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

There are hundreds of thousand missing persons in the FBI’s database.  For many people, the methods of finding their lost loved ones are as mysterious as their disappearances. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Privacy and Information Consultant Bob Gellman.  He discusses some of the legal and ethical challenges in searching for missing people. Gellman is  a Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Information Policy, Fordham University School of Law 2012-13. 

First WFUV’s Rob Palazzolo talks to Dr. Arnita Fowler. Her son went missing almost 20 years ago, and due to a lack of resources for locating missing adults and a bureaucratic mess, she didn’t recover his body from Hart Island for 4 years. Fowler has been trying to reform the system for locating missing persons in the New York.

Direct download: FC190901.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am EST

In part one of the interview about the book Freedomland USA. The Definitive History, author Michael R. Virgintino took us on an audio tour of the history-themed amusement park.

In part 2 of the interview about the book, Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Michael R Virgintino about Freedomland’s developmental stages, and the circumstances that befell The World's Largest Entertainment Center.

Direct download: FC190818.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am EST

On June 19, 1960 a short-lived, history-themed amusement park opened on what now sits co-op city in the Bronx. Freedomland U.S.A. was considered, by some, to be the East Coast’s version of Disneyland.  However, Journalist and author Michael R. Virgintino disagrees. “Unlike Disneyland, the story of Freedomland does not have a happily ever after" he wrote.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sat down with Virgintino to discuss his book Freedomland USA. The Definitive History.  The book follows the park’s developmental stages, and the circumstances that befell The World's Largest Entertainment Center.

 

Direct download: FC190811.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

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