Category Archives: Syosset

Turn The Page – Episode 200a



Episode two hundred – part one


Kathy Kim (Sesame Street’s Ji-Young) and Jay Max (Song Writer) return to Turn the Page to chat about their friendship which began at Syosset’s HB Thompson Middle School and thrived throughout their time at SHS. Kathy and Jay treat us to their own origin stories as creatives and muse on the turns their lives had taken as they grew into success in the entertainment industry.


Turn The Page – Episode 200c



Episode two hundred – part three


Mother and Daughter novelists Hilma and Meg take a trip back to Syosset to chat about when they realized they were natural storytellers. The Wolitzers celebrate how the Syosset Library was a touchstone in their lives and tell us about their favorite area restaurants.


Turn The Page – Episode 200b



Episode two hundred – part two


Judd Apatow, who needs no further introduction was surprised when we invited him back only to have Jack DeMasi — SHS’s Faculty Advisor to the Radio Station and TV Production Teacher who had mentored Judd in High School. Judd and Jack tell us about some Syosset shenanigans at the radio station and beyond.


Turn The Page – Episode 200d



Episode two hundred – part four


Jack Demasi returns and this time he has brought Josh Rosenthal (of Tompkins Square Records) and Bob Goodman (TV Writer and Producer of CBS’s Elementary and other favorites) to chat about the boundaries pushed at WKWZ, Syosset High School’s own Radio Station which allowed its students a freedom few would have found everywhere else. Jack, Josh and Bob chat about interviewing politicians, getting free stuff from record companies and how their experiences shaped their careers today.


Turn The Page – Episode 199a



Episode one ninety nine – part one

It’s graduation season for some, and others are gearing up for the college search this summer. Syosset High School Principal John Durante joins us to chat about the inspiration behind his own podcast The College Admission Process Podcast which aims to help kids and parents ease the often overwhelming task of applying to college.


Turn The Page – Episode 192b



Episode one ninety two – part two


Woodbury resident Susan Lax joined us to chat about embracing moments in times of uncertainty and making time for joy. Susan shares the wisdom from over 10 years of writing morning emails to folks looking for a moment to breathe, and how these grew to become her book A HEART’S LANDSCAPE.

SUSAN’S WEBSITE https://susanplax.com/


Turn The Page – Episode 191a



Episode one ninety one – part one

When Jamie Arty and her family got lost in Oyster Bay they never realized they would stumble upon a piece of Long Island history that would become their home. Arty discusses restoring the mansion as well as uncovering the abolitionist history of its previous owner which makes the homes ownership under Arty’s African American family even more inspirational.


Turn The Page – Episode 175c



Episode one seventy five – part three

Syosset High School student Ellie Kagan chats with us about DYSLEXIA AND SELF ESTEEM, a book she researched and wrote while witnessing her sister’s struggle with dyslexia.


In loving memory of Chris Crosby



In loving memory of our cherished colleague and friend, Chris Crosby.

Chris was the composer and musician behind “Just Cool” – the Turn the Page opening and closing themes.

Chris was a Media Services Library Aide, a Circulation Clerk, a Programming Clerk, an all-around great person – and so much more.

Chris was loved by our staff and the community and he will be greatly missed by us all. Rest peacefully. ❤️


Turn The Page – Episode 150a



Episode one fifty – part one

Sharon got to chat with Michael Okon, a classmate of hers and fellow Syosset Alumni about several exciting projects including his several published books within the horror genre and adaptations that are in the works.