Fordham Conversations

Fordham Conversations: Back to College

by Chris Williams
empty classroom

Kit Ng, Flickr

This week Chris Williams talks to people who, in one way or another, have gone back to college. Cira Vernazza, director of Fordham University's College at 60 program, talks about how the university has special classes designed for people 60 and older. Three of the students in the program (Judy Bowman, Timothy Kiehn, and Peg Smith-Loeb) discuss the benefits of taking college courses after retirement. Then, 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." 

Fordham Conversations: Afterlife on Earth

by Chris Williams
The earthly paradise

Pierre Bonnard's 'Earthly Paradise' via Kent Baldner, flickr

WFUV's Chris Williams looks into how some people believe life after death takes place all around us, here on earth. Anthony Bellov, a volunteer at the Merchant House Museum in downtown Manhattan, talks about how the house's original owners may have never left. Fordham University Professors Mary Erler and Joshua Schapiro discuss the idea of an earthly heaven and reincarnation. 

Fordham Conversations: Dion DiMucci and the Doo Wop Corner

by Jake Neher
Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci

Records like "A Teenager in Love," "Runaround Sue," and "The Wanderer" made Dion one of the most popular pre-British Invasion artists in the world. He will talk about his upbringing in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the corner of Belmont and 187th - now called the "Doo Wop Corner" - where he and his group The Belmonts polished some of their early hits, and racial tensions between Bronx-area Doo Wop groups.

 

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