Fordham Conversations
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.
Direct download: focon063007.mp3
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Apparently, yes. We speak to the author of the new book "Why Classical Music Still Matters", Fordham Professor Lawrence Kramer.
Direct download: FOCON062307.mp3
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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)
Direct download: focon061607.mp3
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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).
Direct download: focon060907.mp3
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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.
Direct download: focon060207.mp3
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