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 University College, 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.”

2017-2018 Season


February 15, 2018

Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Pam Brunet, executive director of Leadership Greater Syracuse and graduate of Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders (NTL), will talk about the need for more in-depth leadership training that will expand the pool of effective nonprofit board members in our community.

NTL is grounded in an expansive interpretation of diversity (age, gender, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, physical abilities, etc.). Graduates of NTL will talk about the importance of a diverse population lending their voices and perspective to the non-profit world.


February 08, 2018

February is American Heart Month

Franklin G. Fry, executive director of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, will talk about how raising the legal age for buying tobacco products will improve heart health; how “food deserts”—i.e. the closing of Nojaims Market—take a toll on the health and welfare of the surrounding community; and how current cardiovascular research is having a local impact.

February 01, 2018

Green Healthy Homes Initiative 

Katie Bronson from Home Headquarters, Danielle Gillfrom CNY Community Foundation, Debra Lewis from Onondaga County Health Department, Stephanie Pasquale from the City of Syracuse Neighborhood and Business Development, Sally Ward from PEACE, Inc., and Martin Skahen from Onondaga County Community Development Division will talk about the Green Healthy Homes Initiative, lead paint, and environmental health hazards.

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