5/29 Guests/Topics on Sch’dy Today – On the Road

“On the Road” — Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

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Guest Line Up for the next four weeks of filming. (May be subject to change)


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 yourself1

May 29, 2018 #1035

This Week’s Show was filmed on Location

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Information below has been provided by the Guests or from their websites

~~~ Segment ONE~~~

Kelly Adirondack Center in Niskayuna

Margie Amodeo, Executive Director

            Located in Niskayuna on St. David’s Lane, this is the largest Adirondack Center outside of the Adirondack Park. It is under direction of Union College. It houses the Adirondack Research Library and is operated as a branch of the Schaffer Library at Union College. It is surrounded by the 111 acre H.G. Reist Wildlife Sanctuary.  Find out about this jewel in our community.  Video on the segment.

  • Organization: Kelly Adirondack Center of Union College
  • Location of event: 897 St. David’s Lane, Niskayuna (off Rt. 7)
  • Date/Time: Open Daily 10 am to 4 pm and for special events
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.union.edu/adirondack

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Electric City Barn – Artists Invited!

Kristen Holler, Executive Director (Albany Barn/ Electric City Barn)

            Electric City Barn is dedicated to providing an innovative hub where emerging makers and community members collaborate on projects that bolster the creative economy and provide meaningful skill-building opportunities for local residents – a place where creativity works.

The Electric City Barn is an innovative makers space providing opportunities for projects involving advanced tools and skills. It’s a place where knowledge, ideas, and creativity can be shared to enhance projects across several mediums. It also provides opportunities for skill based learning for community members. From artists looking to explore new mediums to people desiring to expand their skill set for the job market, the barn connects members for collaborative opportunities that benefit everyone involved.

The space is a series of studios along with scattered workspace to accommodate a variety of projects. That includes a:

  • Metal shop with welding capabilities and a jewelry kiln.
  • Wood working studio with tools for cutting, carving, sanding, and staining.
  • Fiber arts and textile studio for clothing design and construction, screen printing, and other fiber based projects.
  • Digital and electronics lab for graphic design, digital production, and digital visual arts.
  • 3D printing lab with recycled materials fabrication for plastic based engineering.
  • Small stage for performances and small theatrical productions.
  • Screen room for film screening, presentations, and private collaborative space.

Organization: Electric City Barn

Location: Schenectady off Albany Street

Facebook: Yes @ElectricCityBarn

Website: www.AlbanyBarn.org

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

Peter Russo, 1st Vice President

Kevin Millington, 2nd Vice President

Gary Davis, Restorations

John Kolwait, Trustee

Daniel Wilson, Trustee

            Enjoy a video trip through the museum and the outside planes and learn about their new exhibit of the Concorde – half size. (Video of the Museum)

  • Organization: Empire State Aerosciences Museum
  • Mission: Education and Preserving air history.
  • Website: www.ESAM.org


~~~~~~~~~~ Upcoming Shows ~~~~~~~~~~

June 5, 2018 – #1036

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Circles of Mercy – (Event Gala June 13)

Richard Zazycki, Director

Firecracker 4 – (Event July 4)


Juneteenth – (Event June 16

Miki Conn, Organizer

Schenectady GreenMarket and Vale Park Events (Events Jun 28 and Jun 13)

Leesa Perazzo

Schenectady JCC


15th Soroptimist Annual Garden Show – (Event June 16)


June 12, 2018 – #1037

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Author “A Real Whole Lot”

Jacqueline A. Kane, PhD

Final Exit Network

Eleanor Aronstein, Representative

miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science – Summer Classes/Programs

Guests TBA

OZ The Production

Melinda Burns, Wildwood

Guests TBA

Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) “Summer Lunch Program”

Phil Grisby, Director

Guests TBA

Upper Union Street Strawberry Festival

Madelyn Thorne, Representative

Guests TBA

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