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

 

On this week’s Fordham Conversations, Marjuan Canady discusses the history of African-American Images in film.  The actress is a 2008 Fordham Graduate who holds degrees in theatre, African and African-American studies. We also find out what parents and kids have to say about the controversy surround the new Disney Film “The Princess and the Frog.”

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Are you thankful for 600-year-old choirbooks?  Carmelite priest and musicologist James Boyce gives us a look and a listen.  Followed by sober career advice from Shasa Dobrow, who says your sense of calling is out to get you.

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Vince Lombardi's first year with the Green Bay Packers Vince Lombardi is one of football's most accomplished and respected coaches.  The Brooklyn native and Fordham University Alum is known for his inspirational speeches and no-nonsense coaching methods that helped transform under-dog teams into successful winners. On this week’s Fordham Conversations, Author John Eisenberg discusses his new book “That First Season,” and explains how Lombardi took the worst team in the NFL, The Green Bay Packers, and set them on the path to glory.
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Interview with a Vampire Writer: Andrew Valentine's Bitter Things Move over Anne Rice.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations we’ll hear Host Robin Shannon’s interview with a vampire…writer!  Author and Fordham Grad Andrew Valentine takes us on a mysterious journey in his latest novel “Bitter Things.”  We also discuss vampire history, culture and the reason he decided to use Fordham University as a backdrop in his story.
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The Internet has shaken the foundations of both politics and news.  Are colleges next?  So says Zephyr Teachout, former director of online organizing for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.  Then, a story of getting started--from journalist Beth Knobel.  Host: Mary Wilson.

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The Bronx, the immigration experience, and the pleasures of wordplay, with poet Janet Kaplan.
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We talk with author Christina Baker Kline about her new novel, “Bird In Hand" (William Morrow), kids, adulthood, and moving to New Jersey. 
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We all joke about stalking people or having stalkers...but what,actually, is stalking? And how can we stop it or at least reduce the risk that it will escalate into violence? We speak with Fordham psychologist Barry Rosenfeld about his work with stalking offenders.
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The Grand Concourse at 100: We look at the Concourse as an inspiration for art, with the Bronx museum's Sergio Bessa; and we look back at the history of the street with author Constance Rosenblum.

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Comics: Good or Evil? We speak with comics author and editor Alisa Kwitney about Young Adult comics for girls; and with author David Hajdu about the comic book-related panics of the 1940s and ‘50s.
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