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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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


With Summer seemingly on it's last legs, the majority of us are packing up any notion of a road trip. But that's not the case for Jay Mobley and Hugh Yamada.  They recently embarked on a cycling journey to travel from Boston to LA, stopping to perform with their guitars along the way. 

They made a stop in Syracuse recently and dropped by WAER to chat about their journey. Hear their struggles, achievements, and a live performance this week on 'The 315'. 

Science has been a part of our understanding the world around us for what seems like forever. The art form of Jazz also has a rich history in our world. But these two societal staples don't necessarily cross paths, right?

Well, think again this week on The 315 Joe Lee speaks with members of the Syracuse Academy of Science about this upcoming fundraiser that celebrates that very notion. 

Find more information about the event and ticket information here.


Ice Cold Beer Here!

Aug 2, 2018
Onondaga Historical Association

It's often been uttered that "the past should stay in the past". We're are set to disagree with that statement this week on The 315. The Onondaga Historical Association is planning to launch a new version of the once classic Congress Beer. This week Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss are joined by one of the men behind the return, Bob Searing. They discuss the history of Congress Beer, the history of brewing in Syracuse, and the flavor profile of Congress Beer.

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Snowy weather, basketball, and salt potatoes. Three things that Syracuse is arguably best known for, but what about trivia? Yes, the trivia scene is alive and well in Central New York and this week on The 315 the guys are joined by the owner of The Syracuse Trivia Company Brian Cocca. 

This week's show also contains a highly controversial trivia battle between Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss. Listen to see who comes out on top. Hint: It's really ugly.

Plus an audio tour of the Hawley Green District by Laura and Cindy, Co-Owners of Laci's Tapas Bar. 


With days and nights filled with constant comings and goings sometimes it's important to just take the time to get away. But at the end of a long week many of us don't feel like taking another long drive. For Central New Yorkers looking to relax the, Black Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast might be just what you need.

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