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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. 

JFK Show


70:50 minutes (81.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 29 May 2015

This show features John F. Kennedy's inauguration speech in 1961 paired with jazz related to that period in some way. (Recorded, performed, released on an album, etc.) Note, however, the version of the song in this program might not be the exact 1961 version. The songs in the program are as follows:My Favorite Things-John ColtrainStolen Moments-Oliver NelsonI'm Late, I'm Late-Stan GetzWell, You Needn't-Miles DavisBlues March-Art BlackeyFantasia-Dizzy GillespieWaltz for Debby-Bill Evans

FL 5.21.15


61:24 minutes (28.11 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 21 May 2015

Firing Lion from May 21, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with Panelist Bridgette Tolbert. Topics include the upcoming year in WKCR Sports coverage, Men's Tennis Team Finals, Steph Curry's daughter at the WCF podium, and more. 

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


4:31 minutes (2.07 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 29 May 2015

Highlights and reaction from Columbia's 6-3 victory over East Carolina in the first game of the Coral Gables Regional in the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The three-time defending Ivy League Champs picked up their second NCAA tourney win in program history. Announcer: Ryan Young. Reaction from senior centerfielder Jordan Serena and junior starting pitcher George Thanopoulos.

Boretti Postgame Interview 5.29.15


3:50 minutes (1.76 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 29 May 2015

Columbia baseball head coach Brett Boretti spoke with Ryan Young after his team defeated East Carolina, 6-3, in the first game of the Coral Gables Regional in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Dario Pizzano Interview (2015)


13:11 minutes (6.04 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 13 May 2015

Former Columbia baseball star and current Jackson Generals (Seattle Mariners AA) leftfielder Dario Pizzano joined Ryan Young on the Firing Lion to discuss his recent hot hitting.

Firing Lion 5.13.15


64:30 minutes (29.53 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 13 May 2015

A look at recent developments in Columbia Athletics; a recap/discussion of Columbia Baseball's third straight Ivy League Championship; a chat with former Columbia baseball star and one of the hottest hitters in professional baseball, Dario Pizzano; and a look back and goodbye from Ryan Young in his final show as sports head. Hosted by Ryan with panelists Kristyn Brundidge and Max Rettig.

Baseball Wins 2015 Ivy Title


2:26 minutes (1.12 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sun, 10 May 2015

Highlights of Game Three of the 2015 Ivy League Championship Series: Columbia's four home runs and the final out, as the Lions clinched their third straight Ivy League Baseball Title over Dartmouth. Announcers: Ryan Young (play-by-play) and Kristyn Brundidge.

2015 ILCS Highlights


14:40 minutes (6.72 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 9 May 2015

Extensive highlights and reaction from the 2015 Ivy League Championship Series, as Columbia Baseball won its third consecutive Ivy League Title. Dartmouth won Game 1, 7-6, while Columbia won Games 2 and 3, 7-2 and 10-7, respectively. Announcers: Ryan Young (play-by-play), Dan Radov, Kristyn Brundidge. Reaction from designated hitter Joe Falcone, catcher Logan Boyher, pitcher Harrisen Egly and head coach Brett Boretti.

Eric Sorenson Joins ILCS Broadcast


53:05 minutes (24.3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 9 May 2015

College baseball writer Eric Sorenson joined Ryan Young for the fourth and fifth innings of Game 1 of the 2015 Ivy League Baseball Championship Series. 

Interview With Vince Giordano 5/7/15 Pt. 3


32:41 minutes (44.9 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 12 May 2015

Interview With Vince Giordano 5/7/15 Pt. 2


69:21 minutes (95.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 12 May 2015

Interview With Vince Giordano 5/7/15 Pt. 1


75:17 minutes (103.4 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 7 May 2015

Gary Cohen Interview (2015)


32:40 minutes (14.96 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 6 May 2015

Mets TV play-by-play man and WKCR Sports alumnus Gary Cohen joined Ryan Young for a conversation about Columbia Athletics, broadcasting, college basketball, baseball and more. Recorded 5.1.15. For more background on Gary's time at WKCR and his career, listen to his interview from 2012.

Firing Lion 5.6.15


65:43 minutes (30.08 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 6 May 2015

Features discussion on Columbia Baseball's big win and the upcoming Ivy League Championship Series. Also discussion on some new Columbia Basketball recruits, a conversation with Mets announcer Gary Cohen on Columbia Athletics, and some thoughts on a big week in pro sports. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Kristyn Brundidge, Jacqueline Diggs, Max Rettig and Evan Clinton.

Baseball Wins 2015 Gehrig Division Playoff


6:38 minutes (3.04 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 2 May 2015

Highlights and reaction from Columbia Baseball's 4-2 win over Penn in the 2015 Lou Gehrig Division One-Game Playoff. With the victory, the Lions host Dartmouth in the Ivy League Championship Series for the third straight year. Announcers: Ryan Young and Kristyn Brundidge. Reaction from head coach Brett Boretti, pitcher George Thanopoulos, catcher Logan Boyher and pitcher Kevin Roy. 

Firing Lion 4.29.15 (with Jordan Serena and Kevin Roy)


59:24 minutes (27.19 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 29 Apr 2015

Features discussion on Columbia Baseball with special guests senior centerfielder Jordan Serena and junior pitcher Kevin Roy, in advance of Saturday's one-game playoff for the Lou Gehrig Division. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Dan Radov and Jacqueline Diggs.

Baseball Sweeps Cornell 2015


6:32 minutes (3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Highlights (courtesy of the Ivy League Digital Network) and reaction from coach Boretti, Gus Craig, David Vandercook and Joe Falcone following Columbia's four-game sweep of Cornell. The two-time defending champs (14-2 Ivy) will now take on Penn (14-2 Ivy) for the division title this weekend. Announcer: Ryan Young.

Firing Lion 4.22.15 (with Peter Pilling)


68:38 minutes (31.42 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Features interview with special guest, Columbia Athletic Director Peter Pilling, live in studio. Includes update on Columbia Athletics, Columbia baseball and more. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Kristyn Brundidge and Dan Radov.

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