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

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

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks to the Associate
Professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and
Religious Education. Dr. Kirk Bingaman authored "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.

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David Spampinato and Dan DiOrio join John Furlong to discuss Gleyber Torres and the Yankees, Jacob DeGrom and the Mets, and the thrilling NL West battle between Colorado, Los Angeles, and Arizona. Will any of those three miss the playoffs?

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Mir Ghouri and Rich Franco join Christian Hoban to discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick vs. Athletico Madrid, Juventus's chances to reach the Champions League final, and Kylian Mbappe's future at Monaco. Plus, is the race for 4th place in the EPL more exciting than the title race?

 

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Join Rich Franco and John Furlong as they discuss Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico, Arsenal and Chelsea advancing to the FA Cup Final, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury. Plus: is Yankee Stadium as bad for Soccer as bad as it's made out to be?

 

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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 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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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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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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Author and Fordham Professor Dr. Mary Bly discuss her class Publishing Theory and Practice.” It introduces students to the world of publishing. She also offers advice for writers looking to become published author.

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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. This week two researchers join Fordham Conversations to talk about what they are doing to treat autism. Fordham University Doctoral Candidate Amanda Leeder discusses how the brothers and sisters of kids with autism can be a key element in treatment. Later, Fordham University PhD student Xiaoming Lou tells us about her research on memory processing and how to develop it in people with autism.

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On this week’s Fordham Conversations we hear how an artist and a blogger are bringing attention to the issue of gun violence in their own personal ways. 

 

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes discusses his performance and community engagement art project “Palas por Pistolas: Shovels for Guns,” while Fordham University’s Dr. Jo Anna Isaak and Father Gregory Waldrop discuss bringing the project to New York City.  We also hear from NYU Professor Antonius Wiriadjaja, who has chronicled the experience of being the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting.

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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. On this week's Fordham Conversations, we hear excerpts form "Call and Response": How American Catholic Sisters Shaped the Church Since Vatican 2.

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Host and Fordham Alumni John Rogan recaps some of this week’s local elections. He then talks with Fordham University Political Science Professor Tom DeLuca about the national political scene in the wake of the Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives.

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