Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
A lot of people would joke that the phrase "legal ethics" is an oxymoron, but in fact it's the subject of a great deal of debate among legal scholars. We speak with Fordham Law professor and legal ethicist Bruce Green about how our system works, what lawyers have to do to be ethical, why it's such a complicated area, and why it's so hard for those who've been wrongly convicted to get out of prison.
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Before waterfront redevelopment, and before waterfront decay, New York's waterfront was a world of its own. As part of WFUV's new Strike a Chord campaign, we look at that world--New York's longshoremen, organized crime, and how it inspired a classic film. Our guest is James Fisher--his book "The Irish Waterfront and the Soul of the Port", is forthcoming from Cornell University press.

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Do you get your news from Jon Stewart? Do you know the meaning of the word "truthiness"? You're not alone--satire shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report inform the way we think like never before. We talk with Fordham Communication and Media Studies professor Jonathan Gray about the phenomenon, why it's happening, and why now. He's one of the editors of the new book "Satire TV".
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With the advent of new therapies, people with HIV and AIDS are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. But that happy result is revealing something far less promising, and the group that seems to be affected more than most is right here in New York City. We talk with Fordham psychologist Monica Rivera Mindt about the situation, why it’s developed and what can be done about it. Also, visiting the AIDS quilt.

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When you see the latest teen pop vixen, you might worry for the future of teen girls...but maybe they're savvier than we think. We talk with Fordham Anthropologist Oneka LaBennett about how one group of girls, West Indian teens in Brooklyn, use pop music, TV and even their accents to their own ends.

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