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Fordham Conversations

Fordham Conversations: Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust

by Chris Williams
Freak show

Ross, Flickr

 
This week on Fordham Conversations is about the monstrous, the grotesque, human oddities, and why we’re drawn to things that aren't the norm.
 
Adam Rinn grew up on Coney Island and now he teaches a sideshow class for people who want to learn to eat fire, walk on broken glass, or survive an electric shock.

Fordham Conversations: Combating Cyber Crime

by Chris Williams
Cybersecurity graphic

Free Press, Flickr

This week on Fordham Conversations we're talking about combating cyber crime. Fordham Professor of Computer and Information Science Frank Hsu talks about how cybersecurity works and how to combat cyber crime. We'll also hear from Richard Aborn, President of the Citizens Crime Commission of NYC about how cyber crime affects New Yorkers. 

 

Music heard on the show:

Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk

Home Computer - Kraftwerk 

Fordham Conversations: Slave Experiences During the Civil War

by Chris Williams
Looking Over Jordan logo

Clarence Ball

This week on Fordham Conversations, Clarence Ball (professor in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University) talks about his work on the Emmy Award winning documentary, Looking Over Jordan: African Americans in the Civil War. The documentary explores what it was like to be a slave during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. 
 
Some African Americans fought for the north, while others were stuck on plantations even after the war was over.

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