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

Matthew Maguire will not be tamed.  “Wild Man” is the one-man show of Maguire’s own true-life stories.  He's planning a fourth run of the play in Los Angeles this May, looking for that elusive connection to the audience and a performance that comes from “deeper in the bones.”

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In 1946 Ed Rohs was left at a Catholic orphanage in post-World War II Brooklyn.   That's where he spent the next 19-years of his life going from one institution to another until he was “unceremoniously dumped out into the world.”   In his book “Raised by the Church” Rohs talks about the history of orphanages, and speaks for some of the thousands of baby-boomers taken in by the catholic institutions in New York City.

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The late newsman Mike Wallace once said a journalist’s responsibility is to "bring both the heat and the light." In fact, Heat and Light is the name of a book Wallace co-wrote with Journalist and Fordham professor, Dr. Beth Knobel.  It's a guide full of advice for the next generation of news gatherers.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations we revisit an interview in which Dr. Nobel discusses “Heat and Light: Advice for the next generation of Journalists” As well as her relationship with Wallace before he passed away April 7, 2012 at the age of 93-years old.

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The Story of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Cathedral historian and Author Salvatore Basile discusses his book "Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral." The book was published by Fordham Press.

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