Thursday Morning Roundtable

Thursday Morning Roundtable is broadcast on WCNY-FM Sundays at 8 p.m. during the academic year. It’s a weekly public service program, sponsored by Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement, which features experts speaking on local, state and national issues of concern to the community.

“TMR brings together a variety of business, social agency, educational and civic leaders to learn about and discuss issues of importance to area citizens,” said Sandra Barrett, director of community programs at University College. “Bringing this program to the local public broadcasting station is a perfect partnership in our shared goal to spur discussion of issues and ideas in the community.”

2019-2020 Season


March 12, 2020

Infectious Disease

Dr. Indu Gupta, commissioner of health at the Onondaga County Health Department and Dr. Karen Nardella, medical director, Syracuse University Health Services, will speak about infectious disease and the importance of their work and collaborations.


March 5, 2020

Census 2020

Matt Vincent, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will speak about the upcoming census count and its importance.


February 27, 2020

Wellness Through Community-Based Art

Tanisha Jackson, executive director of the Community Folk Art Center and professor of practice, African American studies, will speak about wellness through community based art.


February 20, 2020

Mayor of the City of Syracuse

Mayor Ben Walsh will speak about his work as mayor, so far, and his plans moving forward in 2020.


February 13, 2020

National Grid: Past, Present and Future of Energy

Alberto Bianchetti, Central New York regional director, Customer and Community Engagement, will speak about National Grid’s impact in the past, present and future of energy.


February 06,2020

Independent Redistricting

Susan Lerner, executive director for Common Cause New York, Helen Hudson, president of the Syracuse Common Council, and Chris Ryan, Onondaga County legislator, will speak about nonpartisan redistricting efforts for Central New York.

2018-19 Season

2017-18 Season

2016-17 Season

2015-16 Season

2014-15 Season

2013-14 Season

2012-13 Season