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Conversations: Dorothy Wickenden, "The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights"

On this edition of Conversations, Dorothy Wickenden talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights.” Wickenden has served as the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996.

Conversations: Andrew H. Knoll, “A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters.”

On this edition of Conversations, Andrew H. Knoll, talks with host Dan Skinner about “A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters.” Knoll is the Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University. Professor Knoll’s research focuses on the early evolution of life, Earth’s environmental history, and the interconnections between the two.  


Conversations: Julia Sweig, "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight"

On this edition of Conversations, Julia Sweig talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.” Sweig is an award-winning author of books on Cuba, Latin America, and American foreign policy. She served as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations for fifteen years and she is a senior research fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.


Conversations: Karen Cox, "No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice"

On this edition of Conversations, Karen L. Cox talks with host Dan Skinner about “No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice.” Cox is an award-winning historian, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the author of three previous books about Southern history.


Conversations: Susan McClelland, "Boy From Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor"

On this edition of Conversations, Susan McClelland talks with host Dan Skinner about “Boy from Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor,” which she co-wrote along with Robbie Waisman. McClelland is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. Her previous books include “Bite of the Mango” and “Every Falling Star."


Conversations: Scott Ellsworth, "The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice"

On this edition of Conversations, Scott Ellsworth talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice.” Ellsworth is a New York Times bestselling author, who has also written about American history for “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” and the “Los Angeles Times.” Formerly a historian at the Smithsonian Institution, he is also the author of “The World Beneath Their Feet” and “Death

Conversations: Miriam Udel, "Honey on the Page - A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature"

On this edition of Conversations, Miriam Udel talks with host Dan Skinner about “Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature,” which she edited and translated. Udel is a rabbi and associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Emory University, where she studies the Jewish encounter with modernity. 


Conversations: Hans Aschim, "How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) - A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers"

On this editon of Conversations, Hans Aschim talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) – A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers.” Aschim is a writer and world traveler. His writing assignments have taken him around the world on a range of adventures—from trekking in the Arctic Circle to surfing in the Maldives. His book explores the history of navigation.  


Conversations: Michael J. Gerhardt, "Lincoln's Mentors: The Education of a Leader"

On this edition of Conversations, Michael J. Gerhardt talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lincoln’s Mentors: The Education of a Leader.” Gerhardt is a professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his many credits, he has testified more than 20 times before Congress.

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