Robin Shannon

Fifth Avenue Famous

by Robin Shannon
Fifth Avenue Street Corner
Marisa Galdi

Salvatore Basile, a cantor and historian at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, talks about his book, as well as, the Pontiff’s visit to St. Patrick’s in 2008 and Cathedral life in the days immediately after 9/11.

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.

 

WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign on Financial Literacy

by Robin Shannon
a wallet full of dollar bills
elycefeliz, Flickr

This week’s guests include Donna Katzin, Executive Director of Shared Interest. This non-profit organization raises capital in the U.S. to help small businesses in South Africa. We also talk to Fordham Junior Katy Raymond. Katy will be visiting South Africa as part of Fordham University’s first study abroad program on the African continent. 

Ecotourism in Curacao

by Robin Shannon
a tug boat in the harbour of the Willemstad showing its Dutch Colonial architect
Robin Andersen

Fordham University's Robin Andersen is researching Ecotourism and writing for a travel guidebook. Her research trip took her to Curacao where she not only enjoyed preparations for Carnival, but discovered the island's rich and diverse culture.

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.

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