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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: Piet Knetsch, "Love, Anne" at Theatre Lawrence

On this edition of Conversations, Piet Knetsch talks with host Dan Skinner about the Theatre Lawrence production of "Yours, Anne." Knetsch directs the performance which opens on February 28 and runs through March 8. He also provides information about special events and a lobby exhibit related to the production.


Conversations: Emily Flake, "That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug"

On this edition of Conversations, Emily Flake talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug. Her cartoons and humorous essays run regularly in The New Yorker, The Nib and many other publications. She’s written and illustrated two books: These Things Ain’t Gonna Smoke Themselves and Mama Tried.


Conversations: Christopher Lloyd, "Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us!"

On this edition of Conversations, Christopher Lloyd talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us! Lloyd is a journalist, writer, and lecturer who also delivers workshops for schools, literary festivals and other organizations.


Conversations: Andrew Marantz, "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation"

On this edition of Conversations, Andrew Marantz talks with host Dan Skinner about Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Marantz is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has worked since 2011.

Conversations: Jim Mosher, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

On this edition of Conversations, Jim Mosher talks about an upcoming concert by Broadway performer Jeff Kready on 2/16, as part of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Mosher is a Public Service Specialist for the library and is spearheading the "Music for a Sunday Afternoon" performance series.


Conversations: Dr. Monique W. Morris, "Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Monique W. Morris talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls. Dr. Morris is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice.


Conversations: Steve Nowak, Watkins Museum Update

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Nowak, Executive Director of the Watkins Museum of History gives us an update on exhibits and programs at the Museum. Nowak talks about the Encountering John Brown exhibit opening in August at the Union Pacific Depot; completing the exhibits on the third floor of the museum, The Lawrence 1970 Project; and more. 


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