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

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike just won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Chris Williams talks to one of the play's producers, John Johnson, who graduated Fordham in 2002. Johnson talks about what theater-goers can expect from the play, his responsibilities as a producer, and how he became interested in theater. 

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Every quarter WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign examines an issue that’s important to you. This time we are delving into the need to combat mental health stereotypes with University of Southern California Law Professor Elyn Saks.  She discusses how she became an Ivy League grad, legal scholar, endowed professor all while coping with schizophrenia. 

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Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham University’s  Julianny Gomez and Dr. Aimee Cox about the term “Ratchet.”  Julianny’s research examines how the derogatory term has been adopted as a way for young African Americans to police, embarrass and degrade one another.

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Joseph Kelly is a Fordham University alum from the International Political Economy and Development program or (IPED). He’s been working with the Catholic Relief Services and was recently awarded Fordham’s Swanstrom-Baerwald (Swan-strum, BEAR-wald) Award.  It recognizes members of the Fordham community for their commitment to the service of faith and the promotion of justice.

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