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.
This week’s guests include Donna Katzin, Executive Director of Shared Interest. This non-profit organization raises capital in the U.S. to help small businesses in South Africa. We also talk to Fordham Junior Katy Raymond. Katy will be visiting South Africa as part of Fordham University’s first study abroad program on the African continent.
Fordham University's Robin Andersen is researching Ecotourism and writing for a travel guidebook. Her research trip took her to Curacao where she not only enjoyed preparations for Carnival, but discovered the island's rich and diverse culture.
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.
Veteran news man Dan Rather recently visited Fordham University where he share stories about growing up in Texas, discussed a number of his news stories and offered advice for aspiring journalist. The former CBS anchor and 60-minutes contributor is the current managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine “Dan Rather Reports” on the cable channel HDNet.
Filmmakers Mike Campo and Jeff Azize of Grassroots Films discuss their documentary "The Human Experience." The two share what it was like living homeless on the streets of New York City; spending time at a leper colony in Africa; and taking care of abused orphans in South America. We also hear from Father Vincent DeCola, who discusses the impact the film had during its showing at Fordham University.
As the Pelham Picture House prepares for it's March reopening Fordham Conversations revisits an earlier interview with its Executive Director Jennifer Christman and John Calvelli, the newly installed Board Chair. They discuss how this historic independent Westchester Movie Theater was saved from demolishment by a community of people who banded together.
Articles, books, blogs, and other internet postings are popping up in an attempt to understand 20-Somethings. Author and Clark University Professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett explores 20-something as a new developmental stage he calls “emerging adulthood." Then, Fordham Theology Professor Dr. Christine Firer Hinze and theology student Paul Schutz discuss the relationship Catholic 20-somethings have with the church.