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Conversations

Great Spaces Music & Arts Series
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burke, Music Director for Grace Cathedral in Topeka, joins me to talk about the Great Spaces Music and Arts series. He discusses the history of the series, the great acoustical properties of the cathedral and how performers are chosen for the series.

The Leadership Secrets of Oz
Dan Skinner Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a beloved story that has delighted generations and created indelible memories.

The Ada Decades
Dan Skinner Wed, 06/21/2017 - 06:00

Paula Martinack is an author, playwright, historian and professor at the University of North Carolina. Her debut novel Out of Time, won the 1990 Lambda Literary Ward for Lesbian Fiction. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with her about her latest novel, The Ada Decades. The title of the novel refers to the central character, Ada Shook. The story spans seven decades and opens with a 12-year-old Ada in 1947.

Lawrence Arts Center
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/19/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk about the Lawrence Arts Center with Kimberly Williams, Executive Director, and Sarah Bishop, the Chief Communications Officer.

Lab Girl
Dan Skinner Fri, 06/16/2017 - 06:00

Hope Jahren has dedicated her life studying trees, flowers, seeds and soil.

Razor Girl
Dan Skinner Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I’ll talk with Carl Hiaasen about his novel, Razor Girl, which is now out in paperback.

Watkins Museum
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/12/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Nowak, Executive Director of the Watkins Museum of History joins me to discuss the history and mission of the organization.

The Lied Center: History and Mission
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/05/2017 - 06:00

Derek Kwan is the Executive Director of the Lied Center, and on this edition of Conversations we'll talk about the organization's history and mission. The Lied Center has been bringing world-class performances to the area for over 20 years. 

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/05/2017 - 06:00

Larry Tye is a former award-winning journalist at The Boston Globe and the author of the New York Times bestseller Satchel as well as several other books.

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness
Dan Skinner Mon, 06/05/2017 - 06:00

Have you discovered the secret to happiness? If not, Paula Poundstone might be able to help with her audio book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.

The Fix
Dan Skinner Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with David Baldacci about his latest novel, The Fix. The Fix is the third installment in a series of novels featuring the character, Amos Decker, who works as an FBI investigator. In this program, Baldacci explains what inspired him to create this character and how the character's abilities and back story drive the plot.

The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton
Dan Skinner Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:00

Thanks to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, popular culture has become more aware of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton but what can Hamilton’s life teach us about leadership?

Theatre Lawrence
Dan Skinner Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:00

You may have attended a performance at Theatre Lawrence, but you might not be aware of the theatre’s backstory.

Conversations
Dan Skinner Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:18

I'm excited to announce that I'm beginning a series of blog posts called Conversations. This blog will share conversations spotlighting area and regional arts.

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