin to discuss the Poetic Vibe benefit Monday at Troy Kitchen, then we’re joined by Syracuse University Professor William Powell to talk about the American Chestnut, and we pay a visit to Denison Farm to learn a little about organic farming in the Capital Region, and wrapping …

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 1-3-2018

Today we are discussing Women Against War with Marcia Hopple as part of our regular Peace segment
Then, we hear from three speakers at Tuesday’s 29th annual People’s State of the State as well as a short summary of the Governor’s own speech
Afterwards, we have an interview with Tommye Weddington …

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 1-1-2018

We hear interviews with community members who respond to the prompt, “How do you like to shine your light in the world?” Later, Sanctuary Sustainers talk about the joy of contributing to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 12-28-2017

WOOC Correspondent Meghan Marohn meets with local activist Judith Enck.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 12-27-2017

Master radio personality Mark Dunlea offers a special year-in-review installment of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, featuring Mark Robarge of the Troy record.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 12-20-2017

Today we start up with our discussion with the Rev. Emily McNeil of the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition about the Poor People’s Campaign. 

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 12-18-2017

Up first, Melissa Bromley interviews Gloria Martinez, a young organizer with the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement who helped organize a sit in at Congressman John Faso’s office.

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 12-15-2017

Today, we have Youth FX, an organization that helps young people find their voice by producing films about their life experiences…

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 12-14-2017

Today, we have Youth FX, an organization that helps young people find their voice by producing films about their life experiences. Next…

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