Newsletter – Oct 17, 2017 Guests and Topics on Sch’dy Tdoay

 Schenectady Today

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 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.

October 17, 2017 #1004

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 ~~~

Canine Academy at APF

Amy Duskiewicz, Shelter Director

Sheila Leguire, Animal Care & Welfare Manager

  • 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.
  • Event: The Canine Academy
  • Location: 53 Maple Ave Glenville
  • Contact Information: 374-3944
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

The Make-Up Curio

Jenn Dugan, Owner

  • Organization: The Make Up Curio
  • Mission: To enable your curiosity and allow you to transform yourself.  Our knowledgeable staff will guide clients in product selection for personal use, education, or through safe and clean services, leaving customers feeling energetic and either beautiful or perfectly weird.
  • Event: Grand Opening
  • Location of event: 510 State St., Sch’dy
  • Contact Information: 518-618-2331 or
  • Facebook: Yes “The Make Up Curio”
  • Instagram: @TheMakeUpCurio
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Halloween Frankenstein Camp-In and more

William “Mac” Sudduth PhD, President

Halloween Frankenstein Camp-In — Explore the museum with a spell-binding scavenger hunt; become a mad scientist exploring artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and robotics; learn about the things that go bump in the night in the planetarium; and gasp at the mystical properties of dry ice. Dinner and Breakfast included. Space is limited, register today! Children must be accompanied by adults.

International Observe the Moon Night — International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual world-wide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Gaze up at the moon at the same time as the rest of the world with Dudley Observatory at miSci — enjoy night sky observation, plus other hands-on astronomy activities!

SenseAble Science & Spooky Science on 10/29 — Enjoy special Halloween-themed activities throughout the miSci galleries. Costumes encouraged!

Halloween Movie Monsters Exhibit — Halloween has POPPED up at miSci with Halloween Movie Monsters, an exhibition of original movie props, vintage film posters, rare figures, life-size portrait busts and MORE. From King Kong to Godzilla, Frankenstein to Freddy, Jaws to The Joker; they’re all here – but only through Halloween! Special thanks to Sassy’s Satellite of Downtown Schenectady, the exhibit’s co-presenter.

  • Organization: miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science, formerly Sch’dy Museum)
  • Mission: To inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present and future. Vision: A scientifically literate community sparking innovation. At miSci, all of our exhibits, programs, and events are designed with our mission in mind. miSci is a dynamic science center that explores the area’s rich technological heritage while celebrating and fostering a regional spirit of invention and imagination.
  • Events:
  • Halloween Frankenstein Camp-In: 10/20-10/21
  • International Observe the Moon Night: 10/28
  • SenseAble Science Halloween Edition: 10/29, 10 AM – 12 PM Spooky Science @ miSci: 10/29, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Halloween Movie Monsters Exhibit: Open Daily Through 10/31
  • Location: 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Sch’dy 12308
  • Date/Time: see above
  • Cost: Halloween Camp-In: Adults: $20 and Children: $35
  • Contact Information: 518-382-7890
  • Facebook: Yes
  • Instagram: @misci_ny
  • Twitter: @miSciNY
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR ~~~

The Bridge on Crane St.

Rev. James Bookhout

            James Bookhout of The Bridge Christian Church has been in ministry over four decades in Schenectady. However, the last four and a half years have turned his life completely around, practicing mercy ministry, working with the underserved and disenfranchised. He believes that inner cities can be transformed for Christ by showing practical Biblical Christianity in the market place as well as in the church. The Bridge ministry offers a Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, a full-scale fitness center including a boxing ring, laundry facilities & The Bridge Veterans House, which will serve the homeless and veterans struggling with (PTS) Post-traumatic stress. Pastor Bookhout is president of the Mont Pleasant Merchants. He has brought national attention to Crane Street, working with the city council and local businesses to bring renewal and renovation to the inner city. Presently, James is working on grant assistance programs within the state of NY to help renovate store fronts in the business district of Mont Pleasant. A new modern Library on the main street and Family Park across the street from the church will be under construction soon. To raise awareness of the unsheltered homeless in the city, James annually has slept outside overnight in a cardboard box in the middle of February. He is known as a pastor and friend of widows, orphans, and hundreds of street people, some of which have joined The Bridge Church family. Joining him in his message will be some members of the City Council who will tell how the Bridge Church has made a positive difference in the city by changing their neighborhood. James has a strong vision that “if you raise the water in the harbor, then all the boats in the harbor will be raised also!”

  • Organization: the Bridge Christian Church

~~~ Segment FIVE ~~~

African Festival – School for All in Ghana

Carrie Brown, Director

            Bring the whole family! Participate in drumming, “dancing for dollars,” a silent auction, making a bracelet or necklace with beads from Ghana—-and learn about Kekeli’s work with marginalized children in Ghana.

  • Organization: Kekeli, Inc
  • Mission: Kekeli works to improve the lives of all by promoting the rights of those who are less able to speak for themselves. Our mission is to reduce stigmatization and ensure full inclusion of marginalized groups, including persons with intellectual disabilities, persons with cerebral palsy, cured lepers, etc., in Ghana by raising awareness, increasing educational opportunities, and training individuals to be able to access jobs in order to contribute to their society and their families.
  • Event: African Festival for School for All in Ghana
  • Location of event: Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar
  • Date/Time: Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/family
  • Contact Information:
  • Facebook: Yes “Kekeli Ghana”
  • Instagram: @KekeliGhana
  • Twitter: @KekeliGhana
  • Website:   

~~~ Segment SIX~~~

TEDx at Mopco Theater

Sherrie Lyons PhD, Organizer

            This is a half day event with 7 speakers, no longer than 18 minutes each.  There will be 10-15 minutes for questions at the end of each talk. One of the slots presents entertainment.  In addition there will be 2  videos from TED talks.

  • Organization: TEDx Schenectady
  • Mission: In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED.   This is our 3rd annual event with a different theme each year. With so much strife going on in the world we have asked our speakers who represent diverse perspectives and areas of knowledge to speak to our theme of Worlds Imagined.  What kind of world would they like to help create?
  • Event:
  • Location of event: Mopco Theater at 10 North Jay St.
  • Date/Time: Sat. Oct 21 from 12:30 to 5 pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Contact Information: Tickets:
  • Facebook: Yes “TEDxSchenectady”
  • Website:


October 24, 2017 #1005

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Albany County Convention Center – Haunted Albany

Maeve McEneny, Resident Ghost Storyteller

Molly Belmont, Dir. of Marketing

DePalma Printing / Embroidery

            Frank DePalma

Leadership Summit America (2nd Annual) — (Event Nov 2-3)

            Sharon Burstein, Organizer

Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center in Cohoes – 20th Anniversary

            Trudi Cholewinski, Director

Sch’dy Jewish Community Center – Upcoming Events

            Mark Weintraub, Executive Director

Tina’s Wings and Buffalo Style Sauce – Her Story

            Tina Coons, Creator

October 31, 2017 #1006

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

100 Women Who Care – Events

Jerry Bosman

Other Guests TBA

Albany Civic Theater “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Katie Weinberg, Director

Other Guests TBA


Mario Farina

Filmmaker ‘Darcy”

Jon Russell Cring

Sch’dy Inner City Ministries

Rev. Phil Grigsby

Laurie Bacheldor

Spina Bifida Assn

Karen Wentworth, Executive Director

November 7, 2017 #1007

Scheduled Topics on the Show with Guests

Concerned for the Hungry

Peter Jones

Proctors Historical Society

Janice Walz, Committee Member

Recycling and Composting

Angelina Peone, Educator

Science Festival at miSci

Roshni Bhambhwani (Send email address)

Tara Burnham


SLOC – West Side Story

Susan Rayome, Director


Story Circle at Proctors

Kate Dudding, Storyteller

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