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Conversations

Book of Summer
Dan Skinner Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, bestselling author, Michelle Gable joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Book of Summ

The Book of Isaias
Dan Skinner Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:00

For over a decade, award-winning journalist Daniel Connolly has covered Mexican immigration to the U.S.

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward
Dan Skinner Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:00

How does a marriage survive in the face of severe mental illness? On this edition of Conversations, Mark Lukach joins me to talk about his memoir, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward.

Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections
Dan Skinner Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Audrey Coleman about the Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections at KU. Coleman is the Senior Archivist and an Assistant Director of the Dole Institute of Politics. We discuss the exhibits about the life and service of Bob Dole that are on display in the main hall, plus the wealth of archival documents and other objects that can be found in the archive.

Almost Human
Dan Skinner Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00

Lee Berger is a paleoanthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence.

Vegetarian Heartland
Dan Skinner Wed, 08/02/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Shelly Westerhausen about her cookbook, Vegetarian Heartland: Recipes for Life's Adventures. Growing up in small town Indiana had a heavy influence on Westerhausen's approach to vegetarian cuisine. Her cookbook features 100 recipes for everything from drinks to desserts, including Kansas Barbeque Tempeh Skewers.

Great Spaces Music & Arts Series - New Season
Dan Skinner Mon, 07/31/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burk, Music Director for Grace Cathedral in Topeka, joins me to talk about the upcoming season of concerts for the Great Spaces Music & Arts Series. http://www.greatspaces.org/index.htm

The Romanovs
Dan Skinner Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations I talk with Simon Sebag Montefiore about his latest book, The Romanovs, 1613 to 1918. Montefiore is a bestselling historian and novelist. He received his PhD from Cambridge University. Dr. Montefiore regularly lectures around the world on history, Russia and the Middle East.

Borderwall as Architecture
Dan Skinner Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:00

Ronald Rael is Associate Professor in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice at the University of California. On this edition of Conversations, he joins me to talk about his book, Borderwall as Architecture: A manifesto for the US-Mexico Boundry. The book presents a history of the wall and examines how its presence disrupts people and the environment.

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Dan Skinner Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:00

Jim Ogle is the Executive Director of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. On this edition of Conversations, Jim Ogle joins us to talk about the mission of the organization, visiting the historic sites in the National Heritage Area, and why it is important to preserve our history.

21 Ways to a Happier Depression
Dan Skinner Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:00

Seth Swirsky a clinical psychologist, songwriter and mixed media artist who lives and practices in California. He’s written a book about alleviating depression through art and creativity.

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton
Dan Skinner Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:00

What happened to Hillary Clinton's campaign?

Kris Krishtalka, KU Museum of Natural History
Dan Skinner Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:00

The Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas serves both the University and the public as a center for learning more about our world. Leonard "Kris" Krishtalka is the director of the Institute of Biodiversity Institute and the Natural History Museum. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about the museum and what you’ll find there.

Assassin of Youth
Dan Skinner Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:00

Harry Anslinger was the Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from its establishment in 1930 until he retired in 1962.

Blackout
Dan Skinner Wed, 07/12/2017 - 06:00

Cyber Warfare is a growing concern. How vulnerable are we? On this edition of Conversations, I talk with novelist Marc Elsberg about his international bestselling thriller, Blackout, which explores what happens when a cyber attack turns off the power in Europe, the United States and beyond.

Porter Arneill, Director of Arts & Culture for the City of Lawrence
Dan Skinner Mon, 07/10/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Porter Arneill, the Director of Arts & Culture for the City of Lawrence. His office works to enhance coordination of arts and cultural activities and initiatives in the community.

Spin-glish: The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language
Dan Skinner Fri, 07/07/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Henry Beard about How to Succeed in Business (and politics and everything else)

Ginny Moon
Dan Skinner Wed, 07/05/2017 - 06:00

The title character of the novel Ginny Moon, is an autistic teenaged girl and the story that unfolds is told from her perspective.

Spencer Museum of Art
Dan Skinner Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:00

Saralyn Reece Hardy is the Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. On this edition of Conversations, we talk about the history and mission of the museum. Did you know it all started with a gift of art objects in 1917?

No One Cares about Crazy People
Dan Skinner Thu, 06/29/2017 - 00:00

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and bestselling author.

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