Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour: September 28, 2011

This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we covered yet more flooding in the Catskills with a live interview with West Shokan resident Martha Frankel as she was being evacuated from her home today. We also interviewed Brooklyn artists Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer, who are unveiling a Catskills art installation in the town of Denning this Sunday. 

Here's a run-down of the stories we discuss on this week's show:

  • Flooding in the town of Olive strands multiple people in West Shokan and washes one man away.
  • The town supervisor of Colchester in Delaware County is hopping mad at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
  • The NYC DEP is ponying up cash to fix the broken Gilboa Dam sirens. 
  • Two towns in New York State that have banned natural gas drilling are being sued.
  • A man has died in an ATV accident in Andes.
  • A multi-media art installation called Neversink Transmissions is opening in Denning this Sunday. The exhibit is involves a driftwood sculpture, a micro-radio station, and an online gallery of interviews and photos of Neversink Valley residents.
  • Lark in the Park, a 10-day outdoors extravaganza, kicks off on October 1.
  • We unveiled two new Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour features: a weekly News Poem, and the Perpetual Optimist’s Glass-Half-Full News Corner.

The Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour airs live at 1pm on Wednesdays on WIOX 91.3 FM in Delaware and Ulster counties and at 3pm on Wednesdays on WGXC 90.7 FM in Greene and Columbia counties.

You can listen to today's show below, and past editions of the show by clicking here.