Deborah Barrow, of WAMC public radio was or guest speaker this week. Deborah has had a residence in Red Hook since 1983 and has been a fulltime resident since 2011, when she began fundraising for WAMC. She emphasized the increasing importance of radio, particularly public radio, in disseminating the news. Noting that 1800 newspapers have closed in recent years, she said that WAMC now covers a huge swatch of the area from Mount Kisco to Plattsburg and from Cooperstown to Mid-Massachusetts. Keeping up with new technologies, they also have developed live streams for computer access, podcasts of special interest and numerous other outlets.
In the photo are speaker host Rev. Fred Cartier, Deborah Jones Barrow (WAMC), and Vice President Dave Wright.
(photo by Jonah Triebwasser)