Newsletter Sept 24 – Topics and Guests

Newsletter Sept 24 2019 – Topics and Guests TV Show

  Schenectady / Capital Region Today

Now in our 22nd Year!

Below you will find listings for our interesting on-air guests for the next four weeks.  Check out the lists below for our great variety of topics.  We start filming at 10 am in THE ADDY THEATRE on Tuesday. A live audience is always welcome and there are plenty of seats. You can meet the guests in person and learn more about their projects or even get involved yourself.

September 24, 2019 – Show #1103

Segment ONE

Dance Camp

Louise Giuliano, Chapter Chair; Sue Martin, Chapter Secretary; Ruth Lieberman, Chapter Treasurer & Director of Camps and Competitions

            Four hours of group instruction with the two women who, quite literally, wrote the book on Theatrical Dancing. Prior to this, there was no established syllabus for Theater Arts. Helpful for those who dance showcases, are competitive dancers, are involved with theater arts, or simply want to make their social dancing look more polished. Excellent for instructors of theater arts. {Note: there will be no lifts.]

            In the words of one of the instructors: “​This syllabus was created to fill the gap, ‘the untaught components’ that are ever present in all styles of dance. Although the title is ‘Theatrical’ it is for all dance performances. This syllabus allows the dancer to focus and develop quality in individual movements, before putting them together.”

  • Organization: Albany Upstate NY Chapter of USISTD (United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
  • Mission: We educate, instruct and train individuals in developing their dance technique, movement, and style, through the recognized methods of dance sport. There are standards and syllabi which have been established by the USISTD for various dance styles, and this organization uses those standards and syllabi as the basis for teaching proper dance technique.
  • Event: Dance Camp – Components of Partnered Choreography
  • Location of event: Brunswick Elks, 665 Brunswick Road, Troy
  • Date/Time: Saturday October 26 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: $195 individual and $280 couple (Includes a book and DVD valued at $150 (late fee after Oct 12)
  • Contact Information:
  • Facebook: Yes  (no website listed)

Segment TWO

Nutrition and More

Lester Rosenweig, MS, RD, CDN & Victoria Opalka, Nutrition Intern

They will be discussing antioxidants, whole grains and the importance of breakfast. They will provide samples of foods and meals.

            Since 1918, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County (CCE-Schenectady) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

  • Organization: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County
  • Mission: The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Schenectady County.

            CCE-Schenectady is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals.

Segment THREE

Angel Names Association

Michelle Mosca, President & Lisa Rose, Vice President

            The walk, held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., aims to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and infant death and honor dearly loved babies lost too soon. Registration is free.  The event is held rain or shine, with the majority of the day’s events under cover at the pavilion. It’s a day filled with music and refreshments, activities and crafts for children, and opportunities to create new friendships with those who have had similar experiences. The spirit of the walk is of encouragement and community. It is hopeful, uplifting and empowering. 

VOLUNTEER — Volunteering for the ANA Memorial Walk is not only fulfilling, but a lot of fun! Most assignments require only a couple hours of work the day of the walk, and can be tailored to your personality and skill set, whether you’re a people person or prefer to help behind the scenes. Go to this link to claim your spot: 

               Angel Names Association (ANA) was founded in May 2001 by Michelle and George Mosca, six months after the stillbirth of their firstborn son, Nicholas, at 37 weeks. When they were at the cemetery picking out a plot for their son, Michelle noticed plots that weren’t marked, or that were marked with what looked to be temporary metal plates. She decided that while she couldn’t do anything to save her son, she could help other families enduring the loss of a baby to have a fitting memorial for their child. 

               Today, ANA—a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), charitable organization—provides a variety of supportive services to families of stillborn children. Its programs provide financial assistance for end-of-life expenses such as autopsy, funeral, cemetery and monuments, and for counseling services for uninsured or underinsured parents. It also provides funding for much-needed stillbirth research. Although ANA’s primary focus is on stillbirth, several of its programs are designed for families who endure miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.

  • Organization: Angel Names Association
  • Mission: More than 26,000 babies are stillborn in the United States every year. Angel Names Association is a nonprofit organization that aims to ease the financial burden imposed by stillbirth, provide supportive programs and services for families enduring the trauma of stillbirth, and raise money for stillbirth research. ANA is a reminder to bereaved parents that they are never alone on their journeys to honor and grieve their children.
  • Event: Angel Names 14th Annual Memorial Walk
  • Location of event: Saratoga Spa State Park – Columbia Pavilion
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 from noon to 4 pm
  • Registration/Check In: Noon – 1 pm; Walk: 1:15 pm; Nondenominational Memorial Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. — To register/for more information:
  • Cost: Free Event
  • Contact Information: Michelle Mosca, 518-654-2411
  • Facebook: Yes “Angel Names Association”
  • Instagram: @AngelNamesAssociation
  • Website:

Segment FOUR

New Exhibition on Cooking

Guest to be announced

Information has not been provided as of this publication

  • Organization: miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Website:

Segment FIVE

BBQ for Sch’dy Day Nursery

Joanne Devoe, Representative

Information has not been provided as of this publication

  • Organization: Schenectady Day Nursery
  • Event:  BBQ to Go
  • Location of event: Zion Lutheran Church on Nott Terrace
  • Date/Time: Thurs. Oct 24

Segment SIX

Author – The Mask Behind the Mask

Shana Gourdine

Information has not been provided as of this publication

Upcoming Shows                       

October 1, 2019 Show #1104

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Circle Theatre Players “Church & State”

            Patrick White, Director

            Additional Guests?

Dudley Observatory at miSci – Observe the Moon Night

            Valerie Rapson PhD

Holocaust Remembrance

            Robert A. Michaels

Additional Guests?

Reading is Fun Program – Fundraiser

            Al Magid PhD, Founder

            Book Worm

SEAT Center – Bites & Brews (Event Oct 4)

(Social Enterprise & Training Center)

            Jennifer Lawrence, Executive Director

            Kate McMahon, (email required) VP of Human Resources Rivers Casino & Resort (Spirit of Service Award)

October 8, 2019 Show #1105

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Dinner in the Dark 2019 (Event Oct. 19)

(American Council of the Blind NY Capital District – ACBNY)

            Cheryl Lawyer

            Additional Guests?

Dozynki – Annual Polish Harvest Festival (Event Oct. 12)

(Sponsored by the Church of St. Adalbert)

            George Sykala, Co-Chair and The Rogues Band

            Carolyn Kozubal, Co-Chair

Elvis Tribute Artists

            Thomas J. Greene, ETA

            Additional Guest?

Schenectady Civic Players – Doll’s House Part 2 (Event Oct 11-20)

            Joe Fava, Director

            Christine Loffredo “Nora’

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra (Event Oct 13)

            Glen Cortese, Artistic Director (email required)

            Additional Guests?

CDSWOY Women’s Athletics (Event Oct 14)

(Capital District Sports Women of the Year)

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