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.
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.
This week on Fordham Conversations, host Robin Shannon sits down for a discussion about hip hop culture. Dr. Aimee Cox, a Cultural Anthropologist and Professor of Performance and African American Studies stops by to help us understand what makes hip hop what it is.
Music On The Show (in order of appearance):
This week, author Linda Francis Lee talks about her new novel The Glass Kitchen. It's the story of a woman who leaves Texas after a tumultuous divorce and has to make a new life for herself in New York City with her sisters. She decides to open a restaurant reminiscent of the one her grandmother ran in Texas, called the Glass Kitchen.
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
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