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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: Charles Johnson, "GRAND: A Grandparent's Advice for a Happy Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Charles Johnson joins host Dan Skinner to talk about “GRAND: A Grandparent’s Wisdom for a Happy Life.” Johnson is a novelist, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, cartoonist, screenwriter, and professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Conversations: Pawan Dhingra, "Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior are Not Enough"

On this edition of ConversationsPawan Dhingra talks with host Dan Skinner about “Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough.” Dhingra is a sociologist and Professor of American Studies at Amherst College, a former curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and the author many award-winning books.


Conversations: Kristan Higgins, "Always the Last to Know"

On this edition of Conversations, Kristan Higgins joins host Dan Skinner to talk about her latest novel, “Always the Last to Know.” Higgins is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 20 novels. She is also a cohost of the “Crappy Friends” podcast, which discusses the often complex dynamics of female friendships, with her friend and fellow writer, Joss Dey. 

Conversations: Brian Dumaine, "Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning From It."

On this edition of Conversations, Brian Dumaine talks with host Dan Skinner about “Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning From It.” Dumaine is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Fortune magazine. His previous books include “The Plot to Save the Planet,” and “Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy,” which he coauthored. 


Conversations: Daniel Stillman, "Good Talk: How to Design Conversations That Matter"

On this edition of Conversations Daniel Stillman joins host Dan Skinner to talk about “Good Talk: How to Design Conversations That Matter.” Stillman designs conversations for a living. He works with organizations to help them frame and sustain productive dialog, deepen their facilitation skills and coach them through the innovation process. 


Conversations: Carolyn L. White, "The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City"

On this edition of Conversations, Carolyn L. White talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City.” White is a professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is the Director of the Anthropology Research Museum.


Conversations: Crispin Boyer, "Zeus The Mighty: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur"

On this edition of Conversations, Crispin Boyer talks with host Dan Skinner about “Zeus the Mighty: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur.” Boyer has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids. This is his second novel in a series featuring the character, Zeus the Mighty.


Conversations: Rachel Bertsche, "The Kids are in Bed: Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting"

On this edition of Conversations, Rachel Bertsche talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, "The Kids Are in Bed: Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting." Bertsche is the bestselling author of "MWF Seeking BFF" and "Jennifer, Gwyneth, and Me." She is also a

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