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Conversations: Shelby Lees, "The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful."

On this edition of Conversations, Shelby Lees talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful.” Lees is the senior editor at National Geographic Kids Books. Her focus is on bringing highly engaging content to all children, to foster a lifelong love of learning. 

Conversations: Amy Bass, "One Goal"

One Goal: A Coach, A Team, and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together tells the story of a soccer team in Lewiston, Maine and how their success is helping the town navigate a large cultural shift. On this edition of Conversations, we'll hear about the Lewiston experience from the author, Amy Bass. She is a professor of history in New York and her writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, and CNN Opinion. Her work for NBC Olympics coverage earned her an Emmy in 2012.

Conversations: Karen Crouse, "Norwich, One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence"

Why has a small town in Vermont had such big success in sending athletes to the Winter Olympics? Karen Crouse is an award-wining sportswriter for the New York Times. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence.


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