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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: Miriam Udel, "Honey on the Page - A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature"

On this edition of Conversations, Miriam Udel talks with host Dan Skinner about “Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature,” which she edited and translated. Udel is a rabbi and associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Emory University, where she studies the Jewish encounter with modernity. 


Conversations: Hans Aschim, "How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) - A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers"

On this editon of Conversations, Hans Aschim talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) – A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers.” Aschim is a writer and world traveler. His writing assignments have taken him around the world on a range of adventures—from trekking in the Arctic Circle to surfing in the Maldives. His book explores the history of navigation.  


Conversations: Alan Gratz, "Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11"

On this edition of Conversations, Alan Gratz talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11.” Gratz is the bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including, among others “Allies,” “Grenade,” and “Code of Honor.” His novel “Refugee” is often referred to as a modern classic and has remained on The New York Times bestseller list for over two years. 


Conversations: Kimberly Nicholas, "Under the Sky We Make: How to be Human in a Warming World"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Kimberly Nicholas talks with host Dan Skinner about “Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World.” Nicholas is Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund, Sweden's highest-ranked university. She discusses steps we need to take globally and individual to stop climate change and create positive changes in industry and government.


Conversations: Angeline Boulley, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

On this edition of Conversations, Angeline Boulley talks with host Dan Skinner about her debut novel, “Firekeeper's Daughter.” Boulley is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. 


Conversations: Tim Shriver, "The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening"

On this edition of Conversations, Tim Shriver talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening.” Among his many credits, Tim Shriver is the founder of UNITE, the long-time Chair of Special Olympics, a bestselling author, a film producer, a former teacher, and a founding force of the social and emotional learning movement. The book is an inspirational collection of essays. 


Conversations: Lisa Scottoline, "Eternal"

On this edition of Conversations, Lisa Scottoline talks with host Dan Skinner about her first historical novel, "Eternal." Set in Rome during the 20-year rise and fall of Mussolini, the novel follows the lives of Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro, who grew up as best friends despite their differences. Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels.  


Conversations: Kate Hope Day, "In the Quick"

On this edition of Conversations, Kate Hope Day talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “In the Quick.” It's the story of a young woman astronaut striving to find her place in the world, working to save a lost crew, and dealing with the complications of falling in love with a fellow astronaut. Her previous novel, “If, Then” has been optioned for the Apple Plus video streaming service. 


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