Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.
Fordham Conversations is remembering Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, the first black woman in U.S. Coast Guard and the last known survivor of the Tulsa Race Riot.
Fordham Conversation Host Robin Shannon talked with Dr. Hooker's nephew Kirkland Ward, who shares his memories of the woman he called Aunt Teek.
Then, we hear an interview with Dr. Hooker that Robin Shannon did in 2009.  
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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon and Fordham Professor Dr. Mark Naison discuss the evolution of rock and rap and the influence that young city kids, who helped create that music, have had on American culture. Naison is Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University, where he also directs the Bronx African American History Project. He created the class “From Rock and Roll to Hip Hop: Urban Youth Cultures in Post War America” with the goal of encouraging partnerships with Bronx schools relating to the course.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

ESPN sports columnist and best-selling author Ian O’Connor is out with a biography on Bill Belichick, one of the most successful and controversial coaches in NFL history.  

 On this Week’s Fordham Conversations, Vinny DeBellis and Emmanuel Berbari from WFUV Sports sit down with Ian O’Connor to discuss his book “Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time.” Afterward, Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with DeBellis and Berbari to get the scoop on what they didn’t put in their interview.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon spoke with members of The Veteran's Writing Workshop, a successful writing program that helps veterans in New York share their stories through anthologies.

Robin spoke with founder and instructor David Surface on how he created the program. She later sat down with Julia Rust, Natalie Edelhause and Laura Rossi to discuss their contributions to the anthology "On The Home Front," the first writing workshop with family members of veterans. 

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Fordham Conversations Host Kacie Candela sat down with Westchester County executive George Latimer. Latimer, a Fordham alumnus, has been in New York local and state politics for over three decades. Latimer started out on the Rye City Council and served in both chambers of the state house before defeating incumbent Rob Astorino for the Westchester County Executive seat in 2017. 

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