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

This week’s show tackles some of life’s big questions (Why are we here? Where do we go when we die?) by looking at three different systems of knowledge (magic, science, and religion). Katia Yuguis is a doctoral student in the Sociology/Anthropology department at Fordham University. She teaches a class called “Magic, Science, and Religion” and discusses why all three are important, and why we shouldn’t be dismissive of any one of them.

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This week on Fordham Conversations we hear from Human Rights attorney Almudena Bernabeu. She has prosecuted some of the worst perpetrators of crimes against humanity as an International Attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director for The Center for Justice and Accountability. Almudena was also in the documentary How To Nail A Dictator and was on Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People. 

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New York Harbor has a long history that starts way back in the 1600s. It’s home to all kinds of species and wildlife, but throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the harbor was filled with trash and sewage sending the harbor on a downward trajectory. But now, it’s making a comeback and things are looking better. Today on the show we’re talking to John Waldman. He’s the author of Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor which is now available from Fordham University Press. Also on the show, WFUV's Kris Venezia has a story about how New York's waterways can be used for transportation. 

Direct download: FC071914.mp3
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Host Robin Shannon sits down with cultural anthropologist and Performance and African American Studies Dr. Aimee Cox to talk about what makes hip hop what it is. 

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This week, author Linda Francis Lee talks about her new novel The Glass Kitchen. It's the story of a woman who leaves Texas after a tumultuous divorce and has to make a new life for herself in New York City with her sisters. She decides to open a restaurant reminiscent of the one her grandmother ran in Texas, called the Glass Kitchen. Fordham University professor Mary Bly (who writes romance novels under the pen name Eloisa James) joins the conversation to discuss the novel's Shakespearean roots. 

Direct download: FC070514.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

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