Audio by year 2014

Interview with EOM during Wintervention Tour


13:13 minutes (12.11 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 3 Jan 2014

Zach Wyhe interviews EOM before his show at Highline Ballroom, during the Wintervention Tour with Wax, Anderson.Paak (Breezy Lovejoy),  and Parker (Dumbfoundead).   It is a quick interview, but future and past projects are dicussed, along with production techniques and food preferences.  EOM's music an be found at http://eom703.bandcamp.com/This was recorded December 6th, 2013.  

2014 Ivy MBB Preview with Michael James


56:59 minutes (26.09 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 15 Jan 2014

Michael James (@ivybball) joined Ryan Young and Peter Andrews on the Firing Lion to preview the 2014 Ivy men's basketball season. (Order of discussion: Princeton, Harvard, Penn, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, the league)

Dario Pizzano Interview (2012)


27:11 minutes (12.45 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 13 Jun 2012

A week after he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners, Columbia baseball star and Ivy Player of the Year Dario Pizzano joined Ryan Young and Jim Pagels on the Firing Lion to discuss being drafted, his expectations for professional baseball and the Pulaski Mariners, Columbia baseball and much more.

Christa Ludwig Interview


41:32 minutes (38.03 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 18 Jan 2014

An exclusive interview with legendary mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig. Born in Germany, Kammersängerin Ludwig sang for nearly 50 years, with a repertoire from Bach to Berg. Considered by many as the definitive interpreter of Wagner, Brahms, and Mahler, Ks. Ludwig speaks about her extensive career and experiences performing with some of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. This interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian at the Blakely Hotel on January 16, 2014, which was the day after a masterclass she led at Carnegie Hall.

Brian Jay Jones (Jim Henson: The Biography), Hosted by Brianna Brown


60:18 minutes (82.81 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 24 Jan 2014

New York Times Bestselling Author and Vice President of Biographers International, Brian Jay Jones, talks about his second book, Jim Henson: The Biography. This definitive book about the Muppets creator has been hailed a New York Times Bestseller, chosen as the Best Biography of 2013 by Goodreads, and voted one of the Top Ten Books by CNN viewers. This interview was hosted by Brianna Brown on December 12, 2013 and originally aired on January 24, 2014.

Kyle Smith Interview 1.29.14


9:45 minutes (11.17 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 29 Jan 2014

Our first interview with Men's Basketball Head Coach Kyle Smith on his team's performance in non-conference and a look ahead to not only this weekend's games at Yale and Brown, but also to the remainder of the Ivy season.  

CU win at Princeton 2.7.14


4:30 minutes (2.07 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 7 Feb 2014

Columbia pulls off the comeback with a great second-half effort to win at Princeton for the first time since 1993. Announcers: Ryan Young and Miles Johnson

Lyles Post-Game Interview 2.7.14


1:03 minutes (495.43 KB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 7 Feb 2014

Meiko Lyles discusses his game-winning shot and the victory at Princeton.

Alain Altinoglu Interview


30:53 minutes (42.41 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 15 Feb 2014

An exclusive interview with conductor Alain Altinoglu. A young conductor famous already for his interpretations of French opera, Altinoglu speaks about French style and conducting at the greatest opera houses in the world. This interview was conducted on February 10, 2014 at the Metropolitan Opera following a rehearsal for a new production of Werther, which Altinoglu is leading.

Karen Green


22:49 minutes (20.89 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 3 Feb 2014

In 2013 the prolific cartoonist Al Jaffee - best known for creating Mad Magazine's fold-in back cover - donated his entire archives, including fan mail, sketches and never-before-published comic strips, to Columbia. Late City Edition sat down with Karen Green, Columbia's graphic novels librarian, to discuss Jaffe's work and its relation to the history of publishing, censorship, and comic books in New York City. 

Kyle Smith Interview 2.26.14


9:36 minutes (10.57 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 26 Feb 2014

WKCR Sports speaks with Kyle Smith leading up to the final road trip of the 2013-2014 season at Dartmouth and Harvard.

Firing Lion 3.5.14


59:12 minutes (27.1 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 5 Mar 2014

Begins a few minutes in. Focuses on the weekend for Columbia basketball.

Firing Lion 3.12.14


55:08 minutes (25.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 12 Mar 2014

Featuring updates on Columbia athletics and a discussion on Columbia men's basketball team's season and the meaning of its upcoming postseason appearance. Hosted by Miles Johnson with panel: Ryan Young, Dan Radov, Kristyn Brundidge and Evan Clinton.

Interview with Jeffrey Milarsky


35:31 minutes (81.3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 17 Mar 2014

An interview broadcast on Cereal Music on Monday, March 17th with Jeffrey Milarsky, one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. He is conductor and senior lecturer at Columbia University and conductor of contemporary music ensembles at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music.  He has conducted ensembles across the globe to critical acclaim, as well as being a well-established timpanist and percussionist with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Interview with Mari Kimura


48:02 minutes (65.96 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Interview with violinist and composer Mari Kimura. She is a specialist in violin subharmonics — credited with "discovering" and mastering the technique for use in performance — and is a pioneer in interactive computer music. Kimura has completed violin studies at the Toho School, Japan's top conservatory; Boston University; and the Juilliard School, and has studied composition with Mario Davidovsky at Columbia University.

Interview with JACK Quartet


56:12 minutes (77.19 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 18 Mar 2014

An interview broadcast on Cereal Music on Tuesday, March 18th with two members of the JACK string quartet, violinist Ari Streisfeld and violist John Pickford Richards.

Kyle Smith Interview 3.21.14


8:29 minutes (9.71 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 21 Mar 2014

WKCR Sports sits down with Kyle Smith before the Lions' game against Eastern Michigan University.

CU Prison Divest


47:53 minutes (21.92 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 7 Apr 2014

Late City Edition Producer George Joseph sat down with representatives from Columbia University Prison Divest to discuss the private prison industry, divestment, and student activism.

Columbia-Princeton 2014 Series Recap


14:41 minutes (6.72 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Extended recap of Columbia baseball's weekend sweep of Princeton, featuring highlights and interviews.                         April 12-13, 2014.

Tweeting Cancer


31:20 minutes (71.72 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

How does social media change how we talk about death? How might outlets like twitter shape and expand conversations around terminal illness?  Writer Meghan O'Rourke draws on personal research and experience of her own mother's death to discuss cancer's place on twitter and the evolution of mourning rituals in a world that is both hyper-connected and hyper-disconnected.

Anthony Braxton Interview Part 2


46:20 minutes (69.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Part two of the interview with Anthony Braxton at WKCR FM. This interview was part of WKCR's coverage of the TriCentric Festival, centered around the premiere of Braxton's opera, Trillium J.

Anthony Braxton Interview Part 1


62:02 minutes (88.23 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Part one of the interview with Anthony Braxton at WKCR FM. This interview was part of WKCR's coverage of the TriCentric Festival, centered around the premiere of Braxton's opera, Trillium J.

Gail Archer (2014 Interview)


22:35 minutes (20.68 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Interview with organist Gail Archer. Having recently released The Muse's Voice, her new CD of female composers' organ music, Archer speaks about the inception of this album and her career as an organist, teacher, and director of the Barnard & Columbia Chorus. Interview conducted by Stepan Atamian

Columbia-Penn Post-Series Interviews


9:02 minutes (4.14 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 26 Apr 2014

Interviews with baseball head coach Brett Boretti and senior captain catcher Mike Fischer following Columbia's weekend split with Penn, setting up a one-game playoff.

Gehrig Division Playoff Interviews


5:57 minutes (2.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 3 May 2014

We spoke to baseball coach Brett Boretti and senior ace David Speer following Columbia's 4-0 win at Penn in the one-game playoff for the Lou Gehrig Division.

Regarding Susan Sontag


29:41 minutes (33.97 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 15 May 2014

Tune in for an interview with Nancy Kates, producer and director of the forthcoming HBO documentary Regarding Susan Sontag.  The film offers an in-depth study of intellectual, filmmaker, and activist Susan Sontag.  We sat down with Kates to discuss the film, which debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Westerlies


54:31 minutes (74.87 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 24 May 2014

The Westerlies The Westerlies are a New York based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle, Washington. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, The Westerlies are a collectively run ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of a new brass quartet repertoire that exists in the ever-narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. The Westerlies have premiered over 40 original works for brass quartet since their inception in 2011, and crafted an approach that Dave Douglas had described as “Swinging, grooving, clean and tricky playing.

Eric Sorenson Interview: 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament Preview


25:52 minutes (29.6 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 28 May 2014

Eric Sorenson (@Stitch_Head) of CollegeBaseballToday.com and ESPN joined Ryan Young on the Firing Lion to discuss Columbia and college baseball as well as preview the upcoming NCAA Baseball tournament.

Eve Queler Interview


49:32 minutes (45.36 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 31 May 2014

An exclusive interview with conductor Eve Queler. The founder and emerita Artistic Director of the Opera Orchestra of New York, Eve Queler discusses her extensive career and her upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall on June 5, Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The interview was conducted at her home on May 29, 2014.

Interview with Pablo Heras-Casado (NY Phil Biennial)


22:05 minutes (30.32 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 29 May 2014

An interview broadcast on Cereal Music on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 with Pablo Heras-Casado, principal conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke's. He joined WKCR for an interview about his performances on May 31st and June 1st for the New York Philharmonic Biennial, during which he led the Orchestra of St. Luke's in two programs titled Circles of Influence: Boulez and Benjamin.

Adrianne Pieczonka Interview


32:39 minutes (22.42 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 12 Jun 2014

An interview with Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. Celebrated for her performances in Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne Auf Naxos, and Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Ms. Pieczonka discusses her experience with the Strauss repertoire, singing in the legendary Patrice Chereau staging of Elektra, and keeping the voice healthy. This interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian on June 2, 2014 and broadcast during our Richard Strauss birthday broadcast from June 11-12.

Interview with Steve Cohn


38:01 minutes (34.8 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 18 Jun 2014

A live interview with pianist and shakuhachi player Steve Cohn on the Musician's Show on WKCR from Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. Ever innovative, Steve has developed a unique style of improvisation over the course of his career, which has taken him across styles of jazz as well as across the world.

Firing Lion 6.25.14


59:11 minutes (27.1 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 25 Jun 2014

Recap and analysis of the last three weeks in Columbia and professional sports, with the second half of the show focused on the World Cup. Panel: Ryan Young, Yale Reisman, Dan Radov.

Firing Lion 7.2.14


59:37 minutes (27.3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 2 Jul 2014

Includes interview with author Jonathan Eig on Lou Gehrig and the 75th anniversary of his speech and a discussion on the World Cup along with other sports topics. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Yale Reisman, Mollie Galchus and Kristyn Brundidge.

Jonathan Eig Interview on Lou Gehrig


17:02 minutes (7.8 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 2 Jul 2014

Author Jonathan Eig joined us on the Firing Lion to talk about Lou Gehrig, two days before the 75th anniversary of his farewell speech.

Firing Lion 7.9.14


59:59 minutes (27.46 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 9 Jul 2014

Interview with former Columbia baseball star Dario Pizzano and discussion on the World Cup. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelist Dan Radov.

Dario Pizzano Interview (2014)


30:35 minutes (14 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 9 Jul 2014

Former Columbia baseball star and current Jackson Generals leftfielder (AA) Dario Pizzano joined Ryan Young on the Firing Lion to discuss his season so far in the minor leagues. 

Firing Lion 7.16.14


58:24 minutes (26.74 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Discussion on Columbia baseball recuits/alumni, World Cup finals, NBA, and MLB. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelist Yale Reisman.

Firing Lion 7.23.14


59:06 minutes (27.06 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Special guests Yaron Weitzman (Slam Magazine) and Chris Herring (WSJ) stopped by the Firing Lion to discuss all things NBA. Hosted by Sam Tydings with panelist Nick Zurawski.

Firing Lion 7.30.14


43:10 minutes (19.76 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 30 Jul 2014

Discussion on MLB; going around the league on the night before the Trading Deadline. (Begins at 6:00.) Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Yale Reisman and Dan Radov.

Firing Lion 8.6.14


48:25 minutes (22.17 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 6 Aug 2014

Commentary on Pete Mangurian's remarks during this week's Ivy League Football conference call and some MLB discussion following the trading deadline. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelists Yale Reisman and Charlie Wojcik.

Firing Lion 8.13.14


58:36 minutes (53.66 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 13 Aug 2014

Hosted by Ryan Young with panelist Kristyn Brundidge.

2014 ILCS Highlights


5:57 minutes (2.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 10 May 2014

Highlights of Columbia baseball clinching a spot in the 2014 Ivy League Championship Series and then sweeping Dartmouth to win the Ivy League. Announcer: Ryan Young.

Baseball clinches 2014 Title


5:11 minutes (2.37 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Sat, 10 May 2014

Audio from the final half-inning of the 2014 ILCS as Columbia baseball clinches the Ivy League Title. Announcer: Ryan Young.

Firing Lion 8.20.14


58:02 minutes (26.57 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Includes interview with Ivy League Executive Director, Robin Harris; look back in to WKCR archives; brief Columbia update. Hosted by Ryan Young with panelist Kristyn Brundidge.

Robin Harris Interview (2014)


22:21 minutes (10.24 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Robin Harris, the Executive Director of the Ivy League, joined Ryan Young on the Firing Lion to discuss the current state of the Ivy League.