Newsletter: June 14, 2016 #937

Producer and Host, Ann ParilloSchenectady Today Show Producer and Host, Ann Parillo

Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

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

Now In our 18th 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 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 14, 2016 #937

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Information below has been provided by the Guests

Segment One

John Hill Performing!

Guest: John Hill “Troubadour”

John Hill
John Hill is a solo singer and guitarist that uses Harmonica accompaniment. He specializes in Classic Country, Folk and Bluegrass music. John Hill is a solo singer, songwriter, musician, and Entertainer based in Albany, NY. A full-time working artist, performing over 200 dates a year. His live performances feature Old-time Country greats like Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard; Traditional Folk songs in the vein of Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia; and Bluegrass Standards by legends like Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. He’ll be performing throughout the show. You can hear some of his music on the website by clicking his name, above.


Segment Two

Hooray! The Dinosaurs are at miSci!


William 'Mac' Sudduth, PhD
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science, formerly Sch’dy Museum)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Phone: 518-382-7890

Their vision is a scientifically literate community sparking innovation. Their mission is to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present and future. Their exhibits, programs and events are designed with their mission in mind. The museum is a dynamic science center that explores the area’s rich technological heritage while celebrating and fostering a regional spirit of invention and imagination.

Organization: miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science, formerly Sch’dy Museum)


  • Return of the Dinosaurs: Walk among giant, animatronic dinosaurs! Meet a 22-foot long T-Rex, tremble at a growling pair of dueling dinos, watch a Pteradactyl soar above you, and discover a nest full of Maiasaura eggs ready to hatch! Discover 10 animatronic dinosaurs throughout the museum. Learn all about these prehistoric creatures in the dino dig site, fossil rubbing stations, and other hands-on discovery areas. (June 4 – Sept 18)
  • Tinkering: Bring out your inner engineer at miSci’s latest hands-on exhibit from the San Francisco Exploratorium. A circuit bench, pulleys, animation stations and several other interactives will provide an engaging environment for tinkering. With the right materials in the right environment, anything can happen! Plus, miSci’s own Tinkering Garage is underway. (Opens Jun 18)
  • Summer Science Classes: Informal, hands-on STEM education for students aged Pre-K through Grade 12. Topics include Robotics, Rockets, Space Academy, KEVA, and of course, Dinosaurs. Weeklong classes run 9 AM to 3:30 PM daily, with before- and after-care available. Registration is available online or by calling 382-7890 x237. (Starts July 11)
  • Little Wonders of Science: A special program for miSci’s youngest visitors, including a planetarium show designed for them! This month, Little Wonders will introduce preschoolers to the animal kingdom with an educator-led reading of All the Water by George Ella Lyon and Water Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas followed by some hands-on FUN! Thursday 6/16 – Saturday 6/18. Planetarium show at 10 AM, reading and activities at 10:30 AM. Free with admission; registration required. Call 518.382.7890 x 237 to register. (Jun 16 through Jun 18)

Location of event: 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady

Date/Time: Museum hours: Mon – Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

Cost: Adults $10.50; Seniors: $9.00; Children: $7.50; Children under age 3: Free —   Planetarium Shows: $5

Contact Information: see website and 518-382-7890

Facebook: Yes. “Schenectady Museum”


Segment Three

Juneteenth Celebration! Jun 17-18

Guests: Miki Conn, Co-Chair and Betty Harper, Co-Chair

Miki Conn
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
Betty Harper
Hamilton Hill Arts Center

Annual celebration of the end of slavery in America and freedom for all Americans, sponsored by the Hamilton Hill Arts Center. Opening program will be on Friday, June 17, 6pm at Vale Cemetery in Schenectady. There will be a free Ice Cream Social to follow.

Saturday, June 18, at Central Park, starting at noon. Vendors, workshops, contests, activities for children and a host of wonderful talented performers!

Event: 16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Location of event: Vale Cemetery and Central Park, Schenectady

Date/Time: Friday, June 17, Vale Cemetery/Saturday, June 18 Central Park

Cost: Free

Facebook: Yes “2016 Juneteenth Celebration with Hamilton Hill Arts Center”


Segment Four

What’s Your Leadership Image?

Guest: Sharon Burstein, Author

Sharon Burstein
Sharon Burstein International
What’s Your Leadership Image? “Keys for Creating and Developing Your Leadership Image That Will Transform Your Career, Leadership and Life”

Sharon Burstein is one of America’s most respected motivational speakers, trainer, and is an award-winning author. She has presented motivational speeches and trained thousands of people of all ages, students and adults using her training, education and leadership strategies. Sharon inspires people, building their confidence to achieve more success in life. She enables people to create and recognize their inner and outer Leadership Image. Sharon has created numerous award winning books and programs, has been recognized and received numerous awards for her career achievements and leadership. She is a high-energy motivational speaker for Corporations, Associations, Business Groups, Colleges, Universities and Youth Organizations worldwide

From reviewer Tracy Slowiak for Reader’s Favorite: This book is one that will definitely serve as a go-to guide for those looking to develop their leadership skills and image in order to take that important next step in their career.

This book gives readers the tools to be able to effectively evaluate themselves and how others view them, as well as to assist them with figuring out how they want to develop their leadership image so that it defines them uniquely, and serves as an excellent guide to get them where they need to be. Any reader who is looking to grow or hone their business skills will appreciate this excellent offering in the genre.

Organization: Sharon Burstein International


Segment Five

Growing Young vs. Growing Old!

Guest: Debra Gugig-Bauer, CRC, Owner

Debra Gugig-Bauer, CRC
Catalysts for Change Consulting and Training Associates
You can choose to “Grow Younger Versus Older” if you are willing to embrace change and defy the odds

We live in an era where change is often the only constant. The rapid pace of technology coupled with the complex choices we face on a daily basis affect us at home and work. Debra Gugig-Bauer, CRC is a resilient, “catalyst for change”. A professional speaker and trainer. Debra inspires others to initiate, navigate and embrace change in their business and personal life with passion and confidence. CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE CONSULTING AND TRAINING ASSOCIATES shows, individuals, organizations and businesses how to click on change, access their options and realize their potential. Talks and programs include “Growing old versus Growing Young”, “Women at Home, Women at Work and The Fine Art of Juggling” ,“And They Said – It Couldn’t Be Done(Defying Society’s Naysayers And Your Inner Twerp”, and many more life affirming, entertaining and success enhancing topics.

Organization: Catalysts for Change Consulting and Training Associates

Facebook: Yes. Catalysts for Change Consulting and Training Associates



June 21, 2016 #938

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Astronomy at miSci – National Asteroid Day (Jun 30)

  • Valerie Rapson, Astrophysicist

Hispanic Coalition NY – 40 under 40 Rising Star 2016

  • Monica Arias Miranda, Pres and CEO

Iroquois Indian Museum

  • Colette Lemmon, Curator of Exhibitions
  • Lori Mollitor, Marketing & Public Relations Director

Maple Ski Ridge Event

  • Representatives

Naked Magic Event

  • Leesa Perazzo

Schenectady Inner City Ministry – Summer Lunch Program

  • Eileen Plotz, SICM Food Service Program
  • Dave Taylor, Director of Summer Lunch Program

June 28, 2016 #939

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Join us in the audience to meet the guests in person!

Ann Lee History (Shaker Heritage)

  • Bruce Cornwell
  • Elizabeth Frishkoff “Ann Lee”

History Moment

  • Kyle Jenks

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

  • Pat Finlayson

Night with Janice Joplin at theREP

  • Maggie Cahill

Schenectady Bridges

  • Dona Fragnoli

Two Pianos

  • Jim Burton
  • Guest?

July 7, 2016 #940

Scheduled On-Air Guests

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Author “While Waiting for Change

  • Cecelia Thomas

Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band

  • Band Performing

Proctors Historical Committee

  • Janice Walz

SummerNight – Schenectady

  • Representatives



Tuesdays at 10 am at Proctors Underground


Schenectady Today… In & Around the Capital Region

Ann Parillo – Producer/Host since 9/16/98

Now in our 18th year of serving the Capital Region

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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.