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Fordham Conversations: The Sea Life and Comeback of NY Harbor

by Chris Williams
New York harbor

Alan Wu, Flickr 

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. 

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.

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