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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: Ana Homayoun, "Social Media Wellness"

Ana Homayoun is an author, nationally recognized counselor and consultant, specializing in strategies to help students focus on organization, time management, personal purpose and overall wellness. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.


 

Conversations: David Barclay Moore, "The Stars Beneath Our Feet"

David Barclay Moore was born and raised in Missouri. After completing his education in film and language studies, he moved to New York, where he has served as communications coordinator for Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone and communications manager for Quality Services for the Autism Community. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about his debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet.


 

Conversations: Liza Mundy, "Code Girls"

On this edition of Conversations, Liza Mundy joins us to talk about her latest book, Code Girls – The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Mundy is a former longtime reporter for the Washington post who writes frequently about gender, politics, history and culture for a variety of publications. She is the New York Times best-selling author of two previous books, The Richer Sex and Michelle: A Biography.


 

Conversations: Peter Kalmus, "Being The Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution"

Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Concerned about changes in the earth’s climate, he made changes to reduce his climate impact to under 1/10 of the US average. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Kalmus about Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution.


 

Conversations: Mary Higgins Clark, "Every Breath You Take"

Mary Higgins Clark is a New York Times bestselling author with over 100 million books in print. She’s written books in several genres, but is best known for her 37 suspense novels. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel, Every Breath You Take, which she co-authored with the best-selling author of 12 novels, Alafair Burke. (Unfortunately, the phone connection was not great, so she may be hard to understand at times.)


 

Conversations: Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre

Topeka Civic Theatre was founded in the mid-1930s and is the oldest continuously running community dinner theatre in the country. On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Reilly, the Artistic Director of the theatre, joins us to talk about the history and mission of the organization. He also gives us a preview of upcoming performances. Topeka Civic Theatre presents over 200 performances each year for both children and adults on three stages in addition to providing theatre classes for children.

Conversations: Grant Faulkner, "Pep Talks for Writers"

November is National Novel Writing Month and Grant Faulkner its Executive Director. The non-profit organization exists to inspire writers of all ages to pursue their craft. On this edition of Conversations, he joins me to discuss his book, Pep talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo.


 

Conversations: Dee Ann Miller, "Enlarging Boston's Spotlight"

Dee Ann Miller is a Lawrence, Kansas based author of both fiction and non-fiction books dealing topics such as justice, gender issues, children’s issues, health and well-being. Her writing is informed by decades of experience working in psycho-social nursing. She joins me to talk about her latest book, Enlarging Boston’s Spotlight: A Call for Courage, Integrity, and Institutional Transformation.


Conversations: Dr. David Ryan, "Living with Cancer"

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Dr. David Ryan, co-author of Living with Cancer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis. He gives advice on selecting and working with an oncologist, the importance of support from friends and family, and coping strategies for patients. Dr. Ryan is the chief of hematology/oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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