Newsletter 3/5/19 Topics and Guests

 Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region

Now in our 21st Year!

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 5, 2019 – Show #1075

Segment ONE

Forever Young Trio Performing on our Stage

Ashley Cross, Vocals; Peter Warren, Guitarist/Vocals and David Gerard, Percussionist/Vocals

            Capital Area cover band playing a wide variety of cover tunes at a wide variety of venues.  Our set lists include everything from contemporary rock, country and pop to blues and alternative.  Check our Facebook Calendar to see which local Open Mics we plan to attend!

  • Organization: The Forever Young Trio
  • Event: Check their Facebook Page for updates
  • Contact Information: Message us on Facebook to book our band.  @ The Forever Young Trio
  • Facebook: Yes “The Forever Young Trio”
  • Instagram: @TheForeverYoungTrio

Segment TWO

Inspector General by Classic Theater Guild

Phil Bruns, Director; Jake Monsees, Asst. Director; William Wilday, Actor; Abbi Roy, Actor and Matthew Perret, Actor

            When the corrupt officials in a small Russian town hear that a government inspector is visiting incognito, they scramble to track him down and find out just what it will take to keep him from reporting their misdeeds. It’s a great opportunity for the broke young clerk who’s just passing through!

  • Organization:  Classic Theater Guild
  • Event: Inspector General
  • Location of event: 2195 Eastern Pkwy, Schenectady, NY 12309
  • Date/Time: March 13 to 24March 13, 14th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 23rd, 24th
  • Cost: $18 – $20
  • Website:

Segment THREE

Friends of Recovery

Allison Weingarten, Interim Executive Director; Lori Teaney, Youth Program Specialist/Youth Voices Matter NY; Nancy Jones, Dir. of Prevention/New Choices Recovery Center, Sch’dy; TK Rabii, Peer Recovery Advocate

            The purpose of this 10th annual advocacy day is to educate decision-makers and the general public about addiction recovery.  FOR-NY calls for the end of discrimination that blocks access to addiction treatment, housing, employment, education, and community-based recovery supports.

  • Organization: Friends of Recovery – NY (FOR-NY)
  • Mission: FOR-NY works to demonstrate the power and promise of Recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and the value Recovery provides to individuals, families, and entire communities throughout New York State.
  • Event: Stand Up for Recovery Day
  • Location of event: Empire State Plaza Convention Hall
  • Date/Time: Wed. March 20 from 8 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: No Charge but registration is preferred
  • Contact Information: 518-487-4395 or
  • Facebook: Yes @RecoveryNY
  • Twitter: @Recovery_ny
  • Instagram: @FriendsOfRecovery
  • Website:

Segment Four

Learn and Practice Dance Workshop 

Louise Giuliano, Chair; Liz Paone, Events Committee Chair and Susan Nelson, Public Relations Albany Chapter

            Learn three Latin dances from three area dance instructors and then practice with help from USISTD volunteers.  Dances to be covered are Cha Cha, Salsa and Bachata.

  • Organization: Albany Upstate NY USISTD (United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
  • Mission: Announcement of formation of first USISTD Chapter in the US and information on our programs
  • Event: Learn and Practice Workshop
  • Location of event: Danceland Latham
  • Date/Time: Sat. Mar 16 from 1-4 pm
  • Cost: $15/ $10 members of USISTD
  • Website:

Segment FIVE

The SUPER Moon

Valerie Rapson PhD, Astrophysicist – Outreach Astronomer

            Supermoon: This year, in 2019, the full moon supermoon comes less than 4 hours after the arrival of the March 20th equinox, making this the closest coincidence of the March equinox and full moon since March 20, 2000. Dudley Observatory at miSci will be hosting evening astronomy activities during “Evenings with Dudley Observatory” at miSci, during extended museum hours until 9 PM.

  • Organization: The Dudley Observatory at miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Our Vision:  The Dudley Observatory strives to be a nationally recognized center for educational outreach and historical research in astronomy.
  • Our Mission: The Dudley Observatory provides education and outreach programs designed to bring the wonders of science, particularly astronomy, to people from all walks of life. We cultivate interest and understanding of science, science careers and scientists, and help non-scientists appreciate science in an approachable and enjoyable way. Our long-standing commitment to the history of astronomy, and our library and artifact collection, serve as the platforms from which to launch vibrant and expanding educational programs. All Dudley Observatory programs and events are developed with this mission in mind.
  • Event: SuperMoon
  • Location of event: 15 Nott Terrace Heights in Sch’dy
  • Date/Time:  March 20
  • Cost: Adults $12; Seniors $10; Kids 3 & above $8 and under 3 yr. enter free
  • Facebook: Yes “misci – Museum of Innovation and Science”
  • Twitter: @misciNY
  • Instagram: @misci_ny
  • Website: &

Upcoming Shows           

March 12, 2019 Show #1075

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Business Strategist

            Liz Calandrino

Peaceful Acres horses

            Nanci Beyerl, Founder

Schenectady Civic Players’ Then There Were None (Event 3/15 to 3/24)

            Brian Sheldon, Director

            Additional Guests TBA

Siena College Production Peter & the Starcatcher (Event 3/14-3/23)

            Patrick White, Director

            Additional Guests TBA

Tax Credits — People with Disabilities

            Melinda Burns, Dir of Adult Education, Wildwood Programs

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

            Denise Dinoto, Vice Chair CA$H Coalition

Other Segments in Process

March 19, 2019 Show #1076

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Jan’s Wanderings – Beat the Snow Concert

               Jan Walz, Programmer

March for Meals – Catholic Charities

               Marlene Hildenbrandt, Executive Director

               Other guests TBA

miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science – Exhibitions

               Guest TBA

Performance by:

               Don Hyman – Tribute to Aretha Franklin

               Sheilah Miller, Singer/Coordinator

Schenectady Jewish Community Center – Summer Camps Planning Ahead!

               Andy Katz, Interim Executive Director

               Rachel Csakany, Youth and Camping Services Director

March 26, 2019 Show #1077

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

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, Actor

               Ann Parillo, Actor

               Joe Fava, Sch’dy Civic Players

Schenectady Rotary (Event 4/4)

               Chris Henry, President

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