Newsletter – 10/3/17 Guests/Topics on Sch’dy Today – Panel Discussion on the Economy!

Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

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 at Proctors Underground 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.

October 3, 2017 #1002

            Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

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


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, President miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science
Madelyn Thorne, Executive Director habitat for Humanity/ Community Projects
Mary Zawacki, Executive Director, Schenectady Historical Society


October 10, 2017 #1003

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Schenectady Today: Special Edition

Author: The Inscription in the Window”

  •             Sylvie Briber

Epilepsy Foundation if NENY – An Overview

  •             Gwennan Booth, Marketing & Communications
  •             Other Guests TBA

Lyme Action network

  •             Christine Fisk

Northeast Parent and Child  — “Give Hope a Home”

  •             Guests TBA

Proctors Historical & the Costumer

  •             Janice Walz, Committee member

Schenectady Civic Players “Fifth of July”  (Oct 13  – 22)

  •             Joe Fava, Director
  •             Other Guests TBA

October 17 2017 #1004

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Animal Protective Foundation – Canine Academy

  •             Representatives TBA

The Bridge on Crane St

  •             Rev. James Bookhout

Ghana, West Africa  Experience (Event Oct 22)

  •             Carrie Brown

Make- Up Curio – on State Street

  •             Jenn Dugan, Owner

miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science – Halloween Camp

  •             William “Mac” Sudduth  PhD

TEDx  — (Event Oct 21 – MopCo Building)

  •             Sherrie Lyons, Organizer

October 24 2017 #1005

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Albany County Convention Center – Haunted Albany

  •             Maeve McEneny, Resident Ghost Storyteller
  •             Molly Belmont, Dir of Marketing

DePalma Printing / Embroidery

  •             Frank DePalma

Leadership Summit America (2nd Annual) — (Event Nov 2-3)

  •             Sharon Burstein, Organizer

Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center in Cohoes – 20th Anniversary

  •             Trudi Cholewinski, Director

Sch’dy Jewish Community Center – Upcoming Events

  •             Mark Weintraub

Tina’s Wings and Buffalo Style Sauce – Her Story

  •             Tina Coons


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Now in our 17th Year of giving voice to Capital District / Tech Valley communities. To receive our weekly announcements & guest list by e-mail, send your name & e-mail address to: How to watch the Show: Live Streaming on the web when aired on Channel 16 in Schenectady County: Schenectady County — Channel 16– starting on Wed. 10 am and 6 pm and continuing throughout the week depending on time availability Now on FIOS in Sch’dy – on Channel 36 – see above for times: Amsterdam – Channel 16 – Tuesday 3 pm (one week later) Albany (City) – Channel 18 on ChannelAlbany on Sunday at 5 pm – Same week as filmed Albany County, Clifton Park, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Troy — Time Warner Cable – Regional Public Access –– Tuesday 3 pm (one week later) Bethlehem/Delmar – Channel 18 – Wednesday 2:30 pm. (One week later) We can also be found on Facebook: Schenectady Today – In & Around the Capital Region. Please join our page. You can also watch many show segments, read about guests and browse / search our archives, here on the site. Show Content: The show usually includes six segments with a variety of guests interviewed each week. Regular guests include Representatives from the Animal Protective Foundation; faculty from the various area institutions of higher learning discussing health and community issues; Representatives from City, County and State agencies; actors and directors from the theREP, Proctors Theatre, Circle Theatre Players at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady Light Opera, Albany Civic Players, Classic Theater Guild, and many other area theatrical groups; Tax Specialists from the Internal Revenue Service (during tax season); Representatives from Schenectady County Library; area museums including miSci & ESAM and many area non-profit organizations. We also try to highlight local artists and musicians whenever possible.