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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.

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

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


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Nurse's compassion can mean the world to her patients

Nurse's compassion can mean the world to her patients


Capital Region woman finally lives out her dream

Capital Region woman helps theater come to life

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

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.


Skidmore student bringing equity, inclusion and equality to forefront

Skidmore College has launched a diversity series called, "In It." It is a series of lectures and special events that are designed to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus and throughout the community.


Woman 'cooks up' unique path from corporate world to restaurant kitchen

Aneesa Waheed is never more comfortable than when she's cooking at her Troy restaurant, Tara Kitchen. The decor is colorful and the Moroccan dishes are aromatic. However, her beginnings in the kitchen growing up in India and assisting her mom were not so successful -- so she chose a career in the corporate world and headed to New York City. She soon found all that glitters was not gold.


Woman turns single jar into fledgling business

How do you work, take care of your family, but then have time to live your passion? One woman found the perfect ingredient to make it all happen.


Dessert business proving sweet for Kinderhook woman

Marjan Beebe is living the sweet life – and it all started with a challenge from her date after she tasted the apple pie he'd ordered.


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Hundreds of Capital Region students rally against gun violence

Hundreds of Capital Region students rally against gun violence

Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

Gun threat in Amsterdam school district unfounded

Gun threat in Amsterdam school district unfounded

Sen. Schumer seeks to make pot legal under federal law

Sen.
Schumer seeks to make pot legal under federal law

1 wounded in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody

1 wounded in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody

Fire damages Corinth Little League complex

Fire damages Corinth Little League complex

Permanent Code Blue shelter gets green light

Permanent Code Blue shelter gets green light

Producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead

In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii poses for a portrait, in New York.

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Comey memos

Cuomo shows support for unionized nurses at Albany rally

Cuomo shows support for unionized nurses at Albany rally

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