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Conversations: Sharon Weil, "The ChangeAbility Playbook"

The ChangeAbility Playbook

Sharon Weil is an author, activist, award-wining filmmaker, and educator. Weil is also the host of the podcast, Passing 4 Normal. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about The ChangeAbility Playbook: How to Navigate Your Own Change, which is a companion to her previous book, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists and Awakeners Navigate Change. 
 

Conversations: Erika Sanchez, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter"

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Erika Sanchez is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Salon, Cosmo for Latinas, and The Guardian, among others.  On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. The novel, which is drawn from her own experiences, has been longlisted for the National Book Award.
 

Conversations: Ana Homayoun, "Social Media Wellness"

Social Media Wellness

Ana Homayoun is an author, nationally recognized counselor and consultant, specializing in strategies to help students focus on organization, time management, personal purpose and overall wellness. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.
 

Conversations: David Barclay Moore, "The Stars Beneath Our Feet"

Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore was born and raised in Missouri. After completing his education in film and language studies, he moved to New York, where he has served as communications coordinator for Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone and communications manager for Quality Services for the Autism Community. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about his debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
 

Conversations: Liza Mundy, "Code Girls"

Code Girls

On this edition of Conversations, Liza Mundy joins us to talk about her latest book, Code Girls – The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Mundy is a former longtime reporter for the Washington post who writes frequently about gender, politics, history and culture for a variety of publications. She is the New York Times best-selling author of two previous books, The Richer Sex and Michelle: A Biography.
 

Conversations: Peter Kalmus, "Being The Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution"

Being The Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Concerned about changes in the earth’s climate, he made changes to reduce his climate impact to under 1/10 of the US average. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Kalmus about Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution.
 

Conversations: Mary Higgins Clark, "Every Breath You Take"

Every Breath You Take

Mary Higgins Clark is a New York Times bestselling author with over 100 million books in print. She’s written books in several genres, but is best known for her 37 suspense novels. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel, Every Breath You Take, which she co-authored with the best-selling author of 12 novels, Alafair Burke. (Unfortunately, the phone connection was not great, so she may be hard to understand at times.)
 

Conversations: Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre

Topeka Civic Theatre

Topeka Civic Theatre was founded in the mid-1930s and is the oldest continuously running community dinner theatre in the country. On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Reilly, the Artistic Director of the theatre, joins us to talk about the history and mission of the organization. He also gives us a preview of upcoming performances. Topeka Civic Theatre presents over 200 performances each year for both children and adults on three stages in addition to providing theatre classes for children.

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