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Fordham Conversations: You Are What You Eat

by Chris Williams
food face

Francois Meehan, flickr

This week’s show is all about food and how it’s more than just a source of energy. Food can shape our bodies, identity, and culture. Jonathon Appels teaches a class at Fordham called ‘You Are What You Eat: The Anthropology of Food.’ He 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 food museum in New York City.

 

Music heard on the show:

Fordham Conversations: Ecology in the Concrete Jungle

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

Flickr, Grey van der Meer

This week on Fordham Conversations we look at Ecology in the Concrete Jungle. Fordham Ecology graduate student William Haffey talks about  testing the effectiveness of bird friendly glass. Urban Ecologist and Fordham PHd Candidate Jason Aloisio discusses why City's are usually warmer than other areas and how to decrease your carbon footprint.

 

Music In The Show (Order of Appearance):

American Boy (Instrumental) - Estelle

A Conversation With Human Rights Attorney Almudena Bernabeu

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

Granito

This week on Fordham Conversations we hear from Human rights attorney Almudena Bernabeu. She has prosecuted some of the worst perpetrators of crimes against humanity as an International Attorney and Transitional Justice Program Director for The Center for Justice and Accountability.  Almudena was also in the documentary How To Nail A Dictator and was on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People.

Fordham Conversations: The Sea Life and Comeback of NY Harbor

by Chris Williams
New York harbor

Alan Wu, Flickr 

New York Harbor has a long history that starts way back in the 1600s. It’s home to all kinds of species and wildlife, but throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the harbor was filled with trash and sewage sending the harbor on a downward trajectory. But now, it’s making a comeback and things are looking better. Today on the show we’re talking to John Waldman. He’s the author of Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor which is now available from Fordham University Press.

Also on the show, WFUV's Kris Venezia has a story about how New York's waterways can be used for transportation. 

Fordham Conversations: Holler If Ya Hear Me

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy
Saul Williams (actor) and Todd Kreidler of Holler If Ya Hear Me.

Robin Shannon, WFUV News

On this week’s show we hear from two members of a new Broadway show inspired by the life and music of Tupac Shakur, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Both actor Saul Williams and playwright Todd Kreidler sit down to talk about the show’s message, Tupac Shakur’s legacy, and how both of those found a way to mix on the stage. 

 

Music Featured on the Show in Order of Appearance: 

"Holler If Ya Hear Me" - Tupac

"Dear Mama" - Tupac

 

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