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

A group of New Jersey police officers are asking students to send in videos telling them what they really think about cops in their community and offering pairs of new shoes as a reward.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Sergeant Kaan Williams, founder of the Kicks Not Cuffs program.

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Faith Farms and Climate is a project that brings farmers together in church halls and basements to talk about how their faith calls them to climate action and how they need to lead on developing both smart public policy and the market forces to reward them for climate solution innovation on their farms.

Fordham Conversations host Assistant Director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, David Goodwin talks with Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light Matt Russell. The two discuss how farmers can act on climate change

Through public events and conversations with experts and artists, scholars and faith leaders, Fordham’s  seeks to engage and elevate the public dialogue about religion and culture, the mind and the soul, inclusion and identity, politics, and the arts.

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College athletes will face multiple challenges whenever their seasons restart. Faced with a pandemic, coupled with a long layoff in competition and cold and flu season. Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari welcomes Fordham Head Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. T. Sean Lynch. They dive into the challenges future seasons can have on student-athletes and Lynch's perspective on orthopedic health trends.

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Fordham Conversations Host John Rogan is joined by John D. Feerick, the Norris Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and dean emeritus to discuss Constitution Day, which is September 17--the date in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed off on the Constitution.

As a recent graduate of Fordham College and Fordham Law School in the mid-1960s, Dean Feerick played a key role in framing the Constitution’s 25th Amendment—which addresses presidential succession and inability. He also worked on a nearly successful effort to abolish the Electoral College and brought his constitutional expertise back to Fordham Law School, where he teaches seminars and clinics on the Constitution.   
 
Additional Resources
  • Dean Feerick's 1963 Fordham Law Review article on presidential succession, which was published a month before the the Kennedy assassination and got him involved in working on the 25th Amendment 
  • Fordham Law's 25th Amendment Archive, which includes Feerick's correspondence with members of Congress and others during the 25th Amendment's drafting
  • Feerick's 1968 Fordham Law Review article calling for a constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College, which was published around the time he began working with the American Bar Association and Senator Birch Bayh on an amendment eliminating the Electoral College
  • The reports from Fordham Law's Democracy and the Constitution Clinic, which Dean Feerick and John Rogan co-taught. The clinic advanced reform recommendations related to the Constitution. (added period)
  • The Fordham University Press page for Feerick's memoir, which includes discussions of his work on constitutional issues
 
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Musical artists Dayne Carter's song "What Do You See?” spotlights his personal experience as a Black man in America. The hip hop tune examines how he is coping with the aftermath of protests following the killings of George Floyd and Brionna Taylor. The Fordham University Alumni sits down with Host Robin Shannon for "We The People." The special monthly Fordham Conversations delves into the intricate issues surrounding racial and ethnic minorities, including the injustices, challenges and progresses being made in communities of color.

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 a groundbreaking day in the sports world. After Jacob Blake was shot seven times by police, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks made a decisive call: they boycotted their playoff game against Orlando. Soon after, the rest of the league halted for three days. Several other demonstrations in the WNBA and Major League Baseball followed suit. In a year of unrest, athletes have not shied away from the spotlight. The overarching question: how do their symbolic gestures turn into systemic change? Mark Conrad is the Director of the Sports Business Program at Fordham.

He joins Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari to discuss the relationship between professional sports, racial injustice and the agency of the modern athlete.

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A month ago, the Patriot League announced the suspension of all Fall sports. Several major collegiate conferences have followed suit. The highly debatable question of risk versus reward continues to drive the conversation. Only six conferences still plan to play Fall football. The ACC, Big 12, Conference USA, SEC AAC and Sun Belt Conference. For Fordham, the Patriot League’s announcement sparked a quick adjustment. A transition from quickly revving up for a shortened season to potentially nothing at all. Fordham Football head coach Joe Conlin enters his third season at Rose Hill. Now, he’s leading a team in an unprecedented time. Following that discussion, Interim Director of Athletics Ed Kull provides an administrative perspective. They both join Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari.

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There's growing concern about the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Black and Brown people, immigrants, and others who make up the majority of Bronx residents. That’s one of the many reasons The Bronx Covid-19 Oral History Project exists. The group of Fordham University students, scholars, and community leaders are making it their goal to capture the voices of the borough’s residents. The initiative's intent is to better understand how the Global Pandemic is impacting Bronx communities.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with The Bronx Covid 19 Oral History Project's Executive Committee. They include Carlos Rico, Veronica Quiroga and Faculty Advisors Dr Mark Naison.

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Over the last several months, Fordham Conversations has stayed strong during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week, we catch up with guests remotely and shed light on the Fordham Community. We uncover on the ongoing efforts on campus to grapple with issues that impact our world.

This week, we relive two special guests: Fordham Professor of Political Science and Director of the Master’s Program in Elections and Campaign Management, Monika McDermott and Fordham Interim Director of Athletics Ed Kull. Joining Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari, McDermott details how the pandemic has thrown a wrench into an election year and discusses the integrity of absentee voting, while Kull reacts to the suspension of Fall sports at Fordham—with recent news coming out of the Patriot League and Atlantic 10. They both join host Emmanuel Berbari.

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Fordham Conversations guest host David Gibson, director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, talks with author Jack Jenkins. His new book, "American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country," looks at how the Religious Left is actually the moral compass that has long steered America’s political debates. It is published by HarperOne.

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Three years after leaving Massachusetts Institute of Technology amid the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Peter Cohen is still battling against media outlets and looking to clear his name. Ronan Farrow’s 2019 article in The New Yorker linked Cohen to the Epstein donations, forcing him to leave Brown University as well. Cohen’s recent story in Quillette points out alleged inaccuracies in Farrow’s reporting and explains the mechanisms that allow flawed figures to donate large sums to universities and, in turn, the institutions to thrive. Cohen discusses both topics and what’s been a wild 1,000 days with Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari. 

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When the COVID-19 outbreak took center stage in March, the sudden halt of college athletics impacted many student-athletes, staff and administrators. Fordham Softball’s Madie Aughinbaugh was looking to defend her Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year and win four conference titles in four years. Fordham Interim Director of Athletics Ed Kull takes over the department amid an unprecedented time in sports after Dave Roach’s retirement at the end of June.

Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari joins both key figures in the Fordham Athletics community to discuss how they plan to move forward

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The Advanced Placement Program allows High School students to take college-level courses. Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham University Professor Nicholas Tampio. He explains why college courses differ in important ways from AP courses.

Nicholas Tampio is a professor of political science at Fordham University, specializing in the history of political thought, contemporary political theory and education policy. He is the author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy and Learning Versus the Common Core.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has created political uncertainty that could drastically impact voter turnout and behavior. The debate over a nationwide mail-in election is taking shape, while fears of voter fraud have rained in from levels as high as the White House.

Monika L. McDermott is a Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and an election night polling analyst at CBS News. She also runs the M.A. program in Elections and Campaign Management.

Joining Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari, McDermott uncovers how the 2020 election will take shape with the various voting obstacles in place, responds to recent mistrust in polling information and details her responsibilities at Fordham, CBS News and the authorship of a recent book, “Masculinity, Femininity and American Political Behavior.”

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New York City lost one of it's trusted, hometown, news voices when Richard Hake died on April 24, 2020. The WNYC's Morning Edition Host began his public radio career at WFUV, while a Fordham University student. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talked with a few colleagues and friends, in loving memory of Richard Scott Hake.  They are Annmarie Fertoli, Beth Knobel, Miyan Levenson , Chuck Singleton and Julianne Welby.

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University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., is stepping in as "Fordham Conversations" host. He is joined by John D. Feerick, Dean emeritus and professor of law at Fordham Law School. They will discuss his memoir, That Further Shore: A Memoir of Irish Roots and American Promise. Feerick discusses his family, Irish history and his career as a Lawyer.

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The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 has halted the sports world for the last two months. Fordham Women’s Basketball redshirt-junior Bre Cavanugh was one of the student athletes poised for postseason play. After averaging over 19 points, leading Fordham to the Atlantic 10 Semifinals and a potential WNIT bid, Cavanaugh became the first player in program history to earn A10 Player of the Year honors.

Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari talks with Cavanaugh about the early battles with adversity, her reaction to the current pandemic, path to Fordham, future plans, constant motivations and favorite hobbies in their remote discussion.

  

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Fordham University's annual Women's Philanthropy Summit hosted hundreds of alumni, students and faculty to network and reflect on work and the power of giving. Keynote speaker Kirsten Swinth, an associate professor of history and American studies at Fordham University, discussed societal challenges for women. She also discussed her book, "Feminism's Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family." Fordham Conversations offers an abridged version of Professor Swinth's speech.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Anne Hoffman and Dr. Jason Morris about their course Diverse Biology/Shared Humanity. In it, students explore empathy through science, literature, music and more.

 

The course draws on readings and approaches from biology and literary studies to gain understanding of the diversity of human experience. Students will study the biological (genetic, metabolic, developmental, and neuronal) factors contributing to differences in human behavior, cognition, ability/disability, and appearance. Through the study of first-person narratives, poems, and other texts (including film), students will gain insight into the lived experiences of people they might not otherwise have come to know, even as they deepen their appreciation of the interdependence of self and other. Through reflection on readings in literature and science, students will come to recognize more fully what these disciplinary approaches offer to understanding our place in the world and our responsibilities to one another.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with members of The Curran Catholic School Leadership Academy. Its goal is to prepare students from Fordham University, and other colleges, for the realities of leading a Catholic school Dr. Noelle Beale is Regional Superintendent for the Catholic Schools of Central Westchester. Gina-Marie Fonte is a Principal in the Archdiocese Of New York and a Curran Fellowship Graduate. Finally, Amy Rodriguez is principal at Immaculate Conception School and currently a Curran Fellow.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with author Deanna Singh. The Fordham University Alumni discusses what inspired her to write her first children’s picture book I Am A Boy of Color.  Singh describes it as “a tribute to the beauty and power boys of color possess.” 

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Craig Steven Wilder about his book "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities." The book explores the connection between Ivy League schools and the slave trade.

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This week's Fordham Conversations examines the Stars Wars universe and its religious and spiritual influences.

The panel discussion Jedi & Jesuits: Explore the Deep Side of a Galaxy Far, Far Away was put on by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture in partnership with Fordham Campus Ministry.

David Goodwin, Assistant Director at the Center, moderated the event. The panelists are Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service journalist, Kathryn Reklis, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and theology professor at Fordham University and Jim McDermott, LA-based Jesuit and screenwriter.

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Father James Martin, author and editor at large of America magazine, has made headlines for his outreach to the LGBT community. Martin is the author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity. He sits down with Fordham Conversations guest host Patrick Russomanno to discuss the relationship between LGBTQ Catholics and the Church.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon is joined by Natural Sciences Department Chair Jason Morris, Ph.D to discuss his new novel “Thicker Than Mud.”   The book tells the story of a Jewish archeology professor who stumbles upon an ancient discovery while on a dig in Israel.  This begins a journey through a crime, a cover up, a family secret, and both losing and finding love.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon is joined by Natural Sciences Department Chair Jason Morris, Ph.D to discuss his new novel “Thicker Than Mud.”   The book tells the story of a Jewish archaeology professor who stumbles upon an ancient discovery while on a dig in Israel.  This begins a journey through a crime, a cover up, a family secret, and both losing and finding love.

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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.

In part one, we discussed the history of the tobacco company turned New Jersey warehouse and its historic connection to New York City.

In part 2, the discussion starts as the Jersey City warehouse is being turned into an artist colony. We also dig deeper into the battle over art and development.

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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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Gabelli School of Business graduate students let the audience in on some of their real-life stories as part of Associate Professor Travis Russ’ The Storytelling Project class.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon is joined by Russ and his students Chris Watts, Jonathan Schenker and Alfie Warn.  They share the stories that helped them to improve and build upon their communication and persuasion skills, and discovered their unique voices.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon discusses censorship, digital privacy, freedom of speech and cultural preservation with NU-Q dean and CEO Everette Dennis.  These topics are among some of the subjects examined in the sixth annual NU-Q’s Middle East Media Use Survey.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Producer and Fordham Alumni Vivienne Perry. Her documentary The Changin Times of Ike White follows the life of a musical prodigy whose story takes a number of dramatic twists.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon sits down with Bob Abate who collects the oral history of combat soldiers who have served in World War II. 

The Fordham University Alumni, Veteran and Yonkers resident shares his experience gathering the unique and remarkable stories of these soldier whose numbers are dwindling quickly.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with four members of the Fordham University Community who are part of the Gabelli School of Business.  They recently took part in a forum on ways that everyday people can help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Lerzan Aksoy is associate dean for undergraduate studies and professor of marketing at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business.

Katherine Milligan, Gabelli Fellow, USA and Former Director of the Schwab Foundation at the World Economic Forum

Jerry White, Gabelli Fellow, Fordham University and Nobel Peace Prize Co-Recipient

Patrick Struebi, Gabelli Fellow, Fordham University and Founder of Fairtrasa

 

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One Fordham University instructor is using music to expand how his student’s think about science.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon sits down with Biology Instructor Jaime Parker and Anatomy student Nicole Margiotta. They discuss how putting on a live music competition helps pre-med students better express themselves.

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with the author of the new book “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead.”  Kristin Grady Gilger is Senior Associate Dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State

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Clergy abuse, women in the church and a moral economy are topics of discussions hosted by Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon sits down with CRC Director David Gibson and Assistant Director David Goodwin.

They discuss these events, upcoming discussions and how the Center on Religion and Culture sets out to explore the complex relationship between faith and contemporary life.

 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham Public Relations Professor Steve Horowitz and students Lauren Hutt and Katherine Graham about the best way to brand yourself for success in the job market.

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In the U.S. a persons with a disability is less likely to complete high school, more likely to experience unemployment and even have a higher levels of material hardships.  And on a global scale the diagnosis is sometimes worse.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon discusses the relationship between disability and socioeconomic status with Dr. Sophie Mitra. She is a Professor of Economics at Fordham University,

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This week Fordham Conversations features stories about membership. Whether you're a member of a social club, or a member of a community, there are pros and cons to membership. First, we talk to Alan Linn. He's the owner of the Norwood Club on W 14th St in Manhattan. Norwood is one of the most exclusive social clubs in NYC, designed as a place for creative minds to come together. Then, urban planner and Fordham professor Cecil Bakalor talks about how city projects might not be the best thing for members of the Bronx community.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Andrew Sparberg. He’s the author of “From a Nickle to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA.”  It’s a comprehensive look at New York’s transit system from its inception to the 1960s.

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What happens when the president is disabled or dies?  What about when there's no vice president?  Fordham Conversations host John Rogan moderated a panel at Fordham Law School about the 25th Amendment and what would happen if a president wasn’t able to perform his or her powers and duties.  The discussion was between Fordham Law Professor John Feerick and Professor Joel Goldstein of Saint Louis University School of Law.  
 
Feerick wrote an article in the Fordham Law Review on presidential succession that was published a month before the Kennedy assassination.  That article helped guide the drafting of the 25th Amendment.  
 
Goldstein has studied the 25th Amendment extensively—the history that preceded it, its drafting and its uses.  He’s perhaps that nation’s leading authority on the vice presidency.  
 
The discussion was held at Fordham Law School to mark the 50th anniversary of the 25th Amendment's ratification.
 
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There are hundreds of thousand missing persons in the FBI’s database.  For many people, the methods of finding their lost loved ones are as mysterious as their disappearances. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Privacy and Information Consultant Bob Gellman.  He discusses some of the legal and ethical challenges in searching for missing people. Gellman is  a Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Information Policy, Fordham University School of Law 2012-13. 

First WFUV’s Rob Palazzolo talks to Dr. Arnita Fowler. Her son went missing almost 20 years ago, and due to a lack of resources for locating missing adults and a bureaucratic mess, she didn’t recover his body from Hart Island for 4 years. Fowler has been trying to reform the system for locating missing persons in the New York.

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In part one of the interview about the book Freedomland USA. The Definitive History, author Michael R. Virgintino took us on an audio tour of the history-themed amusement park.

In part 2 of the interview about the book, Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Michael R Virgintino about Freedomland’s developmental stages, and the circumstances that befell The World's Largest Entertainment Center.

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On June 19, 1960 a short-lived, history-themed amusement park opened on what now sits co-op city in the Bronx. Freedomland U.S.A. was considered, by some, to be the East Coast’s version of Disneyland.  However, Journalist and author Michael R. Virgintino disagrees. “Unlike Disneyland, the story of Freedomland does not have a happily ever after" he wrote.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sat down with Virgintino to discuss his book Freedomland USA. The Definitive History.  The book follows the park’s developmental stages, and the circumstances that befell The World's Largest Entertainment Center.

 

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with members of The Curran Catholic School Leadership Academy. Its goal is to prepare students from Fordham University, and other colleges, for the realities of leading a Catholic school

Dr. Noelle Beale is Regional Superintendent for the Catholic Schools of Central Westchester. Gina-Marie Fonte is a Principal in the Archdiocese Of New York and a Curran Fellowship Graduate. Finally, Amy Rodriguez is principal at Immaculate Conception School and currently a Curran Fellow.

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Fordham Conversation’s host Robin Shannon sits down with Nicholas Tampio, Associated professor of Political science at Fordham University.  He says it’s time to ditch the standardized tests used for college admissions.  Tampio also offers other ideas to measure learning.

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Fordham Conversations host Kyle McKee talks television
with acclaimed critic Matt Zoller Seitz, the co-author of TV:
(The Book) 2 Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of
All Time.

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Fordham Conversation Host Robin Shannon talks with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

The Fordham Alumni discusses the NYPD's goals for 2019 and other challenges facing the largest police department in the country.

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The economic vitality that is visible at The Brooklyn Navy Yard today is a far cry from the way it once looked. For almost two centuries it was a shipbuilding facility. After being decommissioned in the 1960s, it became an industrial park. Now The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mixed use complex that’s home to a growing number of eateries, Tech companies, film production studios and other business. Its also the focus of a new documentary.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Mark Street, Program Director of the Visual Arts Program at Fordham University. His documentary “Morning, Noon, Night; Water, Land and Sky,” is an abstract exploration of the resurrection of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Once a semester a group of Fordham students are picked to learn how to create and share, impactful, powerful stories about their lives. “Our Story at Fordham University” falls under Fordham's Social Innovation Collaboratory. It is an action-based network designed to use creativity and critical thinking to address some of the world’s problems and needs.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Rosie McCormack and Sally Brander of “Our Story at Fordham University.” They are joined by Carey Weiss, Director of The Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory.

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The casual golf fan is concerned with who wins the major events on the PGA tour or how they brand themselves. But what about the preceding events? How hard is it to reach the big stage and how difficult is it to stay there? “Making the Cut: Life Inside the PGA Tour System” by John Fortunato seeks to answer these questions. With in-depth interviews and compelling narratives this book uncovers the true story behind these athletes and the true nature of the PGA System.

Fordham Conversations Host Emmanuel Berbari talks with Author and Fordham University Professor John Fortunato about his new book “Making the Cut: Life Inside the PGA Tour System.”

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Miracle in Rwanda is an Off-Broadway play based on the real-life story of Immaculée Ilibagiza. She was able to survive the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi to become a motivational speaker and New York Times bestselling author.   

 Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with two people responsible for bringing Miracle in Rwanda to the stage.  Fordham University Lincoln Center Artist-in-Residence George Drance directed Miracle in Rwanda.

A Fordham University alumnus, Malaika Uwamahoro is the star of the off-Broadway play at The Lion Theatre in Manhattan.

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Often we hear that beauty comes from within, but it turns out
the way you look can affect how other people react to you, for
better and for worse.

Fordham Conversations Host Chris Williams talks with the author of Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful. Daniel Hamermesh dissects how attractive people fare better economically.

Then, Fordham professors Laura Gonzalez and Yuliya Komarova
talk about their research with online social lending and why
being more attractive could hurt when it comes to securing a
loan.

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Transgender people face numerous health disparities when it comes to quality healthcare.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Celia Fisher, director of the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University. 

Fisher discusses the discrimination and special health needs in the Transgender community.  

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After hours of interviews and soul-searching questions, over a dozen courageous people were able to share their stories of overcoming homelessness and other trauma for the book "Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing." Robin Shannon, host of Fordham Conversations, was joined by three women who helped make this book happen. Deborah Canty and Sophia Worrell were once homeless in New York. They survived sexual abuse and domestic violence, and went on to graduate from a life-skills program and now use their stories to inspire others. Susan Greenfield, Ph.D., professor of English at Fordham University, served as the book's editor. 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with award winning actor Michael Potts.  Known for his roles in The Wire and The Book of Mormon, Potts is currently in the Broadway musical Prom. The show tells the story of a student in Indiana who was unceremoniously sidelined from attending her prom, and the press swarm that followed. Michael Potts is also joining the Fordham University faculty as the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.
 
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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon discusses  depression and visually impaired older adults with Dr. Amy Horowitz, a professor of social work at Fordham University.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks Elyn Saks.  The esteemed University of Southern California Law Professor discusses how she became an Ivy League grad, legal scholar, endowed professor all while coping with schizophrenia. Dr. Saks also discusses the book she co-authored called “Informed Consent to Psychoanalysis: The Law, the Theory and the Data.” It examines informed consent to psychoanalysis and is currently out by Fordham Press.

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There are breakthroughs in science that make it easier for those who can’t become parents to do so. But it’s also raising complex questions for women in India who become surrogates for families in America. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Daisy Deomampo. The Fordham University Assistant Professor discusses her research and book “Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India.”

 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon discusses the evolution of rock and rap and the influence that young New York City kids, who helped create the music, have had on American culture. Dr. Mark Naison is Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University.  He created the class “From Rock and Roll to Hip Hop: Urban Youth Cultures in Post War America.” His plan is to encourage partnerships with Bronx schools relating to the course

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The on-line video game Fortnite has exploded in popularity. But what lessons does it teach American children?

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Nicholas Tampio. The tenured associate professor of Social Science at Fordham University wrote the article “Fortnite could be teaching us the wrong lessons about how to be good citizens.”

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The 60's original soundtrack Star Trek describes space as the final
frontier. But Dr. Kirk Bingaman says there is another frontier we are only beginning to understand: our inner space.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks to the Associate
Professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and
Religious Education. Dr. Kirk Bingaman authored "The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care." His research has led him to understand how mindful meditation and prayer can help us manage our negative thoughts and actually change the neurological makeup of our brains.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a prominent cultural attraction known for its grand architecture; however, it has a rich musical history that is no as prominent.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon revisits a conversation with Salvatore Basile about his book Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Then, WFUV’s Kacie Candela talks with Monsignor Donald Sakano, Pastor of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. They discuss Archbishop John Hughes who, in the19th-century, laid the cornerstone of St. Patrick's Cathedral, founded Fordham University, and earned the nickname, "Dagger John"

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon continues her conversation with three of the people who took part in creating the book “Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing.”  It follows the lives of formerly homeless New Yorkers, who graduated from a life-skills program and now help others by sharing their experience with healing and forgiveness.

Fordham Professor Susan Greenfield served as Editor. James Addison and Dennis Barton were two of the 13 people who shared their experience with addiction, homelessness, transformation and hope.

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In a city as big as New York, homeless people can easily fade to the background and be pushed to the sidelines. A few have learned to share their experience and help other’s heal. That's what inspired the new book “Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing,” which follows the lives of formerly homeless New Yorkers. They graduated from a life-skills program and shared their journey on a path of discovery, forgiveness and growth.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon is joined by three people who took part in creating “Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing.”

Fordham Professor Susan Greenfield served as Editor of the book. James Addison and Dennis Barton were two of the 13 people who shared their experience with addiction, homelessness, transformation and hope.

 

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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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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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For Fordham Conversations Host Chris Williams it's all about food and how it’s more than just a source of energy. Fordham Professor Jonathon Appels talks about the lack of discourse around food culture, and his own experience with food. Also, Emma Boast (program director at the Museum of Food and Drink) talks about a project aimed at opening a museum dedicated to food in New York City.

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Growing up and attending high school is difficult enough without at the same time navigating one’s gender identity. A new study offers insight on the plight of transgender teens.       

Fordham Conversations Host Marina Kopf is joined by Fordham Professor Dr. Eric Chen and Fordham Graduate School of Education doctoral student Hannah Sugarman and they spearheaded a new study on Transgenders students, in hopes that their findings would help others

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon speaks with The Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar.  Dr. Everette Dennis discusses the new study “Media Use in the Middle East”.  It looks at The Arab Uprising’s impact on media habits in the Middle East.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with author Deanna Singh. The Fordham University Alumni discusses what inspired her to write her first children’s picture book “I Am A Boy of Color.”  Singh describes it as “a tribute to the beauty and power boys of color possess.” 

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham Professor Dr. Mohammad Nejad.

They discuss his “Negative Word-of-Mouth” Study.  It looks at what can happen to a company’s profits when a  dissatisfied customer begins to express that with so-called “NWOM.”

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Fordham Conversations Host Chris Williams talks to people who, in one way or another, have gone back to college

Cira Vernazza is Director of Fordham University's College at 60 program. Vernazza talks about how the university has special classes designed for people 60 and older.

Then, students Judy Bowman, Timothy Kiehn, and Peg Smith-Loeb discuss the benefits of taking college courses after retirement.

Finally, Taylor Harris talks about moving back to her alma mater and her McSweeney's column "Big Mom on Campus: Raising 2 Kids in a College Dorm."

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There’s a painful, chronic disease that affects millions of women in the U.S. But it’s rarely talked about and even doctor’s say it’s often misunderstood. Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside, causing pain and sometimes infertility.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Social Worker, Advocate and Fordham Alumni Casey Berna. She discusses her battle with endometriosis and her documentary “Endo-truth: The Impact of Endometriosis and Infertility on Mental Health.”

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New York City has one of the oldest police departments which was established in 1845. It also has the largest police force in the nation, with about 55-thousand employees.  

 Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon is joined by the person who supervises those officers.  NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan is the highest ranking uniformed officer of the Police Department.  Chief Monahan will take us behind the scenes of the NYPD to discuss gun laws, community policing, body-worn cameras.  The Fordham Alumni will also share what it was like growing up the Bronx.

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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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On this week’s Fordham Conversation we delve into music and more music.

WFUV's Kacie Candela followed the story of Frank Werner and Travis Pike. The two crossed paths in the 60s to play music, only to have the music they recorded decades ago resurface and pressed on vinyl. 

Then WFUV’s Patrick Russomanno spoke with Fordham Professor Nate Sloan about his podcast “Switched on Pop.”  The podcast examines the making and meaning of popular music.

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Every year, thousands of people trek hundreds of miles from France to Spain as part of the Camino de Santiago.  This pilgrimage to the legendary burial site of St. James is taken by Christians to connect more deeply with their faith. Nonreligious travelers have been known to take the journey for the historic scenery, as a challenging hike, or to meet people from all over the world.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with a group from Fordham University that walked the Camino de Santiago.   Dr. Richard Gyug is a Fordham Professor of history and medieval studies who created the course that takes Fordham students on the trip. Dr. David Myers is Professor of History and Chair of the Department. He has taken the five times. Cristina Iannarino is a Bronx native and a recent graduate from Fordham’s Rose Hill campus. She shares details of her journey.  Rachel Podd is a Fordham graduate student and PhD candidate in History. She was a chaperone on three trips.

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A new report looks at how subsidized housing may affect the health of Latinos.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Fordham Professor Dr. Emily Rosenbaum and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Earle Chambers. The professors collaborated on a study that identifies how public housing may affect the health of Latinos living in the Bronx.

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Fordham University has started a clinic that offers legal services to start-ups.  Bernice Grant is the Senior Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Program, and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She sits down with Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon to discuss how the clinic benefits new companies and students entering the field of law.

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Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon discusses the adventures Bronxville resident Renato Frison experienced  on a motorcycle trip from New York City to Brazil. 

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Global Outreach (GO!) is a program at Fordham University that encourages student to travel and experience different cultures through service and immersion. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Nemesis Dipre and Bailey Barnett, two Fordham students that participated in the program. Paul Francis, the director of the Global Outreach program, is also interviewed. Community, Simple Living, Social Justice and Spirituality are the four pillars of the program.

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2018 marks 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement quelled decades of violent sectarianism in Northern Ireland. Fordham Conversations Host John Rogan talks with former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the peace talks that lead to the Good Friday Agreement. Senator Mitchell talks about how the peace process overcame North Ireland's strife-plagued past

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Fordham Alum Loretta Tofani won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1982 investigation of rape in a Maryland jail for the Washington Post. She joins Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon to reflect on her groundbreaking story. Tofani also discusses her career highlights and offers advice for up-and-coming journalists

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With each generation of veterans, comes different needs and challenges for the organizations created to assist them.  

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks Dan McSweeny, President of the United War Veterans Council. He discusses what his organization is doing to help veterans readjust to civilian life.   Dan McSweeny is also a Fordham University Alumni.

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The word "neuroscience" might make you think of science fiction, but recent developments in the field are making changes in the legal world. New developments in the science bring up questions about the human brain, addiction and even free will.

 Fordham Conversations Host Patrick Russomanno talks with Fordham Law Professor Deborah Denno about how recent developments in neuroscience are affecting America’s legal system.  She explores the role neuroscience plays in legal cases and current events, as well as the role it might play in the future.

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