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.

Direct download: FOCON100710.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EDT