Fordham Conversations (podcasts)
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
On this weekend before Independence Day, we look at one very British institutions--the Booker Prize--and what it says about what it means to be British in this day and age.
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Apparently, yes. We speak to the author of the new book "Why Classical Music Still Matters", Fordham Professor Lawrence Kramer.
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This week on Fordham Conversations, we continue our look at Communism in Harlem during the Great depression. With my guest Mark Naison, we take a closer look at Richard Wright and Paul Robeson's forays into Communism, and we talk about the lingering affects of this little-discussed chapter in American History. (part 2 of 2)
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Most of us are familiar with the Harlem Renaissance, but we may not know that around that same time, the Communist Party was gaining a major foothold in the neighborhood and in other African-American areas throughout the country. We'll begin a conversation about race and American communism in the 1930s, with Fordham Historian Mark Naison (part 1 of 2).
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President Bush announced this week that he's seeking to double spending on AIDS prevention...but what does fighting HIV/AIDS look like on the ground? We talk to recent Fordham Law grad Brian Honermann about his work fighting for people with AIDS in South Africa, and we'll hear voices from around the world of people whose lives have been affected by AIDS.
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Queens often gets all the credit for being the most diverse borough, but almost as diverse is WFUV's home borough of the Bronx. We talk to the Bronx African American History Project's Natasha Lightfoot about one community in the borough--West Indians.
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In the first of two shows about life in the Bronx...with housing prices on a continual upward crawl in New York, we look at efforts to keep housing in one area of the city--the North West Bronx--decent, and affordable, for New Yorkers. My guest is Gregory Lobo Jost, of the University Neighborhood Housing Program.
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On this mother's day Fordham Conversations, we look at the "mommy wars", and how--and why--we look at working mothers the way we do today.
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Sure, their show’s been running longer than any TV sitcom ever has…but that’s not the only reason the Simpsons might be the most successful family ever to wrap things up in 23 minutes or less. We talk to Fordham communication and media studies professor Jonathan Gray about the Simpsons and how they’ve managed to change the way that people all over the world look at TV, and America.
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On October 4, 1947, "Leave it to Beaver" premiered on US television, and space travel premiered in the USSR as the Soviets launched the first Sputnik. We take a look at the roots of Soviet space travel, and America's response to it, with Fordham History professor Asif Siddiqi.

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