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Fordham Conversations: Privacy Education

In an age where status updates and tweets are connected to a person's identity, how can we teach the youth about maintaining their privacy?

Arguably the Internet is one of the greatest tools for communication and it gives the user the ability to communicate and connect with others. But there’s also a downside to being that “connected,” especially for kids who may not be aware of how their Internet activity is going to affect them in the future.

Fordham Conversations: Strike a Chord for Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

For WFUV's Strike a Chord, Fordham Conversations explores the growing need for food pantries and soup kitchens.

For people who feel like their income can't support their nutrition, food pantries and soup kitchens can shoulder the weight free of charge. That "free" comes at a heavy cost, with some of these pantries and kitchens requiring upwards of millions to operate annually. As part of WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign, this week's Fordham Conversations looks at the growing need for food pantries and soup kitchens.

Fordham Conversations: The Accidental Playground

Brooklyn residents “made their own environment” in an abandoned rail yard.

Today on Fordham Conversations we’ll talk to Daniel Campo, author of The Accidental Playground out now from Fordham University Press. It’s about what happened when Brooklyn residents gathered at the Brooklyn Waterfront, which was then an unofficial, do-it-yourself park. He talks about how the "unpark" was used in the late 90s and early 2000s and how it's changed since state officials got involved. 

Fordham Conversations: University Neighborhood Housing Program

Although the Bronx is considered New York City’s most affordable borough, it has the lowest median income in New York City.

This week on Fordham Conversations we’ll take a look the University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP). It’s an organization dedicated to keeping housing affordable in the Northwest Bronx and New York City.

Fordham Conversations: Mark Street and "Hasta Nunca"

Fordham professor and filmmaker discusses his film set in Uruguay.

This week on Fordham Conversations we talk to Mark Street about his film Hasta Nunca and how it was made. The film tells the story of a middle aged DJ in Uruguay who hosts a call-in radio show. Throughout Hasta Nunca, people reveal their secrets and insecurities on air.