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

Elder abuse is a crime that can go unnoticed if unchecked, affecting one of the most vulnerable among us by making them victims of financial, physical, and often sexual abuse. On this week’s Fordham Conversation, we put a spotlight on Elder Abuse, and learn how it’s perpetrated and what can be done to stop it.  We’ll hear from Dr. Patricia Brownell on the abuse older women suffer internationally. We’ll also hear about elder abuse in prisons from Tina Maschi, an Associate professor at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service. We also travel to a Citymeals-on-Wheels elder abuse awareness training for volunteers.  They’re learning to recognize signs of elder abuse, what questions to ask, and what to do if abuse is suspected.

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This week on Fordham Conversations, Clarence Ball (professor in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University) talks about his work on the Emmy Award winning documentary,Looking Over Jordan: African Americans in the Civil War. The documentary explores what it was like to be a slave during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. 
 
Some African Americans fought for the north, while others were stuck on plantations even after the war was over. He talks about the slave experience during the Civil War as well as his work on the documentary, and what he found while researching that surprised him.
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On this week’s Fordham Conversations we hear how an artist and a blogger are bringing attention to the issue of gun violence in their own personal ways. 

 

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes discusses his performance and community engagement art project “Palas por Pistolas: Shovels for Guns,” while Fordham University’s Dr. Jo Anna Isaak and Father Gregory Waldrop discuss bringing the project to New York City.  We also hear from NYU Professor Antonius Wiriadjaja, who has chronicled the experience of being the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting.

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It's Oscar weekend! And this week's Fordham Conversation is all about the Academy Awards. Fordham Conversations producer Alen Kanlic talks to Matt Atchity, Editor in Chief of Rotten Tomatoes, to find out about movie reviews and how those affect nominations. Then, Chris Williams talks to Fordham professor Damian Lyons about how love and technology intersect as depicted in the Best Picture nominee, "Her."

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am EST

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