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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: David O. Stewart, "George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father"

On this edition of Conversations, David O. Stewart talks with host Dan Skinner about “George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father.” Stewart turned to writing after a career practicing constitutional and criminal law in Washington, DC. He is a national bestselling and award-winning author of four previous books on American history and three historical novels.


 

Conversations: Malcolm Mitchell, "My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World"

On this edition of Conversations, Malcolm Mitchell talks with host Dan Skinner about “My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.” Mitchell is the bestselling author of the children’s book, “The Magician's Hat,” and the rookie who helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI.

Conversations: Jess Phoenix, "Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Jess Phoenix talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life.” Phoenix is executive director and co-founder of the environmental scientific research organization Blueprint Earth. Since 2008, she has been a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist.

Conversations: Michelle Commander, "Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition"

On this edition of Conversations, Michelle D. Commander talks with host Dan Skinner about “UNSUNG: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition.” Commander is Associate Director and Curator of the Lapidus Center at Harlem, New York’s Schomburg Center. The book features slave and abolition narratives that provide a bigger picture of slaves' lives and efforts to end slavery. 

Conversations: Judithe Little, "The Chanel Sisters"

On this edition of Conversations, Judithe Little talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "The Chanel Sisters." This historical fiction is told from the perspective of Coco Chanel's younger sister Antoinette. It covers their lives from poverty to success through 1921. Little is also the award-winning author of “Wickwythe Hall.” 


Conversations: Marissa King, "Social Chemistry: Decoding Patterns of Human Connection"

On this edition of Conversations, Marissa King talks with host Dan Skinner about “Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection.” King is professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management. Over the past 15 years, King has studied how people's social networks evolve, what they look like, and why that's significant.


Conversations: John Hart, "The Unwilling"

On this edition of Conversations, John Hart talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “The Unwilling.” The crime/suspense novel is set in Charlotte, North Carolina, in1972 and what happens after a traumatized soldier returns home from the Vietnam War. Hart is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently “The Hush.” 


Conversations: Doug Weaver, Theatre Lawrence Presents "Almost, Maine"

On this edition of Conversations, Doug Weaver talks with host Dan Skinner about the Theatre Lawrence production of “Almost, Maine.” Weaver is directing the show which opens on March 19 and runs through March 28. Through a series of 10 scenes, the play presents humorous explorations of love. The performances will be presented in the theatre and also on-line. 


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