Newsletter 2/6/2018 Sch’dy Today In & Around the Capital Region – Guests/Topics

 Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Now In Our 20th 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 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 yourself1

February 6, 2018 #1019

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 ~~~

Derrick Horton & the Jay Street Band

  • Derrick “Doc” Horton – Vocals & Leader
  • “Professor” on Keyboards
  • Chris Duffy on Bass
  • Phil Auclaire on Drums

This is a Motown, Pop/Funk Band

Additional information has not been provided at this posting.

  • Organization: Derek Horton & the Jay Street Band – Performing
  • Contact Info: P.O. Box 1233, Albany, NY 12212
  • Facebook: Yes. Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band
  • Twitter: @dh_jsb
  • Instagram: @dh_jsb
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

A Conversation with Sujata Chaudhry

Sujata Chaudhry, Founder & CEO

            Sujata’s formal educational credentials include a BSBA concentrating in Statistics/Marketing from Shippensburg University/Penn State and a MS Ed. (Summa Cum Laude) from Duquesne University. She is also certified by the Interchange Institute in Crossing-Cultures with Competence I & II, Kwintessential Cross-Cultural Training in Hospitality and Finance Industries, and IOR Global Service Advancing Talent; Strategies for Cross-Cultural Virtual Communication.

Recently noted for her achievements in HerLife Magazine and Shippensburg University Magazine, Sujata presents a variety of workshops and seminars, including Holy Cow! How Not to Offend a Hindu and Other Lessons for a Global Workplace, her hallmark corporate diversity and sensitivity training program.

  • Organization: Tangible Development
  • Mission: Our mission is to grow and strengthen your business by helping create leaders with a global vision and cultural understanding. We increase your organizations’ sustainability and viability by educating leaders on how to leverage diversity and create an inclusive environment to fuel innovation for a globally aware workforce.
  • Customized, industry-specific solutions to address diversity and inclusion challenges that hinder profitability and expansion
  • Improved diversity portfolio which fosters inclusion and inspires innovation
  • Enhanced multicultural and/or multigenerational team interaction and communication that fosters inclusion and overcomes language, culture, distance, and time barriers
  • Increased attraction and retention of global and diverse clients, employees, and management
  • Increased staff confidence in working in today’s global environments
  • Location of Office: 4 Century Hill Drive, Latham 12110
  • Contact Information: or 866-525-2818
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter: @tangibledevel
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Electric City Chorus Celebrates Valentine’s Day

  • William “Bill” Serrirella, Chorus Manager
  • Dave Iovinella, Tenor
  • Chuck Farone, Baritone
  • Scott Rigney, Lead
  • Don Cotugna, Bass

The Electric City Chorus is an a cappella vocal music group singing in the Barbershop Style. We strive to sing at the highest quality, to entertain, and to experience great fellowship and enjoyment.

The Electric City Chorus is gearing up for their annual Singing Valentines. We will travel all around the Capital District region – from Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer or other counties –for Tuesday, February 13th through Wednesday February 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at offices, schools, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes – almost any place you can think of. Our singers will form a number of barbershop quartets delivering a sampler of chocolates, a personalized Valentine card, and sing at least two love songs to a person or persons of your choice.

  • Organization: Electric City Chorus
  • Mission: Men (of the New York State Capital District) with a desire to sing in an accomplished chorus are invited to join the chorus and take advantage of our excellent leadership and instruction. Singing since 1944
  • Event: Singing Valentines
  • Location of event: Anywhere in the Capital District
  • Date/Time: Feb 13 & 14 from 9am to 9 pm
  • Cost: Valentine gift experience costs only $50.
  • Contact Information: 518-365-4094 or
  • Website:

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SICM’s Jubilee – 50th Anniversary

  • Laurie Bacheldor, Development Director
  • Shirley Readdean, Steering Member of SICM

They will be Discussion of the 50th Jubilee Celebration at Glen Sanders Mansion on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) is celebrating 50 years of service to Schenectady and beyond.  As a faith-based, non-sectarian organization, SICM cares for Schenectady County’s at-risk populations through ministries focusing on:  food insecurity, family, seniors and youth, diversity and acceptance, and collaborations, partnerships and advocacy.  With the support of the community, SICM is dedicated to making Schenectady a better place to live.

The Jubilee Celebration will also include appearances by two individuals who were key participants in SICM’s beginnings:  Rev. James (Jim) Miller and Rev. Robert (Bob) Pierce.  A VIP Meet ‘n Greet reception will be held with these two individuals from 4-5 pm (prior to the main event) at The Glen Sanders Mansion.  Registration/reservations are required for both events.

  • Organization: Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM)
  • Event: SICM’s Jubilee – 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Location of event: The Glen Sanders Mansion
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 20 2018 at 5 pm
  • Cost: $75 pp
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

Derrick Horton & the Jay Street Band – Performing Again

  • Derrick “Doc” Horton – Vocals & Leader
  • “Professor” on Keyboards
  • Chris Duffy on Bass
  • Phil Auclaire on Drums


Upcoming Shows

February 13. 2018 – #1020

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Colonie Senior Service Centers

  •      Diane Conroy LaCivita, Executive Director

Proctors Historical – Topic TBA

  •      Janice Walz, Committee Member

Schenectady Jewish Community Center

  •      Mark Weintraub, Executive Director
  •      Terry Santoro, SJCC Fitness Center Director

“Completely Different” Band – Performing

  •       Roberto Vega, Jr.
  •        Zeke Zeh, Keyboards
  •        Ron Paludi, Bass

Your Taxes – CA$H Coalition & “” Program

  •       Tracy Randle, CASH Program Director – United Way
  •       Richard Zazycki, CA$H Co-Chair & Director, Circles of Mercy

February 20. 2018 – #1021

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

ARC of Rensselaer – Dinner Theater Fundraiser (Event Mar 14)

  • Joe Starzyk, Playwright

Broadway Bash at Proctors – What’s Coming ‘18-‘19 Season

  • Michael Eck, Publicist

Empire State Aerosciences Museum – Upcoming Events

  • Kevin Millington
  • John Panoski

New Russia Center –Winter Festival

  • Tatiana Deptola

To Life – Organization

  • Eileen Howe Bird

Underground Railroad History Conference — “LibertyCon 2018” (Event Mar 9-11)

  • Mary Liz Stewart

February 27. 2018 -1022

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Alpha 1 – Support Group (Event in March)

  • Richard Lovrich, Organizer
  • Carolyn ________, Co-Leader

Animal Protective Foundation – Volunteer Programs and Adoptions

  • Amy Duskiewicz, Shelter Director
  • Brianne Doherty, Volunteer & Placement coordinator

Classic Theater Guild’s Of Mice and Men (Event Mar 8-18)

  • John Birchler, Director
  • Others?

Historical Re-Enactor (Frederick Douglas, MLK, Jr, Booker T. Washington and More

  • Don Hyman, Educator/Historian

Schenectady Police Dept.

  • Asst. Chief Mike Seber

YWCA Northeastern NY

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