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In & Around the Capital Region

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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 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.

July 31, 2018 #1044

Filming at the Addy in Proctors

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~~~

Colonie Senior Service Centers

  • John Fox, tool Box Manager
  • Mike Rosch, Dave Parkis, Kia Kim, Don Johnson
  • Tool Box Volunteers

Tool Box will be moving from its present location at 1693 Central Ave in Albany, to a new location at 143 Troy-Schenectady Rd, in Watervliet on September 1.  All store merchandise will be 50% the already heavily-discounted prices now through August 4.  After that, all remaining merchandise will be 75% off.

(From their Website) Colonie Senior Service Centers is an independent, community-based not-for-profit that supports, respects, and embraces the values and vitality of its senior citizens.
For 37 years, CSSC has been about people, families, and community . . . committed to providing the services and resources that seniors need to stay active and independent.

Today CSSC is the largest provider of services for seniors in Colonie, serving the largest population of seniors in the Capital Region.

  • Organization: Colonie Senior Service Centers Inc.
  • Tool Box Mission: Tool Box is a donation-based tool resale shop run by an all-volunteer staff.  All proceeds from Tool Box go back to assist needy seniors under Umbrella of Colonie.
  • Event: Tool Box Sale and Move
  • Location of event: 1693 Central Ave. Albany NY
  • Date/Time: Now through September 1 — Store hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.
  • Contact Information: See website
  • Facebook: Yes “ToolBox”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Exhibitions – Empire State Aerosciences Museum

  • Kevin Millington, Vice President
  • John Kolwaite, Trustee
  • Gary Davis, Volunteer

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a one-of-a-kind cultural resource located at Schenectady County Airport in the Town of Glenville, NY, at the site of the former General Electric Flight Test Center. Dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the Museum offers visitors a variety of enjoyable and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the state’s largest aviation library, as well as education programs.

The will discuss the progress at the museum; completion of a new exhibit on WW II aviation; and the new “adopt-a-Plane” program.

  • Organization: Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM)
  • Mission: The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to interpret aviation.
  • Location: Rudy Chase Drive off Route 50 – Schenectady Airport
  • Contact Information: See website
  • Facebook: Yes “EmpireStateAerosciencesMuseum”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Cyrano at Ten Broeck Mansion

Joseph Plock, Producer

Alex Grandin, George Filieau, Actors

An unforgettable tale of comedy, romance, and war, Cyrano tells the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, a lovelorn soldier with an enormous nose that is dwarfed only by his love for the beautiful Roxanne. Roxanne, sadly, only has eyes for the handsome Christian, an inarticulate man who will need Cyrano’s way with words if he hopes to woo his love! From opera houses to pastry shops to the battlefield of a perilous siege, Cyrano and his comrades in the Gascony Guard fight against foes both external and internal as they seek a lasting peace within both France and their own troubled souls.
Come see this fresh and funny take on the classic Edmond Rostand tale as adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner with translation by Michael Hollinger in a show that’s sure to entertain the whole family! Confetti Stage, Inc. and Ten Broeck Mansion partner again for their fifth year of bringing exciting outdoor theater to the Arbor Hill Community. As a special treat for the community, performances on Sunday, August 5th at 2PM and Thursday, August 9th at 7:30PM will be free to everyone! Huge thanks to our sponsors, Stewart’s Shops and Market 32 for making this possible! There will be light refreshments available to purchase at all performances. Audiences are also permitted to bring their own picnic supplies. Students and children 12 and under get in for just $8! Watch Confetti Stage’s Facebook Page for more updates!

Cyrano is directed by Cory Haines with assistance from Sean Baldwin and features: Chloe Ader, Ellen Cribbs, Laura Darling, George Filieau, Spencer Flottman, Aeshly Grace, Alex Grandin, Elizabeth Helmer, Stephen Henel, Nick Lansing, John Nickles, John Reheuser, and Christine Ille Vermilyee.

  • Organization: Confetti Stage
  • Mission: Confetti Stage was founded to explore the human experience, while illuminating the myriad diversities which define us as groups and individuals. Confetti Stage promotes diversity and understanding through the creation of dynamic and inspirational productions and educational opportunities. We strive to maintain the highest possible level of artistic standards while fostering collaboration and mutual respect.
  • Event: Cyrano
  • Location of event: Ten Broeck Mansion Gardens, 9 Ten Broeck Place, Albany NY
  • Date/Time: August 3-5 and Aug 9-12 – 7:30 Thurs, Fri, Sat and 2 pm on Sundays
  • Cost: $15 regular admission, $10 student; Thursday and Sundays free courtesy of Market 32 and Stewarts Shops
  • Contact Information: or 518-460-1167
  • Facebook: Yes. Confetti Stage Inc.
  • Twitter: @stageconfetti
  • Instagram: @confettistageinc
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR~~~


  • Colleen McLaughlin, Assoc. Professor ACPHS
  • Sara Adams, MPH Dir. of REACH

The Collaboratory is a joint project between Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc. The Collaboratory, literally a laboratory for collaboration, will officially open on September 13 in the South End of Albany at 3 Lincoln Square.

The Collaboratory will contain classrooms and private counseling spaces whereby ACPHS students, Department of Population Health Sciences faculty members, community health workers and a licensed pharmacist can host community education and dialogues about wellness issues. This professional team will also offer classes in asthma management, smoking cessation, nutrition, and medication literacy.

This brand new facility will host an interdisciplinary team of Trinity’s Resident Outreach Workers, Community Health Workers, students from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and paid interns dedicated to connecting community members to health and wellness services. Additional health and wellness partners include Radix Ecological Sustainability Center and AVillage Inc.

Prof. McLaughlin is an Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Sara Adams is the Director of Rapid Engagement and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) Services

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.

  • Organization: Albany College of Pharmacy and Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region Inc.
  • Mission: Working closely with Trinity Alliance, The Collaboratory will provide residents of the South End with access to health assessments, screenings, wellness counseling and nutritional education where none exist.
  • Event: Collaboratory Grand Opening
  • Location of event: 4 Lincoln Square, Albany’s South End
  • Date/Time: Thurs. Sept 13 at 11 am
  • Contact Information: Sarah Adams, Director of REACH, Ph: 518-449-5155  — Rapid Engagement & Advocacy for Community health
  • Website: and

~~~ Segment FIVE~~~

Jon Russell Cring, Filmmaker

Jon Russell Cring, Filmmaker

Information has not been provided as of this publication

~~~ Segment SIX ~~~

Tribes Hill Heritage Center

Marjorie Ann Dancing Wind Heacock, Chairwoman/ Founder

            (From their website)  We have found the perfect location — Hello friends of THHC, just wanted to give you all an update on our progress thus far. We are pleased to announce that we have selected 55 acres in the Town of Florida to be the future home of The Tribes Hill Heritage Center.  Currently we are negotiating the zoning aspects of the purchase.  We will keep you apprised of further news. Please use our P.O. Box address (Tribes Hill Heritage Center, P. O. Box 377, Tribes Hill, NY 12177) for correspondence or private message and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • Organization: Tribes Hill Heritage Center
  • Mission: The Tribes Hill Heritage Center is an educational facility, where children and adults can learn about and experience Native American culture and history as well as the history of the Mohawk Valley. The center’s vision includes a multi-building facility on 55 acres of land in Montgomery County, NY. Activities will include the teaching of land conservation, history, music, dance, ecology, and sales of crafts, both Native American and regional artistic endeavors.             The organization’s hope is to boost the local economy with increased tourism, provide leather-working and other marketable skills to local people, while sustaining itself through craft, art, and food sales and usage fees. The first buildings proposed are: a leather stocking building, an “old town” (various settler style shops), and Native American vendors on site in the Powwow Grounds with demonstration dancing, as well as a display building of Native American arts and crafts. Much more is planned for the future!
  • Location of event: Exhibition Space at Viaport (Rotterdam Mall)
  • Date/Time: Open mostly during mall hours
  • Cost: Free Exhibition
  • Contact Information: / 518-829-7031
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Website:
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~~~~~~~~~~ Upcoming Shows~~~~~~~~~~~

August 7, 2018 – #1045

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Animal Protective Foundation – Community Spay and Neuter Program

Stephanie Johnson, Clinic Manager

Kathy Snowden, clinic Customer Service Representative

miSci – Activities Update

Gina Gould PhD, President

Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

Shari Piper

Neil Piper

Proctors Historical Committee

Janice Walz, Committee Member

Rensselaer City Esplanade

Charles Moore, Dir. of Planning

Toys for Tots

Albert Roman – Marines

August 14, 2018 – #1046

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Special Production on “Hitler’s Hat”

Featuring Richard Marowitz

August 21, 2018 – #1047

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Eyes Wide Open Fundraiser

Joe Starzyk, Playwright

Deb Fowler

Pat Carley (need email address)


Patrick Lynskey

Schenectady Day Nursery BBQ Fundraiser (Event Sept 14)

Diane Fisher, Executive Director


Scottish Games

Bill Munro

Walk for RITA – Out of Darkness Walk — Suicide Prevention – (Event Dates Sept 23 and Oct 13)

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