Archive

Travel Writer and Wander Woman Elaine Lee


27:00 minutes (30.9 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 30 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith interviews Elaine Lee, travel writer and author of the first black travel guide of this era–Go Girl: The Black Women's Book of Travel and Adventure. The book is a compilation of travel stories written by African American women including Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage. Lee talks with Smith about representation in the genre of travel writing, what it's like to be a "wander woman," as well as some traveling tips.

Flamingosis Live Set during Offbeat


79:04 minutes (108.58 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Amazing Live Set including many songs from Flamingosis and some of his favorite artists, such as Knxledge, HNNY, and Max Graef.   

Flamingosis Interview


51:32 minutes (118.07 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Flamingosis comes to WKCR's Offbeat radio show to talk with Zach Wyche.  They discuss his music, the current underground beat scene, soundcloud, influnces, bandcamp, New Jersey, Brookyln, Morristown, and much more.  Flamingosis talks about doing new things with his music, and collaborating with other musicians.

"After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye"


23:10 minutes (26.51 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 29 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith interviews Jan Gaye, author of After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye. In her refreshingly honest memoir, Mrs. Gaye discusses her relationship and marriage with the late Marvin Gaye giving readers a greater understanding of her story. In this interview, Mrs. Gaye talks with Smith about her book, her writing experience, and her involvement with the Harlem Book Fair. Mrs.

FL 6.24.15


59:41 minutes (27.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Firing Lion from Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Dante Guarneri and Ben. WKCR Sports discusses the draft before having their own to see who can craft the best, barely-functional team. 

Interview with Mary Kouyoumdjian, 5/11/15


16:24 minutes (31.09 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 12 May 2015

Mary Kouyoumjian interview, 5/11/15

Escher/Bacon/Rothko at New York Live Arts


24:05 minutes (27.55 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 23 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Kally Patz interviews Zvi Gotheiner, the artistic director of Zvi Dance. Gotheiner grew up in Northern Israel where he studied the violin with the Young Kibbutzim Orchestra until he began studying dance at the age of 17. He has performed with Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Feld Ballets/NY, and Bat Sheva Dance Company. He also directed Tamar Ramle and Jerusalem Tamar Dance Company in Israel before founding Zvi Dance in New York.

Gene Therapy and Achromatopsia


30:49 minutes (35.28 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 22 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith interviews Dr. Stephen Tsang, Lazlo Z. Bito Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology and Cell Biology, concerning his research in his opthalmology lab. Dr. Tsang and his associates were able to identify a mutation in the gene ATF6 that causes achromatopsia – a severe form of color blindness. Dr. Tsang speaks with Danielle about his research, gene therapy, and precision medicine.

Harry Lawrence Freeman's Voodoo


27:15 minutes (31.19 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 22 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith interviews Annie Holt, the executive artistic director of Morningside Opera, about the first performance of Harry Lawrence Freeman's opera, Voodoo, since its premiere in 1928. The concert performance will take place in Miller Theatre at 7:00 pm on June 26th and 27th. The performance is a collaboration between Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and the Harlem Chamber Players. Holt speaks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the life of Harry Lawrence Freeman, his opera Voodoo, and the production of the opera.

FL 6.17.15


60:14 minutes (27.57 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 17 Jun 2015

Firing Lion from June 17, 2017. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Yale Reisman and Jacki Diggs. The panel discussess the Stanley Cup Final, hockey's mass appeal, and the conclusion of the NBA Finals 

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets


26:55 minutes (30.8 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 18 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith sits down with director Marc Silver to talk about his latest documentary,  3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets. The film follows the aftermath of the murder of Jordan Davis and the trial of his killer, Michael Dunn. The film won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact at Sundance and the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at River Run. The film will be in theaters beginning June 19th.

FL 6.10.15


59:07 minutes (27.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Firing Lion from Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Yale Reisman, Dante Guarneri, and Ben. Topics include the incoming Men's Basketball freshman class, Columbia Baseball players in the draft, and LOTS of NBA Finals talk. 

(Why Peacebuilders Need to) Dump the Terms 'Success' and 'Failure'


10:43 minutes (9.82 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Making a sustainable impact in complex peacebuilding environments requires that we stop thinking in terms of success and failure.  Complex, adaptive social systems mean that striving for “success” often leads us to make unsustainable or even negative impacts; while avoiding “failure” means we stifle learning and miss opportunities for innovation.  Rob Ricigliano will share his work with The Omidyar Group in thinking and acting differently in complex environments in order to implement a new paradigm for making sustainable change in a complex world.

Limits to Management in Armed Conflict in the Age of Complexity


11:25 minutes (10.46 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Making gains on environmental, social, and economic sustainable development requires that organizations adapt to a new and increasingly interconnected reality.  However, moving into this interconnected space spanning development, environmental management and peacebuilding work is costly and challenging.  In his talk, Dr. Fisher offers a perspective on how we can know that efforts to span silos and traditional operational boundaries are worth it.

Layers of Impact


8:54 minutes (8.15 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Making gains on environmental, social, and economic sustainable development requires that organizations adapt to a new and increasingly interconnected reality.  However, moving into this interconnected space spanning development, environmental management and peacebuilding work is costly and challenging.  In his talk, Dr. Fisher offers a perspective on how we can know that efforts to span silos and traditional operational boundaries are worth it.

Intractable Cities? Changing Patterns from Urban Violence to Urban Peace


10:35 minutes (9.69 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

By 2030, the UN predicts that 80 percent of the world population will live in urban areas, and cities will increasingly be the spaces where conflicts arise and related violence will occur.  Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Dr.

Social Acupuncture


9:59 minutes (9.15 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

For many years, Dr. Orit Gal has been engaged in solving the Middle East conflict and has explored why accumulated actions to resolve the conflict have failed.  Dr. Gal suggests that complexity can help us understand why conflict and other social challenges cannot simply be reduced to a list of individual ‘problems to solve’.  Rather, she suggests that the metaphor of Chinese acupuncture can offer insights into understanding how small interventions can disrupt and change the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of entire social systems, and the world in which we live.

Mathematic of Human Behavior


8:04 minutes (7.39 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Physics models are simple but people are complex.  How can mathematical models help us understand human behavior?  Dr. Larry Liebovitch will share how simple mathematical models and equations can tell us surprising things about the consequences of human behavior.

Hidden Patterns in Peace and Reform Processes


10:59 minutes (10.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Elections, peace talks, protests, and other conflicts are highly visible symbols of countries undergoing political and social change. However, such visible symbols sometimes mask the deeper, hidden patterns that are actually driving the social system. Drawing on examples from Myanmar’s peace and reform process, this talk will illustrate how revealing and acting on hidden patterns can help international assistance avoid inadvertently doing harm, while supporting more sustainable, positive transformation.

Peace is a Pattern: Simple Rules for Sustainable Peace


10:31 minutes (9.63 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

In complex adaptive systems, including human social systems, patterns emerge when diverse agents follow the same short list of simple rules. In her talk, Dr. Glenda Eoyang will explore some of these simple rules and the emergent patterns they create in both the natural and human worlds.  She’ll then explore the question “How can we use simple rules to see, understand, and influence patterns for sustainable peace?”

Complexity, Intractability, and Social Change


16:19 minutes (14.94 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Intractable conflicts are those conflicts that persist over time and space.  They draw us in and we seem to remain trapped in their grip despite efforts of many to resolve them.  Examples are easy to identify – from national and international conflicts to a longstanding family feud.  In his 10-minute talk, Dr. Peter Coleman will share a new way of thinking about and engaging in intractable conflict – through the lens of complexity science and dynamical systems theory

Apogee Journal


26:06 minutes (29.87 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 8 Jun 2015

WKCR programmer Danielle Smith sat down with Alexandra Watson, the managing editor of Apogee Journal, to discuss the release of Apogee's fifth issue. Apogee is a literary journal, whose self-proclaimed mission is to "publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color."

FL 6.3.15


59:57 minutes (27.45 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 3 Jun 2015

Firing Lion from Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Dan Radov, Yale Reisman, and Ryan Young. Topics include: Columbia Baseball's historic weekend at the Coral Gables Regionals, FIFA President Sepp Blatter's resignation, and a brief preview of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Trans-Enrollment at Barnard


53:20 minutes (61.04 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 18 May 2015

Danielle Fox conducted interviews with Barnard students and alumni surrounding the issue of trans-enrollment at Barnard College.

Made in Ridgewood


24:38 minutes (22.56 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 4 Jun 2015

Danielle Smith sat down with independent curator Yulia Topchiy to discuss the opening of an exhibit called Made in Ridgewood. The exhibit features the work of Joy Curtis, Riitta Ikonen, Yasue Maetake, Christian Sampson, Adam Sipe, and Josef Zutelgte, all artists who are based in Ridgewood. Made in Ridgewood opens on June 5th at 6:00 p.m. and will be open every day from 1-6 pm until June 30th. The exhibit is located at

Boretti Post-Regional Interview 6.1.15


6:03 minutes (2.77 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 1 Jun 2015

Following Columbia Baseball's elimination from the NCAA Tournament after a loss to Miami in the Coral Gables Regional Final, head coach Brett Boretti spoke with Ryan Young for one final time about his team's historic season.

Highlights: Baseball's 2015 NCAA Regional win vs. #5 Miami


9:28 minutes (4.34 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 31 May 2015

Highlights and reaction from arguably Columbia Baseball's greatest win in program history. The three-time defending Ivy League Champions defeated #5 Miami, 3-0, to win its third game in the 2015 NCAA Coral Gables Regional. Announcer: Ryan Young. Reaction from freshmen pitchers Bryce Barr and Zack Bahm, who combined to toss eight scoreless, two-hit innings, in addition to reaction from head coach Brett Boretti.

FL 5.28.15


41:51 minutes (19.16 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 28 May 2015

An abridged Firing Lion from May 28, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with Panelists Ryan Young and Yale Reisman. Topics include Columbia Baseball's upcoming trip to Regionals and the USDOJ's charges brought against FIFA officials.  

Highlights: Baseball's 2015 NCAA Regional win vs. FIU


5:05 minutes (2.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 31 May 2015

Highlights and reaction from Columbia Baseball's second win in the Coral Gables Region of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The three-time defending Ivy League Champions defeated Florida International University, 4-3, to eliminate the Panthers from the tournament. Announcer: Ryan Young. Reaction from junior outfielder Robb Paller and head coach Brett Boretti.

Baseball Beats Miami Postgame Interviews 5.31.15


4:35 minutes (2.1 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 31 May 2015

Following Columbia's historic day with a pair of regional wins against FIU and the #5 overall seed in the NCAA Tourney, Miami, Ryan Young spoke with baseball head coach Brett Boretti and freshman pitcher Bryce Barr. 

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