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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: Nancy Koehn, "Forged in Crisis"

What should we demand from our national leaders? Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School. She has coached leaders from many organizations and speaks frequently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Business Forum. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about

Conversations: Leslie Korn, "The Good Mood Kitchen"

How does what we eat impact our mental health? Leslie Korn is a clinical traumatologist specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative medicine. She is the author of seven books, including Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest book, The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutritional Tips for Emotional Balance.


 

Conversations: Cynthia & Sanford Levinson, "Fault Lines in The Constitution"

On this edition of Conversations, Cynthia and Sanford Levinson join us to talk about their book, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws the Affect Us Today. Cynthia Levinson is a former teacher, education policy consultant, researcher and children’s book author. Sanford Levinson is an American legal scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of several books on the constitution.


 

Conversations: Marlo Angell, Lawrence Art Center's Free State Festival

Marlo Angell is the Director of New Media at the Lawrence Arts Center, and the Founder and Director of the Free State Festival. On this edition of Conversations, we'll talk about the origin of the festival, and how it has grown over time to include much more than film. We'll also discuss the next Festival, which will take place in the Fall of 2018.


 

Conversations: Michelle Deen, "Saving America's Grace"

Are you dreading political conversations during family holiday gatherings? Michelle Deen is a marriage and family therapist and former adjunct professor of human development. She’s the author of Saving America's Grace: Rethinking Family Values, Moral Politics, and the Culture War. On this edition of Conversations She joins us to talk about surviving political differences during the holidays.


 

Conversations: Martha Brockenbrough, "Love, Santa"

"Mom, Are You Santa?" Martha Brockenbrough has written a book to help you answer that question. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her picture book, Love, Santa. It's designed for when you're ready to share the truth about Santa. We talk about when the time is right, and how to explain the magic represented by the spirit of Santa.  


Conversations: Jennie Chinn, Kansas Historical Society

You may be familiar with the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, but that is just one of the many ways that the Kansas Historical Society serves our state. On this edition of Conversations, Jennie Chinn, the Executive Director of the Kansas Historical Society joins us to talk about the organization's history and services.


Conversations: Kate Hale, "Weird but True Christmas"

Did you know that KU basketball fans set a record for the largest gathering of people wearing holiday themed sweaters? (3,473 people) Kate Hale is a senior editor with National Geographic Kids Books. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about the book, Weird But True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light Up the Holidays.


 

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