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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, 09/25/2017 - 06:00

The role of libraries has changed over the years, and The Lawrence Public Library has responded to community needs by offering a wealth of resources and activities both on location and online.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 00:00

Are you ready for the Smart Machine Age? Business professor Edward D. Hess, from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, points to research showing that over the next two decades technological advances will displace as many as 80 million jobs or 47 percent of the U.S. workforce. On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Ed Hess about his book Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age.


Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:00

On this edition of Conversations, Ladee Hubbard joins me to talk about her debut novel, The Talented Ribkins. Hubbard weaves the tale of the Ribkins family, who are each blessed with a special, but peculiar talent. The story centers on 72-year-old Johnny Ribkin and the road trip he takes with Eloise, the 13-year-old daughter of his deceased half-brother. Along the way she learns about her family heritage, and Johnny reevaluates his past. 


Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:00

On the 80th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, KU will hold a symposium that explores themes of black love in literature, culture and other disciplin

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 00:00

On this edition of Conversations, I talk with Mary Otto about Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 06:00

As a journalist, Diane Saxton wrote for Vanity Fair and the Huffington Post, among publications, before turning her storytelling skills to creating fiction.


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.

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