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

Most football fans know the success story of Coach Vince Lombardi’s days with Green Bay and Coach Tom Landry’s days with Dallas. But what may not be as well known are the details of their shared relationship. That is until now. WFUV’s Ricky Cibrano and Kyle Kesses sit down with Author Ernie Palladino to discuss his book Lombardi and Landry: How Two of Pro Football’s Greatest Coaches Launched their Legends and Changed the Game Forever.

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On this week's show, Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon is joined by Tony Award nominated Stephen McKinley Henderson.  To call him an actor is an understatement.  You’ve seen him on the big screen in “Lincoln,” and Tower Heist, to name a few. He’s been on the small screen in HBO’s The Newsroom and on Law & Order and he’s most notable for his stage work which includes multiple August Wilson’s plays.  Besides his roles in TV, film, and stage, He was welcomed by Fordham University’s theater program as the newest Denzel Washington Endowed Chair in Theater. 

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Football is more than just a game to most Americans. Whether we play it or watch it football can be a reflection of America’s character. And sometimes that reflection is hard to take. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Professor of Anthropology Hugo Benavides about the culture of American Football in relation to symbolism, gender and more.

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As the American population ages, so does its population in the prison system. That’s created particular challenges, especially for members of the LGBT community that are incarcerated. Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with two people who have experienced these challenges firsthand.  Randy Killings and Mark Pelipiche share what it was like for them to grow older while in New York’s Criminal Justice System.  Also, Fordham Professor Dr. Tina Maschi shares research from her study “‘Coming Out’ of Prison: An Exploratory Study of LGBT Elders in the Criminal Justice System.”

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This week on Fordham Conversations we're talking about combating cybercrime. Fordham professor Frank Hsu talks about how cybersecurity works and Fordham's new Cybersecurity masters program.We'll also hear from an expert from the Citizens Crime Commission of NYC about how cybercrime affects New Yorkers.  Chris Williams Hosts

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Sometimes it can be hard to be thankful when the stress of creating the perfect holiday gets in the way. This week Fordham Conversations is about Thanksgiving stress, from making sure the turkey is perfect to learning how one of the holiday's biggest traditions runs so smoothly. Mary Clingman from the Butterball Hotline shares her experience as a turkey expert and some of the stories she's heard from stressed out callers as they prepare Thanksgiving dinner. Then, Fordham University history professor Dr. Steven Stoll talks about the first Thanksgiving and why people had reason to be stressed. Finally, Bill Schermerhorn (creative director of the Macy's Parade) explains how to pull off a parade that gets bigger and bigger each year. 

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On today's episode, Fordham Conversations host Kyle McKee talkes television with acclaimed critic Matt Zoller Seitz, the co-author of TV: (The Book) 2 Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time.

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With the rise of social media, we have fewer and fewer hard copies of letters, photos, and other documents. So what happens in the future? Will all of this be preserved? Will there be too much of it to sort through? This week on Fordham Conversations, Chris Williams talks to Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge, graduate researcher at Fordham University and producer of the Footnoting History podcast, about how historians preserve memories and how this is changing. 
 
 
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On this week's show, Fordham Conversations host Kyle McKee talks with historian Angel Hernandez about the legendary gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe.  While Poe is known for his poems and short stories like The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart, Anabelle Lee, and The Bells, few may realize his deep connection to New York City, and especially the Bronx.  Angel Hernandez is the Director of Programs and External Affairs at the Bronx County Historical Society.  He joins the show to talk about Poe’s writing, life, legacy, as well as Bronx History.

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Fordham Conversations Host Chris William and his guests examine why we are drawn to the monstrous, the grotesque and other human oddities.

He talks with Adam Rinn who teaches a sideshow class at Coney Island. They discuss the history of freak shows.

Chris also sits down with Rebecca June who teaches medieval studies at Fordham University. She provides insight into the role monsters play in literature and society.

Finally, Fordham psychology professor Dean McKay discusses
his research on disgust and its relationship to fear.

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On this week's show, Fordham Conversations host Kyle McKee talks with members of “Teens for Food Justice.”  It's an organization that gives New York City teens an opportunity to learn about and grow healthy, organic, sustainable food.  On the show is organization President Kathy Soll, Unison Middle School Assistant Principal Amy Pillar, and two of the program's students.    

 

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Garrett Broad, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.  According to Dr. Broad, there’s a crisis going on in America resulting in the unfair distribution of healthy food.  But it doesn’t stop there. The RESPONSE to the crisis is also being called into question. Garrett is out with his new book “More Than Just Food: Food justice and Community Change 

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On this week’s show, Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks to Dr. Everette E. Dennis.  After a 14-year tenure at Fordham, Dr. Dennis took on a new challenge: dean of Northwestern University’s new journalism and communications school in Education City in Doha, Qatar.  When Dr. Dennis first appreared on Fordham Conversations,  he spoke on what it was like training the next generation of journalist in one of the wealthiest and conservative countries.  Now he’s back to talk about NU-Q and global education

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Fordham Conversations Host Kacie Candela visit the home of British Reporter, Novelist and Music Critic Nick Cohn. He shares his views on feminism; who wears the crown of rock and pop; and the real story of why Pete Townsend of The Who wrote Pinball Wizard.

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Life will always be as tough for Alice Class as the South Bronx neighborhood she was born in. But that doesn’t mean she’ll ever give up.  Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with author Kiki Loyal about her book, “Don’t Want to Fight No More,” as well as the main character’s struggles and perseverance.

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The September 11th terror attacks changed more than Manhattan’s skyline, it also changed America’s approach to national security and certain civil liberties. Fordham Professor Karen Greenberg breaks down the agencies, policies, and controversies that have changed in the 15 years since the attack.  Her latest book, Rogue Justice:The Making of the Security State (Crown, 2016), explores the War on Terror's impact on justice and law in America.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with two individuals from Edge4Vets.  Tom Murphy is Founder of Edge4Vets and Director of the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University. Dawn Jolly is a Navy Veteran and entrepreneur who got her start with the Edge4Vets Program. The organization helps veterans translate their military strengths into tools for a job, career - and a successful life.

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Fordham University has begun its yearlong 175th Anniversary Celebration.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations, Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham University President Dr. Joseph McShane. We’ll discuss the school’s history, how its mission of service has reached beyond the 5 boroughs, and whether some of the schools folklore is actually true. The anniversary year will feature special events, exhibits, and programs that highlight Fordham’s history and impact.

 

 

 

 

 

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Autism is a developmental disorder that can hinder a persons social skills and cause them to have repetitive and restrictive behaviors. Fordham Conversations Host Alen Kanlic talks with two researchers about what they are doing to treat autism. Fordham University Doctoral Candidate Amanda Leeder discusses how siblings of autistic children can be key in their treatment. Then, Fordham University PhD student Xiaoming Lou explains her research on memory processing and how to
develop it in kids with autism

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Social Stigma can take on many forms. It may be an unpleasant remark, a strange look or even the refusal of employment. Fordham Conversations Host Will Germain tries to understand the phenomena of stigma by talking with Tina Maschi. She is The President of the national Organization of Forensic Social Work. Maschi is also a professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of social service.

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This week on Fordham Conversations we talk to Fordham professor and filmmaker Mark Street about his film Hasta Nunca and how it was made. The film tells the story of a middle aged DJ in Uruguay who hosts a call-in radio show. Throughout Hasta Nunca, people reveal their secrets and insecurities on air. 

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Fordham Conversations examines the issues of school bullying and teen suicide. Loyola High School English and Philosophy teacher Christian Gregory completed a cross country bike tour to raise awareness about the problems of bullying. and Fordham University Psychology Professor Doctor Peggy Andover has done research that focuses on the risk factors and differences between non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and attempted suicide."  Claudia Morell Hosts.

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American Catholic religious sisters have had a dramatic impact on the Catholic church. From building parochial schools to pioneering higher education for women, Catholic sisters have expanded their ministries since the Second Vatican Council’s called for renewal in the 1960s. Recently Fordham university hosted a panel discussion that examined how the sisters’ ministry has changed the face of the church and what they are called to do today. Robin Shannon hosts.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon and Fordham University Professor Mark Naison discuss his new book “Pure Bronx”.   It’s a story about a young couple and the means they use to try and escape the poverty, desperation, and frustration that can sometimes come with living in New York City’s poorest borough. 

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Behind every Veteran is their family and an urge to cherish their memory. This week on Fordham Conversations we are discussing the Veteran's Writing Workshop's anthology "On The Homefront." The Veteran's Writing Workshop is a program started by David Surface that lets New York Veterans share their stories. The program is a successful writing workshop, but it also offers a little more. Robin Shannon talks to some of the writers of "On The Homefront," Julia Rust, Natalie Edelhouser, and Laura Rossi, as they share their personal stories about having their fathers serve in the US militar

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Robert "Bob" Dotson is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher and television journalist. Last year he retired from his long running series, "The American Story with Bob Dotson," on the NBC "Today" Show after 40 years. 

He has won hundreds of awards and shown a commitment to training students with a series of video workshops that began over 30 years ago. 

And he’s continued that tradition in a number of ways, including writing the book "Make It Memorable," which is one of the most widely used textbooks on broadcast writing. 

Bob Dotson paid a visit to Fordham University's campus in the Bronx where he displayed his fantastic, storytelling ability and offered great advice to a classroom full of excited journalism students.  

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This week on Fordham Conversations Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan discusses the history of the Grand Concourse. Then Patrice Kane, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Fordham's Library talks about one of the Bronx's most famous residents, Edgar Allen Poe.

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I bet you never thought the Harlem Shake has a spiritual message built into it, but Fordham University Professor Thomas Beaudoin says it's a "Spiritual Sleeper," a song with a hidden meaning. This week on Fordham Conversations, Professor Beaudoin talks about other Spiritual Sleepers and his Rock and Theology Project.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham Public Relations Professor Steve Horowitz and students Lauren Hutt and Katherine Graham about the best way to brand yourself for success in the job market.

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WFUV's Will Germain talks with veterans Carlos Gonzalez, Ameer Vincent and Dan Hodd about what it's like to join the military serve overseas and then go back to school at Fordham. 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham University Alumni and Author Joseph Finora to discuss his murder mystery "Red Like Wine, The North Fork Harbor Vineyard Murders."

 

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On this week’s Fordham Conversations we hear from NPR Correspondent Lynn Neary. The veteran reporter reflects on her career and offers advice to young Journalist.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham Professor Dr. Emily Rosenbaum and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Earle Chambers. The professors collaborated on a study that identifies how public housing may affect the health of Latinos living in the Bronx.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Social Worker, Advocate and Fordham Alumni Casey Berna. She discusses her battle with endometriosis and her documentary “Endo-truth: The Impact of Endometriosis and Infertility on Mental Health.”

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What comes to mind when you think of political campaign strategies? Stump speeches? Collecting endorsements? Putting out TV commercials slamming opponents? Regardless, what probably doesn’t come to mind is big data.

In today’s social media-driven world, we’re putting a lot of information about ourselves on the internet. And increasingly, campaigns are taking advantage of all that information in some surprising ways.

Fordham Conversations Host Katie Meyer talks with NPR Political Reporter Scott Detrow, who’s been covering the campaign tech beat for months. Scott’s also a Fordham alum, and a former WFUV reporter

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You may not be familiar with the name Edward Gorey, but the work of this 20th century artist and author is legendary.  Gorey lived in New York City in the 1950’s and 1960s where he illustrated works like Dracula by Bram Stoker, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. That book was later turned into the Broadway Musical “Cats,” one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history.  Gorey was also well-known for his animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery!  He also won a Tony Award for his designs in the Broadway production of Dracula.  Later, Gorey retired as a “reluctant recluse,” according to Fordham Professor Travis Russ.  He is the founding member of “The Life Jacket Theatre Company,” which is bringing Gorey’s legendary life to the stage. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Writer/Director Travis Russ and actor Andrew Dawson, who plays one version of the endearing artist in “Gorey: The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey.”  

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In 1946 Ed Rohs was left at a Catholic orphanage in pre-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.”   Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Rohs about his book “Raised by the Church.”  It delves into the history of orphanages, and Rohs speaks for some of the thousands of baby-boomers taken in by the catholic institutions in New York City.

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Football is more than just a game to most Americans.   Whether we play it or watch it football can be a reflection of America’s character.  And sometimes that reflection is hard to take.  Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Anthropology Professor Hugo Benavides about the culture of American Football in relation to symbolism, gender and more.

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With each generation of veterans, come different needs and challenges for the organizations created to assist them.  Fordham Conversations Robin Shannon talks with Dan McSweeney the President of the United War Veterans Council about what his organization is doing to help veterans readjust to civilian life. an life.   

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The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as "a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin."  But members of a boarding school for dyslexic students in Dutchess County, New York don’t use the term “disability.”   They prefer to call it a “way to learn differently.”  On this week’s Fordham Conversations we discuss the issue of dyslexia with three people who have first-hand knowledge of the condition. Fordham Alumn Kevin Pendergast is the Headmaster of the Kildonan School, a boarding school that empowers students with dyslexia. Dave Flink is the Executive Director of Eye-to-Eye, a national grass roots mentoring program. August Hunt is in his senior year at Kildonan.

 

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A recent poll found blindness ranked 4th as the condition most feared by Americans, following Aids, Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.  This condition can be especially difficult for New Yorkers who begin to lose their sight as they age.  Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Amy Horowitz from Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Services. She shares her research on depression and late life vision loss.

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This week on Fordham Conversations, it's all about food and how it’s more than just a source of energy. Fordham Professor Jonathon Appels talks about the lack of discourse around food culture, and his own experience with food. Also, Emma Boast (program director at the Museum of Food and Drink) talks about a project aimed at opening a museum dedicated to food in New York City.

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Fordham Conversations explores two pests that have shown up around New York. Research scientist and Fordham Alumni Dan Molloy discusses a pesky species of mussel that haunts some of New York’s waterways.  We also hear from Fordham University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jason Munshi-South.  He tells us about his research with rats.

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This week On Deck, Tara Sledjeski and David Balick preview the NL West. After briefly touching on the Padres and Rockies, they dive into the top of the division. Are the Dodgers still the team to beat in the division? Or have the Giants and Diamondbacks closed the gap? 

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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. 

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This week Fordham Conversations features stories about membership. Whether you're a member of a social club, or a member of a community, there are pros and cons to membership. First, we talk to Alan Linn. He's the owner of the Norwood Club on W 14th St in Manhattan. Norwood is one of the most exclusive social clubs in NYC, designed as a place for creative minds to come together. Then, urban planner and Fordham professor Cecil Bakalor talks about how city projects might not be the best thing for members of the Bronx community.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon visits The Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art.  There she discusses the largest gift of art in the university's history with Fordham’s Curator of University Art, Jennifer Udell. 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Author and Fordham Alumn Robert Hinkley.  His book “Time to Change Corporations: Closing the Citizenship Gap.” details ways to make corporations more socially responsible.  Then WFUV’s Jake Neher talks to the Really Terrible Orchestra of Westchester, a not-for-profit ensemble of musical amateurs that are proud to be “musically disadvantaged.”

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon discusses the often-uncomfortable yet important topic of palliative care with Dr. Phil Pizzo. 

It’s a holistic approach to helping patients through serious illnesses or end of life decisions. 

Dr Pizzo also tells us about a new program at Stanford University that helps people figure out their second act in life.

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Dancer, choreographer, director and teacher Nat Horne talks about both his professional and personal experiences.

On this week’s show we hear from Nat Horne, an original member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  He shares his experiences growing up in the segregated south and his move to Broadway. As both a dancer and choreographer, Horne has a tremendous amount of respect in the industry. Today he opens up about not only his life on the stage, but also the events that lead him to get there. 

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Qatar is considered one of the wealthiest countries in the world and traditionally one of the most conservative. Yet western culture is beginning to influence younger generations, especially when it comes to news.   Dr. Everette Dennis is helping train the next generation of journalist in the rapidly changing field of cross-platform media. He is Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar. Dr. Dennis is also former chair of the Communication and Media Management department at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. On this week’s Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon and Dr. Dennis discuss what it’s like to teach journalism in a conservative country.  We also discuss an NU-Q study on entertainment consumption habits in the Middle East, including the popularity of Hollywood content and its perceived morality – or lack thereof.

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