Newsletter Topics/Guests 1/14/20 TV Show

  Schenectady / Capital Region Today

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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.

January 14, 2020 – Show #1117

Segment ONE

Your Best One at theREP

Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic Director & Jake Goodman “Josh”

            Family matters. Richard and David had it all: great jobs, a great Manhattan apartment and a great relationship. It seemed a natural thing to adopt a child to share their good fortune, right? Whoops! Rewind! Richard’s fear of commitment reared its head and out he walked. Now, eight years later, a crisis brings him back to be forgiven, to be useful, and to be family. He wants a do-over. But we all know that anything worth having isn’t easy to get – and is even harder to get back! As Richard and David deal with grown up things, Josh, David’s teenage adopted son, has to deal with newcomer Richard: Who is he? What does he really want? And what does it mean for Josh’s future? Meredith Friedman’s warm, funny and touching play gets to the heart of what family is all about and makes us realize that indeed, family matters. 

  • Organization: Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Event: Your Best One – East Coast Premiere
  • Location of event: theREP Albany
  • Date/Time: Jan 17 to Feb 9 (Feb 1 @ 3 pm sign language)
  • Website:

Segment TWO

9 to 5 the Musical at SLOC

Stephen Foust, Director & Joan Horgan “Violet”

            Based on the 1980 hit movie, 9 to 5, The Musical is a lively story of friendship and revenge. When three female coworkers hatch a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss, hilarity ensues as they give their workplace the makeover they’ve always wanted!

  • Organization: Schenectady Light Opera Company “SLOC”
  • Mission: SLOC Musical Theater is a non-profit community-based performing arts center. Our mission is to provide opportunities for adults and youth to experience and participate in the performing arts.
  • Event: 9 to 5, The Musical
  • Location of event: 427 Franklin St. Sch’dy NY
  • Date/Time: January 17-19 & 23-26, 2020 — Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm & added matinee Sat 1/25 (2pm)
  • Cost: $23-28
  • Contact Information: 518.730.7370
  • Facebook: Yes Schenectady Light Opera Company
  • Twitter: @sloctheater
  • Instagram: @sloctheater
  • Website: www.

Segment THREE

Frost/ Nixon at Sch’dy Civic Players

Evan Jones, Director & Steven Leifer “Richard Nixon”

            British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughingstock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president’s legacy.

  • Organization: Schenectady Civic Players
  • Mission: To foster, promote and nurture the natural talents of those citizens interested in play production, stagecraft and arts management; to stimulate appreciation and participation in supporting high quality theatrical productions for the people of the capital region.
  • Event: Frost / Nixon
  • Location of event: Playhouse Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady
  • Date/Time: .Jan 24, 25, 26 & 29 thru Feb 2.  Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Wed & Thur at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm.
  • Cost: $20
  • Contact Information: 518-382-2081
  • Facebook: “Schenectady Civic Players’
  • Website:

Segment FOUR

Murder on Skis – Winter Reading!

Phil Bayly, Author

            Phil Bayly is a journalist who has worked in television in the Capital Region of New York for over thirty years.  For the final fifteen years, he anchored the number one morning news program for NBC affiliate WNYT-TV in Albany.  He currently resides in Saratoga County, New York.

            During more than 40 years as a journalist, most of it in television, Phil has reported from ground zero in New York City on 9/11.  He’s covered forest fires, house fires, floods, plane crashes, car crashes and crime. He’s met and covered seven US presidents and reported from presidential conventions and presidential primaries.  He’s also delighted in covering some World Cup ski racing.

            Ask for MURDER on SKIS at your independent bookstore, like Northshire Bookstores, or go to: or (Ingram Book Company) or or

  • Event: Book Release Murder on Skis
  • Cost: Check website
  • Contact Information:
  • Website: www.

Segment FIVE

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Ang Morris, Executive Director

            The Coalition organizes the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration, the Charles Brown Art and Essay Competition and the Ralph F. Boyd, Sr. Awards to foster justice and nonviolence.

  • Organization: Schenectady County Human Rights Commission
  • Event: MLK Anniversary Celebration (34th Anniversary)
  • Location of event: SUNY Sch’dy – Carl B Taylor Auditorium in Begley Hall at 2:30 pm
  • Date/Time: Jan 19 at 2:30 pm
  • Cost: Free event
  • Website:

Segment SIX

Sch’dy Soup Stroll

Amy Sonder, Promotions Coordinator

            Come out Saturday, January 25 for the 5th Annual Downtown Schenectady Soup Stroll! Sample soups from various downtown area restaurants for only $1 for a 3oz serving! Print out a map or pick one up at any of the participating and stroll around downtown enjoying delicious soup samples! Don’t forget to fill out the ballot to cast your vote on which soup was your favorite!

  • Organization: Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp
  • Event: Downtown Schenectady Soup Stroll
  • Location of event: Downtown Sch’dy
  • Date/Time: Saturday – Jan 25 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: $1 per 3 ounce sample
  • Contact Information:
  • Facebook: “Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp”
  • Twitter: @DSICschenectady
  • Instagram: @downtown_Schenectady
  • Website:

Upcoming Shows

January 21, 2020

Repeat of Jan 14 show

January 28, 2020

Repeat of Oct 3, 2017 – Panel discussion on Capital Region Economy

February 4, 2020 Show #1118

Albany Civic Theater’s American Soldier (Jan 31 to Feb 16)

            Guests TBA

            Dennis Schebatta, Director

            (Contact Person: Juliet King; Kathryn Weinberg)

Holocaust Essay Contest (Deadline April 19)

            Robert Michaels

Moisture Salon

            Ron Suriano, Owner

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            Anne Marie Schwartz

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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.