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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.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:00

You've seen the Van Go art benches around town, but the Van Go programs encompass much more. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Lynne Green, the founder and Executive Director of Van Go. Green talks about the history of the organization, the services they offer to young people in Douglas County, and yes, we'll talk about those beautiful benches as well.


Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:00

Gordon Lafer is an Associate Professor at the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon. He has also served as a senior policy advisor for the U.S. Congress.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, bestselling author, Michelle Gable joins us to talk about her latest novel, The Book of Summ

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:00

For over a decade, award-winning journalist Daniel Connolly has covered Mexican immigration to the U.S.

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:00

How does a marriage survive in the face of severe mental illness? On this edition of Conversations, Mark Lukach joins me to talk about his memoir, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward.


Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Audrey Coleman about the Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections at KU. Coleman is the Senior Archivist and an Assistant Director of the Dole Institute of Politics. We discuss the exhibits about the life and service of Bob Dole that are on display in the main hall, plus the wealth of archival documents and other objects that can be found in the archive.


Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00

Lee Berger is a paleoanthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence.

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Shelly Westerhausen about her cookbook, Vegetarian Heartland: Recipes for Life's Adventures. Growing up in small town Indiana had a heavy influence on Westerhausen's approach to vegetarian cuisine. Her cookbook features 100 recipes for everything from drinks to desserts, including Kansas Barbeque Tempeh Skewers.


Mon, 07/31/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Burk, Music Director for Grace Cathedral in Topeka, joins me to talk about the upcoming season of concerts for the Great Spaces Music & Arts Series. http://www.greatspaces.org/index.htm


Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations I talk with Simon Sebag Montefiore about his latest book, The Romanovs, 1613 to 1918. Montefiore is a bestselling historian and novelist. He received his PhD from Cambridge University. Dr. Montefiore regularly lectures around the world on history, Russia and the Middle East.


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