Health, History, Horses


Dr. Christine Alexander-Decker and Charlie Kuenzel’s podcast is an insightful look at the “important fabric of our community” – health, history, and horses.

What can you expect to learn from Health, History, & Horses? In previous episodes Dr. Alexander-Decker has talked about a range of health topics like, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and sports medicine. 

“Health is easy to expound on, and I’m hoping to reach out to a bunch of other experts for interviews,” said Dr. Alexander-Decker. 

Kuenzel takes listeners back in time to summers of a particular year, how residents got ready to open the spa to tourists, how Christmas traditions have evolved in Saratoga over the years, and the history of the mineral springs. 

Listeners can plan on Brien talking about topics such as a horse’s journey to Saratoga for the Summer Meet, the anticipation of the Triple Crown, and more. 

Dr. Alexander-Decker and Kuenzel always find a way to interconnect their expertise. 

“It was just very natural for us to start this podcast,” said Kuenzel. 


HHH Episode 1

HHH Episode 2

HHH Episode 3

HHH Episode 4

HHH Episode 5

HHH Episode 6


HHH Episode 1, Nov 2020: Inaugural Podcast, Introductions.

HHH Episode 2, Dec 2020: History of Insulin, Saratoga in the 1920s.

HHH Episode 3, Feb 2021: The Thyroid, Iodine and the What's in the Waters of Saratoga Springs.

HHH Episode 4, April 2021: Vaccines, History of Saratoga Hospital and Equine Vaccinations.

HHH Episode 5, July 2021: Skin Health, Vitamin D, Summer of 1874 in Saratoga Springs and Saratoga in the Summer.

HHH Episode 6, Feb 2022: Heart Health Featuring Dr. Disha Mookherjee, Romance of Diamond Jim Brady and Lillian Russell and Black History Month and the Black Hall of Famer's at the National Museum of Racing.

HHH Episode 7, Oct 2022: In this episode of the podcast, in health we discuss bones, skeletons and osteoporosis; in history we speak of fall being the "shoulder season" of Saratoga springs, and in horses, the wrapup of Saratoga's, summer horse racing meet, and the anticipated world renowned breeders cup challenge.

Saratoga Springs Politics


  • Saratoga Springs Police Kyle Mackrodt, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with criminal contempt. Christopher Rose, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with criminal possession of a weapon.  Raymond Scott, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 6 with assault.  Roland Brathwaite, 33, of Troy, was charged Nov. 6 with resisting arrest, and obstruct governmental administration.  Morgan McLean, 31, of Mechanicville, was charged Nov. 6 with harassment and resisting arrest.  Maison Duffy, 19, of Cambridge, was charged Nov. 4 with resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Devan Hildebrandt, 31,…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Peter Farrell sold property at 4 & 6 Orchard Terrace to Elizabeth Ann Realty LLC for $140,000 Chad Harrison sold property at 35 Lancaster Ct to Jeremiah Weiskircher for $507,500 SBT Property Management Group sold property at 1402 Rt 50 to HPK Realestate LLC for $1,000,000 GREENFIELD Struggle Brothers LLC sold property at 219 Lake Desolation Rd to Cheryl Lenox for $117,130. Brian Alexander sold property at 2 Rebecca Dr to Adrian Morales for $460,000. Bruce Schliefman sold property at Lot 1 Hovey Rd to Richard Martinez for $135,000. James Craig sold property at 656 Locust Grove Rd to…