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Conversations

Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits. 

Conversations: Kelly Corrigan, "Hello World!"

On this edition of Conversations, Kelly Corrigan talks with host Dan Skinner about her first book for children, “Hello World!” Corrigan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Tell Me More,” “The Middle Place,” “Lift,” and “Glitter and Glue.” She is also the host of PBS’s “Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan” and the podcast, “Kelly Corrigan Wonders.” 

Conversations: Emily Behrmann, New Performance Season at JCCC's Midwest Trust Center

On this edition of Conversations, Emily Behrmann talks with host Dan Skinner about the upcoming season of performances at the Midwest Trust Center. Behrmann is the General Manager, Performing Arts, for the Midwest Trust Center, formerly the Carlsen Center, on the campus of Johnson County Community College.


Conversations: Emma Straub, "All Adults Here"

On this edition of Conversations, Emma Straub talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “All Adults Here.” The novel has been described as both humorous and heartfelt. Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author whose previous novels include “Modern Lovers,” “The Vacationers,” “Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures,” and the short story collection “Other People We Married.” 


Conversations: Steve Burk & Jan Kraybill, CD Release Concert Event at Grace Cathedral

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burk and Jan Kraybill join host Dan Skinner to talk a CD Release Concert Event at Grace Cathedral in Topeka on June 20, at 4 p.m. Steve Burk is the Music Director at Grace Cathedral and Jan Kraybill is a Grammy Nominated Organist who will be performing at the Cathedral.


Conversations: Dr. Kapil Parakh, "Searching for Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online and Put It to Use"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Kapil Parakh talks with host Dan Skinner about “Searching for Health: The Smart Way to Find Information Online and Put it to Use.” Dr. Parakh is a practicing cardiologist who trained at Johns Hopkins and works at Google. There, he has spearheaded efforts to provide high-quality health information to over a billion users.

Conversations: Susan McClelland, "Boy From Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor"

On this edition of Conversations, Susan McClelland talks with host Dan Skinner about “Boy from Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor,” which she co-wrote along with Robbie Waisman. McClelland is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. Her previous books include “Bite of the Mango” and “Every Falling Star."


Conversations: Andrea Wang and Jason Chin, "Watercress"

On this edition of Conversations, Andrea Wang and Jason Chin talk with host Dan Skinner about "Watercress," a picture book for children. Wang is an award-winning author whose previous books include “The Nian Monster” and “Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando.” Chin is a celebrated author and illustrator of children's books.

Conversations: Ron Gonen, "The Waste-Free World: How the Circular Economy Will Take Less, Make More, and Save the Planet"

On this edition of Conversations, Ron Gonen talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Waste-Free World: How the Circular Economy Will Take Less, Make More, and Save The Planet.” Gonen is the Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm and innovation center focused on building the circular economy. Ron was recognized as a 'Champion of the Earth' by the United Nations Environment Program. 


Conversations: Olivia Campbell, "Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine"

On this edition of Conversations, Olivia Campbell talks with host Dan Skinner about “Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine.” Campbell is a journalist and author specializing in medicine and women; her work has appeared in “The Guardian,” “The Washington Post,” and “New York Magazine” among others. 


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