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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

More Power to Low-Power FM!


“Hudson Mohawk Magazine” demonstrates how hyperlocal news shows can make their limited broadcast range their strength rather than a limitation

ARTICLE BY GABE BULLARD

 

A view of downtown Troy, New York, where the Sanctuary for Independent Media serves the city of about 50,000 with a low-power FM hyperlocal news show, “Hudson Mohawk …

Ras Moshe Burnett

Ras Moshe at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 2:16 pm EST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

Ras Moshe

 

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe was born Theodore Burnett III in Brooklyn, heir to a rich family musical legacy. A grandfather who came to America from Jamaica played saxophone in bands led by luminaries like Chick Webb, Benny Carter and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. …

No PhDs needed: how citizen science is transforming research


 23 OCTOBER 2018

Projects that recruit the public are getting more ambitious and diverse, but the field faces some growing pains.

Aisling Irwin

 

 

Japanese priest Sadamaru Okano stands beneath a Geiger counter (top left) that sends radiation readings to the Safecast …

Spotlight: Vusi Mahlasela at The Egg


Published 4:12 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

Vusi Mahlasela

 

His website details all the national celebrations Vusi Mahlasela has been a part of in post-apartheid South Africa, including performing at Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inauguration and during the 2010 World Cup tournament. He also opened for the Dave Matthews Band in …

Spotlight: LADAMA at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:57 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LADAMA

The U.S. government is not too much associated these days with border-erasing, multinational cultural projects. Which perhaps makes Ladama’s existence even more compelling. According to their website bio, the group’s core members met in 2014 “while touring Los Angeles, Arizona, and New …

Picks of the week


Published 4:14 pm EDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 

Jeri-yah Ford, left, and his brother Jerry Ford III, both of South Troy, crush apples in a cider press during StoryHarvest Festival on Sept. 26. The event, sponsored by the Sanctuary for Independent Media, took place at Freedom Square, at 101st Street and Fifth and Sixth avenues …

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The week ahead


posted Sep 23, 2018

The Royale opens at The Rep this week. / photo: Douglas C. Liebig

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (autumn), to hauntings, to the stage, to science, to …

A Weed Library Grows in Brooklyn


Don’t sneer at these enemy plants: Weeds may help feed, heal, and outfit us in the future.

Arvind Dilawar 09.21.18 5:18 AM ET

 

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

 

On a humid Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons guide a tour group through plant species …

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