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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: Leonard Krishtalka, "The Body on the Bed"

On this edition of Conversations, Leonard "Kris" Krishtalka talks with host Dan Skinner about his fifth book, “The Body on the Bed.” Krishtalka’s previous books include “Dinosaur Plots,” and the Harry Przewalski series of mystery novels: “The Bone Field,” “Death Spoke,” and “The Camel Driver.”


Conversations: David Cutler, "Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation"

On this edition of Conversations, David Cutler talks with host Dan Skinner about “Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation.” Cutler is a professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He has served on the Council of Economic Advisors and the National Economic Council and has advised businesses and governments on health care.


Conversations: Martin Dugard, "Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights"

On this edition of Conversations, Martin Dugard talks with host Dan Skinner about “Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights.” Dugard is a bestselling author and historian who has written on topics ranging from presidents to Egyptian pharaohs. He is the coauthor of the popular “Killing” series as well as the author of “Into Africa,” “The Explorers” and “The Murder of King Tut."


Conversations: Bethany C. Morrow, "So Many Beginnings - A Little Women Remix"

On this edition of Conversations, Bethany C. Morrow talks with host Dan Skinner about “So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix.” Morrow is an Indie Bestselling author who writes for adult and young adult audiences, in genres ranging from speculative literary to contemporary fantasy to historical. She is included on USA TODAY's list of 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read.


Conversations: John Rhodehamel, "America's Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination"

On this edition of Conversations, historian John Rhodehamel talks with host Dan Skinner about “America’s Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination.” Rhodehamel is the former archivist of George Washington's Mount Vernon and the former curator of American historical manuscripts at the Huntington Library.


Conversations: Adam Tooze, "Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World's Economy"

On this edition of Conversations, Adam Tooze talks with host Dan Skinner about “Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World’s Economy.” Tooze is a professor of history at Columbia University and the author of several award-winning books including “Crashed,” “Wages of Destruction” and “The Deluge.” He formerly taught at Yale University and at the University of Cambridge.


Conversations: Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated"

On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated." Hale is the bestselling author of many books for young readers. Pham is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books for kids. Her illustrations have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Caldecott Honor.


Conversations: Jack & Sara Gorman, "Denying to the Grave - Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us"

On this edition of Conversations, Sara and Jack Gorman join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us.” Sara Gorman is a public health and behavioral science expert who has written extensively about global health, science communication, psychology, and mental health, among other topics.

Conversations: Dr. Ruchi Gupta, "Food Without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Ruchi Gupta talks with host Dan Skinner about “Food Without Fear: Identify, Prevent, and Treat Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities.” Dr. Gupta is a professor of pediatrics and medicine, and currently serves as the founding director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research.

Conversations: John Cavanagh, "The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed"

On this edition of Conversations, John Cavanagh talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed,” which he co-authored with his wife Robin Broad. They have been involved in the Salvadoran gold mining saga since 2009. John discusses applying the lessons learned.


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