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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

 

Fordham Conversations: Inside the Minds of Psychopaths

by Chris Williams
Head sculpture.

Eric Kilby, Flickr

This week, we’re going inside the minds of psychopaths. There isn’t a way to diagnose someone as a “psychopath,” there’s only a test to determine how many psychopathic traits a person has. It’s not as easy to determine who is or isn’t a psychopath as you might think….
 
Forensic clinical psychologist and Fordham professor Barry Rosenfeld helps clear up the idea of how psychopathy is measured and the potential to treat it. Then, Dr.

Fordham Conversations: Nat Horne

by Robin Shannon, Alen Kanlic
Nat Horne, an octogenarian who leaped into the Broadway dance scene.

Robin Shannon, WFUV News

On this week’s show we hear from Nat Horne, an original member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  He shares his experiences growing up in the segregated south and his move to Broadway. As both a dancer and choreographer, Horne has a tremendous amount of respect in the industry. Today he opens up about not only his life on the stage, but also the events that lead him to get there. 

 

 

Music Heard On The Show

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