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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.

Sizing Up the Sierra Leone; the Poets of Kundiman

by Mary Wilson
A wall plaque of the Sierra Leone Pledge of Allegiance
Church Mission Society (CMS), Flickr

Melissa Labonte went on a 10-day research trip to Sierra Leone. She came back with a shakedown survival story and a renewed distaste for the movie "Blood Diamond." Also, Sarah Gambito on the Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat, and how it all began. Influences include: Donald Trump.

The Heart Show

by Mary Wilson
Blue and White Medical Symbol
Marisa Galdi

Heart attacks leave a mental mark: but how do we treat victims, if they won't seek help? Psychologist Rachel Annunziato found a way. Then later in the show, a look at heart trauma in the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations, with English professor Kathleen Urda.

Know Before You Go…to the Polls

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Women holds up the peace sign with the words vote November second on her fingers
Rachel Titiriga Flickr

Host Ben Allen speaks with two political experts about the candidates who are trying to make their case to voters ahead of election day. Steve Kornacki is the news editor for Salon.com and Fordham Alumni Christina Greer is an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University.

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