Newsletter Feb 27, 2018 – Guests and Topics

 Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Now In Our 20th Year!

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

February 20, 2018 #1021

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 ~~~

Volunteer Programs & Adoptions at APF

  • Amy Duskiewicz, Shelter Director
  • Brianne Doherty, Volunteer & Placement Coordinator
  • Organization: Animal Protective Foundation
  • Mission: The Animal Protective Foundation promotes and protects the human-animal bond by providing resources to our community and humane care to companion animals.
  •             Our vision is a community where all companion animals are loved, respected and receive exceptional care.
  • Location of event: 53 Maple Ave. Scotia/Glenville
  • Contact Information: 374-3944
  • Facebook: Yes “Animal Protective Foundation”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

Schenectady Police Dept. Update

Mike Seber, Asst. Chief

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Of Mice & Men by Classic Theater Guild

  • John Birchler, Director
  • Joseph Bruton & William Wilday Actors
  • Alan Angelo & Edward Miller, Actors
  • Organization: Classic Theater Guild
  • Event: John Steinbeck’s Of Mine and Men
  • Location of event: Congregation Beth Israel, 2195 Parkway, Schenectady
  • Date/Time: March 8, 10-11, 14-15, 17-18 — 7:30 Evenings, 2:00 Sundays
  • Cost: $20, $18 students and seniors
  • Facebook: Yes “Classic Theater Guild”
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

Alpha 1 Support

  • Richard Lovrich, Organizer
  • Carolyn Koch, Co-Leader

(Information has not been provided as of this printing)

  • Organization: Alpha 1 Support

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

Women of Achievement – YWCA

  • Kerrie Wolf-Piechota, Development Asst.
  • Carole Merrill-Mazurek, Board Member
  • Crystal Doolity-Mills, Esq, Board Member

The YWCA NorthEastern NY’s 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018. It is always an inspirational night honoring and celebrating women who are doing wonderful things in our community.
The evening begins at 5:30PM with a reception where you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres while bidding on an exciting array of silent auction items. Don’t forget to also participate in the wine pull and grab a raffle ticket for a chance to win over $1000 in cash prizes. Dinner and the program will begin at 6:30 during which we will celebrate, honor, and award an outstanding group of women from our community.

  • Organization: YWCA NorthEastern NY
  • Mission: YWCA NorthEastern NY is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
  • Event: 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser
  • Location of event: Glen Sanders Mansion
  • Date/Time: March 8 @ 5:30 pm
  • Cost: $90 pp and $675 table of 8
  • Contact Information: 518-374-3394 x105
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter: @YWCANENY
  • Instagram: @
  • Website:

~~~ Segment SIX ~~~

Profiles of Legends and Legacies

  • Donald Hyman, Re-Enactor

Event feature presentation of African American Booker T. Washington, President of Tuskegee Institute, Alabama and Women’s Activist and Suffragette Sojourner Truth.

Each was person had been born enslaved but after the civil war went on to champion for Education and Social Justice.  Both leaders struggle impact our society today.

  • Event: Profiles of Legends & Legacies
  • Location of event: City Hall of Albany
  • Date/Time: Tuesday Feb 27 at 5:30 pm
  • Cost: Free Admission


Upcoming Shows 

March 6, 2018 – #1023

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Animal Protective Foundation – Tails By Twilight Hollywood Nights (Event Apr 13)

  •             Colleen Keating, APF Director of Development
  •             Bill Del-Sette, Gala Honorary Event Chair (Del-Sette Capital Mgmt.)
  •             Harline Andrus, APF Volunteer and Gala Committee Member

Freihofer’s Training – Run for Women (Event Starts 3/19)

  •             Guests TBA

Proctors Historical Committee – Topic TBA

  •             Janice Walz, Committee Member

Reading is Fun – Grand Reading Jamboree (Event Apr 21)

  •             Al Magid, PhD
  •             “BookWorm”

Schenectady Job Fair (– Event Mar 15)

  •             Peter Jones

Schenectady Light Opera’s “Curtains” (Event 3/9 – 3/18)

  •             Adam Coons, Director
  •             Other Guests TBA

March 13, 2018 – #1024

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Circle Theatre Players – The Crucible (Event 3/23 – 4/1)

  •             Val Kavanaugh, Director
  •             Sue Frost, Director
  •             Others TBA

Heritage Home For Women – 150th Anniversary Events

  •             Jane Schramm
  •             Others?

miSci – April Break Week Classes & Nano Days

  •             Guests TBA

Rapp Road Gala – (Event Mar 14)

  •             Beverly Bardequez

Schenectady Civic Players – Other Desert Cities (Event Mar 16-25)

  •             Jennifer Van Iderstyne, Director
  •             Others TBA

Tax Credits – CA$H Coalition and VITA Program

  •             Melinda Burns, Co-Chair CA$H Coalition, Wildwood Programs
  •             Tracy Randle, CA$H Program Director, United Way of the GCR

March 20. 2018 – #1025

 (Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Attorney on Importance of Wills & Estate Planning

  •             Brian Lyda, Esq

JDRF’s One Walk – (Event May 12)

  •             Guests TBA

National Nutrition Month

  •             Lester Rosenzweig, MS, RD, CDN
  •             Others?

22 Shades of Gray

  •             Peggy Gray, Designer
  •             Others?

Valley Artisans Market – Cambridge Gallery

  •             Bliss Mcintosh, Founder
  •             Mary Lou Strode, Artist
  •             Others ?
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