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Conversations: Al Gini, "The Importance of Being Funny"

Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and the author of numerous books on issues in contemporary American culture. For over 27-years he has been the “Resident Philosopher” on Chicago’s public radio station, WBEZ and he can also be heard on WGN in Chicago. On this edition of Conversations, he joins me to talk about his latest book, The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in our Lives.

Conversations: Katherine Paterson, "My Brigadista Year"

Katherine Paterson has written more than thirty books and has received many of the highest honors in children’s literature. Her Newbery Medal-winning novel Bridge to Terabithia is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time and was made into a major motion picture. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest youth novel, My Brigadista Year. The novel was inspired by the experiences of young volunteers in the 1961 Cuban literacy campaign.

Conversations: Nancy Koehn, "Forged in Crisis"

What should we demand from our national leaders? Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School. She has coached leaders from many organizations and speaks frequently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Business Forum. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about

Conversations: Leslie Korn, "The Good Mood Kitchen"

How does what we eat impact our mental health? Leslie Korn is a clinical traumatologist specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative medicine. She is the author of seven books, including Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest book, The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutritional Tips for Emotional Balance.


 

Conversations: Cynthia & Sanford Levinson, "Fault Lines in The Constitution"

On this edition of Conversations, Cynthia and Sanford Levinson join us to talk about their book, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws the Affect Us Today. Cynthia Levinson is a former teacher, education policy consultant, researcher and children’s book author. Sanford Levinson is an American legal scholar and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of several books on the constitution.


 

Conversations: Michelle Deen, "Saving America's Grace"

Are you dreading political conversations during family holiday gatherings? Michelle Deen is a marriage and family therapist and former adjunct professor of human development. She’s the author of Saving America's Grace: Rethinking Family Values, Moral Politics, and the Culture War. On this edition of Conversations She joins us to talk about surviving political differences during the holidays.


 

Conversations: Martha Brockenbrough, "Love, Santa"

"Mom, Are You Santa?" Martha Brockenbrough has written a book to help you answer that question. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her picture book, Love, Santa. It's designed for when you're ready to share the truth about Santa. We talk about when the time is right, and how to explain the magic represented by the spirit of Santa.  


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