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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: Catherine Newman, "What Can I Say? - A Kid's Guide to Super Useful Social Skills to Help You Get Along and Express Yourself"

On this edition of Conversations, Catherine Newman talks with host Dan Skinner about “What Can I Say? – A Kid’s Guide to Super Useful Social Skills to Help You Get Along and Express Yourself.” Newman is the author of the award-winning bestseller “How to Be a Person,” as well as two parenting memoirs.


Conversations: Daniel Bergner, "The Mind and the Moon: My Brother's Story, The Science of Our Brains, and the Search for Our Psyches"

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Bergner talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Mind and the Moon: My Brother’s Story, The Science of Our Brains, and the Search for Our Psyches.” Bergner is a contributing writer for the “New York Times Magazine” and the author of five previous books of award-winning nonfiction. 


Conversations: Robin Benoit, "The Eighty-Year-Old Sorority Girls"

On this edition of Conversations, Robin Benoit talks with host Dan Skinner about her novel, “The Eighty-Year-Old Sorority Girls,” which was inspired in part by her experience as a sorority alumna. Benoit's previous two books were works of non-fiction. This novel is her first foray into fiction.


Conversations: Derek Kwan, Upcoming Performances at the Lied Center

On this edition of Conversations, Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center, talks with host Dan Skinner about upcoming performances. Included in the performances is "The Moth" which is being presented in partnership with KPR. More information about future performances is available from the Lied Center website


Conversations: Katherine Stewart, "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism"

On this edition of Conversations, Katherine Stewart talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.” Stewart is an author and investigative journalist whose work has been featured in major newspapers, magazines, and national broadcast news.


Conversations: Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre, "Art of Murder" Benefit

On this edition of Conversations, Topeka Civic Theatre Artistic Director Shannon Reilly talks with host Dan Skinner about “Art of Murder – The Case of the Deadly Grudges.” The Topeka Civic Theatre benefit performance event takes place on June 24. Tickets and more information is available at TopekaCivicTheatre.com.


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