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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: Richard Cahan, "River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It"

On this edition of Conversations, Richard Cahan talks with host Dan Skinner about "River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It." Cahan is a journalist who writes about photography, art and history. Working together as photo historians, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams have authored more than a dozen books based on major photo collections.


Conversations: Marta McDowell, Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Marta McDowell talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life – The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet. McDowell’s garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day, Country Gardening and The New York Times.


Conversations: Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre Summer Classes & Upcoming Performances

On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Reilly, the Artistic Director of the Topeka Civic Theatre, talks with host Dan Skinner about their summer classes and upcoming performances. Please note that due to concerns about the coronavirus, some of the performances we talk about may change. Check with Topeka Civic Theatre for the latest information.


Conversations: Alejandro Frid, "Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene"

On this edition of Conversations, Alejandro Frid talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, Changing Tides: An Ecologist’s Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene. Frid is an ecologist for the First Nations of British Columbia’s Central Coast and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria.


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