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

Melissa Labonte went on a 10-day research trip to Sierra Leone. She came back with a shakedown survival story and a renewed distaste for the movie "Blood Diamond." Also, Sarah Gambito on this year's Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat, and how it all began. Influences include: Donald Trump.

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Director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at Fordham Law (http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/) Thane Rosenbaum speaks with Former New York Governor, political commentator and CNN host Eliot Spitzer.

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A historic independent Westchester Movie Theater is saved from demolishment by a community of people who  banded together.  This week on Fordham Conversations, we hear from Fordham Alumni John Calvelli who spearheaded efforts to save this not-for-profit movie house.  We also hear what’s ahead for The Pelham Picture House from its Executive Director Jennifer Christman.

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Host and Fordham Alumni John Rogan recaps some of this week’s local elections. He then talks with Fordham University Political Science Professor Tom DeLuca about the national political scene in the wake of the Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives.

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Host Ben Allen speaks with two political experts about the candidates who are trying to make their case to voters ahead of election day.  Steve Kornacki is the news editor for Salon.com and Fordham Alumni Christina Greer is an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University.  Fordham Conversations can be heard every Saturday at 7am on 90.7 WFUV and at www.wfuv.org.

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Fordham Conversations (Saturday, August 28, 2010): Ana Marie Forsythe is the Acting Director of The BFA Ailey School. Dr. Edward Bristow is Co-Director of Fordham’s Department of History and co-founder of the Ailey/Fordham BFA degree program. They discuss the life and legacy of Denise Jefferson, the director of the Ailey School and co-founder of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance.

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Vince Lombardi is one of football's most accomplished and respected coaches. On this week’s Fordham Conversations, Author John Eisenberg discusses his book “That First Season,” and explains how Fordham Alum Vince Lombardi took the worst team in the NFL, The Green Bay Packers, and set them on the path to glory.

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This week, conversations with three different Fordham alumni -- all in transition, and all in pursuit of meaningful work: a philosopher-turned-musician, a stockbroker-turned-teaching assistant, and a painter-turned-lawyer.

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Melissa Labonte went on a 10-day research trip to Sierra Leone.  She came back with a shakedown survival story and a renewed distaste for the movie "Blood Diamond."  Also, Sarah Gambito on this year's Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat, and how it all began.  Influences include: Donald Trump.

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Dr. Beth Knobel discusses “Heat and Light: Advice for the next generation of Journalists,”  a book she co-wrote with CBS News legend Mike Wallace.  You can listen to Fordham Conversation Saturday at 7am on 90.7 WFUV.

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This week on Fordham Conversations, Authors and Professors Virginia Burrus and Karmen Mackendrick discuss their book “Seducing Augustine: Bodies, Desires, Confessions.”  This recent publication from Fordham Press interprets St. Augustine’s autobiography Confessions from a seductive and passionate point of view.  You can hear Fordham Conversation’s every Saturday at 7am on 90.7 WFUV.

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This Saturday on Fordham Conversation; Cathedral historian and Author Salvatore Basile discusses his book "Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral."  The newly published book  was just released by Fordham  Press.  You can hear Fordham Conversation’s every Saturday at 7am on 90.7 WFUV-FM.

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Global Outreach Director Paul Frances, Global Outreach Team leader Christine Gosney and program participants Nicole Deters discuss Fordham University’s Global Outreach service program. An opportunity for students to travel and learn about issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice and what they can do about it. 

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On Fordham Conversations for Saturday, March 13th  we’ll hear from Benjamin Cole, an assistant professor of management at Fordham who once worked for Toyota in Tokyo. Dr. Cole discusses Toyota’s recall troubles and the company’s corporate culture. Listen to Fordham Conversations on 90.7 WFUV-FM.

 

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Twi is one of the most widely spoken languages in the West African nation of Ghana.  Beginning this summer Fordham will be the only University in New York City to teach it.  On WFUV’s Fordham Conversations we learn about the Twi language and Ghana’s cultural influence from Professor Mark Naison, who Chairs Fordham’s department of African and African-American studies and Kojo Ampah, Founder of The African Cultural Exchange student group at Fordham.  You can hear Fordham Conversations every Saturday at 7am on 90.7 WFUV-FM and WFUV.org.

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On WFUV's Fordham Conversations we hear from Dr. Kevin Cahill, Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University. Dr. Cahill recently moderated an expert panel discussion on the Haiti Earthquake crisis and humanitarian action.  Listen to Fordham Conversations Saturday mornings at 7am on 90.7 WFUV-FM

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The Heart Show

Heart attacks leave a mental mark -- but how to treat victims, if they refuse to step foot on a psychiatry ward?  Psychologist Rachel Annunziato found a way.  Then, a look at heart trauma in the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations with English professor Kathleen Urda. 

 

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This week on WFUV's  Fordham Conversations with Robin Shannon: Ralph Nader discusses how to become expert consumers, active citizens and demanding taxpayers by gaining control in the marketplace. "Losing control and regaining control in a consumer marketplace.”
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