Newsletter April 10, 2108 Topics/Guest on the Show this Week

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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 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

April 10, 2018 #1028

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~~~

Schenectady Senior Center Events

  • Susan Beth Olsen, Program Manager
  • Jean Barnoski, Marketing/Public Relations Manager
  • Organization: Schenectady Senior Center
  • Mission: Our mission is to bring the members of the community together under one roof to assemble and mingle, create new friendships and rekindle old ones. It’s a place to learn from informational presentations, stay healthy with wellness programs and have the opportunity to receive a nutritious meal for a nominal fee twice a week.
  • Contact Information: Susan Beth Olsen at 518-598-2056 or
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Fight Against Domestic Violence

  • Sabrina McCormack-Heilmann, Sister in Law
  • Brad McCormack, Son/brother
  • Nancy McCormack, Sister in Law

This is the 5 year anniversary of the assault of Tammy & Jessie and the 5th fundraiser we do each year in their memory.  Brad will be reading a FB post he wrote on the 1st anniversary of their death.

We will be hosting Richard Martinez who will be conducting a Zumba Class 6:00-7:00. Vendors will be stationed throughout Key Hall. Raffle Prizes will be announced at 7:00. Yoga cool down with Grace Janiszewski 7:30-8:00.

Proceeds will be donated to Schenectady High School and Mohonasen High School for scholarships

  • Event: Fundraiser to Fight Against Domestic Violence in Memory of Tammy and Jessie McCormack
  • Location of event: Key Hall at Proctors
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 27 doors open at 5:30 pm from 6 to 8 pm
  • Cost: $20 donation suggested – Zumba and Yoga Included
  • Contact Information: not provided

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Collections and Exhibitions at miSci

  • Chris Hunter, VP of Collections and Exhibitions
  • Tara Burnham, VP Marketing and communications

Information has not been provided by miSci as of this posting.

  • Organization: miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science.
  • Location: Nott Terrace Heights off Nott Terrace


~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

Confetti Stage’s King Lear

  • George Filieau, “King Lear”
  • Linda Shirey, Director
  • Lucy Breyer, Asst. Director

Long hailed as one of Shakespeare’s most heartbreaking protagonists, King Lear is an aging monarch who struggles with conflicting desires for love and power. Wishing to exchange his throne for a comfortable retirement, Lear plans to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, with the biggest piece reserved for the daughter who loves him most. However, when his favorite daughter, Cordelia, is too honest to flatter as her sisters have, the king becomes petty and vindictive. He divides Cordelia’s share between the cunning Goneril and the bloodthirsty Regan, who are more than happy to use their newfound power against their father.

As the kingdom is thrown into further turmoil by the machinations of Edmund, the Earl of Gloucester’s treacherous bastard, loyalties are forged and broken, erupting in a storm of chaos that destroys almost everything and everyone that King Lear holds dear.

  • Organization: Confetti Stage, Inc.
  • Mission: Confetti Stage is an all-volunteer community theater company, with headquarters at the Masonic Hall in downtown Albany NY.  Our mission is to celebrate the diversities of human experience through thought-provoking, challenging productions.  We foster creative expression in a collaborative, inclusive environment that engages the Capital Region community.
  • Event: Shakespeare’s King Lear
  • Location of event: Albany Masonic hall, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207
  • Date/Time: April 27, 28, May 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm; April 29 and May 6 at 2:00 pm
  • Cost: $15 general admission; $10 student with ID
  • Contact Information: Phone 518-460-1167 or
  • Facebook: Yes, “Confetti Stage Inc”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

10th Annual Empty Bowls at Union

  • Angela Tatem, Director, Kenney Community Center at Union
  • Ian Koon, Student & Co-Chair Empty Bowls Project

The 10th annual Empty Bowls Project of Schenectady is a fundraiser designed to shine the spotlight of hunger and food-insecurity in our community. All proceeds raised will go directly to these three Schenectady not-for-profits: Concerned for the Hungry, the City Mission and Bethesda House.

Tickets to the event are $20 and each ticket holder is treated to dinner, their choice of a handmade ceramic bowl (created by students at Mont Pleasant Middle School) which serves as their keepsake of the event and to remind people about the “empty bowls” in our community. The evening includes entertainment, presentations from each of the community organizations, raffles and community.

  • Organization: Empty Bowls Project of Schenectady
  • Mission: The Empty Bowls Project of Schenectady is a fundraiser designed to shine the spotlight of hunger and food-insecurity in our community
  • Event: 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project of Sch’dy
  • Location of event:  Old Chapel on the Union college Campus
  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 22 at 5 pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Contact Information: or 518-388-6609
  • Facebook: Yes “10th Annual Empty Bowls Project of Schenectady”
  • Website:  See Facebook

~~~ Segment SIX ~~~

7th Annual Gospel Jubilee at Proctors!

  • Sara Hill, Founder/Organizer

Information has not been provided by organizer as of this posting.

  • Organization: Gospel Jubilee
  • Event: 7th Annual Gospel Jubilee
  • Location of event: Proctors
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 20


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April 17, 2018 – #1029

Filmed at THE ADDY THEATRE at Proctors

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)


ARC Food Truck Event

  •             Guests?

John Hill Band – Performing – arrival time 9 am

  •             Musicians?

Schenectady City Historian

  •             Chris Leonard

Schenectady Steinmetz Career Center – Culinary Arts – Cooking Demo – arrival time is 9 am

  •             Laura Macey, Instructor
  •             Student’s names?

April 24, 2018 – #1030

Filmed at THE ADDY THEATRE at Proctors

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Albany Civic Theater’s Appropriate (Event May 4-20)

  •                Patrick White, Director

Conversation – Career Transition — with:

Mary Kenney

miSci – Museum of Innovation & Science – Big Bang Gala! (Event May 4)

  •                Guests TBA

Schenectady Jewish Community Center – Topic TBA

  •                Mark Weintraub, Executive Director

Schenectady Light Opera’s Sister Act (Event May 4 – 13)

  •                Guests TBA

Temple Israel – Events

  •                Sierra Lynch

May 1, 2018 – #1031

Filmed at THE ADDY THEATRE at Proctors

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Recycling & Composting

  •                Angelina Peone, Educator

Schenectady Civic Players “School for Lies”

  •                Chris Foster, Director
  •                Others?

Schenectady County’s “Pedal, Paddle, Run”

  •                Jason Lecuyer, Special Events

Squeeze Play Band — Performing

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