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For Black Lives


Black Lives Matter.

Listen here for local coverage of the Movement for Black Lives. This playlist includes all of the speeches from Troy’s Rally for Black Lives on Sunday, June 7, as well as more recent words from those fighting for justice:

MediaSanctuary · Rally For Black …

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Tips for feeding need for culture in a coronavirus lockdown


Enjoying arts, with all due cautions, and how to help makers, displayers


Amy Biancolli
March 18, 2020Updated: March 18, 2020 2:12 p.m.

Local arts in a time of coronavirus: No concerts to hear. No plays to watch. No gallery openings to roam. For all of us, crazy times. For …

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Statement for The Sanctuary for Independent Media


The escalating concerns about the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 have led to extraordinary measures.

For the well-being of our audience, staff, and artists, facilities at The Sanctuary for Independent Media have been closed, employees are working from home, and all in-person public activities scheduled through July 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. We are  …

Climate change activists calls for economic shutdown to decarbonize | Times Union | 3/4/2020


https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Climate-change-activists-calls-for-economic-15105088.php

Troy — When it comes to climate change, the time for screwing around has long passed, says Roger Hallam. He actually didn’t say “screwing around,” choosing a less-printable verb, but you get the message.

For Hallam, the current political, legal and regulatory process moves too slowly …

COVID-19 Coverage


We are extremely grateful to be able to serve our community during this pandemic. Producing hyper-local radio and video coverage of COVID-19 that can’t be found anywhere else is a reminder of how important community media is. None of this programming would be possible without the daily work of a team of volunteers and …

Troy MLK event aims to turn discussion into community action | Troy Record | 1/20/2020


https://www.troyrecord.com/news/troy-mlk-event-aims-to-turn-discussion-into-community-action/article_bb269e98-3bb5-11ea-9fb4-fbfabf722def.html

by Michael Gwizdala

TROY, N.Y. — The Sanctuary for Independent Media hosted an MLK Holiday Labor Celebration on Monday in Troy.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the community gathering sought to promoted a participatory discussion on social, national and international …

“Soildarity:” Troy Farmers Market Compost Collaboration


Jim bringing compost to the Collard City Growers garden

We are excited about our compost collaboration with Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, voted the best farmer’s market in the Northeast region! Trojans are invited to bring their compost to the market, which then makes its way to a demonstration …

North Troy Peace and Justice Holiday Celebration 2019


Check out these photos by Johnathan DeSousa from 2019’s Peace & Justice  Celebration

MEDIA club

Sanctuary Youth MEDIA Club | Troy Prep High School | Fall 2019


Hello everyone! There were seven of us who joined this club in fall 2019 and we discussed topics within our community through multiple radio interviews. Our names are Aaron Pinder, Keimesha Kelly, Chris Timbaland, Madison Cora, Cederic Wilson Decent, Jamari Patterson, and Breanna Whiteback. Over the past ten weeks, each of us have …

Fall 2019 Brochure cover

Fall 2019 Sanctuary Season Announced


The Fall 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media
kicked off on November 1 with a free event celebrating the great work
of Riverkeeper volunteers on the Hudson River and concludes on
December 14 with the free 8th annual North Central Troy Justice &
Peace Holiday Celebration.

In …

Albany Times Union 11-12-19 “Filmmaker Penny Lane headed to Troy for ‘Hail Satan’ screening, workshop”


https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Filmmaker-Penny-Lane-headed-to-Troy-for-Hail-14829086.php

Albany Times Union
By Amy Biancolli
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Penny Lane, a documentary filmmaker who challenges expectations and flips subjects on their heads, will appear at the Sanctuary of Independent Media in Troy with her latest exercise in unconventional wisdom: “Hail Satan?,” a sympathetic look at Satanists. …

Albany Times Union 10-31-19 “Sanctuary plans events”


https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Sanctuary-plans-events-14704555.php

Troy venue to host live music, documentaries, NXIVM discussion
Staff report Published Thursday, October 31, 2019

Troy

A free event celebrating the work of Riverkeeper volunteers on the Hudson River will launch the fall season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, located at the 3361 Sixth Ave. …

Sophia Cahillane

Capital Region Women in STEM


This page collects the various interviews done by NATURE Lab intern, Sophia Cahillane, with women in STEM fields. The idea for this came about before Sophia even joined the Sanctuary, but once she heard of the radio station here, she decided to put together a series of interviews with professional women in …

From WOOC (FM 105.3 Troy, NY) and The Sanctuary for Independent Media: The Spirit of the Suffragettes Rises in Troy’s Freedom Square


Posted on 11 July, 2019 by 

Suffragette Parade in New York City, May 6, 1912.

Suffragettes were out to change the world.  

They fought for the vote; they fought for workers, for sexual and reproductive rights, for abolition.  …

WOOC 105.3 FM

RADIO GA-GA: Sanctuary for Independent Media’s radio station nominated for national award


RADIO GA-GA: SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA’S RADIO STATION NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

NEWS
 LAST UPDATED JUN 29, 2019

 
Given the limited range of WOOC 105.3 / Troy and its sister station WOOS 98.9 /Schenectady, you’d think the weeknight show …

Join the Sanctuary Sustainer Movement!


If you aren’t already a Sanctuary Sustainer, can you take a moment …

Troy Announces Slate Of Summer Events


WAMC Northeast Report

Mayor Patrick Madden joined officials with Downtown Troy BID and event organizers today to announce summer activities planned in the Collar City.

The calendar of 2019 concerts, cultural celebrations, street festivals, and sporting events kicked off …

How an LPFM Produces an Hour of Hyper-Local News Every Weekday


by  on April 30, 2019 in Community RadioJournalismLPFMPodcast

Podcast: Download

Every weekday an all-volunteer reporting staff produces an hour of …

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