Fordham Conversations (podcasts)
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
We look at AIDS in Malawi, with filmmakers Doug Karr and Eddie Boyce. Their new film follows Fordham Law School’s Crowley Scholars on their 2007 mission to Malawi to study the effects of AIDS on women there.
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If you have something to say in America, you know that at least in theory you have the right to stand in any public place and say it. But if you want to say it on TV, do you have a right to do it in prime time? A conversation about how the right to free speech plays out in today's media universe, with Fordham communications scholar Phil Napoli.
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The stories we tell about ourselves…and the stories that the food we eat tells about us. We talk with Fordham professor Kim Hall about food and culture, and with a Brooklyn mother and daughter about what it’s like being Greek and American at the same time.

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You might think that finding an apartment in New York City is tough, but for new immigrants it can be an impossible task. We’ll talk about how immigrants—and their children and grandchildren—fare in the New York housing market.

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Everyone knows that New York city is the place where they say “hey babe…take a walk on the wild side?…but nothing’s more wild and wooly than New York City politics. We take a look at what makes the city go with Fordham political scientist Bruce Berg, and we talk to some New Yorkers about what they think of when they think of city politics.

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She was a middle-class girl from St. Petersburg, Florida, who became a heroine in the French resistance during World War II. We'll talk about the life of Virginia D'Albert Lake, with historian Judy Barrett Litoff, who edited D'Albert-Lake's diary and memoir for publication by Fordham University Press.
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This week on Fordham Conversations, we talk about the American presidency--and how it's changed over time--with Fordham Political Scientist Jeffrey Cohen.
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Lions and tigers and...polar bears? We talk about Fordham's new joint program with the Bronx Zoo, teaching teachers how to teach conservation biology. Also, branding global warming using polar bears; and a look at a somewhat different educational effort in New York State's prisons.
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The West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn is the city's largest cultural celebration--up to 3 million people show up every year for the carnivale-like celebration--and it's coming up on labor day. This week on Fordham Conversations, we talk about some of New York's West Indian communities.
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this week on the show, we say "nyet!" to conventinality, with a discussion of the occult in Russia...also, a look at the links between
russian alternative spiritual beliefs, and the space race, and a visit with a boy psychic right here in the northeast.
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