Fordham’s public radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) has launched a podcast of its popular Fordham Conversations, a weekly half-hour program that highlights the University’s activities inside and outside of the academic world, including the work of Fordham professors, students and alumni, and addresses a range of subjects from healthcare for women prisoners to the enduring popularity of the hit television show The Simpsons.
Hosted by producer Nora Flaherty, Fordham Conversations is available for podcast at iTunes at the same time it airs, at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. Recent programs featured a discussion on British self-identity and the Booker Prize (Feb. 10), and digital media and the commercialization of music (Feb. 17).
Time magazine voted Take Five, WFUV’s daily music show hosted by Rita Houston, one of the 10 best podcasts of 2006. Other WFUV podcasts include Music Reviews with writer Alan Light, Movie Reviews with critic Harlan Jacobson and Cityscape,an inside look at the people, places and spirit of New York City with host George Bodarky (FCRH ’93).
WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for more than 50 years. Weekly serving more than 330,000 listeners in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music with its City Folk format, plus headlines from National Public Radio, local news and sports, and Metro Traffic.
– Janet Sassi