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

With the Catholic church struggling to recruit and retain clergy, it may be harder than ever for those "in the religious life" to explain their decisions to the public, and to their families. David Ranghelli's film "The Calling" explores this question. This week on Fordham Conversations, we speak with Ranghelli about his film and its subjects.

Direct download: focon032809.mp3
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We all joke about stalking people or having stalkers...but what, actually, is stalking? And how can we stop it or at least reduce the risk that it will escalate into violence? We speak with Fordham psychologist Barry Rosenfeld about his work with stalking offenders.

Direct download: focon032109.mp3
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You may know New Zealand mainly as the stunning setting of the "Lord of the Rings" films, but it's a real place with real problems--including domestic violence, of which it has one of the highest rates in the developed world. With researchers from Fordham Law School's Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, we visit New Zealand to look at what the nation's Maori communities are doing to combat that violence.
Direct download: focon031409.mp3
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The economy has many of us thinking hard about what we buy, why, and
the place that buying stuff occupies in our lives. We talk with
theologian Tom Beaudoin about consumption and faith--Beaudion is the
author of the book "Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are With What
We Buy." Also, a look at consumer needs and the Sabbath. 

Direct download: focon030709.mp3
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