Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

Robert "Bob" Dotson is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher and television journalist. Last year he retired from his long running series, "The American Story with Bob Dotson," on the NBC "Today" Show after 40 years. 

He has won hundreds of awards and shown a commitment to training students with a series of video workshops that began over 30 years ago. 

And he’s continued that tradition in a number of ways, including writing the book "Make It Memorable," which is one of the most widely used textbooks on broadcast writing. 

Bob Dotson paid a visit to Fordham University's campus in the Bronx where he displayed his fantastic, storytelling ability and offered great advice to a classroom full of excited journalism students.  

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This week on Fordham Conversations Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan discusses the history of the Grand Concourse. Then Patrice Kane, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Fordham's Library talks about one of the Bronx's most famous residents, Edgar Allen Poe.

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I bet you never thought the Harlem Shake has a spiritual message built into it, but Fordham University Professor Thomas Beaudoin says it's a "Spiritual Sleeper," a song with a hidden meaning. This week on Fordham Conversations, Professor Beaudoin talks about other Spiritual Sleepers and his Rock and Theology Project.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham Public Relations Professor Steve Horowitz and students Lauren Hutt and Katherine Graham about the best way to brand yourself for success in the job market.

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WFUV's Will Germain talks with veterans Carlos Gonzalez, Ameer Vincent and Dan Hodd about what it's like to join the military serve overseas and then go back to school at Fordham. 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham University Alumni and Author Joseph Finora to discuss his murder mystery "Red Like Wine, The North Fork Harbor Vineyard Murders."

 

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On this week’s Fordham Conversations we hear from NPR Correspondent Lynn Neary. The veteran reporter reflects on her career and offers advice to young Journalist.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham Professor Dr. Emily Rosenbaum and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Earle Chambers. The professors collaborated on a study that identifies how public housing may affect the health of Latinos living in the Bronx.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Social Worker, Advocate and Fordham Alumni Casey Berna. She discusses her battle with endometriosis and her documentary “Endo-truth: The Impact of Endometriosis and Infertility on Mental Health.”

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What comes to mind when you think of political campaign strategies? Stump speeches? Collecting endorsements? Putting out TV commercials slamming opponents? Regardless, what probably doesn’t come to mind is big data.

In today’s social media-driven world, we’re putting a lot of information about ourselves on the internet. And increasingly, campaigns are taking advantage of all that information in some surprising ways.

Fordham Conversations Host Katie Meyer talks with NPR Political Reporter Scott Detrow, who’s been covering the campaign tech beat for months. Scott’s also a Fordham alum, and a former WFUV reporter

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