The 315 is a new WAER Original podcast hosted by Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss. Over the last few years, Syracuse has witnessed an effort to change the public discourse and, therefore, image of Syracuse as a cold, snowy, dreary place to live. The 315 proposes to ride the wave of this movement to foster a more positive view of the region. For automatic delivery of new episodes subscribe in Apple Podcasts.
The 315: Opening Day at the Salt City Market
The Syracuse area has heard rumblings about the Salt City Market for months, and now the wait is finally over. The market features a wide variety of culinary options including Soul food, Jamaican, Thai, and more from local entrepreneurs. On this episode of The 315 , Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss head to downtown Syracuse to experience everything that The Salt City Market has to offer.
The 315: For the Love of Justice
Rochester-based vocalist Danielle Ponder has an interesting story to tell. The soulful singer whose touching lyrics often tell stories of pain and injustice was once a defense attorney who spent five years working as a public defender. Her criminal justice experience inspires her work and she’ll bring her music and message to Syracuse on November 20 th when she will perform a virtual concert for the Community Folk Art Center.
The Importance of Sustainability in The 315
Whether it's a Presidential debate, from the lips of a local reporter, or the national news, conversations about the future of our planet are constantly taking place. And no matter where you land on the politics surrounding climate change, there is no denying the need for education on the matter. This week on The 315 , Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss sit down with Meg Lowe, Sustainability Coordinator in the Energy Systems and Sustainability Management Departmen t at Syracuse University. The three of
The 315- Welcome to the Jungle
Since the emergence of COVID-19 we've heard a lot about "essential workers". You might picture these workers as nurses, grocery store associates, and delivery drivers. And you'd be correct, but what about zoo workers providing care to living, breathing animals? On this episode of The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss chat with Jeff Taylor, owner of The Wild Animal Park in Chittenango. They discuss the history of the park, impact of COVID-19, and the Netflix documentary Tiger King.
'Taking on The 315' with Oompa Loompyas
Not to be confused with the adorable characters from Willy Wonka , Oompa Loompyas is an emerging spot for authenic Filipino food. Garlic fried rice, pancit, or loompya, Oompa Loompyas offers a uthentic Filipino dishes with a twist of other ethnic cuisines. On this special episode of The 315 , Syracuse University graduate students Bailey Arredondo and Darrell Cunningham take over the show for a look at Oompa Loompyas' authenic Philipino fusion food. They'll discuss the various items on the menu,
The 315: Get in the Holiday Spirit with "The Real Bedford Falls"
This holiday season as you go through your holiday tradiitons, chances are you'll catch a showing of It's A Wonderful Life on television. Central New York residents can add to the experience this year by catching the new documentary, The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life”, which highlights connections between Bedford Falls and Seneca Falls. This week on The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by the narrator for the film, Bob Dotson, professor at the Newhouse School and WAER alumnus.
Local music scene
It’s great to have a program highlighting the great music Syracuse has to offer!