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Fordham Conversations: Shakespeare and Pop Culture

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

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Born nearly 450 years ago, Shakespeare is arguably one of the most widely read and recognized playwrights of all time. From tragedies like Hamlet and Macbeth to comedies like Much Ado About Nothing—Shakespeare’s works are still alive and thriving.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks to Fordham Professor and Shakespeare scholar Mary Bly about share her thoughts on Shakespeare’s legacy, and what students think about his work.

Fordham Conversations: Laughing It Up With Fordham's Comedy Crowd

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy, Alen Kanlic
FET members.

Robin Shannon, WFUV

This week, we're talking about comedy with members of Fordham Experimental Theater. Ryan Creamer, Amanda Pell, and Jeff Sharkey tell us what it's like to perform comedy, what makes them laugh, and their different styles. Several FET students produced a comedy show "Do You Get It?" that's currently airing on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. 

Fordham Conversations: Nat Horne

by Robin Shannon, Alen Kanlic
Nat Horne, an octogenarian who leaped into the Broadway dance scene.

Robin Shannon, WFUV News

On this week’s show we hear from Nat Horne, an original member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  He shares his experiences growing up in the segregated south and his move to Broadway. As both a dancer and choreographer, Horne has a tremendous amount of respect in the industry. Today he opens up about not only his life on the stage, but also the events that lead him to get there. 

 

 

Music Heard On The Show

Issues Tank: As Popularity Steadily Grows, How Dangerous Are Energy Drinks?

by Connor Ryan
Energy drinks in vending machine.

Connor Ryan, WFUV

A visibly anxious 20-year-old man walked into a Washington, DC Area emergency room one day last week, complaining of severe chest pain. Upon further examination, his heart rate was confirmed to be abnormally high. He said prior to coming to the hospital, he had consumed “a series of energy drinks, and a cup of coffee,” Dr. Cathleen Clancy, associate medical director of the National Capital Poison Center, recalled.

It was three in the morning, and the symptoms were all-too-familiar.

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