Newsletter Sept 11 Topics and Guests Info

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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.

September 11, 2018 #1050

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~~~

BPW’s Fashion Show!

Cyndie Powell

Esther Jane Osterhout

Information has not been received as of this posting.

  • Organization: Business & Professional Women’s Club
  • Mission:
  • Event: Fashion Show
  • Location of event:
  • Date/Time: Nov. 4 10:30 to 3 pm (info from flyer)
  • Cost:
  • Contact Information:
  • Facebook:
  • Instagram: @
  • Twitter: @
  • Website:

~~~ Segment TWO ~~~

The Eighth Steps New Concert Season

Margie Rosenkranz, Director

Ed Guider, Membership/Treasurer

  • Organization: The Eighth Step / 8th Step at Proctors
  • Mission: Founded 1967 as a youth project on Willett Street, along Albany’s Washington Park, against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights struggle, The Eighth Step is now in residence at Proctors and continues to present the finest national and international traditional or original folk & acoustic music performers: Celtic, Blues, Folk Rock & more. Over 20 concerts annually are powered by a sometimes rather eccentric but dedicated crew of 60+ volunteers joined by an average of 300 music-loving members.  We support the environment, working people, justice, peace & inclusivity.
  • Event: Phil Ochs Song NightSaluting MAGPIE – 45th Anniversary Concert
  • Location of event: The Addy Theater, Proctors (3rd floor)
  • Date/Time: Sat. Sept. 22 at 7:30 pm
  • Cost: $26 Advance / $28 day of show / $45 Gold Circle
  • Contact Information: 518-434-1703
  • Tickets: Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza/ Proctor’s Box Office
  • Facebook: Yes “Eighth Step”
  • Twitter: @8thStepMusic
  • Website:

~~~ Segment THREE ~~~

Build a Bash!

Madelyn Thorne, Executive Director

  • Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, Inc
  • Mission: Help qualified, working class families achieve home ownership.
  • Event: Build-a-Bash
  • Location of event: Schenectady Armory
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Sept 27 from 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $65 pp
  • Contact Information: Julia Hayden – email
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FOUR~~~

TOYS: The Inside Story & The 20th Century Toy Chest

Chris Hunter, VP of Collections and Exhibitions

Daniel Fay, Owner – Sassy’s Satellite

Peek inside some popular toys! Explore linkages, cams, pulleys and circuits. Steady your hands and win at Operation®! Activate different electrical circuits. Discover what makes Jack jump. Crank gears and make toys spin! Find out which mechanisms make toys move, and how!

This hands-on exhibits is complemented by a display of toys and collectibles from “The 20th Century Toy Chest” presented by Sassy’s Satellite Pop Culture Collectibles of Schenectady.

            Sassy’s Satellite – For over 23 years, Sassy’s Satellite has been upstate New York’s foremost purveyor of pop culture collectibles. From vintage toys to theatrical movie posters, resin model kits to painted statues, Sassy’s got it. Located in the heart of downtown Schenectady, Sassy’s has a 3,000 square foot retail gallery and showroom at 277 State Street, featuring thousands of items on display and/or for sale.  Business address: 1185 Parkwood Blvd. Sch’dy.

  • Organization: miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Mission: To inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present and future.
  • Vision: A scientifically literate community sparking innovation.
  • Event: TOYS: The Inside Story & The 20th Century Toy Chest
  • Location of event: 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Sch’dy
  • Date/Time: Opens Sept 23 and closes Jan 21, 2019
  • Cost: Free with miSci admission ticket
  • Facebook: Yes – “Schenectady Museum” and “Sassy Satellite”
  • Instagram: @miSci_NY
  • Twitter: @miSciNY
  • Website:

~~~ Segment FIVE~~~

FAM 5K Run/Walk

Keith Cataldo, Race Director

Peter Sweetser, Race Course Director

Since 1994, Fenimore Asset Management has held its annual FAM 5K “Fund” Run/Walk each September. The event has grown to more than 800 participants and demonstrates our associates’ commitment to the community. It is a fun-filled, memorable day in the spirit of family, health, and charity. Each year, the proceeds from the race are donated to one of five different local charities on a rotating basis. Our vision is that Fenimore’s care for the community will continue for many generations. The mission of the FAM 5K “Fund” Run/Walk is to endorse and promote the qualities of family, health, and service to our community.

  • Event: 25th Annual FAM 5K FUND Run/Walk Day
  • Location of event: Cobleskill Fairgrounds
  • Date/Time: Sat. Sept 22 at 10 am
  • Cost: Race Day 9/22: $30 (adult) $25 (child)
  • Website:

~~~ Segment SIX ~~~

Farm to Fork Event at Mabee Historical Site

Mary Zawacki, Executive Director SCHS

Kat Wolfram, Electric City Food Co-op

(Information has not been received as of this publication.)

  • Organizations: Schenectady County Historical Society & Electric City Food Co-op
  • Mission:
  • Event: Farm to Fork Event
  • Location of event: Mabee Farm
  • Date/Time:
  • Cost:
  • Contact Information:
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+++++++ Upcoming Shows +++++++

September 18, 2018 – #1051

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Ballroom Dance Exhibition – (Event Sept 26)

  •                Barbara Ritschel (Title?)
  •                Anita Riccio (Title?)
  •                Gary Burgess (Title?)

Circle Theatre Players “Murder is Announced” (Oct 5-14)

  •                Paul Trela, Director
  •                Guests TBA

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Nutrition

  •                Lester Rosenzweig, MS RD, CDN – Nutrition Educator

Jajja’s Kids– (Event Sept 23)

  •                Diane Reiner (Need Title?)
  •                Ronnie (Need last name), African Director

QUILTS — (Event Sept 29-30)

  •             Cara Molyneaux, Guild Member
  •             Linda Cary, Guild President
  •             Mary Wade, Quilt Show Featured Quilter

WERC – Women’s Employment & Resource Center – (Event Oct 2)

  •                Elizabeth Miller, Director

September 25, 2018 – #1052

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Alliance for Community Media Conference

  •                Zebulun Schmidt. Station Manager OSM

Author – TR’s Last War

  •                David Pietrusza, Author

Capital Repertory Theatre’s “The Royale” (Event Sept 21-Oct 14)

  •                Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic Director
  •                Other Guests???

Filmmaker – Latest Updates

  •                Jon Russel Cring, Filmmaker/Director/Producer
  •                Other Guests???

Forgettable Four Performing

  •                Dave Iovinella
  •                Don Cortugna
  •                Terry Topka
  •                Scott Rigney

October 2, 2018 – #1053

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

After The Darkness – Black Theater Troupe of Upstate NY

  •                Joe Starczyk
  •                Jean-Reme Monnay

Author and More – The Blacksmith

  •                Bryan Salisbury

Low Vision Technology Fairs– (Dates?)

  •                Cheryl Lawyer and Clive

Madwoman of Chaillot at Civic Players (Oct 12 -21)

  •                Chris Howard, Director
  •                Lucy Breyer “Countess Aurelia”
  •                Fred Sirois “Ragpicker”

Schenectady Symphony – 85th Season (Event Oct 21)

  •                Steve Yuhasz, Executive Director
  •                Bob Bour, President

YWCA NorthEastern NY – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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