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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. 

Fordham Conversations: School Bullying, Human Nature, And The Psychology of Suicide

With the school year starting, Fordham Conversations looks at school bullying from an alternative perspective.

WFUV's Claudia Morell talks about school bullying and teen suicide with Loyola High School English and Philosophy teacher Christian Gregory and Fordham University Psychology Professor Doctor Peggy Andover.

Fordham Conversations: Tony Award Winning Producer John Johnson

How a Fordham alum got involved in theater and won a Tony Award.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike just won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Chris Williams talks to one of the play's producers, John Johnson, who graduated Fordham in 2002. Johnson talks about what theater-goers can expect from the play, his responsibilities as a producer, and how he became interested in theater.