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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: Carl Hiaasen, "Razor Girl"

On this edition of Conversations, I’ll talk with Carl Hiaasen about his novel, Razor Girl, which is now out in paperback. NPR Books referred to Razor Girl as “Vintage Hiaasen, in the very best way: darkly funny, unapologetically crazy, and more Florida than a flamingo eating a Cuban sandwich while singing a Jimmy Buffet song.” Hiaason is the best-selling author of 13 previous novels and 5 best-selling children’s books. He’s also a columnist for The Miami Herald.


Conversations: Steve Nowak, Watkins Museum of History

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Nowak, Executive Director of the Watkins Museum of History joins me to discuss the history and mission of the organization. Nowak talks about the long history of the Watkins building and how it eventually became the home of the museum. He also discusses the current projects underway and future exhibits visitors will see.


Conversations: Paula Poundstone, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness"

Have you discovered the secret to happiness? If not, Paula Poundstone might be able to help with her audio book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness. On this edition of Conversations I talk with Paula Poundstone about searching for happiness, her love of audio books, her new podcast, and being a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Paula's new podcast Live from the Poundstone Institute, produced in association with NPR, will premier in July.

Conversations: Mary Doveton, Theatre Lawrence

You may have attended a performance at Theatre Lawrence, but you might not be aware of the theatre’s backstory. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Mary Doveton, the Executive Director and one of the founders of Theatre Lawrence, about the history and mission of theatre. More information is available at the Theatre Lawrence website.


 

Conversations: David Baldacci, "The Fix"

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with David Baldacci about his latest novel, The Fix. The Fix is the third installment in a series of novels featuring the character, Amos Decker, who works as an FBI investigator. In this program, Baldacci explains what inspired him to create this character and how the character's abilities and back story drive the plot.


Conversations

Conversations

I'm excited to announce that I'm beginning a series of blog posts called Conversations. This blog will share conversations spotlighting area and regional arts. I'll also be sharing my love of books through conversations with authors of fiction and non-fiction works.

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