Omnibus #31: Dr. Alice Ross, food historian, traces cooking on Long Island and explains what cookbooks, recipes, and diaries can tell us about social history.
Recipes from the cookbooks of Dowling librarians and staff.
Omnibus #30: Tony Tracy, visitng scholar from the National University of Ireland and the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, discusses the potrayal of Irish-Americans in film. From silent movies like Happy Hooligan through Martin Scorsese's The Departed, he reveals the unique position of the Irish in the history of cinema.
Omnibus #29: Gil Bergen describes his experiences working at the South Side Sportsmen's Club from the late 1940s through the present. He details the development of the club as an exclusive hunting and fishing preserve founded by wealthy New Yorkers after the Civil War and how the property became the Connetquot State Park Preserve.
Omnibus #28: Interviews with the cast and crew of the Loft Theatre's production of What the Butler Saw, directed by Stephen Wisker. Find out the risks and rewards of performing this English farce, written by Joe Orton. The show runs from April 27th through May 13th.
Omnibus #27: Seven poets with ties to Long Island create a collaborative poem through the exquisite corpse technique. Contributors: Bill Thierfelder, Duane Esposito, Julie Sheehan, George Wallace, Jesse Ball, David Axelrod and Graham Everett.
Omnibus #26: Dr. Luis Rivera, Associate Professor of Finance, on the life and works of his father, Guatemalan poet and diplomat Victor Manuel Rivera-Toledo. The second in a series of podcasts celebrating National Poetry Month.
Omnibus #25: Daniel Thomas Moran discusses poetry, Long Island, and life as the Poet Laureate of Suffolk County. The first of a series of podcasts celebrating National Poetry Month.
Omnibus #24: Interviews with the cast and crew of the Dowling Drama Club's production of Cabaret.
Omnibus #23: Folklorist Nancy Solomon of Long Island Traditions discusses a survey of the lives, traditions, and architectural record of the south shore's maritime history.
Omnibus #22: Leroy Douglas ('64) discusses his research into the development of higher education in Suffolk County.
Omnibus #21: Leroy Douglas, Class of 1964, reminisces about being one of the first full time students to attend Dowling College (originally known as Adelphi Suffolk College). Part II of this interview will be posted Friday, March 2nd.
Omnibus #20: A special love story told through inscriptions discovered in the works of Don Marquis, James Branch Cabell and John Erskine.
Omnibus #19: Rey Burns, conductor of the Dowling Symphony Orchestra, discusses teaching, composing and performing music both at Dowling and for 34 years in Bay Shore public schools.
Omnibus #18: Dr. Rich Wilkens discusses his study of galls and the insects that make them in the Long Island Pine Barrens.