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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.

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:00

Dan Buettner is the bestselling author of three previous books The Blue Zones, Thrive, and The Blue Zones Solution. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about his latest book, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People. Buettner discusses how the areas of pleasure, purpose and pride combine to increase our level of happiness.


Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:00

According to the ARTSConnect website, the organization is "dedicated to insuring that the arts – in all forms – continue to be a critical part of a vibra

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Bryce Hoffman about this book, Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything. Hoffman is a bestselling author, speaker and business consultant.  In 2015, he became the first civilian to gradate from the U.S. Army’s famed red team leaders course at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.


Wed, 11/01/2017 - 06:00

Everyone knows what time is, right? Try explaining it to someone. James Gleik is the best-selling author of several books about science and technology.

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:00

Carolyn Welch is the Artistic Director of the Lawrence Children’s Choir.

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:00

How did Donald Trump follow Barack Obama in the White House? Why is America so polarized? And How does American exceptionalism explain these social changes?

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 06:00

Jennifer Egan is the author of five books of fiction, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. She work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeny’s and other publications. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about Manhattan Beach. Influenced by the Noir story telling tradition, the novel is set in New York during the 1930's and 1940's.


Mon, 10/23/2017 - 06:00

The Spencer Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of its art collection.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:00

On this edition of Conversations, Joan Brady talks about her latest book, Alger Hiss: Framed - A New Look at the Case that Made Nixon Famous. In 1948, Alger Hiss was identified along with several other government officials as belonging to a communist network. The others plead the Fifth Amendment, but Hiss chose to publicly deny the claim against him. Richard Nixon pressed the case against Hiss and his victory set him on a course to become President.


 

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:00

Dr. David Palma is a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, focusing on the treatment of lung cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic cancers.

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