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

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.”

Direct download: FC150131.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 160123.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

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. 

Direct download: FC160116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

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.

Direct download: FC150109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

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