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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: Tehlor Kay Mejia, "Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares"

On this edition of Conversations, Tehlor Kay Mejia talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel for middle school readers, “Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares.” Mejia's previous novels include “Paola Santiago and the River of Tears” and the Young Adult fantasy novels “We Set the Dark on Fire” and “We Unleash the Merciless Storm.”


Conversations: Kate Biberdorf,"It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Kate Biberdorf talks with host Dan Skinner about “It’s Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything.” Biberdorf is a scientist, a science entertainer, and a chemistry professor at The University of Texas. She is also the author of a series of science books for kids.


Conversations: stef shuster, "Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender"

On this edition of Conversations, stef shuster talks with host Dan Skinner about “Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender.” shuster is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University who studies medical sociology, gender, inequality and social movements. 


Conversations: Dr. Jia Gottlieb, "aah... The Pleasure Book"

What is pleasure? On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Jia Gottlieb talks with host Dan Skinner about “aah… The Pleasure Book.” Dr. Gottlieb founded the Still Mountain Clinic in Boulder, Colorado, where he provides patients a unique therapeutic approach based on his extensive training in both Western medicine and Eastern healing arts.


Conversations: Gale M. Sinatra & Barbara K. Hofer, "Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It"

On this edition of Conversations, Barbara Hofer and Gale Sinatra join host Dan Skinner to talk about “Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It.” Hofer is a Professor of Psychology Emerita at Middlebury College and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Sinatra is a Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Southern California.


Conversations: Chris Tomlinson, "Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth"

On this edition of Conversations, Chris Tomlinson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth.” Tomlinson is a columnist for the “Houston Chronicle” and the “San Antonio Express-News” and the author of the bestselling “Tomlinson Hill” about his family's slave-owning history in Texas.


Conversations: Christina Hillsberg, "License to Parent: How My Career as a Spy Helped Me Raise Resourceful, Self-Sufficient Kids"

On this edition of Conversations, Christina Hillsberg talks with host Dan Skinner about “License to Parent: How My Career as a Spy Helped Me Raise Resourceful, Self-Sufficient Kids.” Hillsberg is a former CIA intelligence analyst, writer and mom of five. 


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