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Fordham Conversations: Tony Award Winning Producer John Johnson

by Chris Williams

Johnson and wife Kristen at the 2013 Tony Awards

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike just won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Chris Williams talks to one of the play's producers, John Johnson, who graduated Fordham in 2002. Johnson talks about what theater-goers can expect from the play, his responsibilities as a producer, and how he became interested in theater. 

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. 

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