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Fordham Conversations: Human Trafficking

This week we talk about the connection between major sporting events and human trafficking.

Human trafficking is often associated with large sporting events, like the Super Bowl.  So in preparation for the game The Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment has joined a number of groups who are working to raise awareness about the issue and deter this form of modern day slavery.  

Fordham Conversations: Art in the Bronx

The art scene in the Bronx is more underground than Manhattan's, but it's on the rise.
This week on Fordham Conversations is all about art in the Bronx. David Storey, visual art professor at Fordham University, talks about art's relationship to New York City and how it has spread to the outer boroughs. Then, Chris Williams travels to the BronxArtSpace in Mott Haven on the opening night of the 'Portals and Interventions' exhibit. He talks with curator Linda Cunningham and artists Marita Ibanez, Rosemarie Fiore, Vidal Centeno, and Xavier Figueroa.

Fordham Conversations: The Secrets Behind Christmas Traditions

Why do we exchange presents? What's the history behind Christmas folklore?

On this week’s show, Fordham Professor Maureen Tilley tells us all about Christmas traditions and the stories behind them, some you may know and some you may not. From the horrifying folkloric Krampus to the reason we celebrate on December 25, why we exchange presents, and why Santa lives in the North Pole. Dr. Tilley is a professor of theology and medieval studies.