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Rocking the Boat

by Robin Shannon
Bronx students building a boat
Joaquin Cotten, Rocking the Boat

The non-profit youth and community development organization “Rocking the Boat” uses traditional wooden boat-building and on-water education to help young people develop into empowered and responsible adults.

Portrait of a Radical Lady

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
Credit Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

Crystal Eastman was active in all the major social movements of the early 20th century -- as a suffragist, labor activist, pacifist, and rebel journalist.  Fordham's Amy Aronson is researching Eastman's life story -- an undertaking that has involved three searches for an FBI file and a lot of thinking about human integrity.
 

WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign on Financial Literacy

by Robin Shannon
a wallet full of dollar bills
elycefeliz, Flickr

This week’s guests include Donna Katzin, Executive Director of Shared Interest. This non-profit organization raises capital in the U.S. to help small businesses in South Africa. We also talk to Fordham Junior Katy Raymond. Katy will be visiting South Africa as part of Fordham University’s first study abroad program on the African continent. 

Oedipus Rex

by Robin Shannon
The Faux-Real Theatre Company performing the play Oedipus Rex on stage
Alessandra DeMeo

The Faux-Real Theatre Company's version of Oedipus Rex has been called cutting-edge, classic, serious and seriously silly. Director and Fordham Professor Mark Greenfield, along with actors Steve Johnson, Jason Scott Quinn and Rafael Miguel discuss how they infuse this classic play with humor for a modern audience.

Three Student's Stories

by Robin Shannon
Gold sign at Fordham University
woicik, Flickr

"Three Student's Stories". WFUV's Viridiana Castelan reports on an organization that trains kid reporters.  Then WFUV's Conor Teehan interviews veteran newsman Brian Williams. Finally, Mary Wilson talks with Keith Alan Howey about his master’s thesis on homeless veterans.
 

Ecotourism in Curacao

by Robin Shannon
a tug boat in the harbour of the Willemstad showing its Dutch Colonial architect
Robin Andersen

Fordham University's Robin Andersen is researching Ecotourism and writing for a travel guidebook. Her research trip took her to Curacao where she not only enjoyed preparations for Carnival, but discovered the island's rich and diverse culture.

One Student's Survey

by Mary Wilson
IShrued- Flickr

Keith Alan Howey still carries his tape recorder with him. It's habit by now, after a year of searching for interviews to include in his Master's thesis on the causes of homelessness among veterans. Howey's a military veteran himself, and a Fordham sociology student who spent the past year asking himself: Why do so many veterans slip through the cracks? And how come I didn't?

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