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

As the American population ages, so does its population in the prison system. That has created particular challenges for members of the LGBT community that are incarcerated.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Tina Maschi, a Fordham University professor and former prison social worker who studies aging prisoners. Maschi shares research from her study “Coming Out of Prison: an exploratory study of LGBTQ Elders in the criminal justice system.” 

Also, Randy Killings and Mark Pelipiche share what it was like to grow older while in New York’s Criminal Justice System.  A programming note, Mark wants our listeners to know he has a speech impediment that might be noticeable during this interview.

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PROMO: Fordham University Professor Lyn Slater has been making a name for herself on social media. She has hundreds of thousands of followers on her blog and Instagram page Accidental Icon | For Women who Live Interesting but Ordinary Lives. The model and fashion influencer is also using her platform to draw attention to what she says is discrimination against older adults in American culture.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Author Debra Caruso Marrone. They discuss her book Fordham University and the United States: A History.

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