Fordham Conversations

Resurgence

by Robin Shannon
The Fountain at Lincoln Center
roccocell, Flickr

One of the many partners helping with Lincoln Square‘s growth has been Fordham University. On This week's Fordham Conversations the President of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, Monica Blum talks about the evolution of the area. Then WFUV’s Marisa Galdi looks at the resurgence of the double-crested Cormorant, a bird whose population was almost wiped out.

 

A Conversation with Former CNN Host Eliot Spitzer

by Robin Shannon
Thane Rosenbaum and Eliot Spitzer on stage
fordhamlawandculture

Eliot Spitzer was cut from CNN's prime-time lineup this week.  Spitzer spent less time as a TV host than he did as governor of  New York.  As many await word on Spitzer’s next move,  this  Fordham Conversations will revisit an interview  between Spitzer and director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at Fordham Law, Thane Rosenbaum .

Wanderlust

by Robin Shannon
three motorcycle riders in front of their bike's and a truck.
Renato Frison

By day Renato Frison is a mild-mannered computer support manager at Fordham University's Walsh Library. But at night he hops on his hog and heads for the open road. Recently Renato's wanderlust took him on an 11,000 mile motorcycle trip from Bronxville, New York to Brazil.

Dan Rather

by Sara Kugel
Dan Rather sitting with students
tamaradulva, Flickr

Veteran news man Dan Rather recently visited Fordham University where he share stories about growing up in Texas, discussed a number of his news stories and offered advice for aspiring journalist.   The former  CBS anchor and 60-minutes contributor is the current managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine “Dan Rather Reports” on the cable channel HDNet.

The Human Experience

by Robin Shannon
Filmmakers Mike Campo and Jeff Azize standing in front of the WFUV logo.

Annmarie Hordern

Filmmakers Mike Campo and Jeff Azize of Grassroots Films discuss their documentary "The Human Experience." The two share what it was like living homeless on the streets of New York City; spending time at a leper colony in Africa; and taking care of abused orphans in South America. We also hear from Father Vincent DeCola, who discusses the impact the film had during its showing at Fordham University.

It’s the Beginning of Something Good

by Mary Wilson
Students using computers at Business College.
All Utah Libraries, Flickr
The Internet has shaken the foundations of both politics and news. Are colleges next? So says Zephyr Teachout, former director of online organizing for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign. Then, a story of getting started--from journalist Beth Knobel.

Egypt’s Revolution

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EGYPTIAN PEOPLE'S PROTEST RALLY AGAINST MUBARAK
Asterix611, Flickr

WFUV's Erin McLaughlin speaks with Fordham Graduate Louis Papa. The Long Island resident is studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo and got to see firsthand the events that have been unfolding in Egypt.

Revisiting the Pelham Picture House

by Robin Shannon
The Pelham Picture House theatre under construction.
the Miami Design Firm (http://www.thepicturehouse.org/?q=content/renovation)

As the Pelham Picture House prepares for it's March reopening Fordham Conversations revisits an earlier interview with its Executive Director Jennifer Christman and John Calvelli, the newly installed Board Chair. They discuss how this historic independent Westchester Movie Theater was saved from demolishment by a community of people who banded together.

Understanding 20-Somethings

by Robin Shannon
birthday cake for a 20-year old
emma.kate's photostream, Flickr

Articles, books, blogs, and other internet postings are popping up in an attempt to understand 20-Somethings. Author and Clark University Professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett explores 20-something as a new developmental stage he calls “emerging adulthood." Then, Fordham Theology Professor Dr. Christine Firer Hinze and theology student Paul Schutz discuss the relationship Catholic 20-somethings have with the church.

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