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

In 1946 Ed Rohs was left at a Catholic orphanage in pre-World War II Brooklyn.   He spent the next 19-years of his life going from one institution to another until he was “unceremoniously dumped out into the world.”   Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Rohs about his own experience of being raised by priests and nuns in New York City and his book “Raised by the Church.”

Direct download: FC190728.mp3
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Fordham Conversations Host Chris Williams explore The
Grand Concourse. This four-and-a-half-mile boulevard is a
major thoroughfare in the Bronx. Bronx Borough Historian,
Lloyd Ulatan, discusses the history of Grand Concourse
including its Art Deco buildings and the Loews Paradise
Theater. Then, Patrice Kane, head of Fordham archives and
special collections, talks about a bell with a special
connection to former Bronxite Edgar Allen Poe.

Direct download: FC190721.mp3
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With the rise of social media there are fewer hard copies of
letters, photos, and other documents. So what happens in the
future? Will all of this be preserved and will there be too much
of it to sort through? Fordham Conversations Host Chris
Williams talks to Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge about how
historians preserve memories and how this is changing. This
Fordham University graduate produces the historical podcast
series Footnoting History.

Direct download: FC190714.mp3
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How does describing someone by a certain term or label influence what others think about them? Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham Associate Professor of Political Science Zein Murib.   Murib’s research examines the terms “gay” and “homosexual” and the socio-political impact of using both words.

Then, Reclaim Pride Coalition co-founder Natalie James discusses the Queer Liberation March and Rally held as an alternative to last Sunday’s Pride Parade. James also talks about some of the key issues involved in the continued fight for LGBTQ rights.

Direct download: FC190707.mp3
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