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

Fordham Conversation Host Robin Shannon talks with Author David J. Goodwin. The Assistant Director at Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture discusses his book “Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street. It tells the story of a former New Jersey warehouse turned artist colony and the battle over art and development.

This is part one of a two-part show where we discussed the history of the tobacco company turned New Jersey warehouse and its historic connection to New York City.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Author, businessman and computer programmer Kingston Temanu. The Fordham University Gabelli School of Business graduate talks about his latest book “Get to know your backyard Opportunity.” In it, he explains how to pick up key business and life skills with a short 21-Day interview project.  He also discusses The Kilimanjaro app he created.  It connects all things-African in New York City, including restaurants, stores, events and people.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Loretta Tofani, a reporter for The Washington Post who won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1982 investigation of rape in a Maryland jail. Tofani, who is also a Fordham Alum, discusses her career highlights and offers advice for journalists.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talked with author and humorist Dan Zevin to discuss his latest book and YouTube series, Very Modern Mantras: Daily Affirmations for Daily Aggravations.  Zevin said, his book will have you mastering the meditations that really matter, like Mantra for Starbucks; Mantra for the G.P.S; and Mantra for Instagram.

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Robin Shannon, host of Fordham Conversations, sat down with members of the Trojan Women Project, an initiative that sends artists from countries that have experienced a history of conflict, such as Guatemala, Cambodia, and Kosovo, to collaborate artistically in their home countries and with actors in New York. The artists come together from varying countries to participate in a revival of the play, "The Trojan Women," put on by the Experimental Theatre Club La MaMa. Shannon sat down with Onni Johnson, artistic director of the Trojan Women Project, Daniela Markaj, an actress in the project and George Drance, Fordham University Lincoln Center Artist-in-Residence, to discuss their work. 

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