The 315

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. 

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Music popularity comes in waves. What was immensely popular in the 90s is different than what dominates the radio waves today. One of the genres that has had it's fair share of ups and downs is Jazz. This week on The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by culture reporter, music critic, and lecturer Larry Blumenfeld. He's serving as the 2019 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University. 

He'll outline what he intends to address during his time at Syracuse, whether jazz is thriving or just surving, along with  how jazz fits into our culture today.


Juhanna Rogers

March is Women's History Month and WAER is bringing it's celebration to The 315. For this special episode WAER's Katie Zilcosky and Cora Thomas chat with Dr. Juhanna Rogers, creator of the web series, "Behind the Women."

They'll chat about what inspired her to start this series, what makes Syracuse women special, and what role she hopes to play in the community.

Syracuse Stage

As local theatre fans continue to flock in for shows in the current Syracuse Stage season, it's never to early to think about what's coming next. This week on The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss chat with Bob Hupp an Kyle Bass from Syracuse Stage about their 2019-20 lineup of shows.

Their season follows the theme, "Voices Live in Light". We asked them what that theme means to them, what makes this upcoming season special, and we talk about their selection process.


Jess Novak

Each year musicians from the Central New York area are honored by the Syracuse Area Music Awards.  The awards ranage from the best in Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop and many others. This week on The 315, Joe Lee sits down with Jess Novak who is a finalist for Singer/ Songwriter of the Year. 

Along with The SAMMYS they also  discuss her musical journey, inspirations and listen to a little bit of her latest album, Fear is the Cage Love is the Key.

More information about the award show can be found at The SAMMYS website.


Grab yourself a snack, don't forget a nice cold drink, and most importantly get comfortable. This week on The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss spend some time with Hunter Foster, the new Artistic Director at The Redhouse Arts Center to talk about their lineup of shows for 2019. 

You'll hear about the mixture of dramas, comedies, and musicals scheduled to hit Central New York in the coming year, as well as the artistic vision for Redhouse moving forward.


Noodle Time in The 315

Jan 16, 2019

One of the best experiences one can have going downtown is finding a new favorite restaurant. If you've been itching to try something a little different for your dining experience, this episode of The 315 is for you! This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss visit Kasai Ramen, the newest  ramen restaurant in Armory Square. 

The guys enjoyed a meal and then invited Owner and Chef Kyle Mastropietro into the studio to talk about what makes his spot unique. 


http://www.syracuseimprovcollective.com/

The art of improvisational comedy is truely a sight to behold. But, it isn't something that the inexperienced need to feel  intimidated about. This week on The 315, Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by members of the Syracuse Improv Collective.  They hold classes that help indivduals better understand the concepts of improv, while developing skills that can be applied to other areas of life.

On this episode they share the story of how they got started, talk about the basic elements of improvisational theatre and perform a special scene just for WAER.


There is a trend popping up at college campuses around the country to use dance marathons to raise money for a worthy cause. Syracuse University is no expection as they prepare for the 4th annual 'Ottothon'. Each year this dance marathon works with the Children's Miracle Network to supply funds to families at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

No matter what you think a dance marathon looks like, this year's event is sure to include a few surprises. We chat with the executive director of Ottothon this week on The 315 .


When you think about the music being played in Central New York, what comes to mind? Jazz? Blues? maybe a little Reggae? Well how about chamber music? It might not be on the top of your list yet, but it is being perofrmed and fans are showing up to hear it.

This week on The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by Matt van der Meer, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University and Director of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music. He educates us on what exactly is chamber music, where is it being played, and we hear some of his favorite composition.

That's this week on The 315!


Let's Cook Syracuse

It's the end of a long day, you finally get home and now you have to answer the age old question, "What's for dinner?"  Cooking doesn't have to be difficult and in fact it can be fun and enjoyable.

Michele Bellso from Let's Cook Syracuse stops by this week on The 315 to discuss what she's doing to help encourage others to enjoy their time in the kitchen. Also find out what makes Joe such an incredible chef(his words) and Kevin's one area of cooking competence


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