Category Archives: Special

Special Episode 17



Special Episode 17

FB Live

It’s the end of a crazy year! So let’s celebrate in style. Listen to the audio OR check out the video above and join us for some Holiday Cheer to see our live interview with Andrew Shaffer author of Secret Santa, a horror comedy set in the 80s. Shaffer treated us to some information about Krampus, and other Yuletide monsters and took some audience Q&A. Shaffer is the author of the Obama Biden cozy mysteries, so as you might imagine, things got quite silly.


Special Episode 16



Special Episode 16 – Syosset High School Robotics

When the Covid-19 Crisis shutdown Syosset Elite Robotics Team’s ability to compete in scrimmages, these resourceful sophomores used their various forms of expertise by creating PPE face shields for those in need locally and internationally. Three eager members of the club joined us to tell us more about this project.


Special Episode 15



Special Episode 15 – The night John Lennon died – 40 years later

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Death, we are re-releasing Syosset Library’s podcast interview with Saundra Shohen, the hospital administrator at Roosevelt Hospital the night of December 8, 1980. Ms. Shohen passed away on September 22, 2020. We would also like to to take the time to honor Saundra, and all of the first responders who continue to give so much to people in need.


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Special Episode 14 – Sabrina Guo and LILAC


Sabrina Guo of Syosset High School joins us to talk about her efforts to help amplify voices of the marginalized members of our communities inspired her to create LILAC, an organization that has donated tens of thousands of PPE items to front line workers during the Covid-19 Crisis and beyond.

Compassion in Action: LILAC Uplifts With Art

LILAC website address: https://www.lilacovid19.org

LILAC Instagram: @LILACovid_19

LILAC Facebook: @LILACOVID19

LILAC Twitter: @Lilacorg

LILAC Youtube Channel: @LILACovid_19

LILAC email address: lilacovid19@gmail.com

Submit Creative Artwork to LILAC:
https://www.lilacovid19.org/submit


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Special Episode Thirteen – Back to School with Danica McKellar

Link to Video: https://youtu.be/cFlJ_UyiQuo

Danica McKellar zooms in to chat with us about the importance of empowering young learners to embrace math. Through her books, Danica has created a fun and engaging way to not only learn math, but feel comfortable actively participating in their future through understanding the subject.


Special Episode – 12



Special Episode – Healthy Eating for Families during Covid-19

Dr. Toba Weinstein comes to us from Cohen’s Children’s Hospital to discuss nutrition for children and families while we are all home together.


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Special Episode – Gastro Obscura

We are joined by Annie Ewbank of Gastro Obscura — a foodie centric offshoot of Atlas Obscura. Annie chats with us about food experiences, strange eats, and how the pandemic has shifted the landscape of food tourism.


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Special Episode 10 – Part 2 – Syosset Bingo

We spoke with Dr. Sharon Borzone, a Syosset resident who led an initiative to support local healthcare workers and restaurants through community centered games of BINGO.


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Special Episode 10 – Part 1 – Molloy Archives the Pandemic

We caught up with Christine Yu at Molloy college to chat about her effort to archive the pandemic on Long Island.


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Special Episode 9 — Libraries Stepping up. 

Libraries are used to changing their services on a dime, but with Covid-19 knocking on our doors we’ve had to pivot like never before. Today we are joined by a group of Long Island Librarians both in Suffolk and Nassau to discuss how we’ve mobilized our maker spaces to create PPE for healthcare workers on the frontline, and what it means for the future of our makerspaces.  (This interview Features James Hutter, Port Washington Public Library and NCLA President, Chris DeChristofaro of Sachem Library and The Library Pros Podcast, and David Ecker of Stony Brook University.)