9/25/18 Newsletter – Topics and Guests

 Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Now in our 21st Year !

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 yourself.

September 25, 2018 #1052

Filming at the Addy in Proctors

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~~~

Forgettable Four on our Stage!

Dave Iovinella, Vocalist

Chuck Farone, Vocalist or Don Cortugna, Vocalist

Terry Topka, Vocalist

Scott Rigney, Vocalist

            The Electric City Chorus, Schenectady’s own premier male singing group, is putting on a great barbershop show this fall. Featuring the chorus, chapter quartets, and two up-and-coming young quartets from the greater Northeast area, it will be chock-full of great tunes and great singing!

The show will be on Saturday, September 29, at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of Schenectady High School, on The Plaza in Schenectady. Seats are $10, children under 12 are free. Tickets are available from any member (including me!) or at tickets@ElectricCityChorus.org.

A portion of the proceeds are used to support scholarships for Harmony Explosion camps that foster good singing skills and a love of a cappella harmony in young people. We also support our community partner, Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady.

  • Organization: Electric City Chorus
  • Event: Talking ‘bout My Girl
  • Location of Event: Schenectady High School
  • Date/Time: Sat. Sept 29 at 7 pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.ElectricCItyCHorus.org

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

The Duck Derby is Coming!

Angelo Santabarbara, Advocate for Autism Awareness

Information has not provided as of this publication – information listed below is from the TU website

The annual Duck Derby for Autism is a fundraiser hosted by the Autism Society, a nonprofit organization that supports all who are affected by autism. Our mission is to raise money for the improvement of all lives affected by autism. This is a family event with food, games, music and prizes.

  • Event: Annual Duck Derby for Autism
  • Location of event: Mohawk Harbor, 240 Harborside Drive, Sch’dy
  • Date/Time: Oct 6 from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Information: 518-355-2191

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

TR’s Last War! Theodore Roosevelt

David Pietrusza, Author

On Tues, Sept 18 at the Cooperstown Village Library, David’s appearance and discussion was filmed by C-SPAN.

Online Reviews:

            “Yet another outstanding work from an exceptionally talented author. Best historical non-fiction of 2018 (so far!) [August 29, 2018]

“. . . One of Pietrusza’s many strengths as a writer is his ability to convey to the reader a clear picture of his subject’s personality, making us feel as if we have an understanding of who the complex and multifaceted Roosevelt really was, as if we know TR intimately. His description of Roosevelt’s last days and the detail of his suffering and incapacity is exceptionally set out. Saving the best for last, the author concludes with a unique yet well-considered theory about Roosevelt’s last days, one which Pietrusza acknowledges to be nothing more than speculation, submitted for the reader to consider and do with what he or she will. It is delicious food for thought and is a fitting dessert to a delectable historical biography.
“In light of David Pietrusza’s past successes as an author writing about presidential history, one wonders what he will do next and how he can possibly top (or even equal) his previous work. That is something to wonder about in the context of his next book. In TR’s Last War, he once again lives up to his literary gold standard of making the history of past presidents come to life in a manner that engages and delights his readers.”–POTUSGeeks.com

  • Publication: “TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy.”
  • Availibility: Book Stores and Amazon
  • Twitter: @dpietrusza
  • LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/davidpietruszxa
  • Website: www.DavidPietrusza.com

~~~ Segment FOUR~~~

Rosa Venerini Early Childhood Center

Jessica Rowell MPA, Executive Director

(Information has not been submitted as of this publication)

  • Organization: Rosa Venerini Early Childhood Center
  • Mission: Creating Independent Learners
  • Location: 1840 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Contact Information: Office: (518) 372-5961 | Cell: (518) 858-0141
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Website:www.RosaVenerini.org

~~~ Segment FIVE~~~

Community Media Conference at Proctors

Zebulon Schmidt, Station Manager OSM

Organization: Alliance for Community Media North East Region

  • Event: EnVision the Future – Conference and Trade Show
  • Location of event: Proctors
  • Date/Time: OCTOBER 11-12, 2018  (+ OCT. 13 – Nor’easters Awards 11:15am-2:30pm)
  • Cost: Full conference $225; $175 One Day (ACM members receive a reduced rate)
  • Website: www.acm-ne.org

    ========== Upcoming Shows ===========

    October 2, 2018 – #1053

    (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

    After The Darkness – Black Theater Troupe of Upstate NY

    Joe Starzyk

    Jean-Reme Monnay

    Author and More – The Blacksmith

    Bryan Salisbury

    Low Vision Technology Fairs– (Dates?)

    Cheryl Lawyer and Clive

    Madwoman of Chaillot at Civic Players (Oct 12 -21)

    Chris Howard, Director

    Lucy Breyer “Countess Aurelia”

    Fred Sirois “Ragpicker”

    Schenectady Symphony – 85th Season (Event Oct 21)

    Steve Yuhasz, Executive Director

    Bob Bour, President

    YWCA NorthEastern NY – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Kerrie Wolf-Piechota

    October 9, 2018 – #1054

    Schenectady Tomorrow
    This show will consist of two panels. The first half hour will consist of Panel One:
    Economic Engines: Business and Non-Profits Working Together
    Panel Members

    Carm Basile CEO Capital District Transportation Authority
    Jeff Buell, President/CEO Sequence Development

    Jayme LaHut, Executive Director, Metroplex
    Ray Legere. Owner Legere Properties/Legere Group
    Colleen Merays, Asst. Director, Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation

    Fueling the Engines: Arts, Entertainment and Tourism
    Panel Members

    Maria Papa, Owner, Perreca’s and More Perreca’s Restaurant
    Judy Patrick, Schenectady Daily Gazette
    Mac Sudduth PhD, Past President miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science
    Madelyn Thorne, Executive Director habitat for Humanity/ Community Projects
    Mary Zawacki, Executive Director, Schenectady Historical Society

    October 16, 2018 – #1055

    (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

    Leadership Summit America — (Event Nov 1-2)

    Sharon A.Burstein

    Niskayuna HS Craft Fair – (Event Oct 27)


    Rambling Drifters – Performing on our stage

    John Hill

    Other band member names?

    Star Trek Event – Northeast Trek Con – (Event Oct 26)

    Jerry M. Siber

    Talk to Your Animals

    David Louis, Animal Communicator

    Laure Brown and friend


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