Program Highlights – July 2021


JULY 2021 – Program Highlights

July highlights (Independence Day!) will be listed chronologically, so keep checking in for updates as the month progresses. Shows are archived (music shows for two weeks only); you can access them here.

 

Friday, July 2 – Living Jazz, with Thane Peterson, at 12:00 p.m.

Focused on musicians who are still alive and contributing to the jazz scene.

Today: a tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith, who turns 79 on Saturday; new releases from Julian Lage, John Coltrane & Miles Davis, Madeleine Peyroux, and others.

 

Saturday, July 3 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week: fishing in the Upper Delaware River; climate-smart community programs;  “red, white, and blue” surprise!

 

Saturday, July 3 – Catskill Character, with Donna Fellenberg, at 11:30 a.m.

Personality profiles and fascinating stories about people in our region. This week: Toby Poser (Roscoe, NY) on a cross-country film-making trip during the pandemic year 2020

 

*  Sunday, July 4 – Special Independence Day coverage of “A Capitol Fourth,” America’s Independence Day celebration will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams. The live show will bring us together with themes of love, hope, and patriotism, with performances and tributes from around our great country by: Jimmy Buffett, Cynthia Erivo, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Jennifer Nettles, Auli’i Cravalho, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton and more. Renée Fleming will open the show with a special performance of the national anthem. The concert will honor men and women of our military and their families for their contributions to our nation and their dedication to service, which exemplifies the American ideals we celebrate on the Fourth of July.  Starting at 8:00 p.m.  For more info about the event:    https://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/.

 

Sunday, July 4 – The Splendid Table, with Francis Lam, at 12:00 p.m.

A culinary, culture, and lifestyle program. This week: Q&A with Carla Hall, author of “Carla Hall’s Soul Food”

 

Monday, July 5 – La Voz en Breve, with Mariel Fiori, at 7:00 p.m.

A weekly Spanish language information and entertainment show. This week: labor rights, with Geovanny Trivino; NY State’s rent assistance program; gender identity with Maria Ramirez, director of the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center

 

Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 8 – Local Edition, with Jason Dole, at 6:30 p.m.

Monday – “Patriots and Loyalists” with John Conway; Congressman Matt Cartwright

Tuesday – The origins of “The Kingfisher Project,” a volunteer-based community information project aimed at creating greater awareness and understanding of the heroin and opioid epidemic in our community and across the nation.

Wednesday – News Round-up from The River Reporter; Jim Huntington

Thursday – Wayne County Gov’t. Update; Sullivan 180 update

Friday – Live with Barry Lewis; Noah Kalina – “The River”

 

Friday, July 9 – Living Jazz, with Thane Peterson, at 12:00 p.m.

Focused on musicians who are still alive and contributing to the jazz scene.

Today: A musical portrait of Paris – varied and beautiful – with Yves Montand, Benoit Delbecq, Martial Solal, Django Reinhardt, and many American jazz greats inspired by performing in Paris.

 

Saturday, July 10 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week: “Star Talk” on Black Holes; a humorous walk “Along Poet’s Row”; more conversation with the Office of Sustainable Energy about preserving the rural character of Sullivan County

 

Saturday, July 10 – Catskill Character, with Donna Fellenberg, at 11:30 a.m.

Personality profiles and fascinating stories about people in our region. This week: Janice Meyerson (Bethel, NY) – opera singer and writer

 

Sunday, July 11 – The Splendid Table, with Francis Lam, at 12:00 p.m.

A culinary, culture, and lifestyle program. This week: Regional food of the Greek Isles, with Diane Kochilas; Greek wine with Tara Q. Thomas

 

 

Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16 – Local Edition, with Jason Dole, at 6:30 p.m.

Monday – Freda Eisenberg on small business grants; Eugene S. Thalmann on nutrition and wellness in the Catskills

Tuesday – Cat Wilson, of the Forage & Gather Market; Mariel Fiori on an upcoming community event protesting violence against women

Wednesday – News Round-up from The River Reporter; Jim Huntington: Workshift

Thursday – Wayne County Gov’t. Update; Jeremy Workman, director of  “Lily Topples the World,” on the world’s greatest domino toppler

Friday – Live with Chris Rowley; Tina Spangler on the upcoming Indie Film Music Festival

 

 

Wednesday, July 14 – Let’s Talk Vets, with Doug Sandberg, at 7:00 p.m.

This week: Col. Chris Holchek, US Army (Ret.), about the first Underground Railroad Freedom Ride, following the route of the Underground Railroad through Orange County, and The National Service Ride, a project designed to teach young people about the benefits of volunteering; Heath Phillips a US Navy vet and survivor of military sexual assault

 

Thursday, July 15 – Ramble Tamble, with John Gordon, at 7:30 p.m.

Americana roots music: alt-country, early rock, folk… This week: A tribute to Harry Chapin, on the 40th anniversary of his death; a celebration of Pirate Radio; more sounds of summer

 

Friday, July 16 – Living Jazz, with Thane Peterson, at 12:00 p.m.

Focused on musicians who are still alive and contributing to the jazz scene.

Today: A romp through the results of the latest Downbeat Magazine jazz critics poll: Carla Bley, Ambrose Akunmusire, Mary Halvorson, Chick Corea, and many others.

 

Saturday, July 17 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week: beneficial birds for farmers; more conversation with the Heather Brown of the Office of Sustainable Energy about solar energy in Sullivan County

 

Sunday, July 18 – The Splendid Table, with Francis Lam, at 12:00 p.m.

A culinary, culture, and lifestyle program. This week: An hour with Padma Lakshmi, host of “Top Chef”

 

Monday, July 19 – La Voz en Breve, with Mariel Fiori, at 7:00 p.m.

A weekly Spanish language information and entertainment show. This week: Aura Lopez Zarate, from the environmental organization Food & Water Watch; Steve DeAngelo, on the front lines of the cannabis reform movement; Professor Alfonso Peralta, director of the Center for Ancestral Knowledge of the Caribbean

 

Thursday, July 22 – Something Old, Something New, with Kit Hulit, at 10:00 a.m.

This month’s program features American composers from the 18th century to the present day, including Libby Larsen, William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, and many others…

 

Saturday, July 24 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week: a visit to The Diamond C Horse Farm in Damascus, PA

 

Sunday, July 25 – The Splendid Table, with Francis Lam, at 12:00 p.m.

A culinary, culture, and lifestyle program. This week:  An hour with legendary food writer Claudia Roden, one of the foremost authorities on the Mediterranean, North African, Spanish, and Sephardic Jewish cooking.

 

Monday, July 26 – La Voz en Breve, with Mariel Fiori, at 7:00 p.m.

A weekly Spanish language information and entertainment show. This week: Tito Puente, Jr. about his 7/24 concert in Newburgh; Veronica Bazan, of the Development Center for Women Entrepreneurs; Irma Trevino, on the Child Tax Credit

 

* * SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST  – TUESDAY JULY 27 – On Tuesday, The House of Representatives is expected to hold its first day of hearings of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Radio Catskill will bring you Special Coverage of the opening day of hearings LIVE from NPR News. Hosts Steve Inskeep and Ayesha Rascoe will be joined by other NPR journalists and guests for this coverage, which is expected to begin Tuesday morning when the hearings start.

 

Wednesday, July 28 – Let’s Talk Vets, with Doug Sandberg, at 7:00 p.m.

This week: Updates from the VA; the 2nd Annual Service Couples Retreat in Hancock, NY

 

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