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

We often think of the afterlife in terms of heaven and hell. But what about the afterlife on earth? WFUV's Chris Williams looks into how some people believe life after death takes place all around us, here on earth. Fordham University Professors Joshua Schapiro and Mary Erler discuss reincarnation and the idea of an earthly Heaven. Anthony Bellov, a volunteer at the Merchant House Museum in downtown Manhattan, talks about how the house's original owners may have never left.

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The 60's original soundtrack Star Treck describes space as the final frontier. But our guest Dr. Kirk Bingaman says there is another frontier we are only beginning to understand: our inner space.

Dr. Kirk Bingaman is the Associate Professor at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. He's also the author of the book The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care

His research has led him to understand how mindful meditation and prayer can help us manage our negative thoughts and actually change the neurological makeup of our brains!

Songs Featured:

OneRepublic: If I Lose Myself

Pharrell: Happy

Coldplay: A Sky Full Of Stars

 

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Some people see graffiti as vandalism, a crime or a sign of urban decay. Others see graffiti as art, self-expression and a testament of neighborhood pride.  On This Week’s Fordham Conversations we examine the topic of graffiti art. First we examine graffiti and the law with Leila Amineddoleh, Counsel to Lombard & Geliebter.  Then we discuss the evolution and impact of graffiti art with David Storey, an artist, Fordham University professor and Visual arts Program co-director at Rose Hill, along with Patrick Verel, whose research paper,  “New York City Graffiti Murals: Signs of Hope, marks of Distinction,” examines the usefulness of graffiti.

Direct download: FC111613.mp3
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Imagine a theatre performance group where every member is encouraged to tackle it all: from acting on stage, to preparing the set, and even controlling the lights. Fordham University's Mimes and Mummers is doing just that. Members of the group say they're moving away from "on stage" and "off stage" cast, and instead thrive for a collection of multitalented and well-rounded group of theatre lovers.

The Mimes and Mummers is the oldest club at Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus. This theatre performance group has been churning out musicals, dramas and comedies for years, all while helping ambitious student perofrmers develop artistic skills. On this week's Fordham Conversations were joined by members of this illustrious group.

Patrick McCarthy- President

James Demetriades- Vice President

Elle Crane- Secretary

Julie Lewis- Junior Representative

 

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