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Fordham Conversations

…Who is Alex Trebek

by Robin Shannon
Alex Trebek
Lee Bennett, Flickr

Alex Trebek is famous for entertaining millions for over two-decades as the host of Jeopardy!  More recently this pop-culture Icon came to Fordham University to share advice and his story with the Fordham community.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations….Who is Alex Trebek?

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."

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. 

Resurgence

by Robin Shannon
The Fountain at Lincoln Center
roccocell, Flickr

One of the many partners helping with Lincoln Square‘s growth has been Fordham University. On This week's Fordham Conversations the President of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, Monica Blum talks about the evolution of the area. Then WFUV’s Marisa Galdi looks at the resurgence of the double-crested Cormorant, a bird whose population was almost wiped out.

 

A Conversation with Former CNN Host Eliot Spitzer

by Robin Shannon
Thane Rosenbaum and Eliot Spitzer on stage
fordhamlawandculture

Eliot Spitzer was cut from CNN's prime-time lineup this week.  Spitzer spent less time as a TV host than he did as governor of  New York.  As many await word on Spitzer’s next move,  this  Fordham Conversations will revisit an interview  between Spitzer and director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at Fordham Law, Thane Rosenbaum .

Wanderlust

by Robin Shannon
three motorcycle riders in front of their bike's and a truck.
Renato Frison

By day Renato Frison is a mild-mannered computer support manager at Fordham University's Walsh Library. But at night he hops on his hog and heads for the open road. Recently Renato's wanderlust took him on an 11,000 mile motorcycle trip from Bronxville, New York to Brazil.

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