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

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon and Fordham University Professor Mark Naison discuss his new book “Pure Bronx”.   It’s a story about a young couple and the means they use to try and escape the poverty, desperation, and frustration that can sometimes come with living in New York City’s poorest borough. 

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Behind every Veteran is their family and an urge to cherish their memory. This week on Fordham Conversations we are discussing the Veteran's Writing Workshop's anthology "On The Homefront." The Veteran's Writing Workshop is a program started by David Surface that lets New York Veterans share their stories. The program is a successful writing workshop, but it also offers a little more. Robin Shannon talks to some of the writers of "On The Homefront," Julia Rust, Natalie Edelhouser, and Laura Rossi, as they share their personal stories about having their fathers serve in the US militar

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Robert "Bob" Dotson is a New York Times bestselling author, teacher and television journalist. Last year he retired from his long running series, "The American Story with Bob Dotson," on the NBC "Today" Show after 40 years. 

He has won hundreds of awards and shown a commitment to training students with a series of video workshops that began over 30 years ago. 

And he’s continued that tradition in a number of ways, including writing the book "Make It Memorable," which is one of the most widely used textbooks on broadcast writing. 

Bob Dotson paid a visit to Fordham University's campus in the Bronx where he displayed his fantastic, storytelling ability and offered great advice to a classroom full of excited journalism students.  

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This week on Fordham Conversations Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan discusses the history of the Grand Concourse. Then Patrice Kane, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Fordham's Library talks about one of the Bronx's most famous residents, Edgar Allen Poe.

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I bet you never thought the Harlem Shake has a spiritual message built into it, but Fordham University Professor Thomas Beaudoin says it's a "Spiritual Sleeper," a song with a hidden meaning. This week on Fordham Conversations, Professor Beaudoin talks about other Spiritual Sleepers and his Rock and Theology Project.

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WFUV's Will Germain talks with veterans Carlos Gonzalez, Ameer Vincent and Dan Hodd about what it's like to join the military serve overseas and then go back to school at Fordham. 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham University Alumni and Author Joseph Finora to discuss his murder mystery "Red Like Wine, The North Fork Harbor Vineyard Murders."

 

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On this week’s Fordham Conversations we hear from NPR Correspondent Lynn Neary. The veteran reporter reflects on her career and offers advice to young Journalist.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham Professor Dr. Emily Rosenbaum and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Earle Chambers. The professors collaborated on a study that identifies how public housing may affect the health of Latinos living in the Bronx.

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What comes to mind when you think of political campaign strategies? Stump speeches? Collecting endorsements? Putting out TV commercials slamming opponents? Regardless, what probably doesn’t come to mind is big data.

In today’s social media-driven world, we’re putting a lot of information about ourselves on the internet. And increasingly, campaigns are taking advantage of all that information in some surprising ways.

Fordham Conversations Host Katie Meyer talks with NPR Political Reporter Scott Detrow, who’s been covering the campaign tech beat for months. Scott’s also a Fordham alum, and a former WFUV reporter

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