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  • 02:04

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #26

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    Join hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers for episode #26 of Stand Up Hudson Valley. The show will air on Sunday June 14, from 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM.  


    This show will be dedicated to the Joint Public Hearing / SEQRA Hearing, which was held on June 10 in Kiryas Joel.  We'll provide a synopsis and updates about the annexation.  Listeners can call in with any questions or comments throughout the show.  


    Stand Up Hudson Valley is a live call-in podcast.  Not only is public comment welcomed, it's encouraged.  Even if it's NOT on the agenda!

  • 01:30

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #25

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    Join hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers for episode number 25 of "Stand Up Hudson Valley. " the Kiryas Joel annexation hearing is just days away. Please tune in for some important background and information on this attempt at an illegal land grab.

    Stand Up Hudson Valley is a live call-in podcast. Not only is public comment allowed, it's encouraged. Even if it's not on the agenda!

  • 01:30

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #24

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    Join hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers for episode #24 of "Stand Up Hudson Valley."  


    As the Kiryas Joel annexation hearing draws near, we'll discuss United Monroe's latest letter to the Monroe Town Board, which details how the Village of Kiryas Joel was formed out of a desire to skirt zoning and building laws in mid-70's Monroe.  


    "Stand Up Hudson Valley" is a live, call-in podcast.  Not only is public comment permitted, it's encouraged.  Even if it's NOT on the agenda!

  • 01:30

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #23

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    After a brief hiatus and some technical difficulties, Stand Up Hudson Valley Is Back!


    There is much going on with the impending Kiryas Joel annexation hearing, scheduled for June 10th.  Join hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers to discuss the issues.  


    For topic discussion and questions for the hosts, please post in advance on https://www.facebook.com/StandUpHudsonValley?fref=ts


    Stand Up Hudson Valley is a live, call-in podcast.  Not only is public comment welcome, it's encouraged!  Even if it's not on the agenda!!


     


     

  • Interview with Orrin 'Checkmate' Hudson

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    Orrin Hudson is a former Alabama state trooper and a national chess champion who is the founder of his non-profit organizaiton, Be Someone. Teaching kids how to think strategically, plan effectively and build self-confidence, Orrin uses his award winning, highly effective and much lauded presentations centered on the time-tested strategies of chess as a metaphor for the game of life. He shows at risk kids the focus, discipline and patience required by the game of chess – skills that are transferrable to their current life situations. The author of “One Move At A Time”, Orrin has been the subject of numerous news national articles and television interviews, including Good Morning America, CNN, CBS Early Morning Show, CNN Headline News, and CNN American Stories, The Word Network, People Magazine, USA Today , Sports Illustrated for Kids and Time Magazine for Kids. Noted for sharing a winning mindset that enables his students and audiences to believe in themselves, he continues to attract community service awards, having won some of the most prestigious in the educational arena including the national 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Award.

  • 01:00

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #22

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    Join us tonight for "Stand Up Hudson Valley" episode 22.  Tonight we'll discuss the following issues:


    Last week's "Preserve Hudson Valley" fundraiser to help fight Kiryas Joel Annexation


    Impact and involvement of annexation on neighboring communities.


    Orange County's approval to fund the County Executive's parallel review of the annexation SEQRA


    The "LLC Problem" and how it contributes to corruption in New York State.


    Stand Up Hudson Valley is a live call-in podcast.  Not only is public comment welcome, it's encouraged - even if it's not on the agenda!

  • 01:26

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #21

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    Stand up Hudson Valley will be moving to Wednesdays during the nice weather.  


    However, in light of the late Friday release of the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the 507 Acre annexation, we will have a special, shortened edition of the show tonight.  


    Please listen to this special show, which will run about one hour.  The phone lines will be open for your comments, as usual.


    Thanks,


    John & Emily

  • 01:38

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #28

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    Going live folks
     

  • 00:01

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #28.5

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    Rejoin us sorry for the technical difficulties.

  • 02:00

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #20

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    Please tune in to Stand Up Hudson Valley Episode 20 tonight at 7 PM.  Hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers will discuss the latest on "Salt-gate," the manufactured controversy that has roiled the relationship between the Town Board and the Monroe Highway Superintendant over the past months.  It's so bad that the April 20 Town Board meeting degenerated into a shouting match between the Supervisor and the Hwy. Superintendant that lasted about an hour.


    All this prior to announcing a "rules of civility" for meeting attendees.  


    John and Emily will also detail the plan by the KJPE to drive down property values through annexation.  Also, how this annexation - if passed - will have grave consequences on the MW School District and our childrens' education.


    Stand Up Hudson Valley is a live, call in podcast, where public comment is not only welcome, its encouraged.  Even if it's NOT ON THE AGENDA!

  • 02:00

    Stand Up Hudson Valley #19

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    Join hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers for "Stand Up Hudson Valley" episode 19. 


    Tonight, we'll speak with a special guest named Michelle.  Michelle has a troubling story to tell about her interactions with the Town of Monroe Dog Control Officer, who approached her home twice in one week with questionable motives.


    We'll also recap this week's Orange County Forum on the Kiryas Joel Annexation, which was held on April 16th at Central Valley Elementary. 


    And of course, all calls are welcome.  "Stand Up Hudson Valley" is a live, call-in podcast, where pulic comment is not only allowed, it's welcome.  Even if it's NOT on the agenda!

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