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.”

2018-2019 Season


March 14, 2019

Citizen Review Board

Peter McCarthy, chair of the Citizens Review Board, and Ranette Releford, administrator of the Citizens Review Board, will present on the organization and its future.


March 07, 2019

Legalization of Marijuana: Positive

Steven Vandewalle from RocNORML (Rochester National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) will speak about the positive effects of legalizing marijuana in New York State.


February 28, 2019

Electoral Reforms in New York

Dustin Czarny, Commissioner of Elections (D), will present on the recently passed electoral reforms in New York State.


February 21, 2019


Zuko Gqadavama, Resource Development Coordinator for Inkululeko, a nonprofit education program in Makhanda, South Africa, will speak about his experience as a member of the “born-free” or after the apartheid ended generation.


February 14, 2019

Gridlock in U.S. Federal Government

Dr. Shana Gadarian, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, will speak about the most recent federal government shutdown and the gridlock in Washington.


February 7, 2019

Syracuse Police Department: New Chief

Chief Kenton Buckner, Chief of Police for the City of Syracuse, will speak about his plans for the department. This is a collaboration with FOCUS Greater Syracuse.

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2015-16 Season

2014-15 Season

2013-14 Season

2012-13 Season


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