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The cornonavirus pandemic has changed the way Amercians approach work, interact with family and how students learn. Now there's a plan to have the school year extend throughout the summer. Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talking with Nicholas Tampio, a Fordham University Political Science Professor. We discuss the possible plan to extended…
 
Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Dr. Joy Dangora Erickson. They discuss the importance of talking about race, racism and racial tolerance with children. Then WFUV reporter Rebecca Gutierrez discusses her new podcast She Was, She Is. It explores how women have advanced in music, politics, business, and sports.…
 
Fordham Conversation continues last week's discussion on faith among Black Americans and the dynamics of the Black church. Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture hosted a webinar that featured a discussion with Pew Researchers about “Faith Among Black Americans.” This week, guest host and CRC Director David Gibson talks with leading ex…
 
Fordham Conversations is focusing on faith among Black Americans and the dynamics of the Black church. Fordham Conversations guest host David Gibson is the director of Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture. The CRC held a webinar that featured a survey by The Pew Research Center that looked at “Faith Among Black Americans.” Gibson and…
 
There's an ongoing wave of anti-Asian violence and harassment spreading across the U.S. There have been incidents where Asians in America, especially women and the elderly, are being spat on, knocked down, robbed, slashed across the face and worse. This is causing fear in these communities, economic challenges for the businesses, And confusion and …
 
In fiercely turbulent political times, the term "bipartisanship" has been floated around rather often — despite few lawmakers, if any, truly looking to achieve it. Fordham Philosophy Professor John Davenport rejoins Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari for a wide-ranging discussion on the practicality of current bipartisan efforts, potential…
 
Fordham Conversation host Robin Shannon talks diversity with Rafael Zapata. He is Chief Diversity Officer, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. They discuss Fordham University's plan to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and academic excellence. Then we hear from Michelle Silverthorn…
 
After a turbulent several months, the Constitution reaffirmed the initial outcome of the general election, certifying President Joe Biden's victory. However, that did come without President Trump's claims of fraud, massive distrust from Republican voters, over 60 GOP lawsuit losses and a mob inside the United States Capitol. To prevent further chao…
 
Fordham Press has been publishing boundary-breaking books for over a century . On this week's episode of Fordham Conversations, host Robin Shannon talks with two members of the oldest Catholic university press in the United States, Director Fred Nachbaur and Associate Director of Marketing and Sales Kate O'Brien-Nicholson, about their must read boo…
 
Member of The Life Jacket Theatre Company have launched an outreach initiative that combines art and activism. "The Storytelling Project" is helping young people in underserved communities tell their personal stories. Travis Russ is an Associate Professor at Fordham University. He is also Artistic Director at Life Jacket Theatre Company. Drew Drake…
 
Fans and the Fordham University Community are mourning the loss of Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on Nov 8. The beloved host of the game show Jeopardy had special ties to the University. On this week's Fordham Conversations, we hear a rebroadcast of the time Alex Trebek came to the college to share advice, his history, and funny stories…
 
Potential record-setting voter turnout and an overwhelming volume of mail-in ballots could turn Election Night into Election Week or Election Month. Fordham Political Science Professor Monika McDermott is back on Fordham Conversations with host Emmanuel Berbari to discuss the possibility of post-election litigation and doomsday scenarios if key rac…
 
Faith Farms and Climate is a project that brings farmers together in church halls and basements to talk about how their faith calls them to climate action and how they need to lead on developing both smart public policy and the market forces to reward them for climate solution innovation on their farms. Fordham Conversations host Assistant Director…
 
College athletes will face multiple challenges whenever their seasons restart. Faced with a pandemic, coupled with a long layoff in competition and cold and flu season. Fordham Conversations host Emmanuel Berbari welcomes Fordham Head Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. T. Sean Lynch. They dive into the challenges future seasons can have on …
 
Fordham Conversations Host John Rogan is joined by John D. Feerick, the Norris Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and dean emeritus to discuss Constitution Day, which is September 17--the date in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed off on the Constitution. As a recent graduate of Fordham College and For…
 
Musical artists Dayne Carter's song "What Do You See?” spotlights his personal experience as a Black man in America. The hip hop tune examines how he is coping with the aftermath of protests following the killings of George Floyd and Brionna Taylor. The Fordham University Alumni sits down with Host Robin Shannon for "We The People." The special mon…
 
a groundbreaking day in the sports world. After Jacob Blake was shot seven times by police, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bucks made a decisive call: they boycotted their playoff game against Orlando. Soon after, the rest of the league halted for three days. Several other demonstrations in the WNBA and Major League Baseball followed suit. In…
 
A month ago, the Patriot League announced the suspension of all Fall sports. Several major collegiate conferences have followed suit. The highly debatable question of risk versus reward continues to drive the conversation. Only six conferences still plan to play Fall football. The ACC, Big 12, Conference USA, SEC AAC and Sun Belt Conference. For Fo…
 
There's growing concern about the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Black and Brown people, immigrants, and others who make up the majority of Bronx residents. That’s one of the many reasons The Bronx Covid-19 Oral History Project exists. The group of Fordham University students, scholars, and community leaders are making it their goal to c…
 
Over the last several months, Fordham Conversations has stayed strong during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week, we catch up with guests remotely and shed light on the Fordham Community. We uncover on the ongoing efforts on campus to grapple with issues that impact our world. This week, we relive two special guests: Fordham Professor of Political Sc…
 
Fordham Conversations guest host David Gibson, director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, talks with author Jack Jenkins. His new book, "American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country," looks at how the Religious Left is actually the moral compass that has …
 
Three years after leaving Massachusetts Institute of Technology amid the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Peter Cohen is still battling against media outlets and looking to clear his name. Ronan Farrow’s 2019 article in The New Yorker linked Cohen to the Epstein donations, forcing him to leave Brown University as well. Cohen’s recent story in Quillette poi…
 
When the COVID-19 outbreak took center stage in March, the sudden halt of college athletics impacted many student-athletes, staff and administrators. Fordham Softball’s Madie Aughinbaugh was looking to defend her Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year and win four conference titles in four years. Fordham Interim Director of Athletics Ed Kull takes over th…
 
The Advanced Placement Program allows High School students to take college-level courses. Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks with Fordham University Professor Nicholas Tampio. He explains why college courses differ in important ways from AP courses. Nicholas Tampio is a professor of political science at Fordham University, specializing …
 
The Coronavirus pandemic has created political uncertainty that could drastically impact voter turnout and behavior. The debate over a nationwide mail-in election is taking shape, while fears of voter fraud have rained in from levels as high as the White House. Monika L. McDermott is a Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and an ele…
 
New York City lost one of it's trusted, hometown, news voices when Richard Hake died on April 24, 2020. The WNYC's Morning Edition Host began his public radio career at WFUV, while a Fordham University student. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talked with a few colleagues and friends, in loving memory of Richard Scott Hake. They are Annmari…
 
University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., is stepping in as "Fordham Conversations" host. He is joined by John D. Feerick, Dean emeritus and professor of law at Fordham Law School. They will discuss his memoir, That Further Shore: A Memoir of Irish Roots and American Promise. Feerick discusses his family, Irish history and his career as a …
 
The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 has halted the sports world for the last two months. Fordham Women’s Basketball redshirt-junior Bre Cavanugh was one of the student athletes poised for postseason play. After averaging over 19 points, leading Fordham to the Atlantic 10 Semifinals and a potential WNIT bid, Cavanaugh became the first player in program h…
 
Fordham University's annual Women's Philanthropy Summit hosted hundreds of alumni, students and faculty to network and reflect on work and the power of giving. Keynote speaker Kirsten Swinth, an associate professor of history and American studies at Fordham University, discussed societal challenges for women. She also discussed her book, "Feminism'…
 
Robin Shannon, host of Fordham Conversations, sat down with members of the Trojan Women Project, an initiative that sends artists from countries that have experienced a history of conflict, such as Guatemala, Cambodia, and Kosovo, to collaborate artistically in their home countries and with actors in New York. The artists come together from varying…
 
Gabelli School of Business graduate students let the audience in on some of their real-life stories as part of Associate Professor Travis Russ’ The Storytelling Project class. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon is joined by Russ and his students Chris Watts, Jonathan Schenker and Alfie Warn. They share the stories that helped them to improve …
 
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