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Turn The Page – Episode 16



Episode Sixteen: Author! Author!

Susan Henderson talks inspiration for A Flicker of Old Dreams — a novel featuring a young woman from a small town who has gone into the family business as an embalmer in her father’s mortuary.


Turn The Page – Episode 15



Episode Fifteen: Align Us!

Dr. Uzma Syed sits down with us to discuss how she came to create ALIGN US, a non-profit organization aimed at connecting high school students with real world career experiences via mentorship.


Turn The Page – Episode 14



Episode Fourteen: Robert Moses, Villain or Savior?

Professor Howard Ehrlich chatted with us about Robert Moses, a divisive figure in the history of Long Island who most definitely still resides in our daily lives through parkways, beaches and the very nature of our transportation culture.


Turn The Page – Episode 13



Episode Thirteen: The History of the Circus! Did P.T. Barnum really say, “There’s a sucker born every minute?” What was the importance of the circus procession?

 

When did the first animal rights activist groups become vocal? Guest Lecturer Marilyn Carmino sat down with us to chat about the past, present and future of what was once considered “The Greatest Show on Earth.”


Turn The Page – Episode 11



Episode Eleven: The future is Fan Fiction!

Alisa Stern loved Doctor Who so much that she created her own original content using stop motion animation — the BBC loved it so much that they aired it on their channel. Matthew Cox wrote a play about a “certain school of magic and wizardry” from the POV of a boy wizard who was sorted into the less than brave “Puffs” house — it is still pleasing audiences off-Broadway years after the predicted short run. Along with pop- culture enthusiast Clive Young and up and coming author Matthew Klapper we chat about the history and cultural impact that fan fiction has had on the media we consume.

 


Turn The Page – Episode 10



Episode Ten: The Droids you are looking for

Have you ever wanted to build your own R2 unit? John Endres and Scott Kraft of the Long Island R2
Builders
sat down with us to talk about their group of makers who build droids of the calibur you’ve
seen on the screen!


Turn the Page – Episode 09



Episode Nine: In the name of the moon, I challenge you!

Librarian and board game enthusiast Michael Buono is the Head of Reference and Patron Services at Brentwood Public Library and Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY Queens. The life long tabletop rpg and anime fan met up with us to unbox the “Sailor Moon Dice Challenge Combat Game” — courtesy of the Dyskami company — and to wax nostalgic about Sailor Moon, the famous anime series which we all adore.

Want to see how to play the game?


Turn The Page – Episode 08



Episode Eight: Code to success

Teacher John Chae and members of the Syosset Robotics team join us to talk about teaching and tinkering with robotics, and their winning recipe for competition.