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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: Jillian Boehme, "The Stolen Kingdom"

On this edition of Conversations, Jillian Boehme talks with host Dan Skinner about her new young adult novel, “The Stolen Kingdom.” Boehme is known to the online writing community as “Authoress,” hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a popular blog for aspiring authors. Her previous novel is “Stormrise.” 


Conversations: Mary Doveton, Theatre Lawrence Presents "Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein"

On this edition of Conversations, Mary Doveton talks with host Dan Skinner about the Theatre Lawrence production of “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein.” Doveton is directing the show which runs June 4-12 on the outdoor stage.


Conversations: Crispin Boyer, "Top Secret: Spies, Codes, Capers, Gadgets, and Classified Cases Revealed"

On this edition of Conversations, Crispin Boyer talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book for National Geographic Kids, “Top Secret: Spies, Codes, Capers, Gadgets, and Classified Cases Revealed.” Boyer is the author of dozens of National Geographic Kids books, both fiction and non-fiction, and magazine articles. His specialty is covering topics that young readers find fascinating.


Conversations: Maureen Johnson, "Hello, Cruel Heart"

On this edition of Conversations, Maureen Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest YA novel, “Hello, Cruel Heart.” It's the story of a teenaged Cruella de Vil in 1967 London. Johnson is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many YA novels, including “13 Little Blue Envelopes,” ‘Suite Scarlett,” “The Name of the Star”, and the “Truly Devious” series. 

Conversations: Scott Ellsworth, "The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice"

On this edition of Conversations, Scott Ellsworth talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice.” Ellsworth is a New York Times bestselling author, who has also written about American history for “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” and the “Los Angeles Times.” Formerly a historian at the Smithsonian Institution, he is also the author of “The World Beneath Their Feet” and “Death

Conversations: Lee Matthew Goldberg, "Orange City"

On this edition of Conversations, Lee Matthew Goldberg talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, "Orange City." Goldberg’s previous novels include “The Ancestor,” “The Mentor,” “The Desire Card,” and “Slow Down.” "Orange City" is a dystopian story set in a secret city dominated by "The Man." Goldberg describes it as mix of

Conversations: Rick Pender, "The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia"

On this edition of Conversations, Rick Pender talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia.” Pender has been an award-winning theater critic since 1986. Pender is past chair of the American Theatre Critics Association and was the executive editor and publisher of "Everything Sondheim" and managing editor of "The Sondheim Review." 


Conversations: Bret Stetka, "A History of the Human Brain - From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR - How Our Brain Evolved"

On this edition of Conversations, Bret Stetka talks with host Dan Skinner about “A History of the Human Brain – From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR - How Our Brain Evolved.” Stetka is a non-practicing physician, and a freelance health and science journalist for a variety of print and online publications. He’s a regular contributor to NPR as well as “Scientific American Magazine,” where he writes about neuroscience, psychiatry, and evolution. 


Conversations: Elliot Ackerman & Admiral James Stavridis, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War"

On this edition of Conversations, Elliott Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis talk with host Dan Skinner about "2034 - A Novel of the Next World War." Elliot Ackerman is the author of several novels, most recently “Red Dress In Black and White.”

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