5/21/19 Guests/Topics – Sch’dy Today Show

 Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region

Now in our 21st 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.

May 21, 2019 – Show #1085

Segment ONE

Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band Performing

Derrick “Doc” Horton and the Band

Segment TWO

Wolf to Woof! An Exhibition

Gina Gould, President and Ray LeGere, Co-Chair Board of Directors

            Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs sniffs out the facts on dogs and explores what makes our relationship so unique. The exhibit is the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created to explore the history, biology and evolution of dogs and the role of dogs in human societies.

The exhibition has four themed sections and includes multi-media displays, artifacts, photo murals, and dioramas of taxidermied wild canines and sculpted modern dog breeds. Additionally, interactive, hands-on components demonstrate key concepts – like howling areas, dog nose sniff test, and dog search-and-rescue scenarios.


  • Dogs come in all shapes and sizes
  • A little wolf in every dog
  • Dogs have skills to help us
  • What can we (humans) do to help dogs?

Organization: miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)

Mission: miSci’s mission is to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology past, present and future. Our exhibits, educational programs and events are all designed to fulfill this mission.

Event: Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs

Location of event:

Date/Time: Monday, May 27 – Monday Sept. 2 — Daily, during museum hours

Cost: MiSci General Admission

Contact Information: 518-381-7890

Facebook: Yes “misciny”

Twitter: @MISCINY

Instagram: @MISCI_NY

Website: www.misci.org

Segment THREE

St. Anthony’s Feasta 2019

Gary Kelly, Feasta Chairperson & Doreen Ditoro, Feasta Member

            Celebrating for almost 120 years the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua.  Authentic Italian Food served all three days, with live entertainment daily.

            Skeeter Creek Band on Friday night at 7 pm

            The Refrigerators on Saturday night at 7pm

            TS Ensemble on Sunday at 6pm

Organization: St. Anthony’s Church, Schenectady

Mission: We endeavor to share our time, talent and treasure to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and as His Church, to grow in faith and love, to act in charity and to serve all of His people.

Event: St. Anthony’s Feasta 2019

Location of event: Seward Place, Schenectady near Union College

Date/Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7, 8, & 9, 2019 — Friday 5-10, Saturday 3-10, Sunday 2-9

Cost: Free Event

Contact Information: Frank Ranucci

Facebook: St. Anthony’s Church

Instagram: @st_anthonys_church_schenectady

Website: www.StAnthonysChurch.net

Segment FOUR

Schenectady County Human Rights Awards!

Ang Morris, Executive Director

            Acknowledging and expressing appreciation for contributions of those improving the human and civil rights of Schenectady County Residents.

Organization: Schenectady County Human Rights Commission

Mission: Supporting the Human Rights of all citizens

Event: 35th Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast

Location of event: Glen Sanders Mansion (1 Glen Ave. Scotia)

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23 from 7 am to 9 am

Cost: $22 presale and $25 at the door.

Website: www.SchenectadyCounty.com

Segment FIVE

What Love Becomes

Jan Tramontano, Author

            What Love Becomes is a work of literary fiction that traces the intimate landscape of two contemporary marriages from their idealistic, yet misguided beginnings. Each couple mistakenly believe their happily ever after will come without really knowing who’ve they’ve married. What begins as self-deception quickly morphs into deception on a larger scale. Over time, their wounds come to define them—a marine, chronically ill from pills he took in the Persian Gulf War to protect him from Sarin gas, a ballet dancer whose ambitions are crushed by a single encounter, a woman desperate to have a baby, a man whose wife barely tolerates him and can’t bring herself to love their child. Long simmering tensions ultimately explode and the couples’ lives intertwine as the novel weaves through past and present. At its heart, this story is about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how our innate resilience propels us toward reclaiming the lost parts of ourselves.

            “Jan Marin Tramontano has given us a novel of love and disenchantment, of dashed dreams and sustained hope as the lives of married professionals collide. Sexy, unflinching, pin-point accurate in its portrayal of parenting, WHAT LOVE BECOMES is an exhilarating work. With her nimble prose, her lyrical word-work, her compassion
and her vision, this novelist creates a world in which I believe and characters about whom I care. Read this book.”     –James Robison, The IllustratorRumor and Other Stories 

Book Title: What Loves Becomes

Facebook: Yes – JanMarinTramontano

Twitter: @jantramontano

Website: www.JanTramontano.com

Upcoming Shows           

May 28, 2019 – Repeat

Repeat of our on-location Show at Empire State Aerosciences Museum (Glenville)

June 4, 2019 Show #1086

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Black Theater Troupe of Upstate NY — (Event Jun 7 – 16)

“The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” Capital Region Premiere

               Patrick White, Director

               Additional Guests to be announced

Circles of Mercy – Gala (Event June 12)

               Richard Zazycki

Duck Derby (Event June 15)

               Angelo Santabarbara, Assemblyman 111th Assembly District

Juneteenth Celebration (Event June 14-15)

               Miki Conn

               Additional guests to be announced

Schenectady Soroptimist Garden Tour (Event June 15)

               Donna Gigone

               Additional Guests to be announced

YOUniquely YOU! Putting Women First – The Power of the Possible (Retreat Event Jun 28-30)

               Sharon Burstein, Presenter

June 11, 2019 Show #1087

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Business Strategies

               Lisbeth Calandrino, Strategist

Conversation with…..

               Wanda Fischer, Author, Radio Host

Joseph’s House and Shelter, Inc

               Kevin O’Connor, Executive Director

Schenectady County Historical Society – Walking and Kayak Tours

               Mary Zawacki, Executive Director

Schenectady Jewish Community Center – Summer Pool Swim Opportunities & Safety

               Andy Katz, Interim Executive Director

Transformational Conversations

               Lisa Giruzzi, Coach, Speaker, Author

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