Newsletter 6/20/17 – Sch’dy Today Show’s Guests and Topics

Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Guest Line Up for the next four weeks of filming. (May be subject to change)

Heading into our 20th year in September!

Looking forward to our 1,000th Show and Beyond!

SAVE THE DATE – September 19, 2017 in the GE Theatre – 10 am

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.

June 20, 2017 #988

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 ~~~

The Soul Man Returns to the Sch’dy Today Stage!

Guests:  Don “The Soul Man” Hyman – Singer and Historian — Performing

            Don will be singing three classic DooWop Songs from the 50’s and discussing seeing these artists performing and their significance as NYC artists, their current status.

Special focus will be made on discussing ARLENE SMITH, the original lead singer with the Chantels and working with her as a valet on three occasions. On the last occasion she was made aware that she was being approached to be a part of the GIRL GROUP stamp collection that was spearheaded by Mary Wilson of the Supremes.

Memories of seeing Anthony and the Imperials several times over 50 years

Don Hyman performs throughout the area including benefits.

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Another Approach to Health!

Guest: John Ferguson, DC

  •             Dr. Ferguson is a Family Chiropractor and Wellness Expert.  His mission is to help as many people in my lifetime achieve optimal health as I can – especially children! Our philosophy is to meet people where they are at while educating them on what they could have for their health.
  • Join us to discuss how to achieve a smooth transition this school year! We will discuss guidelines for establishing and improving healthy daily routines, proper backpack wearing/posture tips for better learning & injury prevention, addressing ADD, ADHD, ASD & behavioral issues without medication, naturally strengthening & maintaining immunity throughout the winter and resources for NYS vaccine exemptions.
  • Dr. John is open to discuss common conditions that brings someone into the office and the approach he takes to address the cause of the problem holistically, our thorough exam for each patient; our community wellness programs; how modern living affects our spine, nerve system and overall health.

Organization: Ferguson Family Chiropractic, PLLC

Event: Pathways Back-to-School Gathering

Location of event: Office at 653 Plank Rd, Clifton Park

Date/Time: Wed. Jul 19 from 10:30 to 11:15 am

Cost: no charge

Facebook: Yes (1) Pathways Connect: Capital District and (2) FergusonFamilyChiro

Instagram: @wellnessdrjohn

Twitter: @wellnessdrjohn


~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Summer Events at the Iroquois Museum!

Guests: Colette Lemmon, Curator of Exhibitions and

Alicia Burnett, Director of Marketing & Community Relation

            The Iroquois Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using art as a window to that culture.  The Museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity.  As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople.

Featured upcoming events include: “Tales from the Top: Ironworking Demo Days,” Niagara River Dancers, Participatory Mural Painting with Mohawk artist in residence Jay Havens, Iroquois Men’s singing groups, and storytellers.

Organization: Iroquois Museum

Events: Summer Events & Featured Exhibit “Walking the Steel” and Tales from the Top 7/15 & 8/12; Mural painting 7/26 – 9/2

Location of event: Howe’s Cave

Date/Time: Varies – check website

Cost: (free with regular admission) $8/$6.50/$5

Facebook: Yes “Iroquois Indian Museum”

Instagram: @IroquoisMuseumkitty

Twitter: @IroquoisMuseum


~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

Summer Reading 2017: Build A Better World!

Guests: Leah LaFera, Adult Service Librarian and

Kaela Wallman, Director of Youth Services Librarian

            Kaela will discuss the countless number of Children’s Classes & Events that SCPL will be offering the community this year at all 9 SCPL locations. Some include magic shows, hands-on learning with all sorts of animals, science experiments, arts & crafts and reading of course!

Leah (for the Adults) & Kaela (for the Children) will discuss the Summer Reading Challenge for this year. SCPL will be utilizing an online reading tracker called BEANSTACK. SCPL guests who want to participate can go to our website, to find the link to our BEANSTACK site. For each book that you read and log on BEANSTACK, you will be given one raffle chance to win fun prizes; Adults will be able to win a specially made up gift basket at their branch location.

Organization: Schenectady County Public Library

Event: Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Location of event: All nine locations of the Schenectady County Public Library

Date/Time: Various

Cost: Free

Facebook: Yes. “SCPLNY”

Instagram: @scpl_ny

Twitter: @scpl_ny


 ~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

3rd Annual Electric City Comic Con!

Guests:  Leah LaFera, Adult Services Librarian and

Shane Moore, Artist/ Creator of Voltage (ECCC Mascot Hero)

            Leah will discuss our 3rd Annual Electric City Comic Con; along with some of the artists attending this year (quite a few new ones), our Comics Commons vendors, programs for every age group and lastly the grand Cosplay Costume Contest sponsored by The Costumer at 3pm in the McChesney Room.

Shane will be on hand to discuss how he came up with the Voltage character, who she is, what it is like to be an artist in today’s world producing self-published comic books, and what makes SCPL’s Electric City Comic Con special compared to other cons in the region

Organization: Schenectady County Public Library

Event: 3rd Annual Electric city Comic Con @ SCPL

Location of event: Central Library at 99 Clinton St. Downtown Sch’dy

Date/Time: Sat. Jul 8 from 10am to 4 pm

Cost: Free event

Facebook: Yes. “Electric City Comic Con”

Instagram: @scpl_ny

Twitter: @scpl_ny


~~~ Segment Six ~~~

Birding and More (Topic to be Announced)!

Guests: Richard Guthrie

Information has not yet been provided by guest.


June 27, 2017 #989

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Filmed Tuesdays at 10 am at Proctors Underground

Nik Bisanz Performing on our Stage

Nik Bisanz is a guitarist/vocalist

Dudley Observatory

Valerie Rapson PhD, Astrophysicist

Mad Science — Demonstrations

Margaret Liberti

Music Haven Summer Events

Mona Golub

July 4, 2017 – Happy Fourth of July

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Filmed Tuesdays at 10 am at Proctors Underground

Repeat of last week’s show will be aired.


July 11, 2017 #990

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Filmed Tuesdays at 10 am at Proctors Underground

Bellevue Reformed Church “Little Free Pantry” (Event Jun 18)

Nicole Gentile, Church Member

Capital Repertory Theatre’s Mama Mia (Event Jul 11 – Aug 13)

Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic Director

Catholic Charities (Topic to be Announced)

Lauren Harrington

Others TBA

Class Afloat

Chris Trow, Mentor

Others TBA

Maple Ski Ridge (Run the Ridge Jul 15)

Marilyn Peterson

Carolyn LeHart

Proctors Historical Committee – The Carl Company

Janice Walz, Committee Member

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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.