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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: Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust

by Chris Williams
Freak show

Ross, Flickr

 
This week on Fordham Conversations is about the monstrous, the grotesque, human oddities, and why we’re drawn to things that aren't the norm.
 
Adam Rinn grew up on Coney Island and now he teaches a sideshow class for people who want to learn to eat fire, walk on broken glass, or survive an electric shock.

Fordham Conversations: Mark Street and "Hasta Nunca"

by Chris Williams
Rufo Martinez in Hasta Nunca

Rufo Martinez in Hasta Nunca, photo courtesy of Mark Street

This week on Fordham Conversations we talk to Mark Street about his film Hasta Nunca and how it was made. The film tells the story of a middle aged DJ in Uruguay who hosts a call-in radio show. Throughout Hasta Nunca, people reveal their secrets and insecurities on air. 

Fordham Conversations: Spies and Surveillance

by Chris Williams, Connor Ryan
Spy hat

Chris Williams, WFUV

This week, Fordham Conversations is all about spies and surveillance. WFUV's Connor Ryan reports on NYC's surveillance cameras and how some people feel their privacy is being invaded. Then, Chris Williams talks to Spy Store NYC owner Bob Leonard about different types of spying equipment and the reasons for using them. Fordham University professor Al Auster discusses how spies have been portrayed in film, and how that differs from actual espionage. 

Fordham Conversations: Tony Award Winning Producer John Johnson

by Chris Williams

Johnson and wife Kristen at the 2013 Tony Awards

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike just won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Chris Williams talks to one of the play's producers, John Johnson, who graduated Fordham in 2002. Johnson talks about what theater-goers can expect from the play, his responsibilities as a producer, and how he became interested in theater. 

Fordham Conversations: Dion DiMucci and the Doo Wop Corner

by Jake Neher
Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci

Records like "A Teenager in Love," "Runaround Sue," and "The Wanderer" made Dion one of the most popular pre-British Invasion artists in the world. He will talk about his upbringing in the Fordham section of the Bronx, the corner of Belmont and 187th - now called the "Doo Wop Corner" - where he and his group The Belmonts polished some of their early hits, and racial tensions between Bronx-area Doo Wop groups.

 

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