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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.

Woman overcomes weight challenges for better life

Woman overcomes weight challenges for better life


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Women trying to make ancient hymns relevant in modern world

Women trying to make ancient hymns relevant in modern world


Woman creates art from used tea bags

Troy woman combines love of food and history into immersive experience

Capital Region woman gaining fame for accessories

Group's poetry, stories lifting veil on domestic violence

The stats are sobering. On average, 24 people per minute in the United States are victims of rape, stalking or physical violence by an intimate partner. As a result of the violence, women often have feelings of shame and guilt.


Albany woman's new perspective has her going from GED to Ph.D.

An Albany woman's life was out of control until she took control. Now, she's an inspiration showing what you can achieve if you change your perspective.


Tattoo artist makes her mark in Troy

Now, tattooing has gone mainstream. It's a way, she says, for people to express who they are.


Woman's podcast giving a voice to people who stutter

This is National Stuttering Awareness Week. Oftentimes, when people think of someone who stutters, they think of men. However, women stutter too -- although they are a minority within a minority. Now, a local woman is giving them a voice.


Grant helping college transform women into successful leaders

It's happening more and more -- women winning -- changing the face of politics. New groups like Higher Heights making sure black women too are part of this new political landscape.


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

Two women are getting a lot of attention for a new talk show they've begun. They're not whizzes when it comes to technology, but feel the message is more important than the medium it’s delivered through.


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

Ozgul Ucan and Arzu Demircan run Leggings World in Crossgates Mall and Viaport Rotterdam.


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.


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.


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Teen killed when his truck hits a tree in Columbia County

Teen killed when his truck hits a tree in Columbia County

Saratoga Race Course opens for the 2018 season

And they're off! Racing is underway at the Saratoga Race Course.

Crowds rush in to snag that perfect Saratoga spot

Crowds rush in to snag that perfect Saratoga spot

Track workers, merchants and jockeys bask in opening day glow

Track workers, merchants and jockeys bask in opening day glow

Rochester couple gets married at Saratoga Race Course

Rochester couple gets married at Saratoga Race Course

Trackgoers share their opening day traditions

Trackgoers share their opening day traditions

Home Depot offers to re-hire worker fired after customer's racist rant

Home Depot offers to re-hire worker fired after customer's racist rant

Troy man sentenced in homicide of 1-year-old child

Troy man sentenced in homicide of 1-year-old child

Brian Signor 'not guilty' of manslaughter

Brian Signor 'not guilty' of manslaughter

Death toll from boat capsizing rises to 17

Death toll from boat capsizing rises to 17

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