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Conversations

Join Dan Skinner as he explores his love of books through conversations with authors of fiction and non-fiction. 

Conversations: Sunita Puri, MD, "That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Sunita Puri talks about her book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour. Dr. Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee.


 

Conversations: Katy Butler, "The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Katy Butler talks about her latest book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life. Butler is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Knocking on Heaven’s Door. She has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vogue among others.


Conversations: B. Janet Hibbs, "The Stressed Years of Their Lives"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. B. Janet Hibbs talks about The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years, which she co-authored with Dr. Anthony Rostain. Hibbs has held faculty positions for more than 15 years in graduate programs for psychologists and marital and family therapists, and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia.

Conversations: Derek Kwan, Lied Center, New Season Announcement

On this edition of Conversations, Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center, previews the recently announced 2019-2020 Season. Performers will include Bruce Hornsby, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy, Chris Thile, David Sedaris, Melissa Etheridge, Samuel Ramey and many others, More information is available at the Lied Center website.


Conversations: Joel Richard Paul, "Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times"

On this edition of Conversations, Joel Richard Paul talks about his latest book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and his Times. Paul is a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of California Hastings Law School in San Francisco. He is the author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright and a Spy Saved the American Revolution, which was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post.


Conversations: Reshma Saujani, "Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, Live Bolder"

On this edition of Conversations, Reshma Saujani talks about her book… Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, Live Bolder. Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding.


Conversations: Susan Meissner, "The Last Year of the War"

On this edition of Conversations, Susan Meissner talks about her latest novel, The Last Year of the War. Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. Her previous novels include A Fall of Marigolds, Secrets of a Charmed Life, Stars Over Sunset Boulevard, A Bridge Across the Ocean and As Bright as Heaven.


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