Show: Filmed June 14, 2016 [STS937]

Schenectady Today — In and Around the Capital Region

The Schenectady Today Show Theme: What a Day by Linda Sheldon of Sundial Express

Photographs by Malcolm Kogut

Filmed at Open Stage Media, Proctors, Schenectady
© Copyright 2016, Ann Parillo. All rights reserved.
Segment One
Growing Young vs. Growing Old! Debra Gugig-Bauer, CRC, Owner

Growing Young vs. Growing Old! Debra Gugig-Bauer, CRC, Owner

Growing Young vs. Growing Old!

Guest: Debra Gugig-Bauer, CRC, Owner

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. You can choose to “Grow Younger Versus Older” if you are willing to embrace change and defy the odds

Organization: Catalysts for Change Consulting and Training Associates

Facebook: Yes. Catalysts for Change Consulting and Training Associates



Segment Two
John Hill Performing! John Hill "Troubadour"

John Hill Performing! John Hill “Troubadour”

John Hill Performing!

Guest: John Hill “Troubadour”

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 listed below.


Segment Three
Hooray! The Dinosaurs are at miSci! William Mac Sudduth, PhD, President

Hooray! The Dinosaurs are at miSci! William Mac Sudduth, PhD, President

Hooray! The Dinosaurs are at miSci!

Guest: William Mac Sudduth, PhD, President

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” Website:

Segment Four
Juneteenth Celebration! Jun 17-18, 2016. Miki Conn, Co-Chair and Betty Harper, Co-Chair

Juneteenth Celebration! Jun 17-18, 2016. Miki Conn, Co-Chair and Betty Harper, Co-Chair

Juneteenth Celebration! Jun 17-18, 2016

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

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 at 6 pm /Saturday, June 18 Central Park at Noon

Cost: Free

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


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