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Non-Fiction

Conversations: Michelle Miller-Adams, "The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity"

On this edition of Conversations, Michelle Miller-Adams talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity.” Miller-Adams is a researcher and professor of political science, the author of two previous books, and a consultant for states and cities about the Promise College Movement.


Conversations: Gabrielle Bluestone, "HYPE: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet - and Why We're Following"

On this edition of Conversations, Gabrielle Bluestone talks with host Dan Skinner about “HYPE: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet – and Why We’re Following.” Bluestone is a journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous publications including the “New York Times,” and “Washington Post.” She is also the Emmy-nominated producer of Netflix’s documentary “Fyre.” She exposed the Fyre Festival as a scam whil

Conversations: Jocelyn C. Zuckerman, “Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything – And Endangered the World”

On this edition of Conversations, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman talks with host Dan Skinner about “Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything – And Endangered the World.” Zuckerman has written for “Fast Company,” “The American Prospect,” “Vogue,” and many other publications. Zuckerman is also the former deputy editor of “Gourmet,” articles editor of “OnEarth,” and executive editor of “Modern Farmer.”


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: Claudia Kalb, "Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers"

On this edition of Conversations, Claudia Kalb talks with host Dan Skinner about “Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers." Kalb is an award-winning author and journalist who reports on health, science, and human behavior. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities” as well as a series of cover stories for National Geographic on the origins of genius.


Conversations: Brian Skerry, "National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022"

On this edition of Conversations, Brian Skerry talks with host Dan Skinner about “National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022.” Skerry is a visual storyteller specializing in ocean wildlife and underwater realms. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and the author of 12 books including “Ocean Soul,” “SHARK,” and “Secrets of the Whales.”


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: Jennie Romer, "Can I Recycle This? - A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics"

On this edition of Conversations, Jennie Romer talks with host Dan Skinner about “Can I Recycle This? – A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics.” Romer is a Legal Associate for the Surfrider Foundation's Plastic Pollution Initiative, and her knowledge is routinely sought by legislators, environmental nonprofits, and businesses across the U.S. She has also helped author plastic bag bans in California and New York. 


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