Fordham Conversations

Wild Man

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
The words stage right and left painted on a white wall
Jeffery Beall

"Wild Man" is the one-man show of Matthew Maguire's own true-life stories. In this autobiographical work, Maguire is looking for that elusive connection to the audience and a performance that comes from "deeper in the bones."

Raised by the Church

by Robin Shannon
the book cover to raised in the church.
Eric Newman

There he spent the next 19-years going from one institution to another until he was – in his words “unceremoniously dumped out into the world.”  In his book “Raised by the Church” Rohs talks about the history of orphanages, and speaks for some of the thousands of baby-boomers taken in by the catholic institutions in New York City.


 

Fifth Avenue Famous

by Robin Shannon
Fifth Avenue Street Corner
Marisa Galdi

Salvatore Basile, a cantor and historian at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, talks about his book, as well as, the Pontiff’s visit to St. Patrick’s in 2008 and Cathedral life in the days immediately after 9/11.

The HOPE Count

by Robin Shannon
Sandra Lobo Jost, Jillian Abballe and Robin Shannon in WFUV's studio.
Kevin Clyne

Once a year, a number of selfless New Yorker’s spend a cold winter’s night canvasing city parks, subways and other public spaces to count the number of people living on New York City streets.

Portrait of a Radical Lady

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
Credit Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

Crystal Eastman was active in all the major social movements of the early 20th century -- as a suffragist, labor activist, pacifist, and rebel journalist.  Fordham's Amy Aronson is researching Eastman's life story -- an undertaking that has involved three searches for an FBI file and a lot of thinking about human integrity.
 

Muslims and Middle Easterners in New York

by Jake Neher
Muslim Boy standing on a corner in Sunnyside Queens
ChrisGoldNY, Flickr

It's difficult to skim through the day's news headlines without coming across something relating to New York City's Muslim and Middle Eastern Communities. Activists within those communities are responding to newly uncovered spying operations by the NYPD, and earlier this month a number of New Yorkers gathered to protest the presence of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who says he's in the city for medical treatment. 

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