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.”
WCNY’s weekly public affairs program Ivory Tower Hour
Barbara Fought, Professor, Newhouse School, SU
Kristi Andersen, Professor, Maxwell School
Lisa Dolak, Professor, SU College of Law
Tara Ross, Professor of History, Onondaga Community College
David Rubin, Professor, Newhouse School
Bob Spitzer, Professor of Political Science, SUNY Cortland
Religious Opposition and Marriage Equality: Game Over?
Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Gender, and Culture, Le Moyne College
The Onondaga County Justice Center and the State of Corrections in America
Esteban Gonzalez, Chief Custody Deputy, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office; president, American Jail Association
The Minimum Wage Debate” with Frederick Floss
Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute
Vision CNY: A Central New York Regional Sustainability Plan
David Bottar, Executive Director of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board
The Onondaga County Legislature: Current Agenda and Future Plans
Ryan McMahon, Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature
Creating a New Waste Management Policy for Onondaga County
Mark Donnelly, Executive Director, OCRRA
Khristopher Dodson, Associate Director, Environmental Finance Center, Syracuse Center of Excellence
Mideast Peace Talks, Syrian Refugees, and the Syracuse University Connection
Charles Benjamin, President, Near East Foundation
“Rethinking the Structure of Local Government”
Neil Murphy, Cathy Richardson and Jim Walsh, Co-chairs, Government Modernization Commission
New Faces On the CNY Art Scene: What Does the future Hold for Our Community’s Arts Institutions?
Tom Kazmierczak, Executive Director, Landmark Theatre
Lisa Smith, Managing Director, Syracuse Opera
Catherine Underhill, Managing Director, Symphoria
A Conversation with Congressman Dan Maffei
Featuring Congressman Dan Maffei
What’s New at the Community’s College
Featuring Onondaga Community College President Dr. Casey Crabill.
Great Expectations: Update on the SCSD Strategic Plan
Featuring Sharon Contreras, Syracuse City School District superintendent.
ALT-81: Reimagining Urban Expressways
Featuring Jonathan Solomon, associate dean of the Syracuse University School of Architecture; andMarc Norman, director of UPSTATE at the Syracuse University School of Architecture.
Onondaga County’s Human Services Reorganization and What it Means to the Delivery of Human Services to County Residents
Featuring Ann Rooney, deputy county executive for human services; David Sutkowy, commissioner of the county’s Department of Social Services.
Regional Economic Development Update
Featuring Robert Simpson, president and CEO of CenterState CEO.
Ensuring a Safe City
Featuring Syracuse Police Department Chief Frank L. Fowler.
The Affordable Health Care Act and the new state Health Exchanges
Featuring Sara Wall Bollinger, executive director for Health Planning, HealtheConnections.
Our Mental Health Service Delivery System: Where Do We Stand?
Featuring Robert Long, commissioner of the Onondaga County Department of Mental Health; Dr. Mark Cattalani, clinical director of Hutchings Psychiatric Center; Dr. Robert Gregory, professor and interim Chair of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University; Dr. Narayana Reddy, department chair of mental health services at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.
Seeds of Peace: Reducing racial tension and violence in our schools and community
Jose Cossa, Seeds of Peace coordinator, InterFaith Works of CNY and teen panel
Assessing Community Needs, Priorities, and Trends
Frank Lazarski, President, United Way
Onondaga County Budget: Maintaining a Healthy Balance
Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive
Intelligence, Surveillance and National Security
Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett, (Ret.) Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), Syracuse University
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Building Success for Children, Ensuring Success for New York
Featuring Robert Frawley, deputy director of the New York State Council on Children and Families and co-chair of the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council, and Patty Persell, director of the New York State Head Start Collaboration Project.
Featuring Merike Treier, executive director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, and David Nutting, chairman and CEO of VIP Structures.
The World at Our Doorstep — Embracing Refugee Resettlement
Heidi Holtz and Kristen Mucitelli-Heath, OCL board members and study co-chairs
Unprecedented Challenges for Cities
Stephanie Miner, Mayor of the City of Syracuse
A Conversation with the New York State Comptroller
Thomas P. DiNapoli
Politics 101: Navigating the Political Process
Kevin Tampone, coordinator of the CNY Political Leadership Institute. Also featuring Lisa Dell, Michael Meath and David Reed
Paying it Forward: Ithaca’s Millennial Mayor
Svante Myrick, Mayor of the City of Ithaca
Is Gun Policy at a Crossroads in America?
Robert Spitzer, Distringuished Service Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at SUNY Cortland
The Syracuse New Times: CNY’s locally-owned newsweekly
Bill Brod, Publisher, Syracuse New Times and Family Times
An Update on New York State’s Medicaid Redesign
Nirav Shah, MD, MPH, NYS Health Commissioner
OHA at 150: New Exhibits, New Products and a New Museum on the Lake
Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director, Onondaga Historical Association
A Conversation with Senator Valesky
David J. Valesky, NYS Senator, 53rd Senate District
A Conversation with Senator DeFrancisco
Featuring John DeFrancisco, New York State Senator
Featuring Destiny USA executive David Aitken
Onondaga County Sustainable Development Plan
Featuring Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive, and Megan Costa, Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency
How Corporate Socialism is Devastating America
Featuring David Cay Johnston, Visiting Distinguished Lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management
Featuring WCNY’s Ivory Tower Panelists
On the Election
Featuring Robert McClure, professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School
Featuring Dr. Kamal Jabbour, ST, a USAF Senior Scientist for Information Assurance
Changes at The Post-Standard
Featuring Stephen A. Rogers, Editor and Publisher of The Post-Standard, and Tim Kennedy, President of the Syracuse Media Group
Featuring Sharon Contreras, Superintendent of the Syracuse City School District
Two Row Wampum Renewal
Featuring Andy Mager of the Syracuse Peace Council and Jake Edwards, Onondaga Nation
Onondaga County Budget
Featuring Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive
125 Years of Changing Lives
Featuring Alan Thornton, executive director and CEO of the Syracuse Rescue Mission
Two Bold Ideas Four Years Later: The Connective Corridor and Near Westside Initiative
Featuring Marilyn Higgins, vice president for Community Engagement and Economic Development at Syracuse University; Linda Hartsock, Syracuse University’s director of the Connective Corridor; and Maarten Jacobs, director of the Near Westside Initiative.