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Elaine Houston presents a new Today's Women segment every Thursday on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5:30. You can contact Elaine at ehouston@wnyt.com.

Tattoo artist makes her mark in Troy

Tattoo artist makes her mark in Troy


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Woman's podcast giving a voice to people who stutter

Woman's podcast giving a voice to people who stutter


Grant helping college transform women into successful leaders

Women's internet talk-show inspiring others to unleash inner beauty

Business giving two friends a 'leg up' in the community

Nurse's compassion can mean the world to her patients

Judy DeLong-Broda sees people in ways many of us don't. They include people with disabilities, people with social issues or mental health issues, or people who don't have family. That means she's seen people who can easily fall through the cracks.


Capital Region woman finally lives out her dream

Since she was a child Monica Kasongo Muamba has had a flair for fashion.


Capital Region woman helps theater come to life

Jenn Dugan has helped make theater come to life through make-up for years. 


21-year-old college student throws hat in political ring

March is "Women's History Month" and women are making history as more and more of them try to change the political landscape in this country by running for office.


Capital Region woman helping to change lives

Hilary Lashley Renison dreamed of flying high in the sky. She had her first flying lesson at age 12. Four years later, she was in college at Cornell.


Persistence pays off for creator of all-weather blanket

The saying is "persistence pays off" and it certainly did in the case of a North Greenbush woman. For years, she had ideas that never quite panned out until now.


Woman turns cosmetology into an 'experience' for clients

We know people are leaving New York State and the reasons vary. However, African Americans say they are leaving because of a lack of opportunities. One woman is determined to have big city ideas right here in Albany.


Woman celebrates 50 years of doing hair in Albany's black community

Aroma Thompson thought her hands would be used in medicine to bring comfort as a nurse. Instead, she dispenses medicine for the soul to all who take a seat in her chair.


Woman giving others the confidence and skills to protect themselves

When there's a widely publicized incident of violence against a woman, you often see the numbers go up in self-defense classes.


Calendar makes a business of highlighting working women

The debate over women being paid the same as men for the same job is an ongoing controversy. The Workforce Development Institute is making it its business to show the public the kind of work women are doing by using a calendar.


Women prepare to march in solidarity one year later

This weekend, women throughout the Capital Region will be commemorating the Women's March of last January. As the crowds began to swell last year, women across the country declared that this was more than a Women's March -- it was a movement.


Pittsfield woman belts out the blues

When Gina Coleman sings, you feel it down to your toes. She says that's what the blues does. It makes you feel it.


Daycare owner's dream is music to her ears

Jazmin Brown is living her dream as owner of Jazzy Kids Care in Green Island. The daycare also offers piano lessons for its kids twice a week.


Woman's goal is to help others look and feel their best

Kim Comiskey has always wanted to make women look and feel good. It's a dream that began when she was just a little girl.


Albany woman gives back by spotlighting crafts a world away

Brenda Rosenbaum says Mayan women living in Guatemala are underdogs, abused, poor, and oppressed. She's not repeating something she's read – she's talking about something she knows.


Woman helps others realize dreams of home ownership

Bonnie Hayden of Pittsfield still marvels at having her own piece of the rock – her home. It's a miracle she thought would never happen.


Capital Region woman keeps the news going

Meghan Phalen is under deadline. In newspaper jargon, she's putting the paper to bed. As editor of the Greenwich Journal and Salem Press for the past three years, the news has been her life since she bought the publications from the previous owner.


Woman takes comfort food on the road

As the fall temps drop, we turn to comfort food. However, you might be surprised to find that kind of food on a food truck. One local woman is betting you'll like those dishes.


Young chocolate shop owner following in family's footsteps

Family members are often expected to follow in the family business. However, one young woman thought about it long and hard before realizing she could make her dreams come true by keeping it all in the family.


UAlbany Student Association president on mission to change race relations

The best way to change race relations in this country is to start on college campuses. That's what Jerlisa Fontaine, the new president of the Student Association at the University at Albany, believes. She's the first woman to be elected Student Association president in 17 years and the first African American woman.


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Final gun show being held in Saratoga Springs

Final gun show being held in Saratoga Springs

US still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place

US still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place

US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

Man killed during accident at Albany scrap yard

Man killed during accident at Albany scrap yard

Veterans honored at Saratoga National Cemetery

Veterans honored at Saratoga National Cemetery

Gym Rat Challenge makes its way to Albany

Gym Rat Challenge makes its way to Albany

Herman 'Denny' Farrell, NY assemblyman for 4 decades, dies

Herman 'Denny' Farrell, NY assemblyman for 4 decades, dies

Massachusetts cracking down on bars that over serve alcohol

Massachusetts cracking down on bars that over serve alcohol

Five hospitalized in crash involving car transporting bees

Five hospitalized in crash involving car transporting bees

NY Green Party fills out ticket for November elections

Green party candidate Howie Hawkins speaks during the 2010 New York State Gubernatorial debate held at Hoftstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010.

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