Newsletter 3/19/19 Topics and Guests Sch’dy Today Show

Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region

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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.

March 19, 2019 – Show #1076

Segment ONE

Don Hyman Performing

Aretha Franklin Tribute at Beat the Snow


From gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop she covered all the bases. Leading to being the first woman inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & winner of 18 Grammy awards. 

            Don will appear at the Beat the Snow Concert Series on March 24

  • Organization: Friends of the Library
  • Event: Beat the Snow Concert Series
  • Location of event: Main Branch of Schenectady County Library
  • Date/Time: March 24 at 2:30 pm

Segment TWO

miSci – NANO Days and More

Tara Burnham

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Segment THREE

Summer Camps! Planning ahead.

Andy Katz, Interim Executive Director

Rachel Csakny, Youth and Camping Services Director

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Segment FOUR

Meals and Miles in May

Marlene Hildenbrandt, Executive Director, Catholic Charities

            Sponsorship from Schenectady County businesses will be sought to promote and support the agencies Meals on Wheels and Transportation programs throughout the month of May.   These two program provide services to approximately 800 Schenectady County seniors each year and are in need of more financial support.   Our Meals and Miles in May fund raiser will utilize social media, advertising and word of mouth to solicit donations to support the on-going operations of these programs. Services provided include Meals on Wheels, senior dining/Friendship Café’s, transportation to medical appointments, health insurance counseling, social adult day services, caregiver support, community nutrition education and support and long term care ombudsman.

  • Organization: Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services
  • Mission: Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services is built on the cornerstones of dignity, advocacy, education and empowerment.   Our mission is to foster independence by providing services which support older adults and caregivers in the community
  • Event: Meals and Miles in May
  • Date/Time: May 1 to May 31
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Segment FIVE

Women of Achievement

Kerrie Wolf-Piechota, Communications and PR Mgr.

               36th Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon that’s happening on March 29th as well as a movie screening and discussion about the refugee experience that’s happening on April 4th.  The event is presented by YWCA NENY & Druthers Brewing Company

2019 Women of Achievement Academy Awardees

Andrea Crisafulli – President, Crisafulli Bros.: Susan Rosenthal Woman in Business Award

Rachel Conn – Executive Director, Hamilton Hill Arts Center: Arts & Humanities Award

Alice P. Green – Executive Director, Center for Law and Justice: Social Justice Award

Barbara King, Esq. – Partner, Tully Rinkey PLLC: Law Award

Kathleen Lincoln – Lead Project Planning Specialist, GE Power: Volunteerism Award

Terri Little – Community Volunteer: Philanthropy Award

Janet Sapio-Mayta – Director of Interagency Coordination & Case Resolution NYS: Health & Human Services Award

Carmel Patrick – Vice President of Development, miSci: Community Development Award

Cathy Roy – Guidance Counselor, Ballston Spa High School: Education Award

  • Organization: YWCA  NorthEasternNY
  • Event: Women of Achievement 36 Annual Awards Luncheon
  • Location of event: Mallozzi’s Ballroonm
  • Date/Time: Friday,March 29 from 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: $75
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Segment Six

Jan’s Wanderings — Poor Peoples March

Janice Walz    

            The Poor People’s Campaign.  50.5% of New Yorkers are poor or low-income. Our state government must be judged by its impact on the majority of New York’s residents who are poor and dispossessed. But the budget proposals currently being debated in Albany don’t come close to addressing the crises our communities are facing.

            On March 18, the New York Poor People’s Campaign will take action across the state, showing that the poor, activists, and faith leaders of all races and in all regions are united in demanding our state government change course and prioritize ending systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation.      

Upcoming Shows         

March 26, 2019 Show #1077

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Alpha-1 Global International Conference (Event date?)

               Richard Lovrich 

Capital Rep “Shakespeare in Love” (Event 4/5 to 5/12)

               Guests TBA

Repair Café at the Schenectady County Library (Event 4/6)

               Dave West, Organizer

               Mary Singer, Volunteer

Schenectady Civic Players “Engaged to be Murdered” Dinner Theater (Event 4/12)

               Cristine Loffredo “Naomi”

               Ann Parillo “Louise”

               Joe Fava, Director at Large

Schenectady Rotary (Event 4/4)

               Chris Henry, President

               Kim Rainey

April 2, 2019 Show #1078

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Hubbard Hall Cultural & Education Center’s Annie (Event Apr5-14)

               David Andrew Snider, Executive and Artistic Director

miSci – Spring Break Classes

               Tara Burnham

Proctors Update – Hamilton Tickets and Next Season

               Michael Eck, Senior Communications and Public Relations Leader

Schenectady Civic Players Staged Reading “Time Stand Still”

               Guest TBA

Taxes – FINAL Update

               Joanne Passineau

               Tracy Randle, CA$H Coalition Director, United Way of GCR

April 9, 2019 Show #1079

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DEC & American Eel Research Project

               Garrett McCarey, Volunteer

Girl Scouts of NENY — Camping

               Mary Buszuwski, Executive Director

               Other guests?

Legal Corner — Law Update

               John Musacchio, Esq

Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund

               Terra Maddalone-Rustau, Executive Director

Women’s Symposium – Habitat for Humanity — (Event Apr 24 & 25)

               Madeline Thorne, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity

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