Fordham Conversations

Fordham Conversations: Strike a Chord for Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

by Robin Shannon, Chris Williams, Alen Kanlic
Left - Dr. Dale Butler, Right - Tony Butler

Robin Shannon

For people who feel like their income can't support their nutrition, food pantries and soup kitchens can shoulder the weight free of charge. That "free" comes at a heavy cost, with some of these pantries and kitchens requiring upwards of millions to operate annually. As part of WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign, this week's Fordham Conversations looks at the growing need for food pantries and soup kitchens.

Fordham Conversations: Spiritual Sleepers and Hidden Meanings of Songs

by Chris Williams
Music notes

Daniel Paxton, Flickr

You probably never thought the Harlem Shake craze has a deeper spiritual meaning, but Fordham University Theology Professor Thomas Beaudoin says it's a "Spiritual Sleeper," a song with a hidden meaning. This week on Fordham Conversations, Professor Beaudoin talks about other Spiritual Sleepers and the Rock and Theology project. 

(This episode originally aired July 20, 2013)

Fordham Conversations: The Accidental Playground

by Chris Williams
Brooklyn waterfront park.

Daniel Campo

Today on Fordham Conversations we’ll talk to Daniel Campo, author of The Accidental Playground out now from Fordham University Press. It’s about what happened when Brooklyn residents gathered at the Brooklyn Waterfront, which was then an unofficial, do-it-yourself park. He talks about how the "unpark" was used in the late 90s and early 2000s and how it's changed since state officials got involved. 

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